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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!
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Did you know that West Elm graciously offers artists the opportunity to sell handmade wares at their home decor stores? How great is that?! My local Westport, CT store is hosting pop up shops throughout the holiday season and I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The T-Cozy
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Happy Thanksgiving! Susan Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I’d love to hear from you! Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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I adore vintage pottery mixing bowls. Why? Because of their many admirable qualities — they are solid, dependable, and oh so useful. Perfect for stirring up cake or pancake batter, or as a serving bowl for tossed salad. I always... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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When I’m feeling crafty, I like to use the ancient art of decoupage as a way to inject new life into vintage objects that have seen better days. At a local thrift shop, I discovered a green metal serving tray... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Nina, an editor at Glamour Magazine in Germany. She came across my Altered Art World Globes online — the ones that feature images from vintage primers of picket fences and friendly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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Enjoy 10% off in my Etsy shop this Labor Day weekend! You’ll find reduced prices on an array of fun, whimsical items that are chock full of vintage goodness. This T-Party Antiques sale goes through Monday, September 4. Have a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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Visual styling has always come easily to me. For some reason that I can’t quite explain, I have a knack for arranging random objects into pleasing displays, whether on the shelves of a shop, in my own home, or on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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I am pleased to announce the opening of my Society6 shop! Filled with fun products chock full of vintage goodness, you’ll find art prints, stationery cards, throw pillows, tote bags, wall clocks, shower curtains, wall tapestries, travel mugs and notebooks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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We’ve owned our very own house on Martha’s Vineyard for three months and now, we’re ready to relax at last. Feathering our new MV nest has kept us quite busy. Although it has been loads of work and somewhat of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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On Wednesday, I tagged along with a friend to the Brimfield Antique Show. So many wonderful things to see! I was awestruck by the selection and sheer quantity of vintage items on display. There was one thing I loved the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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I am having the best time feathering our new nest on Martha’s Vineyard! Although it can be a bit daunting furnishing a vacation house from top to bottom, I am relishing every moment of it. The biggest challenge, aside from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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Reduce, reuse, recycle, reclaim, repurpose, and more... Let’s all love our Mother Earth and treat her with the respect and kindness she (and all of her creatures) deserves. Susan Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I’d love to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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How time flies. This month, I’m celebrating the T-Cozy’s 10th blogiversary! From whimsical craft projects to charming antiques, from storage hints to seasonal decorating ideas, my hope is that this blog has provided you with innovative ideas to make your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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Over the years, I have enjoyed sharing numerous family vacations with you as we traveled across the U.S., Canada and Europe. You may have noticed that we return to one place in particular every year without fail — our beloved... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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Although I never had one as a child, I’ve definitely made up for lost time when it comes to vintage toy sewing machines. These adorable relics are my Etsy shop’s best sellers. I have sold over 50 and sent them... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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A while back, I came across a charming cotton textile made in Japan by Yugyoku. Created by Kokka, it has a whimsical pattern of flowers, circles and well-dressed chicks. Isn’t it adorable? Since I sold several of my handmade composition... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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In case you didn't know . . . I adore photography. Always have, always will. How nice that I get to share my favorite pics with you right here on The T-Cozy. Lucky me! Here are some new shots for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 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. One more day to chill, and then it’s back to business as usual... May your 2017 be filled with peace, good health,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 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. One more day to chill, and then it’s back to business as usual... May your 2017 be filled with peace, good health,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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I have been an artistic person for as long as I can remember. Art was always my favorite subject in grade school and I proceeded to get a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in college. After graduation, I put my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at The T-Cozy
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This fall, I have been helping a neighbor lighten her load. A collector with an appetite for many different things, she lives in a lovely little home that is running out of room. So she asked me to help her... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at The T-Cozy
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Hello there! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while; it has been quite the busy month. To prepare for the holiday shopping season, I have been furiously listing all sorts of new items in my Etsy shop. A few are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at The T-Cozy
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There is something about a gray day that makes me want to hunker down and get creative. So on a cloudy Saturday morning, while John was out getting groceries, I began a crafty little project in my studio. I’ve been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at The T-Cozy
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It’s the Autumnal Equinox, when day and night are of the same length everywhere in the world. I think there is something very special about that, don’t you? To celebrate the new season, I am offering 10% off in my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at The T-Cozy
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Here we are once again, at that time of year when weekday morning school buses stop at the corner and neighborhood children sleepily climb aboard. My, what a quick summer! Our kids are grown, so we don’t feel the back... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at The T-Cozy