Oh, and so muchΒ  more goodness in those boxes. I really did save EVERYTHING…I found a box of old fingernails (yes, the real things, not Lee Press On’s), all my swatch watches, notes from highschool, perfume bottles, all my old make-up, at least 50+ coke bottles, and my prized trolls. Oh, and 4 tubs of Happy Meal Toys. We were very selective too, only McDonald’s.

I once worked for Coca Cola. At the interview the guy asked why I’d want to work there, I replied ” Why would you work for Burger King when you could work for McDonald’s? ” I got the job.

Ya’ll need to come to 435 so we can have a big party at my excited…

*TKJT* - March 4, 2010 - 11:00 pm

I obviously have no life…but why does it say DenisYs Trolls? Who didn’t know how to spell your name?!? πŸ˜‰ …or is that just a big I lol…okay I really need to get off here and go to bed πŸ˜‰

Denise - March 2, 2010 - 9:03 pm

I did, but hey, don’t be emberassed. No one likes that. It’d be nice sometimes if people could see how easy it really is to play fair. But in truth, 99.999% do and that itself is a wonderful thing!

Tina M - March 2, 2010 - 8:44 pm

435…I am sooo there! :0)

Beautifulclothing - March 2, 2010 - 8:23 pm

I would not feel bad about your comment. I am sure it is the truth. I wish I would have purchased the items before they sold out as well. I am so sad that I do not have even 1 item from the Hammond Bay collection yet. I look on this site tons of times a day just wishing. I have been having some health issues lately and just looking at the clothing makes me happy.

a lovell - March 2, 2010 - 8:13 pm

OK, now I’m just irritated with myself for leaving that yucky comment…please remove it, if you can…I was just complaining and negative, and to the wrong people at that.

You are always so generous to your blog readers and your blog readers (i.e. Me) should have enough sense to return the favor by not leaving negative comments.

I’m sure I will have lot of possitive things to say when my Hammond Bay order comes in and I see all the cute things I DID get before they sold out.

Again, I appologize for that prior comment.

gran - March 2, 2010 - 6:25 pm

Each of the recent visits from the brown truck bring more beautiful clothes from Matilda Jane. The raven skirt is one of the best ever and the pepper knot dress is like having 2 dresses for the price of 1. Thank you again to each person who makes Matilda Jane Clothing a place that I want to visit again and again.

K Squared Mommy - March 2, 2010 - 5:17 pm

We love all of our new Hammond Bay! We’ll be taking it to Seaside next week for some really cute pictures! πŸ™‚

mimi - March 2, 2010 - 2:04 pm

Oh my goodness, I received all my Hammond Bay things today. The Blue eyed cardigan and ginger snap skirt are just lovely. The green Claudia matches the skirt perfectly. I bought for MiMi this time and I love it all. Oh, and I have a key, too. Thanks, Denise.

Marci - March 2, 2010 - 1:25 pm

Oh How I love Troll dolls! and I loved the troll dolls on the end of pencils!!!

Day to the Oh - March 2, 2010 - 7:39 am

BTW the fingernail thing is funny. Didn’t you save teeth too? You’d get a kick out of my neighbor who takes a stool and sits at the end of his driveway clipping his fingernails AND toenails for the world to see. Some sort of ritual, I guess. TMI, TMI

Day to the Oh - March 2, 2010 - 7:37 am

So is that how it went down? You gave Dana your “y”? he-he. Kassidy is getting a swatch watch for her bday! We’ve been talking about them since your last email. I don’t think they are quite as cool as they used to be, but she can start a new trend.

Rachel - March 2, 2010 - 7:29 am

When is the 435 Art Fair? A girlfriend of mine and I REALLY want to take a road trip up there (ie. escape the children for a few days).

Kelly Franz - March 2, 2010 - 7:23 am

If you ever make the Tanna Linen Dress in a 12, please let me know. My 9 year old loved it, but the 8 would be too small:-) I can’t wait to get my clothes for my 2 1/2 year old. You do such an amazing job!

carla smith - March 2, 2010 - 5:22 am

awe i love finding old memories in a box! i have all my original 1980’s strawberry shortcake dolls in my treasure box, along with prom glasses, a trophy from a 3rd grade spelling bee, a van halen tee shirt that my friends signed, my girlscout sash, and an arrowhead necklace that a sweet boy sent to me in the 5th grade….now that sweet boy lived in OR me in NH….we met while rollerskating in olympia WA over xmas break 1983. we wrote letters to each other for 2 years (i have those too)sadly as we grew older the letters became fewer and farther inbetween….now 25 years later he friended me on facebook. it prompted me dig out that old tresure box and share it with my girls. nothing sweeter than getting to share my old memories, and laughing with dh that i have a boyfriend as technically we never broke up

Ashlee Alex - March 1, 2010 - 8:31 pm

K, Denise I have a HUGE box full of my Troll obsession as a kid. Love it!

Michelle - March 1, 2010 - 8:18 pm

My husband actually knows a fairly normal adult that keeps all of his fingernail clippings in a jar. EWWWWWW.

Mary R. - March 1, 2010 - 7:51 pm

OK…I think you lost me at fingernails. LOL I was going to ask WHY???, but then I thought that I really don’t want to know. ;o)

Jackie F. - March 1, 2010 - 7:40 pm

OMGness…I just noticed that you changed the spelling of your name…I totally did that too! I wanted to drop the ‘e’ in my name…but then my family still to this day calls me Jack – eye!
Love it!!

Jessica Johnson - March 1, 2010 - 3:38 pm

Okay so I went to another MJC party yesterday and came up for a name for your trunk keepers spouses and your husband as you do a release. A MJC widower. You know like a golf widow or a hunters widow. Haha made us all laugh! Love this line! You’ve out done yourself!

leigh ann - March 1, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Did anyone collect charlies angels trading cards? We just loved them!!!

Head over Heels for Hammond Bay - March 1, 2010 - 1:57 pm

I love it!!! Just found 2 old Swatch watches (white one with a blue polka dot face and the greenish see -thru one)with some old jewelery a few weeks ago. I still have boxes of notes from grade school-all folded funky so no one saw what you wrote. I would never give up my keychain collection and my sticker collection. Talk about feeling old!!!!

JamieHIcks - March 1, 2010 - 10:57 am

My stomach literally just turned. Fingernails unattached are one of my BIGGEST oooogly gross out things. SHUDDER!

The other stuff sounds really cool though, ahahaha. I keep things as well, have a ton of old school work from elementary, toys, notes etc.

Beautifulclothing - March 1, 2010 - 10:55 am

Lol πŸ™‚

Beautifulclothing - March 1, 2010 - 10:54 am

Um…old fingernails….gross!

Katie M. - March 1, 2010 - 10:51 am

okay- LOL at some of the things we all keep- but OMG- gagging at the thought of old finger nails in there! I get grossed out finding DH’s torn nails behind the couch when I vacum- cant imagine a box of old ones – ick- sorry- but thats weird – and yet- we still love you!

smalltownjenny - March 1, 2010 - 10:28 am

FINGERNAILS…what in the world??!!! I had a white swatch watch with bright colored bands that wrapped around the face….haven’t thought of those in years!

Katelyn's Mommy - March 1, 2010 - 10:24 am

I miss my Swatch watches…. Cute trolls! I didn’t save fingernails, but I do have hair from when I put a ponytail off to go ‘Pat Benetar’. Ah – the 80s….


Jackie F. - March 1, 2010 - 10:20 am

What fun treasures to find, but I have to say that the old fingernails are gross!

Betsy! - March 1, 2010 - 10:06 am

AHHHHHHHHH! I would do anything to see that box of Swatch watches! Do they have those rubber watch face protectors? Oh man, only the cool kids had those!

Michelle: Yes! Debbie Gibson! Electric Youth!!! I had to be her biggest fan.

April W. - March 1, 2010 - 9:57 am

Oh my gosh! How fun to find! Boy, do I remember the “Swatch watch” craze. Had to have a bunch on one arm! I did too!
I never did get the troll thing. lol
Have fun!

kaitlyn - March 1, 2010 - 9:39 am

OMG, so funny…Trolls, really?

twinsplus1inatl - March 1, 2010 - 7:57 am

How fun to go back and look at everything! I found boxes of Garbage Pail Kids, smurfs, and trolls too…but old fingernails? really?? I have never heard of that one! πŸ™‚

Rachel - March 1, 2010 - 7:24 am

OMG!! I just found out a few days ago that I really need a watch for work and I started wondering if they still made swatch watches. Apparently you just need to have a garage sale so I can come buy yours. ha ha ha… Seriously though I am going to find a swatch watch today. I LOVED those when I was a kid…and the trolls…they are SO ugly they are cute. I never did have very many but I thought they were awesome. I used to carry one in my backpack at school.

Beautifulclothing - March 1, 2010 - 7:21 am

Oh my goodness! I can’t believe you still have all that stuff. How fun it is to get rid of old and get new. Anyway, happy packing! This just reminds me once again that I need to do some organizing and get rid of some old stuff myself:-(

Tracy Moore - March 1, 2010 - 6:52 am

Nice!! That is a sweet answer!! If you want anymore troll dolls, I have a couple more. One is an Earth Day Troll and the other is an American Troll!

Julie H - March 1, 2010 - 6:50 am

I would have hired you, too. We are LOVING our HB so far. My favorite is the lovely bird with the lavish tee and the green/blue socks. Adorable. Thank you!

Denise - March 1, 2010 - 5:33 am

Oh, yes Michelle…I got the Electric Youth packed up too…right aside the store display!

Sara - March 1, 2010 - 5:14 am

OMG, sam is going to die, please tell me she knows about your troll collection?! you two are kindred spirits!! you’re hilarious.

christine - March 1, 2010 - 4:37 am

It’s so hard to get rid of stuff that gives us such great smiles. My Hello Kitty collection, nope can never part with her πŸ™‚
Happy treasure hunting πŸ™‚

Amanda Keeys - March 1, 2010 - 3:19 am

Omg TROLLS. I remember being OBSESSED with those russ trolls LOL. You appear to have had way more than me πŸ˜‰

Laura - March 1, 2010 - 12:11 am

I have a few of those type of boxes. My husband labeled them “Laura’s Sentimental Crap.” Gotta love it!

Lil and Charlie's Mama - February 28, 2010 - 11:38 pm

Ok, and I thought I was the only one that collected Trolls! Thank goodness those things are still stored in my parents basement!

Nessa - February 28, 2010 - 10:47 pm

any chance you might sell some of those trolls? i loved those growing up…

Monika - February 28, 2010 - 10:46 pm

Isn’t moving fun? Total walk down memory lane!!! And you collected Swatch watches? That’s the only watch I’ll ever wear!!!!

Melanie H. - February 28, 2010 - 10:20 pm

I am right there with you on the packing…we move into our newly renovated older home on Tuesday! We are SO excited, but I am SO not loving packing up all this junk! I love your “Shop” idea, I’m filling bags of stuff to give away. Your house looks amazing! Can’t wait to see more pics!

Kate S. - February 28, 2010 - 10:04 pm

Hmmm…..maybe I should donate my box of vintage Strawberry Shortcake dolls…. πŸ™‚

miss*jen - February 28, 2010 - 9:58 pm

The Swatch thing got me. I was obsessed with the pop-swatch, and with changing the colors of the guard and bands constantly. Enjoy your memory lane and the excitement of the new house…and remember them during the yucky parts of moving that are bound to rear their ugly heads!!

Hope your weekend was fabulous – ours was – we wore a little dress called Wendy – who could not smile with that thing around?! πŸ˜‰

Bum-bull-bee - February 28, 2010 - 9:52 pm

LOL…memory lane and all your time capsules! You took me back for a moment! AND, for the record…that is you and MJC….Why would we ever shop less than the BEST! And, gurl…DANG GINA…your house is a massive one BUT I loves it! Where are the pics of it ALIVE though!!!???

Michelle Huesgen - February 28, 2010 - 9:51 pm

I’m surprised you didn’t have any Debbie Gibson perfume in there…but trolls??? You seriously crack me up girl…

mom2P&B - February 28, 2010 - 9:26 pm

Too funny!! But, love when I find old notes from middle school/high school days!! Ahhh, if only…. πŸ™‚