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, September 07, 2012

Royal Gifts

Many of you that read this blog are Yardsalequeen readers too.  And, if you aren't - you should join up!  Yardsale Queen 

The Yard Sale QUEEN herself, Chris, mentioned a few weeks ago that she had bought something at a sale to send to me.  She has been nice enough to bequeath Crown Royal bags to The Bean in the past (he liked them for his Lego's and stuff when he was little.  It was funny to see my kid running around with a bunch of booze bags).  So, I was expecting Crown Royal bags.

I was especially pleased to find this instead:

PINK watermelon potholders.  Plus, she included a newspaper clipping from an article about her going yard saling.  Notice that in her hand she is holding those very same watermelon potholders.  I own famous potholders!  Woot!

Thanks for thinking of me Chris - I really appreciate it

* I just realized that when I write my GREAT NOVEL, the name of it will be "Watermelon Potholders"!


  1. What better gift from a friend than...(famous)WATERMELON POTHOLDERS! They are too cute! :)

  2. Also a great name for a rock band! :OD

  3. Oh, I wanted to share that I kept my marbles in a crown Royal bag when I was in elementary school. Of course I've lost my marbles since then, lol.

  4. I want my name to be one of the first on the waiting list for that great american Junk Novel 'WATERMELON POTHOLDERS' - okay?! (that IS a pretty catchy title!!)

  5. I love the pink watermelon potholders! And I agree a great name for a book!!! I still can't believe I have NEVER found a watermelon potholder in all my junkin days. Hmmmmmmm could be because you have them all??? Hugs, Linda

  6. Cool, I am friends with a famous potholder owner.

  7. Those pot holders are so cute! What a lovely gift. :)

  8. Why don't I know about the Yardsale Queen? Have I been living under a rock? I gotta go check it out. Have fun with your famous potholders.

  9. You're welsome! I knew you would like them - I had no idea you didn't have any in pink. Speaking of Crown Royal - Pocketchange recently bestowed with a Crown Royal baseball cap - she had no idea it had do with the liquor - she just thought it was something "royal" - fitting for a queen!


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