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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
Recently, I spent a long weekend away in southern Vermont. On a sunny fall morning, two friends and I made the 3-1/2 hour drive north from Connecticut through some of the prettiest countryside I have ever seen. We traveled along... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at The T-Cozy
On this day two years ago, we took ownership of our new home. Little by little, we have brought this neglected once-rental property back to life. Although it had its challenges, I found the renovation process fun, fascinating and so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Tomorrow, I'll be on my way to Arlington, Vermont for a very special fall getaway. Hosted by Charlotte Lyons and Meleen Dupre, a dozen or so creative women will have the pleasure of staying in Meleen's charming side-by-side farmhouses. For... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at The T-Cozy
September is always a quiet month in my Etsy shop. Before the holiday rush begins, I take advantage of this peaceful time to search far and wide for items chock full of vintage appeal. Here are my latest acquisitions. A... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Do you remember my vintage lunch box challenge? A few years ago, I was asked to procure 59 of them within three months… and I did it! Then I sent them off to Oregon where they were re-purposed into guest... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Over the past two years, it has been great fun decorating our cozy new cottage. My goal is to keep it open, clutter free and low maintenance, so I have been mindful to not fill up every nook and cranny.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at The T-Cozy
A dear friend stopped by my studio last week. She looked around and said, "Wow, wish my workroom looked like this!" I love hearing that, especially when it comes from a creative soul who understands my studio's decor style. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at The T-Cozy
I ❤️ Instagram! It is by far the perfect place for me to quickly share my love of all things vintage. Here is a small sampling of the 464 images shot by me that I've posted over the last seven... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at The T-Cozy
I just got back from an early morning bike ride. Often, I head toward the water and pedal around our old neighborhood. Today, I spotted this... Yes, that's our old home, the one we owned for over two decades. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at The T-Cozy
To me, there is nothing more relaxing than spending a sunny summer afternoon getting creative in my studio. A few days ago, I turned on my favorite music and settled in to work on another up-cycled art globe. Crafty bliss!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Sometimes all it takes is one new thing to get the ball rolling. In my case, it was a charming wooden bin with two drawers. Belonging to a dear friend, she knew how much I admired the piece that was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice holiday weekend. Ours was chock full of fun with family and friends. But now it's time to get back to business, which for me, is fun, too. Today, I'm working on new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Now that summer is in full swing, I'd like to share some vintage-inspired outdoor entertaining ideas with you. I thought it would be fun to imagine a gathering that utilizes some of my favorite things — my picnic tin collection,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at The T-Cozy
We just returned from ten glorious days on Martha's Vineyard. This special place never disappoints and as always, great fun was had by all. Beauty abounds — so much so, the island looks like a movie set. Here are a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at The T-Cozy
We're heading into Oak Bluffs this morning, the town on Martha's Vineyard that is funky, fun and filled with some of the sweetest cottages ever. These humble and historic abodes take charming to an entirely new level! Susan Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at The T-Cozy
We had a perfectly pleasant ferry crossing to Martha's Vineyard this morning. (Love the cool vintage car that was ahead of us on the boat!) This year, we're renting a house in downtown Edgartown so that we can walk or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at The T-Cozy
In the blink of an eye, we'll be heading to MV for our annual family vacation (yay!). But before we do, I have been fervently finding yummy vintage items, photographing them and working on new Etsy shop listings for these... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at The T-Cozy
After a flurry of errands this morning, I'm looking forward to relaxing this weekend. How about you? Enjoy! 😊 Susan Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Have you noticed that almost every business has a blog these days? When I come across a website that has one, I like to click on the link to see what they have to say. Unfortunately, I am often greeted... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Our dear son Jacob received his diploma yesterday! Four years of college have flown by and it is time for Jacob to embark on a career in elementary education. Jacob will be (and already is) an awesome teacher. I am... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Hooray for the red, white and blue! Susan Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Using the same materials as the refreshed master bath, our guest bathroom is now clean, bright and ready for visitors. Here's a peek . . . Doesn't the tub look amazing? Hard to believe that it is the original taupe-colored... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at The T-Cozy
How lovely to have a clean and functional master bath! Have a look . . . Like our renovated kitchen, we wanted this new bathroom to feel like it belonged in a 1925 cottage. So we chose simple elements: white... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Sorry! I must apologize for taking so long to share our bathroom renovations with you! My computer was on the fritz and I finally had to lay it to rest and purchase a new one. So, as promised, here is... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at The T-Cozy
It's been almost four months since I started posting on Instagram. My, how time flies when you're having fun. And I do mean fun. Filled with visual splendor, Instagram is truly a feast for the eyes. I love it! Are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at The T-Cozy