A New Life for a Jewelry Chest of Drawers

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This adorable little chest of drawers caught my eye the first time I visited my friend Julie’s new apartment. It appeared to be an antique reproduction with some sort of goo all over the top – I was intrigued. Julie is my thrift store soul sister so I figured there was a fun story about the goo and a swift plan of action to fix up the piece. As it turns out, that wasn’t the case. The drawers belonged to her roommate, who had taped them shut during her move and the goo was residue from said tape, covering the top of the chest and the knobs.  Continue reading

Schooner Surprise & Rockport Harbor

On our second day in Camden, we booked a boat ride on the Schooner Surprise. I’m actually afraid of boats and didn’t bring my camera because I was sure we would capsize, hence the iPhone pictures below 🙂 We boarded the Schooner Surprise in less than ideal weather conditions and began our sailing trip out of Camden’s harbor. The Captain, Will, and the owner of the boat, Nicole, told us stories about the area and showed off the beautiful houses along the coast. Surprise was first sailed in 1918 and is actually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so we learned about that too! Continue reading