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

Saturday, May 31, 2014

See Anything Different?

Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor is in her 11th season!

Every girl likes to change 'er up a bit every now and then.
I called the painter and had him give her some eyeliner in Licorice!

I am digging this coral color, if I wore lipstick this would be the color.

I think the metal flowers need to come off the wall, too busy and out of context with the nautical theme.

See my special gift?

He put my Uwharrie chairs together.

SRS Painting.

A view of the crew from the rear.

I want more of these Tulips, they are so perky.

These Uwharrie chairs are so comfortable to sit on. They come in 29 colors and 21 design styles. This pair is in the Fanback collection and the color is Coral.

Another beautiful day on the Leelanau Peninsula.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Before They Run Out The Door

Dana Gibson Lamps!!

I needed to take these photos before I worked the lamps into the store because I don't think they're going to stick around for long!

I will be bringing in more of her pieces this season. In the meantime you can go to to take a look at her body of work. There are some really great lamps in her collection.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My Thursday Pins Or What Made Me Sing Aloud

Are these components available under one roof? Ceramic, wallpaper and fabric. 
painted rock with quote
All of color, of design and of integrity. 
French Mending
A stitch in time saves nine? French Mending.
DIY Shibori in beautiful deep blue, perfect for: napkin, t-shirts, etc
Fresh and crisp, blues and whites.
Perfect for this time of year.

The foam on the wave of blue time of year.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hoot's Holler Front Row Seating

One of my favorite down time spaces.

In the morning, after work and during yard chores this is a comfortable place to sit.

My front porch!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mittens In May

If you have to wear mittens in May, they may as well be the prettiest mittens on the block!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Have You Made Your Bed Today?

Bringing in the colors of summertime at the cottage. Blue sky, blue water, sandy white beaches and everything leafed out in rich green.

Pine Cone Hill matelasse, linen duvet cover, broadcloth pajamas and Bunny Williams rug.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday's Collection Of Pins

What caught my eye this week were patterns and the color red!I want this bed in my Lake Michigan house.
I am searching for these baskets for the shop.
in my dreams!!
Stand back! No telling what this refrigerator will hold.
Oleanders- Vincent Van Gogh
Oleanders-Vincent Van Gogh
Bringing the outdoors in with garden style dining at the Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires -
I could see this trellis application, in miniature, on a three season porch.
buffalo check curtains
All You Need Is Love and red checks!
Savvy Southern Style: The Sun Room Spring 2014
Red checks are a classic. Not sure why the curtain rod stops short.
I roar at Steve all of the time!
I say this to my husband all the time.

Thank you to all the "pinners" on Pinterest that contribute to the mix.

Monday, May 5, 2014

If You Guess Alaska In May, You're Wrong!!

Where in the heck are we on this 4th day of May?

If you've guessed Alaska, you are incorrect!

Infinite view of an ice field.

On Lake Michigan.

Christmas Cove to be exact!
 I'd say the name fits the bill, but it is, truly, May 4th, 2014.

So tempting to stick my hand in the water to pick up stones.

Did you see that fish?

So I stuck my hand in! 

I guess I will wait to gather rocks another time.

It did not feel cold with the sun reflected off the ice!!

The clouds moved in and I moved on. It's cold now!

The sun reflecting off the ice was so amazing. It felt as if I were standing in the center of a crystal.

Thank you, Mother Nature, for another one of your spectacular displays.


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