Southern Roots

Smith Mountain Lake, VA

Since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a florist in a flower shop.  While my career took me in a completely opposite direction, my love for flowers and desire to “make pretty things” has never gone away. Friends and family have always told me I had an “eye for color” and a “knack for putting things together.” 

 Raised in the south, I have always cherished the traditions and celebrations centered around family. Food was always the first priority for any gathering.  But decorating the home was just as important.   I bring these traditions and my love of decorating to my store, Southern Roots.  It is my hope to share my love of “making pretty things” with you as you decorate your home, and begin (or continue) making memories with the ones you love.


-Suzy Barta, Owner

Suzy is a Texas native and graduate of Baylor University.  She has lived literally all over the world (Texas, California, Iowa, Virginia and the Sultanate of Oman), but now calls Smith Mountain Lake home.

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