Today is a good day to visit Coventry Village.

Coventry Customer Spotlight: Meet Susan Morse, loyal customer of Attenson’s Antiques & Books

 Coventry Village is just 1/4 mile and home to over 40 independently owned businesses. This holiday season, we’re shining the spotlight on some of the loyal customers that shop, dine and enjoy Coventry Village.

They’ve shared with us why (and where) they shop small, favorite mom and pop spots, gift ideas, holiday traditions and fun ways to spend winter in northeast Ohio. Thanks to all that support Coventry Village. It’s customers like YOU that help us build a neighborhood!

 Customer Spotlight: Susan Morse

Occupation: Artist / Teacher

Cleveland Heights Resident

Loyal customer of Attenson’s Antiques & Books


Q. The Attenson family named you as one of their most loyal customers. What do you love about shopping in their store?

A. Attenson’s always has unique finds. It is a family business and everyone is friendly. They have a a wide selection of items at every price point. They have unusual items and they are knowledgeable about what they sell.

Q. The store is packed with treasures. Tell us about some of the treasured items you’ve purchased from Attenson’s.

A. Attenson’s has some old books I would not think to look for online. A year ago I found a book about one of my favorite contemporary artists and I was able to plan a lesson featuring her technique and style.

Q. Why do you think it’s important to shop local? 

A. Supporting local businesses helps maintain a vibrant local economy. Plus, you get personal service from someone who knows your taste and the added convenience of having shopping within easy driving distance. 

Q. Tell us some of your favorite local spots!

A. Mac’s Backs-Books – I love the friendly service and wonderful unexpected finds in both books and cards.
Tommy’s Restaurant – Unique food and a lively atmosphere, a good place to meet friends.
Pacific East – Great sushi, and a huge Malaysian menu
Blick Art Materials – Knowledgeable staff and a great selection of art supplies

Other local favorites include; Appletree Books, Fiddlehead Gallery, Shaker Lakes Nature Center, Mitchell’s Candy, Big Fun, Phoenix Coffee, and Verne Gallery.

Q. Give us your list of top things to do in Cleveland during the winter.

A. Attending the Cleveland Botanical Garden Orchid Show in February (it’s like having an early spring); going ice skating at the outdoor skating rink in Wade Oval; walking around Shaker Lakes; Heights Art music programs and the holiday gift shop

Q. Help our readers with their holiday shopping, recommend a gift idea from Attenson’s Books & Antiques.

A piece of jewelry – playful or elegant; ceramic Russian jewelry boxes; vintage purses; china and crystal vases.

Q. What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

My favorite holiday tradition is taking my nieces to the Botanical Garden for the Christmas show (GLOW) to ride the mini-train and to look at the gingerbread houses. Then we go into the glass house to get a picture of them with the butterflies. They really look forward to this event.

Thanks to Susan Morse for taking the time to share with us!

Attenson’s Antiques & Books

1771 Coventry Road

  Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

Website | (216)321-2515


Attenson’s Antiques Holiday Sale — Now, through January 31, 2016 – Save 20% on All Regular Price Merchandise, 50% Off Basement Merchandise, and other special markdowns throughout the store!

Want to meet more Coventry customers? Check back here tomorrow and become a fan of our Facebook page.

Each weekday this holiday season, we’re introducing you loyal customers who the small businesses of Coventry Village. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season.

Photo credit: Gabe Schaffer. Copyright: CVSID & Gabe Schaffer 2015.