Little Free Library…

in browsing the website of the Fife and Drum Inn that we selected for our 5 day stay in Colonial Williamsburg recently…

I interpreted the photo above  (courtesy of the Fife and Drum) to mean that there would be a Little Free Library so I packed up a stack of books to deposit when we got there…

turns out it had nothing to do with books at all and each of the rooms in the inn had one = a little house to hide the television from constant view…

we got some chuckles out of that and then did a search and found a “real” Little Free Library a couple of miles away in front of an interesting looking shop…

we never made it back that way during business hours to go inside but we did leave our books (Mr Magpie always laughs at me because I can’t help but tidy up the book boxes a bit)…

being within walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg gave us   several opportunities to stroll around looking for signs of spring…

we were drawn again and again to the 18th century vegetable gardens where the gardening methods, tools and gardeners were all colonial style…

it was a favorite spot back when we visited in December of 2015  (2015 photo above)…

after one of our walks we shared a rich hot chocolate and Linzer bar just a couple of doors down from where we were staying  snapping two more traveling tea cup shots…

wishing you a Happy T Day on this last Tuesday of March along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover…

28 responses to “Little Free Library…

  1. kathyinozarks

    Hi, I really enjoyed your post I visited Williamsburg when I was a child living at home, one of my favorite places we visited.
    glad you did find a spot to drop off your books. I would have enjoyed those gardens especially
    Happy T Day
    Kathy

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  2. What a wonderful place you visited, I would very much like to visit there. Nice that you took books for the little free library, too, that’s always a good idea. Have a lovely week, liebe Patty. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  3. First, before I forget, I like the traveling tea cup better than the $16.00 mug!

    Second, your trip to the Little Free Library was very inspiring. It was so much better than the “library” in your room. I’m still laughing at that one. The metal sculptures near the LFL were impressive and I was so glad you shared them.

    Did you get to play chess? That looks like a fantastic board. Of course, the beauty of the gardens at Williamsburg are always stunning. Springtime is the best time to visit there, I believe.

    You find the best places for the Traveling Tea Cup. I always enjoy where you find places to photograph it,

    Thanks for sharing your LFL, the trip to Williamsburg, the traveling tea cup, and your hot chocolate and Linzer bar with us for T this Tuesday.

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  4. It all looks wonderful and I just love the idea of Little Free Library and you taking the books for it. We take books to Tesco and they sell for £1 and that goes to charity

    Happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Very amusing. You had good intentions. Love the colonial garden.

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  6. you have such a look for Details (and “mr jim magpie” has, too!). it always a pleasure to come around, as you are taking me to places i never will see in Person.
    i had to grin about tidying the Little libraries, too;)
    have a beautiful week, patty:) xox

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  7. I do like the way they hid the TV’s Makes everything fit more with the era they are recreating. Love all of the photos of your trip. I’ve never been there so it was nice to see the photos.

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  8. What an inspiring post liebe Patty! You have such an eye for details! Happy T-DAY!

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  9. I love seeing your photos-and wow-spring has really sprung. Looks like a beautiful area and that you had a great visit. Ha-ha- I have to laugh about the book houses in the inn-but glad you found one. 🙂 Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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  10. I loved seeing all the photos of that area you visited. the gardens were lovely with their spring greenery. I think it;s an area that would very much appeal to me as well.
    I had a smile at the TV houses, what a good idea as TV sets often seem to take over the whole room, I am glad you found a home for your books.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. That looks like an interesting area. Is it an open air museum?
    You can be forgiven for thinking it was a little free library. I would have thought the same. Did you mention it to the management? It might be a good idea anyway to have one at the inn.
    The quirky art shop looks like something I would like to visit. Shame it was closed when you were there.
    Thanks for sharing all those beautiful photos. I really enjoyed them.
    Happy T-Day
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  12. Looks like another wonderful time away. I’ve always heard such good things about Williamsburg. The photo collages are just lovely. The little free library box at the inn gave me a chuckle. Clever way to hide the tvs though:) Glad you were able to find one nearby. Thanks for sharing your adventure, and happy T day!

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  13. Patty,
    I giggled about the “free library” at the inn, but then also felt a bit sad, about there being a tv in there “( Oh well, these times, they are a changing,I mean have changed!
    What a fun post! I always love to see what you and Mr. Magpie have discovered when you are out and about. And love that you bring along the infamous TTC!!
    Those glass cloches in the garden are so cool! I would love to have just one, let alone all they have!
    Thanks for bring us along on your adventures, I do so enjoy them,my friend!
    love & hugs,Jackie xx

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  14. How delightful! Love all the photo’s Patty,especially the hidden TV. xoxo

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  15. It is such a interesting place, I love the photos from there, Patty,- those gardens, and old tools are so wonderful. And you my dear , oh your hair has grown so long and lovely again, it looks beautiful !!
    Wonderful to see the early spring there, -here it is foggy and grey again, not much spring .
    Hugs and a lovely day to you !! xoxo

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  16. Always love tagging along on your trips with you Patty… and i LOVE the traveling mug idea… Happy t day! Hugs! deb

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  17. The Fife and Drum caught my eye on your first post 😉 . It looks such a lovely place to stay and so cosy – a home from home! That’s so funny about the Little Library mix up and I’m glad you found one and got to tidy the books too … lol! The Quirky Art Shop looks amazing, I think you may need to go back and stay for another few days so you can take a look inside 🙂 . Colonial Williamsburg looks like a great place to visit too and I enjoyed strolling round the gardens with you, it’s a bit of heaven where you are able to step back in time! You always visit such beautiful places on your travels with your travelling tea cup, thanks for sharing all the stunning photos this Tuesday. Wishing you a very Happy T Day dear Patty! J 🙂

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  18. I think Williamsburg would be such a fascinating place to visit. Maybe someday… In the meantime, thx for the virtual trip 🙂

    Happy T Tuesday!

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  19. Ha! too funny…but you discovered a shop location you might not otherwise have noticed. Glad you got to share your books. Love the photos of Spring in Williamsburg. I’ve never visited there and have always wanted to. It looks so interesting. I almost missed your traveling cup in the wall! 😉 happy T day! ♥

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  20. Oh what a fascinating place, being there you can feel yourself like in a gone century. Your photos are again gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us. The small houses for TV and Library are looking very nice, a sweet idea.
    Big Hugs
    Sabine

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  21. I’ve never been to Williamsburg. Looks like a fun place. Lots to do. Your library story was amusing as was the picture of you tidying the library box. Chess or checker set, the roly polys Redcoats and Colonials made me laugh. Happy T Day

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  22. What a wonderful place to visit and so glad you found a real Little Free Library! They are such a good idea – we sometimes see used book stalls in supermarkets or cafes but there is usually a charge for books – which I guess goes to charity! There seems such a lot to see in Williamsburg! Happy T Day! Chrisx

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  23. Oh lol Patty that is such a funny story about the telly boxes! I love those little free libraries and it’s always such a joy when I spot one by accident. Loved seeing your photos of the old style vegetable gardens too. Thank you so much Patty for your sweet message on my blog. I shall try to embrace the change 😉 Sending you big hugs xx

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  24. Oh Patty, it’s been a long while since I’ve been to Williamsburg and seeing your photos reminds me how much I liked it.
    I love your little library story and every photo is a gem. (And the braid! Bravo again to you!)

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  25. Fabulous place and photos – that ‘Quirks of art’ shop looked very intriguing.
    Glad you found the real little free library – and wasn’t that painted wonderfully too 🙂
    Gill x

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  26. Eileen the Artful Crafter

    You tidy up the book boxes? That made me smile, because I do the same thing and, yes, people make fun of me too 😉

    Lovely pictures of Colonial Williamsburg. The traveling cup in the brick wall is a very clever shot.

    Belated happy T-day, Patty! Hugs, Eileen

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  27. A clever way to hide the TV for sure! I don’t think I have ever seen a Little Free Library when I’ve been out and about. Perhaps I need to pay more attention. Thanks for the lovely photos of Williamsburg!

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  28. I don’t know of any Little Libraries in our area – unfortunately. We do have a lending library in our laundry room in the building that I help supply with books every time I can. Enjoyed your photo tour.

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