Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SRT with guest Anna Spiro of Absolutely Beautiful Things

Well, we just had the best conversation with the great Anna Spiro all the way from "down undah". (sorry, just had to throw that in!). Anna in conversation is every bit as exuberant and charming as is her blog and her design style.





36 comments:

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

First Ladies, Thank You so much for hosting Anna today so that the world could hear her sweet voice and now we can all put that incredible sound to the words she writes on ABT. Anna: You are so humble and gracious and absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story and your vision. You are obviously a bit of your Mom and Grandmother - how lovely - and how lucky your son is! It is extremely rare to meet a person who is so driven yet so soft. This contradiction is a special gift that you were given. I adore your work, your style, your eye, your business sense and your blog. I can not wait to see what you will give the future. Big Canadian Hug, Liberty Post xo

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I forgot to ask Anna: is that white (for walls and floors etc.) you use just 'white' or is it a warm, cool or ??? white?

Terry said...

We learned quickly that Absolutely Beautiful Things isn't idle bragging.

Thanks so much to Anna and the great skirted ones. It's so nice to hear the voices behind the words. You can cover more ground in a 20 minute conversation than in a day of email exchanges. And you don't even have to spell check or proof read.

And here here for Courtney Barnes, every post is such a delight I always forget I'm learning something as well.

vicki archer said...

I loved listening to my fellow Aussie - what a delight. Great show as always girls....thank you, xv.

Jennifer, Inside Out Colour and Design said...

Yeah for the Aussies. It's not just all swimming and football! Loved listening to the interview with Anna, she's an inspiration to us all.

Style Court said...

I've been so lucky to get to know Anna and she is one of the most generous people you'll ever meet! Incredibly thoughtful.

Style Court said...

Thank you Terry! What a wonderful thing to hear. Appreciate that.

Dianne said...

Hello Ladies,
Wonderful conversation. I want to first thank Joni for not mentioning the "stalkers" when Anna spoke of people approaching her. How bold we were to knock on Joni's door and how kind she was to meet and greet us. You are one in a million Mrs. Webb!!!!
The second thing that comes across very clearly is the generousity of bloggers to one another. You have all helped each other so much!
Last but not least...thank you Anna for appreciating American design and bringing it to your lovely country.

Jillian said...

Wow ladies, this is wonderful...I am thrilled by the inspirations of the SRT!!!! Your advice and guests are informative, and it was truly enjoyable to listen to Anna's lovely voice. When my eyes are burning from the sea of beautiful blogs I've looked at, I will turn to you, close my eyes, and listen!
Jillian

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks so much for your really kind comments!! Liberty - I use a colour here by Dulux called Vivid White which is a true white. Hope this helps!

Thanks again Joni, Linda & Megan for having me and I can't wait to see who your next guest is going to be!! I really hope you get to interview Courtney!!

xx
Anna

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Velvet and Linen said...

Hi Everyone.

I loved this interview. Anna Spiro has been incredibly generous and supportive of my work and my blog.
Her work has been and continues to be a huge source of inspiration to me since I found her blog.

xo
Brooke

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Karen said...

Loved this edition of the Roundtable and am always inspired by Absolutely Beautiful Things. Thank you for sharing!

beachbungalow8 said...

Anna, thank you again, for spending time with us. You're always a tremendous inspiration and a joyful presence in the blog world (and please, I don't need you to respond to that. I give compliments, unconditionally)

Yansy said...

I adore Anna. She's fabulous and her design sense is spectacular and sophisticated. Thank you ladies for having her. Joni- you know I adore you, I hope you are having an amazing time. Anna- I can't wait to work with you in our new little project. Thanks for being part of it. Megan and Linda you are both fabulous.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a lovely interview. I came away feeling that Anna is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside. No wonder she creates such beauty. Thanks girls for another fun post. laurie

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Thank You so much giving us the opportunity to listen to such great conversation on your skirted round table- I loved hearing from Anna Spiro- she is one of my favorite blogs! What an inspiration! All of you asked the perfect questions and were so very gracious! And Anna does not give herself enough credit! Thanksand Take Care!

Michelle Zuniga
Zuniga Interiors

City Living Girl said...

I love Anna's blog & her aesthetic so this interview was just wonderul. I am so happy to join this great group of design bloggers. Thank you so much for such a brilliant & inspiring series!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

How fun was that??! I love her accent. Her style is so fresh and full of verve!She seems so humble and gracious...A delight! Her blog is certainly a fave of mine!

Thanks ladies!

Anonymous said...

What the world needs now,is love sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of.

Amanda~Weekend Host said...

Wonderful interview. Anna sounds like an absolute delight.

Ivy Lane said...

Thanks for sharing Anna Spiro with all of us! How inspiring YOU ALL are!!!

The Little Big House said...

Wow I really loved this one- I am a huge fan of Anna's and it is so nice to hear she is a warm and generous as she sounds like on her blog. thanks!!

Lauren said...

She's amazing!!! great interview and Anna's personality really does come right off the screen and through her voice.

Perfect Home said...

I was thrilled to hear this wonderful interview with Anna(esp. in that charming accent of hers)
ABT was the first blog I ever visited, and now as a fledging blogger myself, I found this so inspiring. I understand how she feels about sharing so much of herself in her blog! How do you do it? You girls are just amazing!

Perfect Home said...

I was thrilled to hear this wonderful interview with Anna(esp. in that charming accent of hers)
ABT was the first blog I ever visited, and now as a fledging blogger myself, I found this so inspiring. I understand how she feels about sharing so much of herself in her blog! How do you do it? You girls are just amazing!

VictoriaArt said...

I know, Iknow, just got around to listen quietly to Anna Spiro's interview, she is so sweet and humble and almost timid about talking about herself. I adore her attidude and her work!
To listen was a delight!
Victoria

VictoriaArt said...

I know, Iknow, just got around to listen quietly to Anna Spiro's interview, she is so sweet and humble and almost timid about talking about herself. I adore her attidude and her work!
To listen was a delight!
Victoria

Suzy said...

How lovely to hear another aussie accent - and to hear the voices of some of my favorite bloggers! Well done girls.

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Hello Ladies of the Skirted Roundtable - What a beautiful interview! I was so touched how Anna's grandmother helped her when she was younger. By holding a job for her, no less! Thank you all for sharing these great stories!
Loretta