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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
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 yesterday 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 β€” 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 β€” 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
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 β€” 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 β€” 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 β€” 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