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.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Yard Sale


*Prices include shipping.

Boxlot of vintage aprons - probably 15-20. $25.00 ***PENDING***

There are 20 aprons- two of which are not pictured because I found them after I took the photo. These all came from the same estate. Some need a bit of mending, but nothing major.

Boxlot of vintage embroidered doo-hickeys (LOTS of doileys, runners, towels, etc.) $20.00 If anyone is interested in these, I will take a photo.

Service for 8 Pink/Rose Melmac Dishes (missing two pieces, I forget which two) $25.00

Plates, saucers, bowls, cup & saucer, platter and a creamer.

Here's the platter. Looks good with my leg stuck in there, no?

Boyds Bears. Lots of Boyds Bears. How many do you want? $5.00 each includes shipping. Buy 3/$10.00. I have a lot of Otis the Fisherman.

Old cloth doll with handpainted face and handmade clothes. $20.00

Old porcelain doll parts for collage or altered artwork. $12.00 Large head, one large arm, two large legs, small head and all four appendages. ***SOLD*** Thanks Breanna!

I have plenty more things. Maybe you could tell me what you are looking for.

Yes, Svelte, I know, I know. Vera and Haeger. First in line aren't you?

I'll decided how I will ship it after I sell it and package it. Meaning, I cannot promise it will be priority depending on where you live and what you buy. Since I don't know what the exact shipping will be, I'll make a little on some, not so much on the rest. Like the Melmac. It's heavy. But, if someone wants it, I'll ship it and just get a little for the dishes themselves.

Drop me a line at monkeybox@juno.com if you want any of the goods. PayPal is good, money orders are good.


  1. You DO realize that Oliveoyl and I KNOW that you have MORE than what you've listed... and as I peak in your windows I see a shelf of pottery!! Hmmm... is that a piece of H..... that I see??? 8-)

  2. You have a great blog!! Junk after my own heart!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and signing up for the swap!!

  3. OOHH...I want dibs on the box of vintage aprons:)

  4. Aren't you clever having a virtual sale! :) I need to have one as well!!


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