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, November 22, 2013

It's Curtains for You

Yesterday as I was decluttering the living room and kitchen sorting piles into booth, ebay, etsy and donate, I came across the little dishwashing soap aprons I found last weekend.  Since they are tiny gingham aprons and I have a collection of gingham aprons, it seemed that they really needed to go in the "KEEP" pile, but what would I do with them?  

Inspirations struck and I pinned them to my gingham curtain that hangs over the sink.  

I like it.

I like it a lot.

*Contrary to what you might think about me and my love of Gingham - this is the only gingham thing in my house.  

Also - I finally got a big batch of my Feedsack Pendants listed on Etsy last night.  I'll be listing more in the next few days.  Not that I expect you to buy one - but I have had some emails about them.  So, there you go.  The link is to the right. ------------->

We're o'sff to see "Catching Fire".  


  1. I love that you left the note pinned to the little apron. I would have done the same thing. I found an old embroidery once that was almost finished and a note was pinned to it. I sold it with the note and the buyer loved that I left the note. History and a story shared. Love it!!!

  2. That is plum adorable!!!

  3. They are so cute on your curtain! Inspiration!! Oh I can't wait to see 'Catching Fire'!!

  4. It took me a second to realize that those aprons were added to the curtains and weren't part of them originally. They look great!

    Hope you like Catching Fire. My daughter informed me that it's not called "Hunger Games 2" which is what I keep calling it.


  5. Great way to display the little aprons. I love those forehead-smacking moments when you suddenly know just what to do.

  6. How adorable! I love the way the little aprons look on your curtains. Very sweet.


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