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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
Hooray for the red, white and blue! Susan Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago 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
It is said that three of something makes a collection. So what does having 18 of something make? ... It makes me a fearless collector! Are you one, too? I am a firm believer that you can never have too... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Hello Throwback Thursday! Time for a look back at my beloved tea room . . . Such great memories. A good time was had by all! :) Susan Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at The T-Cozy
You may have noticed that I love to collect obsolete things. And one of my favorite collections is my array of wooden soap powder holders. They can be hard to find, so whenever I come across one, I immediately snap... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Primrose and McCoy flower pots โ€” the perfect springtime combo! Have a wonderful weekend, Susan Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at The T-Cozy
We just returned from a long weekend away visiting extended family in my hometown of Cleveland. While there, I popped into a thrift shop where a vintage planter caught my eye. A bargain at $4, it safely made the trip... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at The T-Cozy
How could I resist? This vintage Amsco TV Cart captured my heart. So I simply had to find a spot for it in my studio. Now it is quite happy in its new home at the end of my Hoosier... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at The T-Cozy
As promised in my last post, here is that very special vintage find โ€” a child's TV snack cart made by Amsco Toys! This cart allows kids to wheel their meals where they want them "because that's where they'll eat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at The T-Cozy
I have been a busy bee โ€” finding, crafting, photographing, listing! Here's a peek at what is destined for my Etsy shop . . . I made three fabric swatch portraits using vintage bark cloth with a woodsy scene. Some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Wow, that was quite the winter. Thank goodness spring is finally here! I so look forward to getting out in the garden. I also can't wait to open all the windows and let the warm spring breezes in. But not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Early this morning, I used a handy online random number generator to pick the winner of my 8 years of blogging giveaway. The number that was selected was 3, so I reviewed your sweet comments and found the third one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at The T-Cozy
My sweet little blog is eight years old today. From my tea room days, to downsizing and finding the cottage of my dreams, we've been through a lot together. I am so happy and honored that you have come along... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at The T-Cozy
I spent Saturday morning happily working on a crafty project in my studio โ€” 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 Mar 3, 2015 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 Feb 27, 2015 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 โ€” 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 โ€” 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