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, May 14, 2010

Junk & A Little Culture

I have a lot of junk in my yard.  I like to use old things as displays.  I haven't gotten my flowers planted yet this year.  I'm a bit late, but every single Saturday when I think I will get it done, it is cold and rainy.  Maybe this week I will actually get some flowers planted.
I love my old concrete bunny.  I scored him for two bucks at a sale many years ago and he continues to be one of my favorites.  Long time readers may remember how he was stolen once out of my yard, but I got him back but putting huge "BRING BACK OUR BUNNY" signs in the yard.  I guilted the thief into returning him. 
See - that's a lot of junk!  But, I will plant flowers and put a bucket of flowers on the ladder to soften it all up a bit.  I love all my old watering cans that I have found.  I nearly killed myself trying to haul that big rusty wheel to my car one day.  It weighs a ton!
Junk everywhere!
I got this big fern for Mother's Day. 
It's huge!

Come on in.....there's plenty more junk inside!

*My Rookwood tile ends tomorrow night.  I had it end on Saturday night so it wouldn't end during the Survivor finale.  And, I like to watch auctions end.  I am always home on Saturday night.  Only once in the entire past year have I not been home on a Saturday night.  But, guess what?  I won tickets to the theater tomorrow night, so I won't be home!  I won't get to watch it end.  That's okay.  It's at $100.00 now, and that is one heck of a profit already! 


  1. Smart thinking not to end during Survivor...you can't be torn during the final episode between Ebay and Russell! I think i am voting for Sandra to win. Colby argued with his brother way too much this last episode....

  2. Congrats on the tile price! Awesome! Love your junk. I need to take some more 'stuff' I have out to my garden/decks.

  3. oh my goodness! First, I love your junk. Second, I can't get over your luck on that tile!!!
    I'm so inspired now. I'm going to the flea market today. Hope I find a treasure for a $1.00.

  4. Wow great final price on the tile.
    Now you really have pocket money for your thrifting!

  5. But it's nice junk. And the flowers you can buy with the profits from your flower tile (yay for you!)


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