Seller Highlight: Suzanne / SuzanneLake

As part of our run-up to the Etsy Christmas pop-up shop at the end of this month, we’d like to introduce some of our sellers to you. We asked them a few questions about their shop, how they became an Etsy seller and their golden tips for online success!

This episode: Suzannne from SuzanneLake

Suzanne sells country and shabby chic wooden home decor, gifts and decorations – all of her own design.

How did you choose your shop name?

It is my name 🙂

How did you decide to be an Etsy Seller?

I wanted to be part of the handmade global marketplace. and I love making things for other people.

What do you love most about your products?

I love that I’ve drawn it on a 2d piece of paper and turned into a 3d beautiful piece that can be a wonderful gift.

What have been your biggest challenges in running an Etsy Shop?

working out the relevancy and getting found in the search.

What are your best tips for running an Etsy shop?

Having a product that can be personalised. Also I think you need to list and work on it everyday even if its only 10 minutes.

suzannelake cupcake suzannelake ginger suzannelake snowman suzannelake wreath

Come meet Suzanne, and our other sellers at the Fountain Inn, 12 Regent Street, Cambridge!

29th November 2014: 11:00 – 20:00

30th November 2014: 11:00 – 20:00



Hi - my name's Yvette! Originally from the Netherlands, I am a kind, lively and laid-back person with a can-do attitude. Together with my husband Sean, we have moved from the Netherlands to Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK), Leamington Spa (UK), Sheffield (UK), Sydney (Australia), back to the Netherlands, to Dusseldorf (Germany), Cambridge (UK), Frankfurt (Germany and now Toronto (Canada) in the last 9 years. And no, I don't think this is our final stop either! I have learned most of my photographic craft whilst at Art college (quite a few years back), from the two portrait studio jobs I held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and from assisting fine art dealer Linus Carr in Warwick. Even though I still own and use my digital camera, I mainly shoot on medium format Black and White film, using a Rolleiflex TLR. As I become more and more fascinated with old photography techniques, I started shooting wet plates in 2013. You can see some of my work on As anyone who has visited my shop or '1000crowsVintage' on Etsy may attest to, I am a big fan of carboots / charity shops as well as vintage fairs, garage sales, auctions ..... you get the idea - and my house is slowly filling up with beautiful random things - some of which I sell online, and some of which I will hoard for a while. x

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