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, October 28, 2011

Hazel Gets New Old Digs

I stopped in the thrift today, promising ONLY to look for some sort of shelving* and nothing else.  They were bringing out the Halloween merchandise in big tubs and everyone was digging in it like crazy people.  Something vintage-y caught my eye, so I swooped in under a bunch of college kids and snatched out this homemade Halloween outfit. 
I bought it with the intention to hang in on the wall.  But, when I got home, I tried it on Hazel and it FIT!  I like the fact that it is homemade and not really anything like a character. I guess it's a clown, but to me it just says Vintage Halloween.

It reminds me of this vintage costume from Country Living. 
I think Hazel looks adorable in it. 

Happy Halloween!

*I need shelving because I signed up for my second Flea Market booth this week.  A new store is opening in the tiny town over that is known for stellar antiques store and Flea Markets.  This store will feature only handmade, upcycled and vintage items and I am going to be one of the featured all vintage booths.  :)  I have a good sized booth and I cannot wait to get it set up.  It is in the town of the Super Cheap Thrift, so it will be so much easier for me to swing by and straighten it up than my other booth across the BIG town. 


  1. This is so cute - I was a clown one year, in a homemade costume but it sure wasn't as nice as this one!

  2. I really like this costume! So cute and Hazel looks very happy in it! Congrats on another booth!

  3. Congratulations on your new booth and adventure!! Cute costume! How fun that it fits Hazel too!

  4. That costume looks great on Hazel! Congrats on the new booth, can't wait to hear about it and see pics when you get it set up.

  5. That is great news about your second booth! Can't wait to see pictures. I hope you have crazy success! :0)

  6. That is perfect! Looks like you made it just for Hazel. Know you are excited about the new booth. Good Luck. You have such super duper luck with finding the most wonderful things that I know the new booth will do great.


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