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.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Salvation Army Finds

I went to the Salvation Army yesterday to poke around. I spotted this cool office chair - all wooden - white and distressed. I love that look! It was $15.00. As we all know, I am cheap and that is a lot of money to me. I decided not to buy it since I have a perfectly good office chair already. But, that's when I noticed the "20% off Office Chairs" sign in the window. SOLD! It was only a $3.00 deduction - but heck - $12.00 for a cool new chair. The photo above is actually from the Staples website where the chair is....drumroll.....$159.99. I think this will become my scrapbooking chair.

Also at the Salvation Army, I got my husband a birthday gift. (It's hiding in my sock drawer, I do hope I rememebr that in May when it is time to give it to him!) Anyway, it is an Arkansas Razorback pickup truck with a complete tailgaiting party in the back. They were putting it in the glass case and I said, I'll take that". It was $7.00 - again a lot for me. But, an awesome gift. There is one on ebay for $165.00 right now. I actually spent $20.00 at the Salvation Army. WOW!

I went to another thrift earlier in the day. I got a cool new pair of Elisabeth jeans for $3.00. They had a $69.99 tag on them. I really bought them for resell, but I tried them on and now they are mine. I love them.

I had a great thrifting day!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:14 PM

    I always enjoy reading about what you have been up to. Sounds like some really good deals lately.



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