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Creepmas Day 10: Collaborative Desktop Goodies!

Posted in absurd, christmas, craft, ephemera, humor, monsters, science, vintage with tags , , , , , , , on December 10, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

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(Thanks, Bill!)

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(Thanks, Bettie!)

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(Thanks, Colleen!)

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(Thanks, Carrie!)

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(Thanks, Lee!)

Halloween Countdown: Desktop Goodies Treat Bag #3

Posted in absurd, art, craft, ephemera, film, food, halloween, horror, humor, illustration, kitsch, macabre, monsters, music, oddities, postcards, retro, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Damn, right in the eye…
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Sarcastic ghost is like “Boo…or whatever.”
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Watched Poltergeist II the other day (great movie, but the first was awesome), and happened to pause for a break on this comical frame:
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Oh, hell yes, haunted kitsch sweater!
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Amazing pancakes (check out the one on the lower left…wow!):
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The inclusion of something that has eyes does NOT an eyeball make:
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Oh, you think your pumpkin is scary? THIS is how they did it in early 20th Century Ireland.
raditional (and utterly terrifying) Halloween turnip jack-o-lantern carved in Ireland in the early 20th century. Note the horrifying teeth.

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Ah, the 80’s…when movies had their own cheese-tastic rap theme songs. Take Monster Squad for example. What’s your favorite 80’s horror movie?

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Halloween Countdown: Antique Coffin Patents

Posted in antiques, death, ephemera with tags , , on October 27, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Neato Coolville posted a wonderful roundup of coffin patents, dated 1848 to 1914.

1886 Coffin Patent

1891 Coffin Patent

Device to prop up the dead for postmortem photography?
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1848 Coffin Patent

1879 Coffin Patent

See more here.

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Pre-Treatment Desktop Goodies!

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, anthropomorphic, art, Books, creatures, ephemera, food, humor, kitsch, photography, postcards, sea, surreal, thrift horror, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

And now a little installment of DG before I go down the medical rabbit hole for an indeterminate period of time.

Man, Edmund’s been talking for a LONG time.
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Start ‘em young.
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Gorgeous vintage Vogue cover by Salvador Dali.
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THINK your way to visible virility!
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Very little info on this, but wow…
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What puffer cake has seen cannot be unseen.
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I love this because the skeleton can either be reaching for OR releasing the heart, depending on the eye of the beholder.
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The Barbie Dream Snake:
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If a higher power exists, I’m sure it speaks through cats exclusively, actually.
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“Who you callin’ chicken?”
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I wish this were an actual vintage piece.
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Tip from the SheWalksSoftly school of psychology: If someone hurts your feelings, sending a greeting card with one of the worst puns on earth is not likely to remedy the relationship.
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Now, let’s everybody hope that the doctors have an ALL CHOCOLATE treatment planned for me next week.
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Watch Out! Here comes the Boogieman!

Posted in absurd, creatures, ephemera, monsters, oddities, photography, retro, surreal, vintage on June 25, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Hi everyone. It’s good to pop in and make a post for Dana, but I would much rather see her able to continue without interruption. It is two months since my last assist. Lets hope you don’t have me here long before Dana takes the wheel again.

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Gosh, did I get a swell batch to post on my return! These wonderful “Boogeyman” images from the 1920’s are actually stereoview cards.

 

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From the auction listing, with edits:

1920s BOOGIE MAN child & goblins bedtime DROP CARD series of 15 stereoviews lot.  This particular series…would be very unique as halloween costumes & monster movies were just coming to life (at this time). This is pretty bizarre & scary series.

On back of one of the views it is written J-13 “The Goblins will get you if you don’t watch out.” The views also have ink stamps on back from 1923 from a Dept of Public Safety approved for Sunday. Since they came out of an early coin op machine there are machine… wear marks etc. They are almost 7″ x 3 1/2″ in size

 

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These did not sell for the asking $495.00.  The source listing won’t be online for long, but you can see more here.

Kitschmas: Pink Trees

Posted in christmas, ephemera, kitsch, photography, vintage, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Medical hiatus no-typing mix…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond at the moment.

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Posted in absurd, art, christmas, ephemera, humor, thrift horror, vintage with tags , , , , , , on December 5, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Medical hiatus no-typing mix…10344274115732640_mpE8xPpu_c

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I read and appreciate all comments. Apologies for not being able to respond at the moment.

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