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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

ST. THERESA OF ZAPP


Behold, the genius...

....that is Theresa Cano of Garden Antqs Vintage...

With all due respect to all my uber talented friends showing at Warrenton and Round Top this week, I think we can all agree that there are few out there as talented and as genuinely kind as the wonderful Theresa.

(just before the magic happens!)

She is a tireless workhorse during the week, playing vendor, party planner, hostess, design and display genius, and just all-around good friend to anyone who is fortunate enough to step inside her tent and make her acquaintance. It matters not how busy she might be, Ms. Cano always makes you feel like you're the only one there at the moment. And it's 100% genuine, there's not a lick of artifice about this gracious lady.


I told her last week that I was going to title this post "St. Theresa of Zapp", and although it sounds a bit tongue-in-cheek, I'm not exaggerating in the slightest when I express just how dear this woman is to me. She has served as a cheerleader, a motivator, an inspiration, and my fairy blogmother. And I know many of you feel the same.




Behold the genius, of my friend Sweet T....









































Bravo, and well done, my friend!




48 comments:

Annesphamily said...

What a wonderful tribute for an awesome friend! This was a great post! Thanks for sharing.

Chickens in the Basement said...

What a good friend you are to post such a beautiful story and photos of your friend. You are right! She is very talented. Her displays are unique and creative!

Sherry said...

Teresa Cano sounds like a great friend. I loved the pictures and I laughed when I realized that the picture with the crochet cotton in it was the one that jumped out to me. I love crochet. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I enjoyed this post so much! Be blessed. Cindy

alice said...

Oh Anne, Great post! and Great friend. You are truly blessed!
smiles, alice

craftymarta said...

ANNIE, YOU ARE SO VERY RIGHT ABOUT THERESA. SHE IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE QUEEN OF BLOGLAND. I BLOG BECAUSE OF THERESA. SHE IS AN INSPIRATION AND I THINK REGARDED BY MANY AS A GREAT LADY. THEN IF WE WERE TO TALK ABOUT HER DISPLAYS: WELL, I THINK SHE MADE WASP NESTS COLLECTABLE. I WANTED TO COME HOME AND PUT TWIGS IN ALL MY VASES.ARE ALL SO LUCKY TO HAVE HER.

Jacque said...

Love Theresa! what a nice post you did sharing her with us all... I have been enjoying all the show and tell coming from TX!~Jacque

One Cheap B*tch said...

I'm really considering moving because none of the flea markets here ever have such amazing finds. Ba humbug!

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Ditto ~ on Theresa being 'THE FAIRY BLOG MOTHER"!*!*! I was honored to meet her last Fall at Warrenton, & YES - she is EVERY bit as wonderful as you've described... AND it sounds like YOU are too!!! Hugs... Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Oh to have a flea market of this caliber in my neck of the woods! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all your memories of Warrenton with us!

Warmly,
Lori

Theresa said...

It must have something to do with the name:) She is a sweet soul, because you said it. I don't know her but would love to! She has beautiful goods... oh how I wish I had been there to shop! That is a sweet picture of you two lovelies! Hugs to you dear Anne! I am enjoying Warrenton thru your eyes:)

Debra@Common Ground said...

She is one AMAZING lady, and your pics were wonderful. There is a casualness and ease about her space,that's natural talent! She such a sweetheart. And I say ditto. I wouldn't be blogging if it weren't for Theresa. She's been a mentor and inspiration for so many of us! Great post!
love ya,
Debra

north pal said...

how are some people able to do it? where they can, as you say make you think you can have as much time as you need, even tho, there are fifteen in line for your help. she must be a dear person. how fortunate for you. besides that,she is a pretty woman.(oh and so is the woman she is hugging. the photos are FABULOUS! worth going back again and again for another peek.Bestest,Denise

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Two lovely ladies! You are such a good friend Anne to pay this lovely tribute to Theresa!
She is obviously a very loved and kind hearted soul with an incredible eye and artistic talent.
Hats off to both of you! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful pictures of her booth!
:)

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

Oh gosh what I wouldn't have done to be at this show! Wow, and I must go and meet Theresa, Anne you are so sweet to put up such a lovely post. Kim

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Oh, Goodness, Anne! It's probably just as well that I didn't make it to Warrenton. I would have had WAAAYYYY too much fun!
xoxo
Donna

whoopsiedaisiesgal said...

Thank you for the post - I must be in the minority here - but I'm new to Theresa's blog, but it's bookmarked now! As is yours - beautiful pictures - I'm excited to read more! (and really, really missing Antiques Week right now! Ah....)

Anne Marie said...

loved it! looking around...........and those little frenchy tables all stacked - my favorite!

how awesome you got to be mentored by such a sweet lady!

Dixie said...

I just love Theresa.. she's a great gal with an excellent eye for a bargain and a heart of gold!

vintagesue said...

yes...genius...I TOTALLY AGREE. and a saint as well.
you girls HAVE ALL THE FUN!!! theresa's spot looks amazing as always and i know the fun is just beginning!! the stuffed fox (or whatever texas critter that is with the key) is only something fun you would see in texas!! god bless texas. god bless vintage garden antiques. god bless theresa and god bless you anne. you ladies have a blast!!! sue

Beatnheart said...

ok, thats it!! next Roundtop I'm there!! Thanks so much for your visit and your awesome comment...To say you hear a Rickie Lee Jones song in my story is a compliment to me of the highest caliber....You are one blessed Lady to have all this goodness come your way...You are my hero..

Halo Hill said...

Good for you, Anne! True friends like that come along once in a lifetime.

Hugs,
Sheila

Dreamy Whites said...

Anne,
This is so sweet what you said about Theresa. She has been so supportive of me and my blog. She has encouraged me from day one! She is a very special person! Hopefully I will get to meet you and Theresa someday!
Take Care,
Maria

junkdreams said...

Hi Anne,
What a treat to see all these fabulous goodies that I can only drool at from this distance!!
Happy day!
xojanis

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Anne. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Hope it was just as successful. You're one of the sweetest people I know and your lovely post about a friend doesn't surprise me at all. It reminds me of paying it forward. You feel like that towards Theresa and I feel that way towards you and the love goes round and round.

Have a beautiful day. Hugs and love, Tracy :)

Dorthe said...

Hi Anne, and thanks for all your wonderfull pictures of all the lovely stuff.
What would life be without dear friends, -we are all so very lucky when finding one like yours.
Hugs Dorthe

A Cottage Muse said...

Heavenly displays from the Saint! Thanks for sharing!!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Oh Anne, that just makes me want to meet her all the more! She is always so kind when she stops by my blog and well, hers is just amazing! You both are so talented you have planted a seed in my lil brain about wanting to have a booth somewhere near here. I have yet to find one (where you can have an entire booth and not just commmissioned piece) but am on the hunt. I want to take the next step! Thank you for the inspiration! I am enjoying this guided tour to Warrenton very much! Theresa

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

WHAT A SWEET FRIEND YOU ARE TO YOUR SWEET FRIEND! I LOVE ALL THE ORGANIZED CHAOS!

Deb said...

Hi - new follower here. Love all this stuff. I wish I lived closer so I could spend the day there. If you like dishes & I see you have a kitty, drop on by. Deb

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh Anne I don't know how I missed you there...I looked and looked on Monday but I guess you were gone...so wanted to meet you.
I was going to invite you out to the North Forty...
Plus I wanted to spend what little money I had with someone I knew..hahaha
Next time girlfriend...congrats to your lucky winner I will have to visit her
thanks
Maggie

red.neck chic said...

I feel the insane urge to make my way back there even though I've only been home for less than 12 hours... why is that? LOL

Isn't her space GORGEOUS?!!?

;-) robelyn

lulu redstar said...

You did a fab job showing her talent. So funny you call her St. THeresa. I've been calling her Santa Teresa since I first met her.
Great job. Can't even begin to imagine how MUCH I WISH I WAS THERE!
oxox

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Awesome pictures!!! What fun! Happy Easter:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Rosemary said...

Just the way it should look!!
Beautiful!! How nice to have a dear friend, and a talented one at that!!
Rosemary

Paula said...

Hello Anne, I loved the post of your fairly blogmother ... I too have one of those, but never had a name for her until now! Thank you! Loved the pictures, too much candy for the eyes and now the brain is in sensory overload! I looks like Never Never Land there!
~ Was so delighted to see your smiling face at my blog this morning! Thank you for stopping by ... and for the most gracious comments. Coming from you, they mean a great deal! ~ Have a fabulous day, my dear!

Lisa said...

Very lovely!! I know you had a great time!
Hugs, Lisa

Myrna said...

Oh so true!! Thanks for posting great pics!
Learn from the master, o grasshopper!! ;-)

June said...

Anne sweet, I have been waiting to see pictures of Theresa's space. You are so right...she is amazing. I love how she puts everything together. She is a genius! Your pics are great!
Your comment made me cry!
hugs

Prior said...

Thanks for the sweet eye candy! and what a sweet friend you are for posting about your sweet friend! Lezlee

Jackie said...

What inspiration! Did you meet Theresa Smith too? Her shop is called Time Worn Interiors. I know she was there, she calls herself TOT (the other Theresa:) She is AMAZING too! I am hoping to get to the Texas shows one day.
jackie
bliss farm antiques

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Anne,
I just love to read the 'Saint's' blog. I'm not surprised to hear she's an angel. Her booth looked amazing, I'm still on my pity pot for missing out on the fun. Had my own tho, check out my blog when you come up for air. Lisa

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Anne, what a lovely post dedicated to T....she's so worthy of your sweet words! Your photos of her space are beautiful, thanks so much for sharing with those of us that were unable to attend! LA

Vintage Junky said...

simply gorgeous! I would be so broke if I was there!

Smiles~ Michelle

Oh and your new booth is fab!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Girl, what am I going to do with you. I come home to find such a sweet post and it's all because of you!! You are truly the sweetest my dear! Hope you had fun and found great things, well I know you did. I'm just speechless, you are just the best. Happy Easter my friend, T

The White Farmhouse said...

Thank you for joining the party and introducing your friend. I am sure that she feels just as blessed to have you for a friend also!

Sue said...

Wow, how I wish I could find goodies like here in this post! And it would be the cherry on top to meet such a fine friend such as Theresa. You are fortunate to have found her. Have a great weekend. I look forward to seeing what all you and all the other talented people have to show us.
:-) Sue

Polly said...

fabulous photos! you capture the vintage look so well! Have an amazing day!

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