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.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Very Vintage Christmas Blog

Christmas is here! 

Hurray!  Hurray! 

Okay, it really isn't here yet.  But, it will be! 

Hurray!  Hurray!

As we all know, I love VINTAGE Christmas stuff. 

Love it, love it, love it. 

Adore it, actually.

Many of YOU do too. 



So, for all us VINTAGE CHRISTMAS fanatics, I have started a new blog. 

I really want this blog to be a blog for the vintage Christmas community.  I am looking for guest posts about YOUR Vintage Christmas items.  You could write about your entire collection of blowmolds (like I have already done) or you could write about one particular ornament on your tree.  From an entire collection to a lonely candy container - we want to see it!  I'll be out trolling the blogs too and I might ask to feature your collection or one of your posts on the The Very Vintage Christmas Blog

If you know the history or value of an item, this is the place to talk about it.  Have a family heirloom that means the world to you?  Or just an items you found at the thrift store?  We want to see it!

If you would like to write a post, leave a comment with a way to get in touch with you.  I really think this will be FUN, informative and interesting. 

So, what do you think???

Whooooooooo's first???? 

(Hurray!  Hurray!)


  1. I think it is a great idea and once I get those bins of Christmas up would be happy to share some of my vintage fun stuff! Tis the season...

  2. Mais oui.I'm all for it.Let me get the bins and bins and bins out to get started.

  3. I love it! I don't have a lot of vintage Christmas items but I do love to look!

  4. i'm very happy that all your childhood wishes came true. the bottles of old crow and the carton of kools must have made you a very popular girl!

  5. Count me in. This sounds like fun. You know how I feel about vintage Christmas.

  6. I scored big time on vintage Christmas wrapping paper this summer at an estate sale. If I can get my act together, I'll take photos and maybe that would be a fun thing to share on your blog!


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