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, November 22, 2011

8th Annual Christmas Open House At Anchor Cottage

Stuffed our urns with cedar, pine and red branches.

Set the table pretty with Portmeirion and Amaryllis in copper pots.

Served champagne and orange juice with lime jello cake. Light and refreshing for a Sunday afternoon affair.

Emma Bridgewater for Christmas.

Fat red Santas for your fireplace mantel.

Had a great turnout! Thank you all for coming. See you next year for our 9th annual open house, can't wait!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Jeep Is Packed

My little buddy came to have one more drink of water and to say goodbye.

See you later Mr. Lincoln.

Bye bye Mary Ann.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Working On A Cottage

Last spring I had the pleasure of accessorising this cottage.

The owner had chosen this blue for the outside accents on the home. I snagged her color and painted the anchor and oars for outside her front door and planted pink Geraniums and orange Impatiens with flags for accent. Added the sailor knot mat in front of the door.

Nantucket beach look was what I was aiming for.

Then she had me accessorize the guest room working around these two red chairs with gold running through them.

Using a round mirror and blue and white plates I mimicked the Oriel window in the hall.

It was tough working with the red chairs because the yellow walls made them look brick orange. So I went to the old stand by, blue, white and yellow. Love the blue and white lamps with the blue and white quilt and pretty hand made pillows.


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