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.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter is tomorrow!

Since I fill up my original sets every holiday, I had to buy this set when I spotted them at a yard sale.


These bunnies are not vintage, but they look like CHOCOLATE so who is going to NOT put them out?
The egg box is new this year.
Flocked bunny banks.  Every year I tell the same story about the bunny banks that we found at The Breadman's mothers house.  And how we had them in a box to come home with me - all like thirty of them in every color, size and pose.  And how a helpful person decided they were JUNK and took them to the Salvation Army.  But, I won't tell that story today.  *Grumble!*


I love putting things in this old clock case.

I almost donated these yarn bunnies.  
Then I saw the vintage millinery flowers and the GINGHAM and came to my senses.  

Old baby toys and candy containers.

Tomorrow is the day!  
Do you have your jelly beans bought and your baskets filled?


  1. Love the bunnies and repurposing the told clock case for display is a great idea!

  2. Love your bunnies. Enjoy Easter! Hugs!!

  3. Happy Easter and you deserved to grumble year after year over the flocked bunny incident. I would too.


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