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, November 15, 2014

Vintage Christmas Swap

Would anyone be interested in a Vintage Christmas swap?  I haven't really "hosted" a swap in awhile, but I do love my vintage Christmas. I don't believe in dollar amount limits or rules.  Just fill up a nice size box full of vintage Christmas things that you would be proud to receive yourself (no junk or broken things or stinky things or non-vintage-y things) and send it to your partner.  It will give you an excuse to buy MORE at the thrifts.  Yea!  Who wouldn't want to do that????  You can always include a sweet treat or a surprise.  But, mostly, just full up a box (maybe like shoe box size for an idea) and have FUN with it!  

 I am participating in another swap and instead of two people swapping, it is A sends to B and B sends to C and C sends to D and so on.  Which way do you prefer?  I'll figure that out after sign ups too.  Tell me which one sounds the best. (I prefer two swapping with each other, but am open to the other way too),
If you are interested, leave a comment or email me at monkeybox at juno.com (I am told that leaving a comment on here is problematic at times which I DO NOT understand and I do apologize for it.)

I'll set up the specifics after I see if anyone is interested (although I suspect they will be...) like the date to mail and such.  I would think we should mail about December 5th so we can have time to hunt and gather and also have time to enjoy it when we get it.  

So, are you IN?  I hope so!  


  1. I would be interested...do you have to have a blog to swap? and a good sized box would that be like a shoe box sized box?

    1. You wouldn't have to have a blog - just write your partner and let them know what you like or don't like. I'll post on Wednesday if we have enough people or not. Thanks!!!

  2. COUNT ME IN!! I haven't done many swaps, so I REALLY have no preference ;-)

  3. Anonymous4:33 PM

    Is this for bloggers/U.S. based people only? I'd love to participate but I'm international, booo!

    1. Hi - Where are you located? I hadn't thought about International because Id idn't know anyone really read my blog for faraway places. Good to know they do ! :)

    2. Silly woman...I read your blog. lol

  4. Anonymous8:51 PM

    I'd love to do this! I don't have a blog, but I'm on Instagram (Surfergirlie). Fun! Gayden

  5. Me, me, me! I'm in!


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