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.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Hazel

I forgot to show Hazel in her vintage Halloween costume.  I love this because it is simply "Halloween" and not a dress-up outfit.

Halloween Hazel*
Hazel=Best Two Dollars I ever spent.

Hazel is a 1955 Buster Brown clothes and shoe mannequin.
I cropped out all the junk, but it won't update, so here she is with the Wii and the DVD's in plain sight.  And maybe a cat toy and some dust.  But, no one will mention that, RIGHT?

Forgive me for showing a mannequin dressed up for every holiday and season.  I don't have a cute little kid to dress up or take to the pumpkin patch** or do any of that fun stuff with anymore.  So, hazel will have to do!

**That's not to say that I didn't take The Bean to the Pumpkin Patch anyway.
You are MY kid, you live in MY house so you WILL go to the Pumpkin Patch with me.  Thankfully, he still likes to do stuff with MOM.  Whew!


  1. I think it's a fair compromise. He goes to the pumpkin patch with you and you don't make him wear the vintage costume. :-)

  2. Was wondering where Hazel was!!
    ...and we KNOW The Bean will be sporting 'some kind' of Halloween garb ~ it may not be 'cutesy' anymore, but we still want photos!!


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