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Susan Borgen
Rowayton, on the Connecticut Coast
Designer, blogger, Etsy seller, collector, stylist, photographer, writer, tea enthusiast, wife and mother.
Interests: All things vintage!
Recent Activity
I spent Saturday morning happily working on a crafty project in my studio — another altered art world globe! This time, I transformed a 1970s Rand McNally World Portrait Globe. I once again used charming 1940s primer illustrations of friendly... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The T-Cozy
Vintage relic seekers love the thrill of the hunt. When there is something they have a hankering for, they will diligently search far and wide until they find it. Are you that way? I can be from time to time.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The T-Cozy
Ever wonder what to have for lunch? When I want ideas for quick and healthy mid-day meals, I head on over to an online recipe site called Yummly. My favorite lunch is a personal-size pizza that uses whole wheat naan... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at The T-Cozy
More snow, you say? Sure! Bring it on! Yesterday, we hunkered down to wait out yet another snow event. While the white stuff silently piled up around our sweet cottage, John and I were productive and did that painful, yet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at The T-Cozy
It has been super busy here, so please forgive my lack of posts this week. But before I run out the door to yet another meeting, I wanted to say — Hello! I hope you are all having a good... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Happy Valentine's Day! Here are the adorable vintage button bouquets that were won in a giveaway on my Instagram this morning . . . Congratulations to sorrythankyou79 and her friend melmom5. And thanks to all who entered my giveaway! Wishing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at The T-Cozy
It has been snowy and gray here for far too long. However, I am happy to report that today, we have blue skies and sunshine. Yay! This morning, I loved how the sun was streaming in through my kitchen window.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at The T-Cozy
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I'm giving away two of my mini handmade vintage button bouquets — one for you and one for a friend! To win, go to my Instagram for details on how to enter, at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Can you believe it? Our pet frog is 17 years old! Spike came into our lives in a surprising fashion. Back when Jacob was four years old, he returned home from his friend Jack's birthday party with an unusual item... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at The T-Cozy
I am pleased to report that I've hit a major milestone in my Etsy shop — 1,500 sales! To celebrate, I am offering 15% off starting today through Sunday, February 8. To get the discount, be sure to use the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Ugh! Today brings bitter cold and even more snow. And although I'm a trouper when it comes to winter, it doesn't mean that I like it. However, I do like sipping a hot cup of tea as I work in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at The T-Cozy
As reported, a respectable amount of snow fell on southern New England over the last 24 hours. Luckily, not nearly as much as they were forecasting. Even so, it was a quiet, peaceful day where kids got a much-anticipated snow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Whenever the temperature drops, I feel the urge to hunker down in my studio and do a little crafty project. I realized that it had been ages since I made any button bouquets. So on Wednesday, I brewed a big... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Here in my little corner of Connecticut, it looks like the cold weather has quietly settled in. No matter! I'm keeping busy in my warm and cozy studio happily working on a few crafty projects as well as these new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at The T-Cozy
It has been a busy week, so I'm really looking forward to a relaxing weekend in our cozy cottage. We'll also be heading into NYC to spend time with our daughter, niece and grand nephew. Should be fun... What are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Cute, useful, endearing, and chock full of sweetness — just a few ways to describe vintage child-size furniture. Admittedly, I am quite taken with doll dressers, hutches and cabinets. And since I like to share, I search far and wide... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Presenting my newest creation . . . I really love how this one turned out! Starting with a Cram's Imperial world globe with pastel land masses, I carefully cut out images from a favorite 1940s primer. I then decoupaged the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Did you make any New Year's resolutions? I did, one of which I'll share with you today . . . T-Party Antiques is now on Instagram! And although I may have arrived a little late to the Instagram party, it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Elsie~ not sure why that is either! Typepad has a few glitches every now and then. Even so, I always love hearing from you and appreciate your kind words. ~ Susan
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2015 on As We Say Farewell to 2014 . . . at The T-Cozy
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I hope you've enjoyed The T-Cozy's 85+ posts this past year and I invite you to stop by throughout 2015. Please know that I am forever grateful for your loyal readership and support. My very best wishes to you and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at The T-Cozy
On this day 30 years ago, I met the love of my life on a commuter train. We have been together and blissfully happy ever since. I feel incredibly fortunate and so grateful to have John in my life. Was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at The T-Cozy
As Chanukah comes to a close, Christmas is about to begin, and Kwanzaa is just around the corner — may you be surrounded by family, friends and lots of love to warm your heart all year long. Happy Holidays! Susan Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at The T-Cozy
Elsie~ Thanks for your kind words!!!
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2014 on Home Sweet Cottage at The T-Cozy
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Kristy~ Thanks! :)
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2014 on Home Sweet Cottage at The T-Cozy
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I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of my cottage stitchery collection... ...this adorable needlepoint house with dormer windows, a red roof and red shutters. I discovered it a few weeks ago at an antiques mall in New... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at The T-Cozy