Last November I went to Borders to treat myself to a UK decorating magazine and instead bought an Australian decorating magazine. There I found Anna Spiro who was doing "wall clusters" with different works of art including Annechovie. I then tracked Anne down in Naples Florida and purchased her work for my store. Anne is from Michigan, her grandfather is the sports commentator, Ernie Harwell! Small world:-)
Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor Decorating Store
For absolutely everything "Freshwater Decor" head to Anchor Cottage. Located in Uptown Suttons Bay Michigan, Anchor Cottage carries Pine Cone Hill bedding, Dash & Albert rugs, Emma Bridgwater tabletop, Crabtree & Evelyn bubble bath. Gifts and antiques with a nautical flair. We do special orders and shipping all over the United States. E-mail us at email@example.com. Can't wait to hear from you!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Emma Bridgewater tableware are my favorite dishes . She hails from England. I am getting together my big spring order for the season from her. She has beautiful new designs. New flowers, new birds, new shapes. The colors bring much joy to my shop.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Finding these two has been a gift from God as they have such a soothing confidance about them. You leave their studio feeling very relaxed. They work very hard on their craft, always inovating, paint colors and carvings. When I arrived today I found some pieces that had me surprised. I always come away w/a body of work that cheers my shop. Thank you God. When blessings come your way you need to recognize them!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Been trying to get a good shot of the bathroom but it dosen't have alot of room to stand back and shoot a picture! I thought the walnut table top made a great sink top for the price. I can either paint the plumbing black or skirt the sink to hide the pipes. But they really don't show because you can't stand back far enough to see them:-)
Friday, April 2, 2010
Steve painted the front of the house yesterday. We chose the yellow because his sister painted her door going outside from her porch this yellow and it was so cheerful. The colors are as follows; Sherwin Williams Butter -up, Respite Blue and Dover White. Steve's favorite white is Dover, he uses it all the time! Click on the picture for a close up of the rafter tails, Steve is painting them yellow all the way around the house, such a sweet detail.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Packing all the breakables and textiles in the Jeep. The hard pieces i'll pack in the Suburban with the dogs. I always tell my customers to buy what you love and it will all work together. As I start to pack up I realize that that is good advice! Look at this vignette that was bought at different times in separate shops. I love the play of colors and shapes together. Reminds me that I painted my walls Hot Pink and Begonia Orange along with the Khaki color in the "bedroom" at Anchor Cottage just before I left for Florida!
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