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.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Here a Deal - There a Deal

Since Easter was last weekend, I have been finding a deal here and there in the holiday markdwons. I tried to resist any candy deals, but when I found big bags of Reese's Peanut Buter Eggs for 50¢, I had to give in to temptations. I put all but one bag in the freezer. But, I happen to know they are good frozen too! ;o) I did get a good deal at Wal-Mart on a tablecloth. They were putting out new boxes of Spring Tablecloths and napkins out on Friday when I ws shopping. They had just found them in the backroom - they had never been put out before Easter. They were $10.00 but on sale for 75% off. I found a pretty turquoise blue Damsk one and matching napkins. I knew the table cloth would be $2.50, but when I checked out it rang up at 80. Score! DH was in the store working so I called him and asked him to go pick up another one and a few white ones for an upcoming wedding shower. But, when he price checked them, they rang up at $2.50. I had him get one white one for the wedding shower at that price anyway.

I sold several things on ebay this week. Everything sold for the minimum bid and that really surprised me. I still ended up making money on everything, but I didn't have as many bids as I would have hoped. I did sell a clump of fire red lucite grapes from the 1960's today. I paid $3.00 for the grapes and a huge ironstone platter. The grapes sold for $64.50. Yeah!

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