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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
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Presenting my latest crafty project . . . When I found this basket purse, its flat wooden top was unadorned. I decided to embellish it with vintage millinery elements: cherries, green leaves, red flowers, and a tiny black bird. I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The T-Cozy
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Even though I am a morning person through and through, there is something about the fading light in late afternoon that I just love. When dusk approaches, I turn on a few small lamps in my studio that make the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The T-Cozy
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You may have noticed over the years that I adore vintage books, especially children’s primers from the 1930s to the 50s. The main attraction for me is that they are brimming with charming illustrations of kids from a time when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at The T-Cozy
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About a month ago, I received an email from a gentleman named Bill who lives in Des Moines. He had come across my blog post from August 2011 called Trash Day Treasure about a fabulous display case with a slanted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at The T-Cozy
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To celebrate my one-year anniversary on Instagram, I’m having a giveaway! For an opportunity to win this fun vintage soap powder holder… 1. Follow me and like this photo on my Instagram feed. 2. For a second chance to win,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at The T-Cozy
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I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Ours was chock full of fun with family and friends. And I am happy to report that I accomplished one of my New Year’s resolutions this week: cleaning out the Hoosier cabinet... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at The T-Cozy
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I'm sorry to report that our former house is no longer. Its newest owners decided to tear it down to make way for what I'm sure will be quite the McMansion. Before it was demolished, my dear husband was determined... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at The T-Cozy
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Wishing you a joyous, healthy and peaceful 2016. Susan Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I'd love to hear from you! Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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Vintage Christmas ornaments never stay around for long in my Etsy shop. It's easy to see why. These classic ornaments are extra pretty. I even love the original boxes they come in. And so I'm pleased that they will be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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A new Museum is opening in my town this weekend! Part of the Norwalk Historical Society, it celebrates Norwalk's history and diversity and is sure to be an asset to the city. Located in a stately brick building behind City... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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On a cold fall day, there is nothing better for lunch or dinner than a steaming bowl of homemade soup. Today, John whipped up one of our favorites that I'd like to share with you: Lemony Lentil and Rice Soup.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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Nothing cheers up a table (or me) like a beautiful vintage textile. Sporting bold, lively fruit and flower patterns, these relics always make me smile. Here is a little tablecloth eye candy to brighten up your day. These tablecloths are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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I found this vintage teapot at the thrift store. Sporting intricate hand painting and an extra-tall body, it is really quite stunning. Sadly, it has no lid, but that didn't deter me from bringing it home where I repurposed it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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For your vintage shopping pleasure — these latest finds are now in my Etsy shop. And there's much more to come! Susan Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I'd love to hear from you! Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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Don't you agree? Happy Tuesday! Susan Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I'd love to hear from you! Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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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 Oct 9, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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