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.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's a Blog Garage Sale

Sold, sold, sold!


  1. Shara, hi, I just found your blog through Margo, Love her! Wow, you do find the old treasures. Your blog is full of goodies. We seem to have a lot in common. First of all I noticed the Breadman. I too am married to a breadman. He's been the breadman for almost 28yrs. He was a routeman for a long long time. He has been in management forever now. Still works unbelievable hrs. But you know about that. Still leaves early, gets home late. He's a workaholic! Started out with Rainbo Bread, sold and was Earthgrains, sold and now is Sara Lee. He does work horrible hrs. but it has made a very good living for us. The name Breadman just caught my eye, he had a company van he drove for yrs. he later purchased and he had The Breadman, painted on it. Everyone here in our town in Kansas knows him as the breadman! I also noticed the post on the Jonas Brothers coming to Tulsa, we too are not far from Tulsa. We live on the Kansas/Oklahoma border. We were planning on taking the daughter to the concert, looked up the ticket seating and everything, but it is the same time as cheerleading camp for her. Needless to say she was major bummed! Well I'd love for you to stop by my blog site, backdoorprimitives.blogspot.com I too love to collect and repurpose and prim. I plan on opening up a small shop in my back yard potting shed converted sometime soon. Love chatting with you, Dawn

  2. Wonderful post and really nice items. I love the concept of blog garage sales. You should list your items on silkfair.com as well. Would love to have you there.

    I also think that you'd be interested in seeing a post I just compiled (http://blog.silkfair.com/?p=363) about the top vintage items.

    Love your blog - keep up the great work.

  3. This stuff is looooong gone. Thanks!


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