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.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Oh My Glittery Eastery Goodness!

I held out as long as I could. I hadn't put my Spring/Easter decorations out yet. But, today I decided, I just had to see my pretties. I have a lot of Easter. A. Lot. Too much. And, even though there is a lot in these photos, I have a lot more that I didn't put out this year. I decided to only put out my very favorites and mostly all vintage or vintage inspired glittery goodness.

Top of my apothecary cabinet - all chicky themed goodness. I sorted through my vintage postcard collection, sorting out the holidays and realized that I had an inordinate amount of chicky postcards. I put them in my new handy dandy flower frogs, threw in some glittery chicks a vintage basket and a few glittery chicks to finish it off. I found that chick on the egg at Hobby Lobby the other day, but it wasn't priced. I asked at the counter and she called for a price check. No one ever came, so she said, "I'm going to give you this for $3.99 and then I'm going to take 50% off that, how's that sound?" Sounds GOOD to me, lady.

The famous shelf in the corner. Pretty much the holiday shelf in my house. I wasn't completely happy with the whole shelf until I started stuffing the green shreds in around everything and then tucked a pipe cleaner chick in every available cranny. I have always loved those funny pipe cleaner fluffy chicks.

The top shelf is glittery goods and eternal chocolate bunnies. I just love those bunnies that look like chocolate. I need to scoot that vintage Golden Egg Book over so it is more visible. It's an oldie and a goodie.
More chocolate bunnies, my treasured Nicol Sayre bunny (scored for a quarter last summer) and some goodies from Michael's last year. We don't have a Michael's around here and I am longing for a Road trip to check out the Easter Goods. As if I need any more.....
My vintage flocked bunny banks, some glittery eggs, more baby chicks and a few other glittery goodies. I glittered that pinky-purply egg today and got glitter everywhere. (In fact, I blew my nose earlier (TMI) and it was glittery!) The green "egg" in the back is really an old trivet, but it is egg shaped and embossed foil, so I am calling it Easter.
My basket full of Western Germany paper maiche eggs and tin litho eggs. I love that big gold one the best of all.
My Easter Bunny from my childhood. Finally home with me after living with my Dad the past 25 years. He's huge and I don't really have room for him, but by George, I squeezed him in for Easter.
My beloved Annalee bunny - my first gift from Heidi. And, still one of my favorite things in the whole wide world. Thank you, my friend!

My Rushton Bunny doll - scored at a Goodwill while on vacation for 79¢. A lady stalked me while I shopped just hoping I would put her down so she could pounce on her. No such luck, lady.

I'll save the photos of my tree for another day. Don't want to overdo it on one post, you know!
On an unrelated note - Did you see the Space Station go over tonight?
I think it is so cool to be able to see something like that in your very own yard and to think that all of you could stand in your yards and see it at the very same time. Cool beans!


  1. What a wonderful display, you have alot, but it is nearly Easter, and it is great to see all of these gorgeous things!

  2. Easter is less than a month away...so you are right on time!!
    Oh, how I wish I had known you last year...I got rid of everything I owned except what I couls fit in 6 suitcases...oh, the goodies that I gave away or left behind in my apartment. You would have loved the stuff...darnit.

  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day...LOVE your Easter displays! You have such a cool assortment...and have put them together so nicely! I have to do an Easter window today or tomorrow at work...I have a pair of Analee bunnies that the owner's sister gave me for the window. Every year I have at least 2 people stop and ask if I'll sell them. So far, I've said no...don't want to hurt the giver's feelings, you know? Have a great day! *elaine*

  4. What a cute display! You are festive!

  5. You have the neatest "stuff" & I love the way you display it! I enjoy reading your posts - you make me want to go out & collect, well, stuff!!

  6. I didnt see it, but I probably could have, had I looked. We are probably an hour from the Cape. I went and watched one in person once. Pretty cool!


I love my comments. I'd love to respond to everyone, but if you don't have an email address tied to your ID, please sign your name so I will know who you are! It makes it nice to know who is saying what. Now, leave a comment! Please? ;o)

I Can See You!

Look at my Visitors!

Fellow Junk Followers