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

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:)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hallelujah Is Five Months Old

She is such a beautiful girl!

She listens to her owner very intently and tries hard to be the best she can for Sylvia.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Silver Baubles and Red Silk Ribbon

I bought these around the corner and you get 3 guesses where and the first two do not count!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Salt Water Christmas Table

I love the Portmeirion Mistletoe pattern with the sea horses and coral tablecloth. The Elk horn looks like a big piece of coral all by itself!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Change In The Season

Flipping the store for the holidays is no easy feat! I made four new pillows in green and red to help the seasonal change along.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Staging The Yellow Cottage

Gathered the best ruby red Hydranges!

"Cottage Yellow"

The livingroom reminds me of sunny days, sandy beaches and blue skies.

The owner has a darling duck collection.

The blue and white rug sparked up the kitchen.

Master bedroom turned soothing and serene.

This is a nice spot to snug up in.

A Lake Michigan Bunk House!

It was smooth sailing.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

1502 Fabric Run In North Carolina

The cream of the take! I had a great time picking out these fabrics for Anchor Cottage.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Last Nights Show

If you have a minute, we would love your help! Anthony Orio's song, When I Can't Love You, is part of a radio contest decided by fan votes. Go to and vote! You can vote once a day. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Beautiful Afternoon

Waiting in line to see what the net fishermen bring in. In the end the porpoises came up from under with mouths wide open. It was a show all by itself.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What Color To Paint The Walls?

The stacked ball table I have had in my shop for 3 years, marked down for 1 year! The lamp I bought for here on purpose:)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Steve Paints All The Floors White Duck

I love the chintz on this work chair, I think I'll add a short skirt to hide the legs some. The view out the dining room
window looks out over a jungle! This is the impression I take home with me when I head north.

Friday, November 5, 2010

And This Was On My Sale Rack!

I raided my sale rack @ Anchor Cottage and found 2 red chairs, green rug & placemats and a pair of prints. How fun is that?


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