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.

Friday, January 01, 2010


May it be filled with happy days, happy finds and happy times!


  1. Great picture! SO pretty! Happy New Year!

  2. Happy finds! I like that as a New Year's wish!

    Happy, happy!

  3. Wanted to say I love your blog and seeing all the cool things you find.
    Happy New Year !

  4. Stopped by to say hello...love your retro terrific blog! So colorful and creative...Dianne


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