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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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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 yesterday at The T-Cozy
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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 3 days ago at The T-Cozy
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Primrose and McCoy flower pots — the perfect springtime combo! Have a wonderful weekend, Susan Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The T-Cozy
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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
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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
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As promised in my last post, here is that very special vintage find — 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
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I have been a busy bee — 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
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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
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For those of you following me on Instagram, here's your chance to get first dibs on items before they head to my Etsy shop. How, you might ask? The first person to IG private message me with their email and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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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
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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
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I spent Saturday morning happily working on a crafty project in my studio — 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
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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
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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
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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
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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 — Hello! I hope you are all having a good... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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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
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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
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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I'm giving away two of my mini handmade vintage button bouquets — 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
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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
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I am pleased to report that I've hit a major milestone in my Etsy shop — 1,500 sales! To celebrate, I am offering 15% off starting today through Sunday, February 8. To get the discount, be sure to use the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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Ugh! Today brings bitter cold and even more snow. And although I'm a trouper when it comes to winter, it doesn't mean that I like it. However, I do like sipping a hot cup of tea as I work in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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As reported, a respectable amount of snow fell on southern New England over the last 24 hours. Luckily, not nearly as much as they were forecasting. Even so, it was a quiet, peaceful day where kids got a much-anticipated snow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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Whenever the temperature drops, I feel the urge to hunker down in my studio and do a little crafty project. I realized that it had been ages since I made any button bouquets. So on Wednesday, I brewed a big... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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Here in my little corner of Connecticut, it looks like the cold weather has quietly settled in. No matter! I'm keeping busy in my warm and cozy studio happily working on a few crafty projects as well as these new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at The T-Cozy