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.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Head's Up!

In the past week, I have had 200 spun heads come into my life! 

Exhibit A:
Wee winking spun heads

Blonde flirty girl heads.

Funny Eggheaded Boy Scout heads.
Triple cuteness!

All of these were found on ebay while searching for mis-catagorized and misspelled auction searches.   The boy and girl picks were all in one lot - 120 of them and listed only under Party Pick.  And, I got them for a steal.  Lucky, me!


  1. You are one smart cookie! Love the little spun heads...

  2. OH NO! Are you going to become a 'Crazy spun cat head lady'?? I'm getting SCARED!!!

  3. You did great! I like the winking gals the best. As many spun heads as i have seen I have not run across those that you got....especially egg head boy scouts!

  4. Amazing how few spun heads I see around here. Good for you looking for those needles in the haystacks!

  5. My quest to acquire 100 this year seems so insignificant now - and especially since it's stalled around 40 or so. Woo-hoo for you!

  6. Ack! What a find! And I just saw your cotton spun toadstools as well. Sigh . . . to have your thrifty dynamic. :) So what will you do with them? Make little dolls??


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