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, October 01, 2006

Going, Going, Not Gone!

I spent the day in the garage pricing things from my garage sale. I have so much to get rid of since my flea market went ka-put. But, as always, I end up bringing a couple things back in that where supposed to be sold. Today the wooden cake plate (50¢ at a yard sale), a small wicker basket of vintage metal daisies (25¢ at a thrift) and the tiny little book entitled, "How To Speak Good English" from 1930 showed back up in the house. The book is tiny and the the title humors me. It sounds gramatically incorrect, yet it is correct. I don't know where these three items will end up, but I just can't well them this time!

I spent a large part of the afternoon sitting in the driveway taking pictures of some vintage magic items I have for ebay. I know the passerbys and my neighbors think I am nuts siting there measuring weird stuff and photgraphing it. I don't think anyone knows I sell on ebay. I call my neighbor "Crazy Carl" - I wonder what he calls me........

1 comment:

  1. Is that cake plate on a pedestal? I had one that looked exactly like that and I sold it for $1 at my last gs. Now I realize I could have used it for a turn table for my painting projects. DUH!!! I always end up taking stuff back in that was supposed to be sold. Why is that? Supposed to be if you don't miss it after it has been in storage then you DON'T need it. NUH UH!!!!!!!!!


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