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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday...Sweet T

Happy {Almost} Friday!
I am so pleased to be joining my very best blogger buddy
Debra at Common Ground
for her first blog party this evening!

She's calling it
and here, in her own words, is what this little soiree is all about:

"I thought it might be fun to have one day of the week
that lets us share our inspiration...a way to not only share our creative ideas,
but also give credit to the source. 
Is it a magazine article or photo, designer, place, shop, book,
word, color, another blog or blogger? 
The possibilities are endless. 
We have so many sources of "inspiration"
 let's celebrate ideas and inspired creativity. 
And if it's your own idea, that's still wonderful, f
eel free to share. We'd love to see it!"

For my contribution to the party, I am re-posting
my homage to my wonderfully talented friend
Theresa Cano of Garden Antqs Vintage.
She, more than anyone else, has inspired me to think
outside the box when it comes to design and decor.
Her ability to create a memorable, one-of-a-kind vignette
is nothing short of genius, in my opinion.

So enjoy, and please head over to Common Ground
to share your own vintage inspiration!


Behold, the genius... 

 {all photos by me}

....that is Theresa Cano 

With all due respect to all my uber talented friends s
howing at Warrenton and Round Top each Spring and Fall,
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, a
nd just all-around good friend to anyone who is fortunate enough
to step inside her tent at Zapp Hall 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.

{me and Theresa}

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

Bravo, and well done, my friend!

I hope you were inspired!

Vintage Inspiration Friday

See you there!


Olive said...

"Sweet T" such a lovely friendship and darling post Anne. hugs♥olive

stefanie said...

BRovo!!!! just fabulous!!!!

Allison Shops said...

Such eye candy! (That fox would totally freak out my dogs!)


Shell said...

Too cute! "Fairy Blogmother??"
Love the photos sweetie, and what a dear friend to have!
I'm loving all the old hives and the millenery!

thanks for sharing my dear!
Hugs and love,

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Very inspired!!!! I love everything - and the way she sets it up is just wonderful!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Anne:
This post was inspiring the first time I saw it and it was even better the second time around. Thanks for sharing!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is the stuff I love to see!! No junk here!! ;-D

Theresa sounds like a lovely lady. I just wish I could visit her tent!!


Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Inspired? For sure!! So many pretties... wowza! Love all the photos! :)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh Anne ~
This brings tears to my eyes ~ What a precious lady Theresa is ~


Jemsmom said...

Wow! That is one talented woman!!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Anne,
This is such a nice post and your heart really shows through in your feelings for Theresa! I couldn't agree more and I've only chatted w/T through our blogs, she is helpful as the day is long and a sweetheart too!

I will have to look into Debra's Vintage get togethers, it's a fab idea.

trash talk said...

HMMM...a body would begin to think you love her or something like that! SweetT is the best!

ChiPPy-SHaBBy said...

Anne... Just LoVed ALL the photos!*!*! Theresa is my #ONE inspiration also... It was such a pleasure to meet her last Fall in Warrenton... And nice as can be!!! I know I'll have the pleasure of meeting you one day too... Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~*~Thanks Fiona! I am sooooo inspired right now!!;) Blessings,Rachel~*~

Debra@CommonGround said...

You couldn't have said it better, Anne, she's just an all round total inspiration. She's was the first blog I came in contact with. I didn't even KNOW what a blog WAS until I came across Theresa! Sweet, beautiful, and kind to add to the talent! Thanks for giving her special billing. And thank YOU, dear Anne, love you bunches,

Diane and Kelly said...

Can you tell me where her booth will be at Warrenton? I'd like to stop by.

Second Hand Chicks

Shirley said...

Hi Anne, I so enjoyed your post tonight. I check out people's blog that have antique booths to see how they do theirs. It gives me ideas and I want mine to be eye appealing. Your post definitely would be inspiring tonight. Have a great weekend.Your Missouri Friend.

sweetpea said...

she is the real deal isn't she? one of the reasons i love coming to texas. great pics of her booth, she rocked it out didn't she?



Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Girly, you are the best. Thank you so very very much for including my booth on this post. Again, you are a one of a kind friend!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Anne....Theresa is so dadgum AMAZING!!!!! I would SO, SO love to meet her...and so many others ~ Lisa is going to come to the blogger's party and I will be sittin' here crying here at home :(

I know why you chose this sweet girl as your inspiration, her style is amazing and her spirit is precious!!! Thank you so much for sharing so many beautiful photos to remind me!

Thank you too for the farmhouse love ~ and don't you worry sweet girl, what is meant to be....will be. Sending you hugs and love dear friend, Dawn

Lili said...

What beautiful heartfelt sentiments you expressed here for your dear friend Theresa. What a talent to be blessed with! I just keep pouring over these images hoping something will click in my mind of how to do that! Pure inspiration. ~Lili

vintagesue said...

amen to that anne. i remember the first time i saw theresa at round top and thought...what booth is this??? it's insane and beautiful and i can't stop looking at everything!!! awesomeness and she is as sweet as she is talented.
bet she would same the same thing of you!!
thanks for all the awesomeness.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Wow, what awesome stuff!!! She sounds like such an amazing woman and dear friend, as well. Loved all your pictures. One of these days I am coming to Roundtop. It looks like such fun! Love & blessings from NC!

MJ said...

Wonderful post...its always good to let people know that they inspire you. She is a very talented woman. Goin over to check her out now.Thanks to you for sharing her with us to be inspired as well.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

Many thanks for sharing the post on your friend Theresa and introducing her to us. I look forward to going to say hello.
Love the little cabinet with all the cream treasures on it and the bird cages.
Always great to see your photographs.

Happy weekend

Unknown said...

Hi Anne~

This is such a sweet post! I will have to go visit Theresa's blog for sure. I just love that first picture with the cabinet~ gorgeous! :)

I love your blog! It is one of a kind, and I love the blog banner you designed, too!

Beautiful Nest

Faded Charm said...

I, too have always been inspired by Theresa. she is so talented and I love how she is always showcasing all the best shows. Too bad I live so far away.

Sending you happy thoughts regarding your closing date. Some things are worth the wait.

Take care,


Sue said...

So much eye candy here.... And how wonderful that you have forged solid and meaningful friendships through this amazing world of blogging! Isn't it just so special?
Take care and good luck with all the house stuff!
~ Sue

Kate said...

What a DROOL fest wow she is wonderful and I love the photo of the two of you!!! Precious friends we have:)) I blogged about Polly.

Still praying your house closes on the 7th

Love you girl

Sue said...

Just one more reason for me to find a way to get to Texas! Your photos of "Sweet T" are beautiful!!

helle said...

What a post!! I just love the messy way to display the goodies, it makes me want to jump right into the stacks to investigate further!!

Have a wonderful weekend!


It's me said...

I wish i have such friends!!!.................beautiful stuff !!! lovely post and a happy weekend Ria...

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hello Anne Love....!!

I had the PLEASURE of being introduced to the LOVELY Theresa by Sue over at VRS....Sue suggested I pop in & 'speak' with Theresa re my pending US trip....Well she was just the SWEETEST & THANKS to her help I'm all organised for my Texas assault....I can't wait to see her in action at Zapp Hall & am literally counting down the days....!!

THANKS as always for the LOVELY pics....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

Domna said...

fotos amazing! I want it all! :))))

savvycityfarmer said...

guess I'd better quit dragging my bootie and get on common ground ...
GVA has been a loyal visitor of my blog for almost 5 years ... truly I am inspired by this "vintage" icon ... I can feel her passion right thru my keyboard.

thanks for these lovely words of truth

Anne Marie said...

Hi Anne....I liked this post when you put it up before...I love seeing the before and the 'magic' afterward!! I'll have to see if the post I'm working on will fir it with sweet Debbie's party

Anne Marie

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Anne,
Boy did I just get major inspired by all this good stuff. Your friend T has really got it goin on!

Lovely post. Sure wish I could go to one of her sales.


hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

ooo la la!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Bravo! Makes me want to visit and meet this amazing lady.

Farmgirl Paints said...

amazing how you can throw some stuff down... all over each other really and magic happens. she is good:)

Junk Girl said...

Lovely pictures, lovely displays! I so enjoy your blog even though I don't leave many comments. I am really thinking I should paint my entire house white, and get rid of everything that isn't white, cream and black!


Susan Freeman said...

What an inspiring post. I would love to meet Theresa. She is talented and seems like a very lovely person!! Your photos of her booth are beautiful!!

Susan and Bentley

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

September 7th...September 7th...

So wonderful...every treasure in every photo!
Thanks for sharing it Anne!!

September 7th...September 7th...

Tricia said...

I'm drooling over!
Great feature on your sweet and talented friend.

Happy holiday weekend to you Anne.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous and talented dear friend! Inspiration all over the place! Oh and I love her name:)

Have a blessed day and enjoy your long weekend! HUGS

Lisa said...

Hey Miss Twig,

What a great inauguration for Deb's party. St. T of the Zapp, love it! You know I have her amazing business card on my inspiration shelf in my studio. I just love the image & it fits her to a t. I had the good fortune to shop with her last fall at RT. I had just ventured into the blog world or I would have been so star struck. Now when I think of the people I chatted it up with I could die. Linda from Willow's Nest, Cory Tongue & Cheek, & St. T. I think your the only blogger I didn't see. I really want to attend the blog party this year & of course spend a small fortune with Garden Antqs Vintage. Lisa said...

Fabulous!!!! How fun:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Heidi said...

Loving the piles of goodness! Theresa is fab!

Yaya' s Home said...

Oh, these are wonderful. Thank you.

~ Yaya

Anonymous said...

Oh, Anne, I was inspired. I could spend hours and hours in he booth and want to take most of it home! Even the hugs.
Hugs to you on your weekend,

Ness Lockyer said...

Love it all, especially the numbers. What a cute hugger you are ;0)
Ness xx

Janet said...

AMEN! well said! there is no one more precious!

Unknown said...

what wonderful inspiration! thank you for sharing these talents with us! i hope you are well and enjoying your weekend!! hugs,s susan

Shell said...

Hey Missy,
I thought about you yesterday...I bought this dress? It's on my blog. I don't know if it would fit you,,if you think it would, let me know and I'll send it to you!
Pics on my blog from last night...

Love ya missy!
Shell to work!

Ticking and Toile said...

Wow.....she is quite an amazing woman! The process of transforming a space into pure magic. You guys are all so talented!!! Wish I could come shop!!! :)


Unknown said...

Hi Anne! I love all the white, really! But I want that little red truck! Seriously is it still available? :) Can you e-mail me?

I'm off to check out your friends blog. I bet it is just as wonderful as yours! :)


Lisa said...

Oh how great! I love all the pics of the show! Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Lisa

Shell said...

Do you know what? When I saw that dress yesterday morning,,,it just had YOUR NAME ALL over it! I picked it up and thought, THIS looks like Anne!
My treat missy, I mean it! Just send me your addy and I'll get it in the mail,,,,if it doesn't fit, you have to pass it on to someone else,,sort of a "Sisterhood of the traveling Dress!"
Send me a pick though, in a download if it does work! I'd love to see it on you! Not in a weird way,,ugh! LOL I think "Mr Twig" would think it's pretty cute too!
Email me an address at and I'll get it out next week!

Love you bunches,

Elizabeth said...

Have I just been inspired! Oh yes! Gorgeous!
Have a great weekend!

Tammy said...

Glorious photos! Inspiring indeed.

I am keeping all digits crossed for the September 7th closing. It really just doesn't make sense. A seller who wants to sell, a buyer who is eager to buy. What's the hold up with the bank. The way the economy is, you would think they would work a little faster, a little more efficiently. You would think they would want to make it happen.

Wishing you all the best. :) Tammy

It's me said...

Hi can by it by the webshop.....

If they not send to outside Holland i wiil send one to you if you want !! lovely Ria....

Rosemary said...

Hi Anne,
Looks like I missed a good party!!
Great stuff!!
Glad you like my burlap tree. Can't wait to decorate it.
You have a happy Sunday and Labor Day too!!!
Chat soon,

time worn interiors said...

You are so sweet! I think I am a Texan at heart! I would live there in a minute if I could get Craig on board!

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

That is such a sweet tribute! I have to get to those TX shows someday...

I hope your new house is coming along.


Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Heaven's Walk said...

She sounds like she's the total package, Anne! Sweet AND talented AND caring AND giving! :) I'd love to meet her! (and you!) I can certainly tell she's your inspiration. I think her talent has morphed over in to you! lol! You're BOTH talented and inspiring! :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Anne, I totally agree with you about sweet, sweet Theresa. What a treat it was to meet her (amongst other blogger friends) last year at the show in Texas! And, her booth at Zapp Hall completely awed and amazed me - she is brilliant!

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