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, June 21, 2008

A few Saturday Finds

The Bean and I hit a few sales this morning. We have company in town, so my time was limited. I have never seen as many sales as I saw today. But, the pickings were slim because there were just too many people at all the sales. My main objective today was to find my new sweet little baby cousin, Luke some goodies. He is 20 months old. I wanted to find him a ride on toy so he'd have some entertainment today. I didn't find a ride on toy, but I did find him the cutest little metal shopping cart for a quarter! He pushed it around all day with his toys in it, his lunch, etc. He really loved that little thing! I also bought him a handful of cute little books for 25¢ each. I took him about $50.00 worth of stuff and it only set me back $1.00.

Here are my meager, but still fun finds. Five different new unopened packages of various blank cards, envelopes, tags and bookmarks. Each package was 50¢ each. The finial in the center was 50¢ and will be repurposed or added to something someday. The little yellow McCoy planter in the middle was $1.00. The 75¢ big die (one of a set of dice) is made of marble and was The Bean's purchase. The metal items and rolling pin were in a big bag for $1.00. I needed those little bundt pans and molds like a hole in the head as I have a cupboard full of them, but I cannot seem to pas them up when I see them. I love them!

The five metal cookie cutters were in the bag too. The bird and the Scottie dog are new additions to my evergrowing cookie cutter collection. I had to think long and hard about spending $2.00 on that bag, but really, the Scottie Dog was worth the $2.00! Not pictured was a bunch of plastic cookie cutters and a toy wooden rolling pin that were in the bag that will be re-donated.

I also bought a nice old wooden stepstool that needs a coat of a paint and some sanding. At 5'2", I am always in need of a stepstool! But, not another project!


I received my win from Kristin yesterday. Not only did I get the scrumptious Lolly Dolly, but she sent me a Bag O' Bingo and a wonderful handmade card.

Thank you Kristin. Lolly has a loving home in Arkansas.

1 comment:

  1. Good finds, as always. I havent seen a ton of yard sale signs here lately. The few I drove by seem to be junk, not of the good kind.


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