Hi! I'm Susan!
I live in a cozy house in the quaint, seaside village of Rowayton, CT with my husband, John, and two children. I work (and play) in my home studio: a colorful, happy oasis brimming with all my favorite things. From the cheerful optimism of a 1940s tablecloth to the charm of a well-loved teacup, I am inspired by all things vintage. I spend my days finding and repurposing antiques, making/selling items on Etsy, writing/styling articles for magazines. Oh, and updating my blog, as well...
I was born in Cleveland, OH to entrepreneurial, immigrant parents. I always loved to create things, so I became a graphic designer when I "grew up." I worked for several firms in Manhattan before founding my own design company in 1987. In 2002, however, I yearned to try something new. Collecting and selling antiques had long been my passion and I dreamed of having a shop of my own. So, in 2003 T-Party Antiques and Tea Room opened its doors in an 1890 farmhouse in Darien, CT. For five memorable years, my partners and I nourished the appetites and the souls of the T-Party faithful.
Today, the T-Party spirit lives on. It serves as inspiration for this website, my blog The T-Cozy, and the handmade and vintage goods I sell on Etsy. I suppose I am still a designer at heart, and my unique sense of style infuses the writing and photography I do for magazines.
Thanks for stopping by!