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, October 09, 2010

I Went Back

 I went back to the sale today. 
 This is my living room tonight. 

Oh my. 

The stuff from yesterday (nearly as much) is in the garage already. 

There's no way I can ever share photos of everything.

The GOOD NEWS is.....it's ALL for sale!

I'm keeping these vintage halloween costumes (and two others not shown).

And these wonderful vintage Christmas ornaments.

And, that's all.

I think..

*Never fear, my friends, I will show photos - lots of photos - it will just take me awhile.  ;D


  1. I am jealous of the ornaments and halloween decorations. Great haul.

  2. Seriously?!I'm having those heart palpitations I get when you walk into a sale and it's so full you do not even know where to begin.And it's not even my stuff to get excited about.Rock on with your junk collecting self!

  3. OH MY!
    Gotta love how one minute we (yes, I AM just as guilty of this!!)are complaining of TOO MUCH STUFF, and the next minute we do something like this ;)
    Can't wait to see more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Um, wow! I can't wait to see everything!! I found a new thrift store. Not nearly as exciting lol.

  5. Love your living room decor! What a haul - are you sure you can't show it all?

  6. Shara!!!!!!!!!! Holy poopenheimer. :-)

    I see a fisher price shoe and I want.it.now. LOL

  7. Laurie10:06 AM

    Girl we need WAY more pics than just those...


  8. Anonymous5:59 PM

    Shara, it couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Good luck with all of it selling!!

    Lynn from the swap and board

  9. Now you just had yourself a party. Breadman feeling better and back to work? or is he hiding under your stuff? totaly love it!
    pictures please.

  10. I'm really liking that monkey in the high chair!!!!! What a haul! My hubby would throw me out along with all the loot. lol!!!!

  11. Wowsers, that was some sale! But I'm afraid I'm going to need lots more pictures. Close-ups too, ok?


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