Thursday, July 27, 2017

Florida Oranges at the Thrift Store?

Did you think I meant, the Farmer's market? No they aren't there at this time of year either! They are 'in season' in December and January.


But imagine my surprise when I came across this beautiful tea cup at the old thrift store!


I had just found a pretty one the last time I went, so I put them both on the library table.


Of course I had to buy these cute little ducks....who can resist?


And these are some of the books I have on the table in our library right now.


The cover on this one is so beautiful.


Have you seen the new Beauty and the Beast movie that is out on DVD now? Oh, it is SO good! 


This book was sweet...


and I loved the art inside.

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

34 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the tea cups are so pretty. I love the Florida Oranges, yum!
Cute duckies and the books look like great choices. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Sandy said...

I seriously love that cup.

Susie said...

Diane, What a beautiful teacup and saucer. I love it. That book of poems and sonnets is a wonderful find. All your books are so nice. Hope you had fun at the thrift shop. I would love to go myself. Blessings to you, enjoy your day. xoxo, Susie

ann said...

I don't know which was the better find--the cup or Beauty and the Beast. Both are great finds. I am trying to avoid the thrift stores, lately. And I would love to taste an orange fresh from the tree! Have a great day, Diane.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Love those two ducks

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Oh my goodness. Love that cup and saucer. xo Laura

Prunella Pepperpot said...

You discovered some beautiful treasures. Loving the cup and the cute ducks. I could lose myself in those books! A nice cup of tea and a good book, what could be better :) Have a wonderful Thursday with hugs from us!

Kathy said...

That cup is so beautiful. I would have had to get it too. Those ducks are so cute. Who could resist? Hope you have a good day! Thanks for showing us your finds. P.S. I love children's books with gorgeous art work like that one.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such pretty teacups! I love little surprises like that! I haven't seen the movie but I would love too. Enjoy these last days of July! Hugs!

Michele said...

NICE finds! You have a really awesome library!

I LOVED Beauty and the BEast - we saw it the first day it came out on the IMAX screen. And then a few more times on regular movie screens after that. : - )

Do you get Netflix? You may want to add Muana to your "must watch" list.
It was just added.

Hugs. ♥


Jeanie said...

That cup is fabulous! I have another book by that illustrator. He's fabulous. Great finds.

Dewena said...

That tea cup is so pretty! And all the way from England! A treasure for sure. I love your library table and I love the little green book you didn't mention, The Little Fellow! What an intriguing book.

Lea said...

The pretty tea cup is a wonderful thrift store find!

Tom said...

...Diane, life is more enjoyable when you surround yourself with pretty things that you like.

living from glory to glory said...

Well, what a lovely cheery teacup you found! I love having a cup of tea in the afternoon at three. Oranges on a teacup I think I have never seen one before...
Happy Hot Summer days...
Hugs, Roxy

Michelle said...

Your cup/saucer are gorgeous! Nothing quite like a Florida orange! Thanks for linking up today!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, you found a Beauty and the Beast book, great! When I first saw your title, I thought they were real Florida oranges hehehe. This tea cup is so pretty, Diane. I can see why you couldn't pass it up. And those duckies are too cute. : ) You always find the most charming things at the thrift stores.

love, ~Sheri

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

The cup set is just gorgeous, and I want those cute ducks- you have some neat finds!!

Blogoratti said...

Great looking cup and what a great find. Warm greetings to you!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You always find the best treasures, Diane, and your new teacup is so perfect for you! Also, your hubby's flowers look so pretty out your front door. I'm so glad that he's feeling better!
Happy weekend to you, sweet friend.

Maggie Ann said...

Morning! I too love the artwork in books, its wonderful. Your orange's teacup is fabulous....no one makes china better than England...and this is from a Homer Laughlin Fiesta-ware addict. I love all your finds...what fun!

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
As you know I am obsessed with teacups and I love this one! I have a hard time leaving teacups behind when I find one that really appeals to me!!! Love the books you found and yes, the new Beauty and the Beast is excellent! Love those little ducks, I have a similar pair. Hope all is well, have a nice weekend!
xo
Linda

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I really love those pretty tea cups Diane. You always find the nicest things.
Enjoy the weekend.
Julie xo

Lorrie said...

What a unique and beautiful tea cup you found. I wonder how many were actually made? Great finds - the new Beauty and the Beast is lovely.

Terri D said...

How pretty!! Now I want to find one just like it! I love the arrangement on your library table.

Sam I Am...... said...

I love that tea cup and saucer and all your 'treasures'! The books are beautiful and I have heard that the new movie is really good.

Jill said...

Love the tea cup! I collect them, the older they are the better :-) Treasured books too... looks like a perfect place to sit and enjoy some tea. :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,
Jill

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I love the cup. What a great find.
I have not seen the new Beauty and the Beast, but heard it is well done.
Carla

Connie said...

Great finds! Your Florida tea cup is so special . . . funny that it came from raining England all the way to sunny Florida :)

Gina said...

What a cute tea cup, Diane! Very fitting for a Florida afternoon tea! I haven't seen the new B&B movie yet but my daughter lent me her DVD. I'm hoping to this coming week. ♥

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Love the Florida oranges tea cup and the vinatge books! You find the best things, Diane.

Margie said...

What a unique teacup! I enjoyed all the tea-related scenes in the Beauty and the Beast remake.

Is that a Himalayan Salt Lamp that I spotted in the corner of the library?

Lowcarb team member said...

Great buys Diane ...
Those ducks look cute, I love them!

All the best Jan

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a lovely post - as always. I adore the Florida Oranges tea cup - I've stopped buying teacups unless they are extra special - I have some with pine cones - for Washington state - and forget-me-nots - for Alaska - violets for Wisconsin - guess I need to find some California poppies - then my set would be complete - we'd have a states tea party - of all the important states in our lives - oh maybe something from WV - maybe a cardinal. You always arrange things so prettily in your sweet home. Happy days ahead.