What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

She's a Party Girl

I bought a ton of junk this weekend.  Friday proved to be a good day for yard saling.  I stopped at a Church sale, five yard sales and a sale at the Senior Center on the way to my Grandmother's house where I brought home more things (less exciting things like groceries, light bulbs, batteries and one exciting thing - a sweet little 19" flat screen for my kitchen).  Anyway, all my treasures made me giddy, but when I got home and started unloading and unpacking, I got a bit overwhelmed and never took any photos of it.  I will do that tomorrow. 

I did see an Estate Sale in town that began on Friday and ran through today.  I went to the gallery and looked at all the photos, but I only spotted one thing that make me happy.  And, one thing wasn't enough to make a special trip.  But, today we were going to the Flea Market and out to eat, so I just happened to make the car go to the Estate Sale.  (I had noticed that Sunday everything was 50% off).

We went in and walked from room to room - lots of dolls, Asian items and glassware.  Not my sort of thing.  I said, "Where's the stuff I like?" And, the Bean responded - "The garage is that way and there's a shed out back".  Ah, that's my boy! 

As I went to head towards the shed, I stepped out onto the back porch and spotted the one thing that I had spotted in the Gallery.  It was still there!  What was it?
This completely freaking adorable hanging lamp.  Oh, my gosh.  I just lurve it so much.  The chippy party hat, the face, it's just too much.  (I took off that gaudy chain right away).

She was priced $20.00, but I got her for $10.00.  Actually, I got a box full of random things and her for $14.00, so I think I did okay.  I am going to glitter her party hat pink.  Oh, she is so much fun!

She will hang in my Office and make me smile every single day!


  1. OMG, I just love that girlie lamp!!! You find the neatest things!!

  2. she is flippin adorable!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Would have snapped that lamp up in a split second...lucky you!

  4. I can't believe that lamp was still there! Lucky you cause I would have grabbed her also.

  5. She's so stinkin' cute, and she definitely deserves a sparkly party hat!

  6. Very Cute, off and On!!!

  7. I have never seen a lamp like that. You will have to name her! She is just adorable.

  8. Wow!!! I wish I had more words but I think she's rendered me speechless!!!


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