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Discovering Long Island

This weekend we decided to just get in the car and explore a little of Long Island. The weather was supposed to be horrible, thunderstorms and torrential rain but we thought we’d get ahead of the season and explore while it’s quiet. Luckily we managed to dodge the storms, shopping or eating while it was raining – what fun!


We discovered a brewery, a winery, a few thrift stores, lobster, a beach, bookshop and patchwork store.


Patchworks is a lovely little store in Sayville. Although mostly batiks which aren’t really my thing, I managed to find a few momentos with specific projects in mind, including some more interesting blue for my “Bee” quilt, some pretty samosas and a yard of pink that was a bargain in the sale.

We made out like bandits in the thrift stores – look at these!

ThriftBasket copy

A pie basket – I didn’t know they even existed. It’s got a wooden layer inside so you can put two pies in, one in the bottom, then the wooden “table” and another on top, clever. I don’t bake, so I’ll probably put my fabric in here ๐Ÿ™‚

This tin was hidden under a shelf, so I pulled it out and opened it – surprise! – full of sewing treasures – $5 – Happy Mothers Day me!

We hit Port Jefferson as the rain came down so holed up in The Steam Room where we dived into a lobster and snow crabs legs at bargain prices.



The sun shone today as we meandered through the vines, sipping Chablis style Chardonnay, fresh and crisp. At the bottom of the Vineyard we got a glimpse of the Sound so aimed for the beach just along the coast on our way home.

There is so much more to see but we didn’t do too badly just following our noses for a day or two!


9 comments on “Discovering Long Island

  1. pomegranateandchintz
    May 13, 2013

    What a lovely weekend! Serious basket envy with that pie basket – I’ve never seen one before and want one now!! Perfect for a project.

  2. ukcitycrafter
    May 13, 2013

    Sounds as if you had a lovely time, love the thrifty goods you found.

    • mandymunroe
      May 13, 2013

      We’ve realised that as long as the thrift shop has books as well, we can both find something to root through and enjoy a bargain – a hobby shared! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. rags4bags
    May 13, 2013

    Love the pie basket and sewing goodies. Glad you had fun too.

  4. Ilse Julie Bull
    May 13, 2013

    I hope you wore your new “walking shoes”. Sounds a lovely weekend, am full of envy. Take care, Ilse

    • mandymunroe
      May 13, 2013

      My new shoes did get an outing too ๐Ÿ™‚
      The girls in the thrift store spotted them straight away!

  5. Stephanie
    May 13, 2013

    What a super weekend!

  6. I really like the pie basket! My OH would prefer it full of pie, but the sewing storage plan is my idea of fab.

    • mandymunroe
      May 15, 2013

      Haha, I’m not saying it couldn’t be full of pies, just someone would have to make them for me – although I’ve been very inspired by a muffin recipe this week so who knows!

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