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Susan in the studio


Hi! I’m Susan. I live in a cozy 1925 cottage in the seaside village of Rowayton, CT. I am a designer, collector, stylist and maker who works and plays in my home studio: a happy oasis brimming with all of my favorite things. 


From an early age, I was artistic and loved to create things. When I grew up, I became a graphic designer and I worked in New York City before founding my own Connecticut design firm. Twenty-four years later, I was ready to try something new. Collecting and selling antiques had long been my passion and I dreamed of having a brick and mortar shop of my own. That day came in 2003 when T-Party Antiques and Tea Room opened its doors in an 1890 farmhouse in Darien, CT. For five memorable years, my partners and I provided our loyal patrons with afternoon tea and treats along with an eclectic array of wares. Today, the T-Party spirit lives on in my Etsy shop, where I sell antique, vintage and handmade goods for the home.


Back to my studio, where I am surrounded by whimsical things that never fail to make me smile. I often think about who enjoyed them decades ago. And when they sell and are sent off to new homes, I am pleased that they will be appreciated once again, a wonderful connection of past and present.

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