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ghost
the limbo of lunary souls..
a ghost.. a real ghost.. has no need to die.. what is he except a being without access to the universe that he has not yet managed to forget? <br > ~ randall jarrell
Interests: atoms for peace, vintage holiday, halloween, fisher price, golden books, golden magazine, jack & jill magazine, vintage halloween, classic toys, vintage children's books, midlake, decemberists, sea wolf, sparklehorse, eels, radiohead, art, vampires, gothic, horror, edgar allen poe, victorian, lewis carroll, depression, nick drake, goth, movies, photography, cats, psychology, psychotherapy, comics, poetry, elliott smith, autumn, tim burton, classic movies, weight loss, dieting, alice in wonderland, thom yorke, opeth, american mcgee's alice, expressionism, eating disorders, ed's, anorexia, agoraphobia, si, self injury, gumby, collectible toys, vintage wonder books, cemeteries, taphophilia, elder scrolls, grimm, american horror story, walking dead, tin toys, rpg, self harm, anxiety, social phobia, nightmare before xmas, weight control, weight, art clokey, davey and goliath, squirrel nut zippers, lenore, carousels, edwardian, steampunk, indie music, vintage toys, sms, self-mutilation, disorganized attachment, fearful avoidant attachment, attachment disorder, insecure attachment, psychoanalysis, selbstverletzung automutilatie, dark rides
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some cute little vintage ceramic kitties today ~ probably 40s or 50s era ~ with no markings whatsoever ~ any help on id'ing these would be appreciated ~ more ceramic here ~ bren Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at lost & found vintage toys
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this book is both fun & kinda terrifying ~ a replica of the antique original ~ turn the wheel to change the pictures ~ turn again! ~ :D ~ :O ~ lol ~ :p ~ & there's a bunch more ~ uh-oh ~ transformation pictures to scare the children ~... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at lost & found vintage toys
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this flashback friday favorite post from 2012 features miss pickles, our sweet babycat who is in kitty heaven now ~ i bought this giant cardboard 'play-inside' dollhouse more than 30 years ago.. here's the mail-in offer & instructions ~ my kitties approve of it ~ it came with wildly off-scale... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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the fox & the hound ~ another vintage disney movie ~ from 1981 ~ a story about friendship ~ this one had a cassette once upon a time ~ more like this to come ~ bren Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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winter's coming, my favorite time of year, we stock up like all other creatures, for the holidays, for the freeze, for whatever's ahead.. we've all been sick here for weeks, despite flu shots, & i've been lost down in the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at snowball in hell
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the classic kenner's spirograph playset #401 ~ from 1967 ~ spirograph pattern guide ~ there's no limit to the designs you can make with spirograph ~ toxic played with a friend's spirograph, but never had her own set until recent years ~ i had fun creating this spiroscience album ~... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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a vintage disney book & tape today ~ sleeping beauty ~ with maleficent ~ the classic fairy tale ~ this one is from 1977 ~ see the book, hear the tape, read the story ~ more like this to come ~ and they lived happily ever after ~ bren Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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it's not every day that i find a rare vintage gumby collectible to add to gumbyland ~ this little clip is from prema toys 1984 ~ you can stick him on your pencil ~ he's 4" tall & his head turns ~ he's a rare find ~ & i think... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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i like frogs ~ here's the classic, frog went a courtin' ~ the vintage scholastic book version ~ i also like mice ~ a caldecott medal winner by john langstaff ~ illustrated by by feodor rojankovsky ~ from 1973 ~ what a goose ~ click scholastic in the category list... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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if you're like me, you probably buy these guys every halloween ~ but have you played the game? ~ the retro monster crunch board game ~ from general mills & big g creative llc ~ it features count chocula, booberry & frankenberry ~ & also the rarer yummy mummy &... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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another flashback friday favorite post, this time vintage universal monsters ~ vintage milton bradley old maid game from 1964 ~ rules ~ creature from the black lagoon & the hunchback of notre dame (lon chaney) ~ dracula & dracula's daughter as the old maid (bela & andree melly from brides... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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a sweet little forgotten gem for fall today ~ illustrated by one of my favorite illustrators ~ miss suzy from 1964 ~ miss suzy is a little grey squirrel who lived by herself in a tall oak tree ~ she loved her little house, & she loved to bake in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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another cool blind mini toy surprise ~ a monster high mini this time ~ who is it? ~ a sporty little monster ~ this is season #2 with 70+ total ~ trade & collect them all ~ bren Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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check out that headline: my father is a congressman! did you vote yet? ~ also, apparently jane is bitier.. lol ~ this vintage jack & jill magazine is from november 1964 ~ let's make a turkey ~ oklahoma state bird ~ gay fall recipes :D ~ tom tiger & carousel... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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i especially like vintage dakin plush toys ~ recently i found this butterfly, appropriately named madam butterfly ~ from dakin 1981 ~ my very favorite toyroom plush toys include this dakin mouse & autumn butterfly ~ mme is more of a monarch ~ her tiny friend is a ty teenie... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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here's a cool vintage item i found at an estate sale ~ my movie diary from 1945 ~ write about the movies you've seen, & the movie stars ~ like mr bingles.. :O makes me feel all xmasy! ~ lauren bacall ~ judy garland ~ there are actually just way... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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what's new up at gumbyland? ~ there's a new gumby dvd available for gumby fans ~ the 80's adventures are finally available fully remastered ~ & there's a version with bendies too ~ gumby's oldest & dearest friends, prickle & goo ~ 'dr prickle, please.. dr of atology, bicology &... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
i'm in a migraine still in the glow of aura that hit me last night at the end of maddow.. after facing my fear & getting the flu shot last month i hoped i'd fare better this season, but i'm a recluse & don't have much immunity to the germpool of humanity i suppose? i went to halloween comicfest & the fall library booksale on saturday, https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/i_love_portland/library-sale-2018.html which is like my xmas, & immediately started getting symptoms.. it waxed & waned & i thought it was that shot fighting off something.. there were some kids there.. i used to like children, but now i think of them as loud germs & avoid them wherever i go.. lol but when my voice went from my usual joni mitchell's 'it's coming on xmas they're cutting down trees they're putting up reindeer & singing songs of joy & peace i wish i had a river i could skate away on..' way down to cat stevens' 'miles from nowhere guess i'll take my time oh yeah..' oh yeah, i am Sick. is it a mini flu? some new opportunistic virus that spotted me out & about? well the aura caught me by surprise causing dropout in my vision & making others look picassoesque, & i couldn't understand half of what the guys were saying to me, i have to just say 'i'm sorry, i just don't know at all what you mean' & that's if my words come out correctly.. migraine aura is neurological & weird, whoever knows what strange words will come out of my mouth when i try to communicate, for a control freak that's very disconcerting & anxiety producing. i've literally spent hours before trying to focus on communicating one thought only to fail & not even remember what it was later.. so anyway, the pain slammed in & was with me all night, here this a.m. & i hope not going to be another marathon like last year's? it's been nice & cold & rainy here in portland, we've even had some hail, & i plan on staying in my blanket nest with snug back in mr dad's spaceroom playing darksouls 2 today (again).. hey i may be a weenie in the real world, but i still one-shotted the lookingglass king yesterday.. https://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/friendlyghoststuff/dark-souls-2-undead-purgatory-6.html so i will be securing gumbyland over the weekend to hopefully solve the problem of incompatibility with my blogs now that typepad has gone secure.. i've been painting so there's new art where i always tend to tuck it, toward the end of the ghost gallery quarantine area, & that's the best way to access it all anyway.. with laptop or pc you can even hear the new suspirium track along with my midwinter album there: http://brensgumbyland.com/midwinter.html (this link probably won't work yet, but just go to gumbyland for now..) i'm not a happy ghost today.. p.s. at least the guys are fine..
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2018 on darker places at snowball in hell
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a flashback friday favorite post from halloweens past while we're still in the glow of halloween '18.. my favorite vintage halloween item in my collection is this dennison tri-fold party invite, i just love this old-fashioned style of ghost (i myself am an old-fashioned style of ghost..) ~ (appeared in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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besides being halloween comicfest, saturday was the friends of the library book sale downtown ~ i was in line bright & early to check out the vintage kids' books like these readers & little golden books ~ alice pop-up books & more beatrix potter ~ favorites i found include this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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happy halloween!! i like to post a good vintage toy each halloween ~ this old uncle fester puppet is the newest resident in my toy room ~ a fun find for only a few bucks ;) ~ there were also gomez & morticia addams puppets ~ from ideal toys 1964... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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another vintage halloween issue of the golden magazine for boys & girls ~ this time from october of 1965 ~ witch wood ~ '65 was a good year for vintage ;) ~ more witches ~ make a calendar ~ woodpeckers ~ with woody woodpecker ~ we've had a northern red... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
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a vintage golden magazine today ~ from october 1969 ~ remember oldschool journalism when they'd report the news based on the facts? ~ & even on paper ~ ooh, a .10 cent apollo lunar module! ~ fall comfort food ~ a witch story ~ nice name, kid.. lol ~ meet... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys
good old nick & snick!
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2018 on aaahh! real monsters! at lost & found vintage toys
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at our house halloween season means shopping time ~ because keeping halloween decor around the house year round requires maintenance ~ besides the usual pumpkins & ghosts, there are household things like soap & tea towels ~ & of course i'm an easy target for seasonal marketing, so food &... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at lost & found vintage toys