deliciously classic or wonderfully gross, these vintage recipes for kids from the golden magazine for boys & girls or jack & jill magazine are fun even if they don't make it to your table..
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one last halloween & xmas book ~ a vintage scholastic book from 1974 ~ the witch's xmas ~ halloween's more fun when you live next door to a witch ~ & xmas is extra fun too it seems ~ i'd love a goth xmas tree like this ~ but where's...
some halloween leftovers before thanksgiving is upon us ~ did you notice mcdonald's just had a trolls promotion with trolls happy meal toys? ~ fuzzy trolls pencil toppers based on a new trolls movie ~ but i must say i do like the look of good old vintage trolls much...
more vintage calling all girls ~ the shy one ~ party cups ~ the good listener ~ & the space man ~ a thanksgiving story ~ have a tizzie ~ it's such a beautiful sunny fall day today, as if in defiance to all the ugliness we've been through ~...
first of all Happy Halloween!!! i always like to post a good vintage creepy toy on halloween ~ & what's creepier than creeple peeple? ~ toxic has fond memories of her big sister's cool thingmaker creepy crawler maker ~ in fact i still have one of the old molds for...
ghosts caught on film: photographs of the paranormal ~ i promised to share my own ghost photos & i will at the end of this post ~ do you believe? ~ spectral images, orbs, lights over the graveyard, this book collects the best & most famous of unexplained ghost photos...
toxic is a nickname i gave to my inner child, & she's always wanted to dress as wednesday addams for halloween ~ well since i couldn't figure an easy way for her to do that this year (you know at my age wrestling that candy away from neighbors gets more...
just a reminder that tomorrow is comicfest & you can go get free comic books at your local store! it really looks like some good freebies this year, nbx, haunted mansion, grumpy cat, harrow county, my little pony & pokemon, whatever your preference :) ~ i thought i'd share some...
let me just say that i am a huge fan of the showtime series penny dreadful ~ if you haven't seen it yet be sure to pick up the 3 season series in dvd or bluray & enjoy ~ the figures include dr victor frankenstein & the creature ~ sir...
a couple different versions of nate the great & the halloween hunt today ~ the nate the great books are by marjorie weinman sharmat ~ with illustrations by marc simont ~ in this story nate the great gets locked in a haunted house ~ it's a halloween case ~ with...
the jolly chimp may be my nemesis, this bad plush toy is no beanie babie ~ the stuff of my nightmares ~ i used to have one way back in the day ~ but it was evil & too unsettling to keep in the house ~ i blame stephen king...
here's another vintage halloween issue of calling all girls magazine ~ yes with more teen girl ads like this ~ from october 1958 ~ movie & tv star pictures .25 cents! ~ a teacher looks at you ~ leave it to beaver ~ 'ward, i'm worried about the beaver..' ~...
first of all i wanted to share this cool little lot of vintage halloween trinkets i found at a local pdx sale in the hawthorne area yesterday! :D ~ including some great little books & a new journal for me to fill ~ did you notice mcdonald's is giving out...
it was such a beautiful fall morning to spend at the friends of the library book sale, leaves were flying everywhere & it feels like halloween! ~ it's still going through monday here at the pdx double tree hotel by lloyd center if you can get there ~ i thought...
so who are you voting for this year? ~ count chocula, frankenberry or boo berry? ~ surely any of these are better choices than that annoying orange ~ i love shopping at halloween time every year ~ a new haunted portrait ~ i like to buy new goth kitchen tea...
this happy halloween winnie the pooh coloring book is from golden books ~ here's christopher robin working on the jack-o-lantern ~ i must admit i'm fond of eeyore ~ roo spooks tigger ~ some invites you can use for your own halloween party ~ games you can play ~ ghost...
i enjoy anatomy, skeletons & brains any time of year ~ this retro style ceramic phrenology bust is a bank ~ replicating the original ln fowler version only smaller ~ back when folks thought you could read the bumps on your head to determine personality characteristics ~ i just like...
one last day of scooby doo for now ~ a positively giant coloring book from bendon ~ help the gang ~ the ghost of mr hyde ~ the mummy ~ get out your orange crayon for velma dinkley ~ from 2012 ~ this book helps you learn to print ~...
i promised a haunted house, how about this cool scooby doo haunted house playset ~ it opens up to reveal all kinds of clues ~ let's join shaggy & scooby as we search this kooky creepy old mansion ~ zoinks! ~ watch out, scoob! ~ wonder what's in that trapdoor?...
check out this super jumbo shagadelic scooby doo coloring book ~ from cartoon network & landoll's 1999 ~ i'll be featuring scooby doo items for a few days ~ with classic scooby doo creeps & ghouls ~ lose your head? ~ crossword puzzle ~ who's scared? ~ velma pondering the...
here's the october 1959 issue of calling all girls ~ watch out boys, it has ads like these ~ what's wrong here? ~ the frightened one ~ your keys to hair beauty ~ what's your face shape? ~ vintage recipes ~ loafing in the kitchen ~ double chocolate bread ~...
if you love gumby, then you'll love zane loco's youtube channel 'all things animated'
Collector's Corner LBPT
visit gumby's childhood home..
baker's tour painting by bren..
gumby trapped on the moon..
gumby rain spirits by bren..
the snowman by bren..
blue star drive-in (toxic toys)
blackbird's outpost dollscape..
ghost's halloween house..
floorsleeper/blue house dollscape..
raven's rest house..
box of bees installation..
annie's saturday house..
hiding places installation..
autumn butterfly installation..
doll medicine dollscape (warning graphic content)
monkey lab installation
toxic dollies dollscape
never open your eyes dollscape (warning graphic content)
collidescope dollscape (warning graphic content)
migraine dolls sickroom dollscape
the haunted forest installation
lost hollow digital art album (warning graphic content)
gumby in christmas crisis (powerpoint show by bren)
these are excerpts from the book toxic & i wrote about our childhood... it's called 'brenda was here'.. i'll try to randomly change the excerpts from time to time... let me know what you think/comments? p.s. all of the stories here are non fiction / true.
more american girl items today ~
stuff that came with the dolls i've posted over the last couple days ~
i like how writing your own story is encouraged ~
ag stencil ~
ag photo frame ~
i also have this mini doll version o...
so i've been posting about toxic's favorite xmas toys of old, but some of my favorite toys i received as xmas gifts in adulthood ~
like penny, my americangirls doll ~
for xmas 1999 santa brought me this americangirls today doll...
one more american girl paperdoll ~
although this set is missing the actual paperdoll :( ~
here are her clothes & accessories ~
most have yet to be cut out ~
kirsten is from 1854 ~
she is from sweden ~
here is her mini...
the americangirls line made minis back in the early 2000s, including these fun illumarooms ~
lil's diner lunchcounter ~
this girl's bedroom set has a kitty with her own little house too of course ~
by 2003 they were disconti...
another american girl paperdoll today ~
samantha from 1904 ~
in her bloomers ~
she reminds me of my alex doll ~
she's another favorite of mine ~
accessories include a butterfly net ~
her dog jip ~
i posted up americangirls dolls at xmastime ~
now here is a paperdoll version ~
here's molly from 1944, my favorite american girl ~
her outfits ~
camp uniform ~
molly is much like my doll penny ~
& lots ...
one last americangirls post for now ~
the books ~
you can also read about each american girl in her own book series ~
here's felicity ~
a fun way for girls to learn about other americangirls in their own eras in history ~...
a doll story today ~
originally from 1949 ~
the surprise doll ~
about a girl named mary & her dolls ~
this full 46 page reproduction is a first edition ~
mary's father is a sea captain ~
& he brings her dolls from man...
this doll's name is marissa by amy elise ~
i found her at a yard sale ~
she's comparable to americangirls dolls in size & style ~
dressed in sherlock holmes style dress ~
with very nice clothes ~
the box describes her a...