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.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Toadstools - They Grow On You!

I seem to have some sort of toadstool ju-ju when I go thrifting. Last summer I happened upon about 20 packages of miniature brown and white toadstools. Then a few weeks ago, I found another 40 packages of brown and white and red and white toadstools in all sizes.

And then, yesterday at the Super Cheap Thrift, I found these:

At first I thought they weren't too great. Homemade and very 1970's.

But, then, they started growing on me. Like toadstools tend to do.
I think these two are sweet - pale blue background with the different colored flowers and bumblebee.
The pinks and blues in these are sweet too. I really didn't realize there were definite pairs of them until I got them home and separated them.
This one is larger that the pairs. The aqua is kind of sweet.

I like that red capped one.
And, the pink and bue one too.
Somebody liked toadstools!

And, apparently, I do too.
How about YOU?
*These are Etsy bound as I have ZERO room for anymore collections.
*Except maybe that red capped one......


  1. What's your etsy shop name? I couldn't find a link on your blog anywhere (which doesn't mean it's not there, just that I'm dense. :)

  2. Very cute..and I also would like your etsy shop link...I have a friend who collects mushrooms and I'm thinking I should get her some.
    Deb :)

  3. All of the rain that you were having a few weeks ago has moved to the NorthEast and I've been finding 'toadstools' in areas never before encountered.... only wish they were Cute ones like yours - not ones that squish between my toes!! FUN FINDS!


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