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

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ruth's Pillows

I love when a customer takes the time to bring her latest creation in to show me! Ruth had bought this
chenille sweatshirt at the East Lansing Art Fair a while ago. She was on her way to take it to the Women's Resource shop when it hit her! I think i'll make a pair of pillows out of it. And like all good women who sew, she got out her scraps of fabric and put together a darling pair of pillows.
Thank you for bringing your pillow in for me to see.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Squawk Design Works

These bird houses came in today via two adorable little gals.

They are full of talent. We now have Lucy's Nuggets' Fortune Cookies for dog treats. A fortune in every cookie. The girls baked dozens of dog biscuits. Available here at Anchor Cottage.

Pillows For The Project

I made 10 pillows for a project I am working on.

Two for the cozy den.

A pair for the blue, yellow and white bedroom.

Six pillows for the living room sofas.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blue Yellow & White

Working on a project right now using blue and white in a golden yellow room w/white trim. Making pillows and putting together accessories. Keeping the red chairs in the picture! Found a beautiful photo, in Feb. House Beautiful, of a blue, yellow and white bedroom which knocked my socks off. Hope I can do as well.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Yellow Tulips

Just for the record, I planted pink tulips!

Pink would have been just as pretty.

But I have to say the yellow tulips are eye catching.

Anchor Cottage sure is sweet.

The inside is as cheerful as the outside. Come on in and see for yourself. Can't wait to see you:-)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Frank Crosby Scenic View Pottery

His pie plates are perfect for frittatas and quiches!

I have him featured with Susan McDuffie's aprons and tea towels.

The Brie bakers are the best. His utensil holders are combined with The French Farm olive wood utensils by Berard.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Putting Anchor Cottage Back Together Again

Running low on wall space.

Need a bigger table.

I love the new Emma Bridgewater "Red Star" pattern. Money's folk art works with everything!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Look At This Cute Rental

Cindy Robb created this rental space next door to Anchor Cottage.

The colors are just her personality!

A sweet and tiny candy box.

For rental information contact

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Jenny Lee-Katz

Floor cloths by Jenny Lee-Katz. I love the tote. Her graphics are unique. Perfect for a beach house bath!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mariska Meijers and Money's

Mariska Meijers from Amsterdam painted these Birch Wood trays. To see more of her work go to

Lonnie and Twyla Money are known for their painted chickens. This year they painted their chickens on canvas!  

Couldn't help but put these two artists together. Their colors wake up my day:)


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