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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

You Can't Catch Me.....

I'm the Gingerbread Man.  I have an incredibly small Gingerbread Man collection.  It's only three items and one of them just came to me this week.

I spotted this sad little felt Gingerbread Man in the FREE box at one of my thrifts.  I asked if I could buy it since it said LIMIT ONE PER CHILD and I had no child with me.  They laughed and threw it in my bag.  He's small - just a handful for a kid.

This old plush Knickerbocker Gingerbread Man winds up.  He plays music and his head and arms turn ever so slowly.  He is really cool and slightly creepy when his head starts revolving.  He's one of those things that I have bought along the way for resell, but he never left the house.  

My childhood copy of The Gingerbread Man.  
I love that gingham cover and that jaunty peppermint hat of his.

It must have been a real page turner because I gave it an "A+" in green crayon at some point.  
I do hope I did this as a child and not last year.  :)

I guess I could eek this in as an item too - a sweet vintage Gingerbread house card that was sent to me by one of my lovely, lovely readers.  I have the very best followers.  They send me the nicest gifts completely out of the blue.  Thank you.

I don't intend to start collecting Gingerbread Man items, so this little dab will have to do.  This time it is sheer quality over quantity.  *Although, if I ever find a Gingy from Shrek, he will join the collection.  "Not my buttons!  Not my gumdrop buttons!!!!"

**Have you ever read The Gingerbread Man"  He gets eaten by the wolf!  Nooooooooo!


  1. Love your book! I'd give it an A+ too! And the the Knickerbocker is great!
    Your collection may be tiny, but it beats mine any day!
    Erica :)

  2. I've seen that book on Pinterest - it's sweet, A+, I guess!

  3. Love the A+ on the book! So funny that you graded it! Cute and small collection! Hugs, Linda

  4. So three this year and next year how many will the collection hold? You know how they sneak up on you...

  5. Hey, that's the same book I had as a child. Only I didn't grade mine. You know once you get three it always means more...more...more


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