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 15, 2017

Hippity Hop! It's Easter Time!

It seems like it has taken forever for Easter to come this year.  My "memories" on Facebook have had Easter posts for weeks now.  I thought I was running late putting out my Easter decorations, but they have been out for three weeks now.  I love them and they make me happy, so that is okay.  :)  My photos are kid of dark, so I apologize in advance.

We all know I like Annalee's.  But, I really only like Santas, mice and bunnies.  And I LOVE the bunnies most of all!  My friends were good to me and have gifted me nearly all of these vintage bunnies.  They make me really, really happy.  (The friends AND the bunnies!)

And look what arrived in the mail ths week!  More bunnies!  More gifts!  
Thank yo, Chanelle!

Ugh, terrible picture.  Lots of my favorites here.  

I've had one of those girls forever.  I found the other at a yard sale crawl last fall for a dime.  The bunny kneehugger was another gift from a friend.  

I love these guys.  Especially the little pink one.  They have a place of honor all year long.  Someday I will find one of those great old bunnies with the looooong ears.  

Tiny hutch with tiny things.  Hey, look! That bunny on the bottom has fallen over!  (Damn cat)  Years ago I had a Secret Pal and she gave me that set of Home Interiors bunnies on the bottom shelf.  Since then, I have found three more of the little thumb sucking bunny.  Bunnies have litters, so it works.  Speaking of babies and birthing - April the giraffe FINALLY had that baby!

Love, love, LOVE those foil eggs.  Always hoping to find more of those.  The pink one has the tag and the original plastic flowers.  I couldn't bear to put those big Mercury glass beads away at Christmas.  Luckily they have worked into all the holidays since.  

I made giant Coconut Easter Eggs for everyone on my list.  I over decorated them, but hey that's half the fun.  They are, if I do say so myself, DELICIOUS.  

Happy Easter to all my peeps.  Thanks for being here with me!


  1. SAAL!!! I threw up a few bunnies at the very last minute. Now I'm thinking...shoot I have to put them away. Maybe longer next year.


  2. The Annalee display is adorable! But that tall one in the pink and green scares me for some reason - like he'd be watching over me in my sleep. Your coconut Easter egg looks so yummy!! And the little pink chick(?) is just toooooooo cuuuuuuuuute!


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