Home accessories with a nautical flair.

ANCHOR COTTAGE FRESHWATER DECOR

ANCHOR COTTAGE FRESHWATER DECOR

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 shop@anchorcottage.net. Can't wait to hear from you!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

On My Radar This Week

Gossip columnist Liz Smith works on the red carpet at the National Board of Review gala in the Manhattan borough of New York

I have always admired Liz Smith and her reporting, even if it was in a man's world. She had determination and attitude. This photo encapsulates her Chutzpah!

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TheFullerView
Cachepots and topiaries for the holiday decor. 

Hodsoll-McKenzie fabrics. I am once again love with navy and white color schemes.



I want this chair for my desk, and the Orchid too. 

Vintage brass Lampbase | Mariska Meijers Amsterdam



This lamp on my desk, next to my chair and Orchid in that cachepot!

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This desk with those lamps and that chair with an Orchid in a cachepot for me!! Please!

beach wreath | Angel Fish Beach Wreath by CarmelasCreations on Etsy


This wreath is nicely done. I love it. 

Whisper Creek | Rustic, yet comfortable, porches provide the perfect perch to relax and enjoy the views of this mountainside retreat. | SouthernLiving.com

A wrap around roof is on my wish list. I bought a set of willow furniture for the porch, at our log home. Having the cushions made up in green Sunbrella fabric with yellow piping. Found a glass topped willow table to go with the seating but, it is going to be a tight squeeze under one roof. Hmm.

I enjoy looking at Pinterest every day. There is always something that catches my imagination!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Day Two Of Holiday Shopping Discounts!

LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN!

ANCHOR COTTAGE SMALL BUSINESS SALE

25% OFF ON PURCHASES OF $50 OR MORE

40% OFF ON PURCHASES OF $200 OR MORE

COOKIES AND CHAMPAGNE
(we ate the cake yesterday!)

SEE YOU AT THE SHOP

10 TO 5

Friday, November 24, 2017

Hello Black Friday!

HELLO BLACK FRIDAY!

ANCHOR COTTAGE IS HAVING A SPECIAL, IN STORE SALE, TODAY ONLY!

40% OFF PURCHASES OF $200 OR MORE

CAKE, CHAMPAGNE AND WILL HOGE ON THE BOZE!

COME ON DOWN, I AM HERE UNTIL 5:00

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Unloading The Jeep

Eleven hour drive and one large pizza latter...

...Steve unloaded the Jeep and I sorted through the pile.

Ordered fifteen yards of "Lamb Natural", furry fabric with a faux suede back, to cover his Victorian sofa! He wasn't quite sold until I showed him the pillows that I will make for him!

New reading material for this holiday weekend in front of the fire!
Yeah right! Party is at the shop, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! A special sale and wine with cookies for all my customers! 

I did miss my leather recliner!

A quick look out the window at the snow, leaves and firewood. 

Putting away vacation gear, a beach bag, travel bedding and a bag full of sand and shells.

The other half of the load is still in the car waiting to be hauled down to Anchor Cottage. Lots of new fabric swatches and Found items to bring into the shop.

I got quite a bit accomplished on this trip. Saltwater watercolors, historic wanderings and long walks on the beach.

Thankful to be home safe and sound.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

We Are A Pair Of Knuckle Heads!

We are beach side on the Atlantic Ocean today.

Unloading chairs from the Jeep. 

Towels and five gallon drywall buckets for tables. 

The reading material is out. 

The dune behind us. 

Quit wiggling around I am trying to take a selfie of the two of us!

All settled in and comfortable.

Those chairs have been with me since Drew's dad coached baseball, they have been at soccer games and downhill ski races in the days. They are actually very comfortable and light weight. I paint, he reads, we walk the beach and have shrimp cocktails and Gin & Tonics for snack. We have a wonderful time:-)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Stumbling Around Historic Grounds

In my quest to understand how we came to stand united under one flag...

...I made a point to visit Beaufort South Carolina...

...found this 1750 church underneath the Live Oaks...

...in the middle of Low Country....

...before the Revolutionary War...

...it is said that Thomas Jefferson introduced Neoclassical Architecture.... 

...to find these brick columns, built around the time Thomas was just a boy... 

...brings me to think that some significant and historical events remain lost in the swamp of the Low Country....

...guarded by the ghosts of its time....

...then I landed at the University Of Virginia...

...and came to the realization that architecture is another form of knowledge... 

...from what was learned before and built again... 

...evolves into, yet, another idea of how to construct a roof...

...and create a temple of knowledge and learning...

...as you progress on building your sanctuary...

...taking your visionary dreams of what could be...

...underneath this Mulberry Tree...

...to walk the grounds of a visionary...

...and know that I too can extend my knowledge and vision onto the next generation so they may never underestimate what their dreams can become...

...is what history is for. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Blue Is In The Mix

Bastideaux textiles


Shopping fabrics for the 2018 Anchor Cottage Collection.

SIMPLY CHARMING: Small Pattern Design Ideas
Catherine Lee DavisL

Easy, beachy red, white and blue. 


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MOD NOMAD

Laying down a floor cover! This is a fabric swatch, but couldn't we take some heavy canvas ticking with burlap and whip stitch this combination together? 




Patriot Fence Fish S/6: Coastal Home Decor, Nautical Decor, Tropical Island Decor & Beach Furnishings


Cut these fish patterns out and have them painted for easy wall decor above the windows and the doors. 

A few plates from my beautiful collection (shown here) will be amongst the treasures listed tonight from 7:30pm! Hope you can join us! 💙🐘💙 #thewhiteelephant #blueandwhite #blueandwhiteforever

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Hang a collection of English, blue and white, commemorative plates. I find these, here and there, in the back of the cupboards, stacked up and not used for anything special. 

Ha ha! Planing my summer look before I head out to buy product for Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor.  

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Where Were You Today?

Stepped outside and the world was gray!

Where were you today?

When a shooting at Sunday services marred your vibes? 

It was felt in Virginia. 

Northern Michigan.

Texas. 

Hunting Island State Park. 

There seems to be a serpent at large.

These photos were not altered in any way. It was that gray of a day in the USA. 

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