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, November 30, 2012

Suttons Bay 2012 Holiday Stroll

I have to laugh, I literally bought this bag off the shoulder of one of my customers yesterday!

Steve made fudge last night for the Holiday Stroll this evening.

I cleaned and tidied my store.

I adore my Emma Bridgewater pottery.

I can work it in with antique china and it looks darling.

Filled my urns with pine boughs and dried Hydrangeas.

Steve cut some red sticks for an accent color in the arrangment.

Looks nice for the stroll tonight.

It's going to be a fun night in the village. Dress warm  if you're coming out as it is down right chilly!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

An Annechovie Christmas

I adore these Christmas Cards!

I'll take one of each.

You can order these cards at Annechovies Etsy site.

Merry Christmas and....

Happy Holidays!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Double Holiday Celebration

My friend, "Jackie the decorator", brought me this antique apple basket full of apples for my birthday! It was so beautifully arranged that even my husband was impressed.

So I was setting the table for Thanksgiving and realized I did not have a center piece of any sort. I looked over at the 1/2 eaten basket of apples and thought I'd take the gourds off the kitchen window sill and arranged them in the cedar like Jackie did the apples. How pretty is this center piece?

My "new best friend" brought Prosecco and we chilled it in pottery from West Virginia and served it in Art Allison glasses.

I have always had this double holiday celebration of my birthday and Thanksgiving. It's a lot of fun, I'd highly recommend it!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas Open House At Anchor Cottage

I set the table for a nautical Christmas dinner.

I used blue and white toile and nautical charts for the tablecloth.

Green ships lanterns and glass floats for decoration.

Portmeirion Holly & Ivy, Liquid and Mistletoe patterns all mixed together.

It's the 9th annual Christmas Open House at Anchor Cottage. Serving cake and champagne from 12 to 4.
25% off store wide on regular priced merchandise.

Come on down and find some Christmas bargains and have a piece of Strawberry Jello cake.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Girls Are Pinning Great Inspirations This Day

love this laid back style
The Darling Christie Leigh, out of the Channel Islands, pinned this picture.
Orange striped hallway
Annie Harwell pinned this great stripe!
Colorful & Feminine Closet, via House of Fifty magazine
These would be good for my future D-I-L.
Christy Leigh
gorgeous wrap
The Happy Woman
Short One Shoulder Dress by Max and Cleo at
The Kaylor Girls Collection.

Happy Birthday Barbara Ann, November 11, 1934.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Heading Her Home

Wood Stork

Saturday afternoon sail.

Saltwater Cowboys.

Fresh catch.

Thinking about heading down the highway.

Me & my baby.

Favorite house on the point!!

It's all about the sun shine.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

She Is "Shore" Dancing

I said to my husband, "I have no recent pictures of me."

"Will you take a couple photos, please?"

If you know me you know I can't stand still.

Ta Da!! Thank you Steve.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Tribute To Thomas Edward Tharp

Sitting on the beach looking over at the St Augustine lighthouse pondering Winnie's sad news.

The ancient skyline of the oldest city in the United States. Winnie's best friend had snapping blue eyes.

He loved her so very much. The pirate of her heart.

He leaves us for a better place and in that we can find solace for the grief in our hearts.

Good bye Tom Tharp, it was an honor.


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