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, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas Frank, Gertie & The Bean

A few more Christmas favorites before every one's sick of it all.....
I picked these vintage stockings up several years ago. I really only bought them because I felt sorry for them. Leave it to me to feel sorry for inanimate objects, but I do. I knew they would never sell and probably just end up in the dumpster. They are handmade (obviously) and the sequins are glued on helter skelter.

I also wondered why Frank got the bigger stocking, thus meaning she received more loot than Gertie. Why were they mean to Gertie giving her the smaller stocking? What did poor little Gertie ever do? And, why oh why, did they have to name her Gertie? These stocking have been at the bottom of one of my Christmas tubs all this time. Each year I get them out and smile at them, then I repack them. This year, with my all vintage decor, I decided to hang them up and enjoy them. And, I love them! Merry Christmas Frank and Gertie.

One of my other favorite things is Emily. Emily is a funny little handmade doll that my M om gave me years ago. She always sits in her cherry red $1.00 yard sale rocking chair in my living room.
At Christmastime she wears this cute little elf outfit. It says "Santa's Little Helper" on the front. It is a size 0-3 month and it fits her perfectly.

But, the main reason I love Emily so much this time of year is because of this:

That "Santa's Little Helper" Elf outfit once fit a wee three month old Baby Bean. He was so cute dressed up on Christmas Day in his little elf suit. It honestly seems like yesterday. Merry Christmas Bean.
And, Merry Christmas to each and every one of YOU!


  1. And, a MERRY CHRISTMAS to You, Shara!!

  2. Ha, look at him in the elf outfit!

    Merry Christmas to you all!

  3. I absolutely know that funny, feeling sorry for inanimate objects, thing...LOL. My family teases me for having old photos of people I don't know around the house.

  4. Anonymous3:51 PM

    Merry Christmas, Shara! Barbara


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