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, July 22, 2011

The Blues

I've got the thrifting blues.  I haven't been thrifiting very much lately because it is so damn hot.  I know it is hot everywhere so no one really wants to hear me complain about the heat.  But, this is my blog so here I go.  IT IS HOT AND I HATE IT.  Okay, that is all.  It has been nearly or over 100 every day for weeks on end.  I saw 106 on the car thermometer today.  It is way too hot for garage sales and practically too hot to go anywhere at all.  Right now it is dark and thundering, but did we get even one single drop of rain? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.  Pbthhhh.
Speaking of the blues, here are my finds for today's thrift run.  A lovely vintage blue tablecloth for $2.00 and a Mama and Baby Duck set for $1.50.  Now, these are not the Country Geese of the early 90's.  I remember them from Target a couple of years ago in white, yellow, orange, blue, etc.  I think I remember them being about $20.00 and $12.00 respectively.  So, $1.50 was a good deal.  They will look good in the yard with my lush green grass, massive flower garden and jumbo tomato plants.  Well, a girl can dream, right?

On tap Saturday:  A large Church sale within walking distance of my very own house.  WOO HOO.

And, on Tuesday, a GOODWILL opens right up the street a mere 1.8 miles away.  WOO FREAKING HOO!  I am not really a Goodwill fan, but I am hoping they get good stuff and have even better prices.  Iknow of two Goodwills - one is high priced and one is cheap, so we will see what happens in that respect.

Happy hunting everyone and STAY COOL.


  1. I guess I will not complain of the past two days of heat today was the hottest in the high nineties. tomorrow more heat but less humid and sunday beautiful we have amazing weather here this has been the worst of it the past 2 days. and we have had a fair amount of rain so everything is green and lush. Love the table cloth and I believe you are very right about the ducks.
    happy thrifting tomorrow.

  2. I agree too darn hot for much of anything! I do love that blue tablecloth. Looks so cool...cute ducks also.

  3. Ok. I. give. YOU WIN SHARA!!!!
    The heat
    ~or rather the lack of rain~
    (what are we going on, like THREE freakin' weeks?!!!)
    is starting to get to me too!!
    Days in the upper nineties... nights in the nineties... few garage sales... lawns & plants dieing... this is all just SO WRONG!!!
    (even my word verification is WINTICI)

  4. I love the "cool" blue tablecloth. pun intended. I has been over 100 here in NC. And the AC in my car works when it wants to so very little thrift therapy for me.
    Hope the Goodwill really is good.will.


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