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, February 28, 2013

The Start of a New Collection

A couple of weeks ago when we were all sick I was housebound for a couple of days.  I laid on my pallet of quilts and blankets in the living room and surfed the internet on my phone.  That's when I discovered that you can do anything on your phone that you can do on the computer.  Like SHOP!  Uh-Oh.  Not a good thing for this junk-hunt starved person to figure out. So, I headed to ebay to do some "looking".  I never buy on ebay unless I have some money stashed in my PayPal account.  And, I just happened to have some money squirreled away, so off I went to "look".  :D

I bought this fun Plumpee Rubber baby at a sale last summer and I am sort of in love with him.  Even the Breadman and The Bean say "Hey Plumpee" when they see him.  He's just this fat little round guy that makes me happy.

So, imagine my delight when I spy a lot of Plumpees!  
 I got this sweet little fat yellow Plumpee baby.

And, this fat pink baby girl Plumpee.  

Now I have an entire Plumpee Family!  

Three Plumpees is enough for anyone right?

Then why am I obsessed with finding some more?

Because THREE is just the START of a collection.  Right?


  1. How cute are they!!!! If you have room, and they make you happy - GO FOR IT!!! Maybe you'll end up with a rainbow of Plumpee babies that make you giggle with glee! Nothing wrong with that!!

  2. Very cute! And they would be fun to collect because they're going to be a little harder to find. Go for #4!
    Erica :)

  3. Those are to darn cute! Plumpies for ever!

  4. Three is a collection. Do they come in more colors and sizes?

  5. They're just too cute!

  6. SOOOO... give us more info on them! They don't actually call them 'PLUMPIES' on e-bay ~ Do They? Who's the manufacturer? When were they made? THEY ARE ADDICTING, and EVERYONE in blogland WILL be looking for them and sending them TO YOU!!! ('cause not just.anyone could do them 'right'!!) TOO FUN 8-) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. How cute. I wonder how many different kinds there are.

  8. Anonymous11:54 AM

    I've never seen Plumpee dolls before! They're so cute!!

    ~ Jennifer

  9. I did a quick check on-line. It appears your dolls are made by the Uneeda Doll Company in 1967. I do a lot of shopping from my phone too. Enjoy your plumpees

  10. la, la, la...not looking...nope...not gonna look-if I look I might like, if I like, I might have to collect too! ;) Thanks for sharing-they are pretty cute!!!


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