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, August 06, 2010

"Happy Hour" Finds

An afternoon Sonic "Happy Hour" run for a Cherry Limeade netted me these awesome items from an unassuming yard sale at a 20something's yard sale in the uppity part of town.  It just goes to show, you just never know what you will find.....or where!

1970's Fisher Price Sesame Street Play Town - $1.00.
1970's Fisher Price Corn Popper Toy, 1972 Bambi Big Golden Book and a fun old doll for 50¢ each.
The doll just happens to be a Rushton Rubber Face doll from the 1950's.   I look for Rushton dolls at every single yard sale I go to - every single one.  I am forever digging in toy bins a wishin' and a hoping'.  And, today, I found one!  I sold a pink Rushton teddy bear once for $287.00.  They don't sell for anywhere near that much anymore, but they still sell for a decent amount.  For now, though, I intend to keep him around for a bit just so I can look at him and say, "I found a Rushton!" 


  1. Learned another thing in blogland today - Rushton. When you do decide to let it go I hope it brings you a pretty penny!

  2. Wow! GREAT finds and GREAT prices!! Good for you!

  3. Now I want a cherry limeade. Great finds. Love the rushton doll. He does have a sweet face.
    I look for those hardhats now at SA and Goodwill. No luick so far.
    Have a great weekend.


  4. Wow, great finds for you. Keep looking is our thrifty/garage sale mantra. You just never know.....

  5. Happy hunting! You did great and I have never heard of Rushton but sounds like you scored!!


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