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 25, 2014

Fun Friday Finds

The Breadman came straight home from work and took a nap and The Bean was resting on the couch, so I announced I was going to the booth for a bit.  I ended up being gone about four hours! I went to several yard sales and found Lara at my booth (!) so we shopped around a bit at my store and at her store.  Plus I did take in a bunch of new things and reworked the booth.  I thought there would be a lot of yard sales, but there weren't that many.  Tomorrow looks like there will be a LOT, but not sure if I will go or not.  I'm saving up for next weekend  - NWA Largest Yard Sale.

 I just found a few tings, but sometimes that is just the little bit of a high that you need to get through the day.  I also bought a vintage metal medicine cabinet with a mirror that I cleaned up and put straight in the booth.  
 I was shocked to find that neat old ribbed metal Thermos at a sale in the middle of the afternoon.  And it was only FIFTY CENTS.  Score!  The old Baby Doll hangers were at the Flea Market.  
I paid more for those than I would have at a yard sale, but I just could NOT leave them behind.  SO CUTE.  I might, and when I say "might" I mean I don't want to, but I might sell one set.  [I DON'T THINK I CAN DO IT.]
This old crock was only 25¢.  I have no idea what it is or was, but any old piece of crockery is coming to my house when it is a quarter.  It will end up at the booth or the Farm Fresh Sale.  

These frames aren't anything special, except for the fact that I got thirty of them for $2.00!  I've been cutting apart an old set of Children's Encyclopedia's (they are musty and worn and not in any condition to sell as a set), so I think I will put some of the cute old graphics in these frames.  The opening is only about 3" square.  I framed a picture of a frog and I might add old game piece letters that say "FROG" on it.  Maybe?  

The last yard sale that I went to had nothing that interested me and I was ready to leave, but the traffic was lined up because a big bicycle race was coming through.  So, I just kept walking around and digging under things on the tables.  I spied fringe so I pulled out this adorable little boy's vintage Western shirt.  Isn't it just TOO cute?  I also bought to little boy's 1980's IZOD sweaters and two sets of Hulk Hogan PJ's from the 1980's.  (The sweaters and PJ's are in the washer, so no photos.  Sorry!)  I don't usually buy clothes, but vintage kid's clothes = awesome!  

I hope the sales have started up for you too!


  1. No rain today so it should be a good day for it!!! I also have a church rummage sale to go to if I get off the couch and computer and take a shower. Love the cowboy shirt. Very cool!

  2. Don't sell the hangers. DON'T SELL THE HANGERS! Got it?

    Glad that you found some junk to make you happy. Sometimes a little bit is all we need.

    Have an awesome weekend!


  3. That cowboy shirt is an awesome score and I love the idea of the illustrations in the little frames.

  4. I need a junk fix, but I'm still helping Mom downsize and it's such a huge job. I am finding a few treasures here :) must share them soon!
    hugs, Linda

  5. Those doll hangers are too cute and the cowboy shirt is a cool find!


  6. Digging that cowboy shirt. Sometimes I wish some of the darling kids clothes came in my size!

  7. those baby doll hangers sure are cute!

  8. I'm with you, keep the hangers! I had a booth at Junk Jubilee and sold all my kids hangers and now I regret it :(. That cowboy shirt is adorbs.

  9. If this old mind serves me right, don't you have a display of XTRA LARGE laundry accessories?! (Giant clothespin, etc.)... and wouldn't these 'tiny hangers' be an adorable accent?!! ...and wouldn't it be a Crime to get rid of them?!!
    That western shirt is Too.Stinking.Cute! Does it fit Hazel?

  10. You could frame a bunch of things as a theme because a wall with like 12 of those frames in a grid would be so cool together! Love the frames. This past booth visit was the first time in about a month that I haven't bought anything from Jean!


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