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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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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 yesterday 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 4 days ago 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
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It has been a busy week, so I'm really looking forward to a relaxing weekend in our cozy cottage. We'll also be heading into NYC to spend time with our daughter, niece and grand nephew. Should be fun... What are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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Cute, useful, endearing, and chock full of sweetness — just a few ways to describe vintage child-size furniture. Admittedly, I am quite taken with doll dressers, hutches and cabinets. And since I like to share, I search far and wide... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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Presenting my newest creation . . . I really love how this one turned out! Starting with a Cram's Imperial world globe with pastel land masses, I carefully cut out images from a favorite 1940s primer. I then decoupaged the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The T-Cozy
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Did you make any New Year's resolutions? I did, one of which I'll share with you today . . . T-Party Antiques is now on Instagram! And although I may have arrived a little late to the Instagram party, it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at The T-Cozy
Elsie~ not sure why that is either! Typepad has a few glitches every now and then. Even so, I always love hearing from you and appreciate your kind words. ~ Susan
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2015 on As We Say Farewell to 2014 . . . at The T-Cozy
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I hope you've enjoyed The T-Cozy's 85+ posts this past year and I invite you to stop by throughout 2015. Please know that I am forever grateful for your loyal readership and support. My very best wishes to you and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at The T-Cozy
On this day 30 years ago, I met the love of my life on a commuter train. We have been together and blissfully happy ever since. I feel incredibly fortunate and so grateful to have John in my life. Was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at The T-Cozy
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As Chanukah comes to a close, Christmas is about to begin, and Kwanzaa is just around the corner — may you be surrounded by family, friends and lots of love to warm your heart all year long. Happy Holidays! Susan Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at The T-Cozy
Elsie~ Thanks for your kind words!!!
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2014 on Home Sweet Cottage at The T-Cozy
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Kristy~ Thanks! :)
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2014 on Home Sweet Cottage at The T-Cozy
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I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of my cottage stitchery collection... ...this adorable needlepoint house with dormer windows, a red roof and red shutters. I discovered it a few weeks ago at an antiques mall in New... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at The T-Cozy
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Have you noticed that framed quotes are trendy these days? When just the right message is beautifully designed, they can become an inspiring home decor element which might encourage us to stay on track to reach a goal, remind us... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at The T-Cozy
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Here's a little mid-week eye candy for your viewing pleasure — pics of my studio's teapot embellished and oh-so-photogenic vintage work table . . . Isn't it the cutest? I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. With both of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at The T-Cozy
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Yay! To kick off the holiday shopping season, my sweet little Etsy shop is having a sale! T-Party patrons who make purchases on Friday, November 28 through Tuesday, December 2 can save 20%. To do so, be sure to use... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at The T-Cozy
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Ever grateful for my wonderful family, inspiring friends, and loyal patrons! Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at The T-Cozy
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The holiday shopping season is upon us and it's sure to be crazy out there this weekend. I much prefer to avoid the crowds and shop online while relaxing in my favorite armchair with a cup of tea by my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at The T-Cozy
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John and I spent last weekend with friends on Cape Cod. While perusing a local antique shop, I came across a fun find — an American Airlines postcard from the 1950s. Depicting the main cabin of a DC-7 Mercury, this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at The T-Cozy
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I never pass up tattered old books with beautiful covers. Why, you may ask? Because I like to repurpose them into spiral-bound notebooks brimming with vintage appeal. Here are my latest rescued relics . . . Sunny Bunny, a darling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at The T-Cozy
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Ever wonder what to do with orphaned parts from vintage board games? At estate sales, I often come across ones where there's just enough of the game missing to render it un-playable. However, I rarely pass them by if they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at The T-Cozy
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Lately, my brew of choice (beside Susan's Blend) is green tea. So when The Republic of Tea recently contacted me asking if I'd sample a few of their premium teas, I chose to try an array of their organic green... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at The T-Cozy
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Belonging to folks wishing to pare down their stash, the items shown below have somehow found their way to me. To lend a hand, I have offered to sell them in my Etsy shop. Perhaps they will inspire someone to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at The T-Cozy