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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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Introducing my latest, and perhaps cutest, find... A dear friend (who knows of my affection for both Hoosier cabinets and child-sized vintage furniture) guided me to her friend who is moving. Lucky for me, she wanted to part with this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at The T-Cozy
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For the past month, I’ve had a consulting gig in Darien, Connecticut, right around the corner from what was once my sweet little tea room. As I pass the place where the business was located, I wax nostalgic for the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at The T-Cozy
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Welcome to where you’ll find me most days . . . my studio. Filled with all of my favorite things, this special room never fails to make me smile. Come on in! Alongside my worktable and cottage gallery wall, a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at The T-Cozy
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I am finally getting around to sharing the inside of our Martha’s Vineyard vacation house with you. (Sorry it has taken so long; been crazy busy here.) During the early spring of 2017, we furnished the home from scratch on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at The T-Cozy
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It has been a while since my last post. Sorry, April was a bit of a blur. I spent most of my free time planning and preparing for my daughter’s bridal shower. I worked on lots of fun projects for... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at The T-Cozy
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Over the last 11 years of blogging, I’ve shared our various fun-filled family trips to Martha’s Vineyard with you. As you may know, for over three decades, we rented an array of lovely summer homes there. But we always longed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at The T-Cozy
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As you may know, John and I finally fulfilled our long held dream of owning a home on our beloved Martha’s Vineyard. It has been a year since we purchased it and I hoped to share it with you sooner.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at The T-Cozy
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In February of 1998, our then 4-year-old son Jacob headed off to a friend’s birthday party. When I picked him up at the end of the afternoon, I was surprised to find an unusual item in his party favor bag... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at The T-Cozy
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I like to spend my days finding, making and sharing items with you in my Etsy shop. My latest acquisitions are shown below. Once these treasures are in hand, I begin to create their Etsy listings. That’s when I truly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at The T-Cozy
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We have had quite an abominable winter so far with super cold temperatures and lots of snow. And it’s only early January! Just last week, normal activity ground to a halt when a massive East Coast storm blew in. If... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at The T-Cozy
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In these final days of 2017, wishing you and yours a healthy, peaceful and oh so happy new year! Susan Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I’d love to hear from you! Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at The T-Cozy
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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 Dec 7, 2017 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