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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tuesday's Thrifty Find

 Popped into a thrift today and nearly left empty handed.  


That can't happen!
On my second trip through I spotted this adorable heavier than hell concrete kissing Dutch Couple.  

$3.99 each and in almost perfect condition. 

 I don't think they've ever been out in the elements.  The paint is pristine.

One chip on his head is the only imperfection I can see.

Now, what to do with them?  Are they too old lady for me to keep?  

I am not an old lady.  


Or are they cute enough?

I can't imagine anyone buying them at the Flea Market because they weigh about 20 pound each.  

Either way....

it's another vintage rescue!


  1. LOL Too Old Lady??? Love it!
    They are super cute! I would totally put them in my yard and let them get all grubby and worn looking, "vintage garden" is so great!
    Fun Find!
    Erica :)

  2. they are cute I would put them in the flea market I am sure someone will buy them garden things are big. Unless you want to put them in your garden they are so cute.

  3. I dont think they are "too old lady" at all! Giant concrete "GRAZING DEER" thats too old lady. Or a yard festooned with Whirleygigs and Wishing wells, haha THATS to old lady! Let the Kissing Dutch and Flamingos rule the day!

  4. Nah, they would only be old lady if you put them next to your wooden "bending over" lady whose bloomers are showing. Oh, you have one of those? Oops....slinks away.

  5. You are most definitely *not* an old lady. At most, you might be considered "vintage." And you should be proud of that.


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