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 27, 2012

End Of July

July came in like a freight train, bout near knocked me off my tracks!

Sea Bags came to the rescue and made sure I had the Sea Bags in time for the Classic Boat Show. Love the diaper bags with the stars and sailboats.

Ben Zaricor, who paints my nautical signal flags, made me this anchor plaque. I love it, he is one gifted sign painter.

Thank you Beth and Amy at Sea Bags and Ben Zarior for making sure it was nautical!!

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Pillows At Anchor Cottage

I enjoy rearranging my props in the shop.

When new product comes in I have a blast, seeing in what vignette it will land.

A little push and a little pull and doesn't that look nice?

Chair pads to put around your table..sit, stay, sit, stay. I like the sense of humor.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Here Comes My Freight Train!

 Between Home And The Bright Lights, new cd by Anthony Orio and the Goodfellers.

On sale at Anchor Cottage as soon as I have it!

 I can't wait. Freight Train, Loves Me Like a Rockstar and Walking On Whiskey....

"The new CD goes to mastering TOMORROW. I will have it in my hands on July 21st. So, if you pre-ordered, thank you for your patience. If you have not pre-ordered, you can do so until July 26th. If you have pre-ordered or choose to do so, you get a discount & I'm also sending all the pre-order people a "Drunk Girl" koozie as a little extra "thank you..."

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Careful What You Wish For

It all started on Friday when I found this trailer on Pinterest.  On Saturday I showed Steve. He said, "dream on Mary Ann." Sunday morning Steve is giving me a ride to work when low and behold we saw this travel trailer for sale by the side of the road! We stopped and took a looksie. Steve said, "what a coincidence!"

Monday morning, on the way to work, it was still there. I called Steve and asked him how much he would spend. On the way home   I stopped and made an offer. The owner made a counter offer I couldn't refuse and he threw in delivery. 

I found the chairs along side the road a few weeks back. So now we have lawn furniture to go with the new home. 

We already had the Suburban to pull it along the road.

I named it Camp Randall. Steve said, "it sounds too formal, how bout Camp Randy?"

Anyway, to make a long story's a 1973 Jayco dual axle travel trailer. If it can't make it down the road then at least we have guest housing available!

This will be a sweet project to work on this winter, painting and sewing and decorating our new space in time!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hoot's Holler's Friday's Flowers

My Michigan Cactus is on the move!

The flowers open up into yellow cups. I had to get to work, so I missed it.

 Have a great weekend. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Fourth Of July

I set the table with Money's Folk Art and Emma Bridgewater Pottery for a 4th of July theme.

Always love the way Emma Bridgewater's pieces mix and match together.

This new Red Fox 1/2 pint mug is adorable.

Have a great Holiday!


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