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, April 18, 2014

Easter is in TWO days!

The top of my craft hutch.  Chalkware bunnies and German Eggs.  

The chalkware bunnies are all recasts and not vintage.  But they are vintage recasts.  Huh?  I kept finding those pin and bead eggs, so now I seen to have a small collection of them.  
This is a big vintage Easter basket and it is full of old German eggs, a Steiff bunny and some other vintage stuffies.  The background is the top off an old baby table.  

I've been picking up those eggs for years, but I had a good find of about ten all at once at the thrift not long ago.  That was a GOOD day!

This sweet little bunny is one of my absolute favorite belongings.  She is just lovely.

Because time is short and I have plenty to show - here is my little hutch.  

I have had so much fun making the tiny hutch look like it's big hutch with all my small things.  I found those Annlaee bunnies in the FREE toy bin at the thrift many years ago.  I made the bunny slippers because.....well, why not?

The Bean's first Easter Bunny in front of my chalkboard.  
No, my chalk writing skills are not very Pinterest worthy!

More to come!


  1. You have a ton of Easter!! My collection is growing slowly but I think next year I am going to have to spread it around my house a little more. My family will be thrilled!

    Love the honeycomb egg. I have a few small ones but really would love to find some of the larger ones.

    Hope you find some good junk this weekend!


  2. You are making me want to climb up into the attic and bring down some of my Easter stuff. You have so much fun stuff!!!

  3. Anonymous12:05 PM

    I love all your easter! I have a little but nothing like your collection. And especially love the mini hutch!


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