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, July 29, 2011

Friday's Flowers At Hoot's Holler

Peace Roses

The garden is taking over the patio!

Hydrangeas in front of the garden shed.

Blue Hydrangea

Mop Head Hydrangea

These Trumpet Lilies are six feet tall with six huge blossoms on each stalk.

With the early morning dew on the leaves, the garden is a very pretty composition to behold, while getting ready for work.

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's Been A Busy Week @ Anchor Cottage

Finally finished painting my oars. First sanding, then priming, sanding again, then 1st coat of paint, sand and then final coat of paint. They turned out pretty darn cute.

We had a large order come in mid-week, which Sarah unpacked. I love these garden bench pillows.

At the end of the week, Steve took us on a road trip to buy Found items for the store. We brought back English china, blue and white bowls and this colorful tray.

A pair of locally made Indian baskets in excellent condition.

My favorite find is this barn birdhouse and the green wicker table. We had a great time driving around mid-west Michigan watching corn grow!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sarah Makes The Bed Again!!

That Sarah, give her a slow Sunday and she flips the bed.

She did all the hard work...rehanging the surrounding art and putting the new quilt and shams on. She hung the throws on a ladder she hauled up from the basement.

Then I come in and see that she is on to something and throw the color brown into the mix, change the lamp and rolled out a rug.

We work very well together:-)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Anchor Cottage July 11, 2011

I found the neatest nautical fabric, printed in Spain, the other day.

So I immediately flipped two of my large tables and draped it out for all to see.

The sailboat order came on the same day so I had plenty to work with.

I love working with my nautical props.

I have all new bedding in.

Love the sea glass colors of these cotton throws.

I would put this display in my office with a black suede and tufted sofa.

Add a wall of Anne Harwell over the sofa.

This fabric has the blues of a Lake Michigan day.

In my former life I must have been a clown or owned a crayon company. Just love the happiness of all the colors!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Anchor Cottage Has Rugs Galore!!

These Sea Grass rugs are soft under foot and wear like iron.

Red, white and blue wool hooked with stars.

Dash & Albert indoor/outdoor polypropylene rugs.

Barrier Island woven wool rugs.

A full basket of Dash & Albert wool hooked and cotton woven rugs.

Jelly Bean rugs that go in the washer and rug swatches stacked up on the rug rack. 

Sailor's Knot door mat.

Large coir and rubber door mats.

Small coir and rubber door mats.

Loomed rugs from McKee Kentucky in denim and cotton.

I have rugs for everyone and if I don't, I can order any size and color that you're looking for, and, if it's a huge rug it can be dropped right to your door!


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