Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor Decorating Store

We offer decorating services in the Leelanau Peninsula. Our studio has fabrics, bedding samples and rug swatches. We offer lamp repair, shades, harps and finials with access to over 1,000 lamps. Furniture painting and repair. Wall paper books are available. Reach out to us at

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

This year is going to be a star spangled celebration.

New products and new looks are going to sail in!

Can't wait for all the new colors to explode around the store! Happy New Year from Anchor Cottage:-) 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Better Than A Magazine

Walking into the sea captains home.

He displays treasures from other continents he has visited in his travels.  

His home is very personal. A reflection of his self.

After rough seas he likes the calmness of his space.

Every detail tells his stories.

I love seeing my customers homes and the way they translate their character onto their home. As though they give themselves to the walls and furnishings.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Love To Set A Pretty Table

I love Christmas roses.

Now I have to put away my pretty dishes until the next feast!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Afternoon Walk In The Woods

Found a hunter's site.

Huge nest where the Hawks live.

Around the corner was the Nome.

The nest of a Chipping Sparrow.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Susan Wallace Barnes Christmas Card

Over the river and through the woods...Have a beautiful Christmas day. From, Anchor Cottage

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

There Goes My Pink Wall

SRS Painting is here at Anchor Cottage creating a rental unit on the north side of our building. Sad to see my pink wall go down:(

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

All The Presents Are Wrapped

This year I wrapped presents in Caspari red and green papers and  ribbons in yellow or white with fun tags displayed on a John Robshaw runner from Anchor Cottage. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Going To Some Parties

Made out at Bahle's Department store. I bought new jeans, sweater, socks, shoes and jacket to wear to the holiday parties:) In northern Michigan I just can't fathom wearing anything dresser! Jeans and a sweater to keep me warm on a cold winters evening out.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Working On An Interior Color Scheme For Next Season

I am leaning toward this blue

with this rich green

and pure white for the inside of the store. I always try and change the palette of the store before I go on my buying trip.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Green Screen Doors

The green leather sofa appeals to me, as a matter of fact, so does the fireplace and green screen doors. Thanks, Shelter, for posting.

Friday, December 10, 2010

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Working With My New Camera

I used the macro setting to shoot these cups. English Bone China has the best luster.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dinner After Thanksgiving

Dinner in a pumpkin. Pilgrim style! My sister-in-law made this "pudding" it reminded me of what the Indians offered the Pilgrims for Thanksgiving dinner. Grains, beans, corn, garlic and I don't know where the Indians found the dried mango, but it was in there as well!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Take II

The close-ups are pretty darn clear.

The colors are true.

Getting use to not looking through the view finder.

Harder to hold the camera study when it's not supported by my face!

My New Camera, Take One

Read directions.

Opps, shot # 2!

Hard to take a good tabletop photo.

The camera has panorama capabilities:)


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