Spring Flowers

  There is something about spring flowers, yeah there’s the sneezing and the watery eyes but they are beautiful!  As the tulips stretch and reach for the sun and the peonies break through the mulch, in my little cow town Durham, I’m reminded of the symbolism of spring and new beginnings.  I’m spoiled with the new LDD expansion. Now...

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Marburger Farm … the Star of Texas!

Marburger Farm, she is the star of the Round Top Antiquing experience. She stood tall on her 43 acres Tuesday morning just waiting to share with us some of the finest dealers in Round Top.  Tuesday, opening day for the Marburger site was filled with excited buyers.  Tents and buildings were roped off with no admittance until 10 am,...

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Small Town Charm … Big Bright Future!

As the sun rises and kisses the morning dew on Greenbacker’s rolling hay fields, 1,385 miles south the sun is breaking the horizon, grazing the tops of the Barefoot Beach mangroves.  As the new day dawns, it brings a new announcement. It is with great pleasure that I share with you the expansion of Lisa Davenport Designs into the...

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Design at its finest, Architectural Digest Design Show 2016

Banking on the luck of the Irish, Kathleen and I ventured into NYC on St. Patricks Day.   We found ourselves caught up in a sea of Leprechauns of all shapes, sizes and various stages of sobriety as we made our way from Grand Central to the Piers.  As entertaining as those Leprechauns were, they paled in comparison to the excitement we were...

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Gypsy Love

February the month of love … or Gypsy Love! I can’t help but associate this color with Fleetwood Mac … It was just moments after my Studio meeting with Allyson and Katie when I decided on Gypsy Love for February that I began humming the intro and singing the opening lines of Gypsy … …”So I’m back, to the...

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Simply White …

Simply white, is there a better color to kick off the new year? I doubt it. White symbolizes new beginnings, wiping the slate clean and nothing is quite rewarding as a clean slate. The color itself is reflective, it is fresh, inspires creativity and it the ultimate marker of purity. So as I start to plan and forecast 2016...

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“A place for everything, everything in its place”

My life is always well organized, methodical and orderly, who am I kidding?! I just asked Allyson where my glasses were, yep you guessed it, they were on top of my head! When designing kitchens following Benjamin Franklin’s advice “a place for everything, everything in its place” proves to be the secret to a successful kitchen. I love finding different unique...

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Sit for a Spell …. A Christmas Letter

My steaming, hot cup of coffee warmed my hands on this early morning, only four days before Christmas. The sun had just kissed the horizon casting stunning shadows across the rolling hills outside my Studio. I rocked slightly in my office chair, enjoying the view, while Ray Charles’ The Spirit of Christmas filled the speakers in my Studio. My...

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Life with MIL …. Not Much Trouble

  ‘Life with MIL’ a very candid, funny, moving and sometimes difficult journey of Alzheimer’s, with my Mother In-law ….. Life with MIL  Soaking some sore muscles in a hot tub after a long day setting up the at the Durham Fair …. (phone rings) … (caller ID announces its Joe calling) I scramble out of the tub grab...

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Life with MIL …. The Concrete Mess

‘Life with MIL’ a very candid, funny, moving and sometimes difficult journey of Alzheimer’s, with my Mother In-law ….. Life with MIL Driving down Rt 34 in New Haven amidst the extensive construction.  Mom is leaning forward looking up out the front window, then out the passenger window…. MIL: Where we going? ME: to Dr VanDyke Mom continues to...

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My Favorite Things …. 2015

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens  Brown paper packages tied up with strings  These are a few of my favorite things Fabulous friends and my house filled with laughter  Tasty cheeses and wine from a local skilled crafter  Dreamin’ about what twenty-sixteen brings  These are a few of my favorite things!...

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