Who are you?
Suz of Simply Suzula.
Please tell us a bit about yourself.
I used to be named Susan, but that has changed recently. I live in a 75 year old farmhouse on 25 acres of mountainside in middle Tennessee. I've been married 51 years to the same tolerant man, and I'm a great-grandmother. I moved here in 1982 after living near the sea in New Jersey since birth. I miss the sea, but love being a country gal!!
My Etsy shop is SimplySuzula, and Suzula (or Suz) has become my new name. It was given to me 60-odd years ago by an old Jewish neighbor lady, and lay dormant in my memory until I needed a shop name. I sell anything and everything old...
How did you learn about Etsy Project Embrace?
I quickly became a Treasury addict, and that's where I "met" Laura and the others. I am a 19 year cancer survivor and have been active in "Relay for Life" and "Reach To Recovery," so a team that raises money to fight cancer is perfect for me.
What is your favorite item in your shop?
My favorite items change rapidly, so here's a linked photo comprising several items.
What is your favorite possession?
My goldfish pond/water garden because my son and I built it together (he did all the hard work). Every spring I add more plants and he adds more rocks. It's an ongoing project that has no end, and I'm OK with that. :) To see how we built it, please click here or on either picture below.
What do you collect?
I collect EVERYTHING vintage, but I keep very little for myself. I do have some nice old glassware, china, and tin stuff which I display in my country home.
Where to you hope to be and what do you hope to be doing ten years from now?
Ten years from now, when I'm approaching 80 (OMG!) and many of my peers are rocking in their rocking chairs, I hope to be sitting in front of my computer listing, and making Treasuries, and posting to my blog.