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

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Mary T Project

Those of you that come into my shop have seen these baskets and paper beads for purchase.

Mary T first brought in these baskets, three seasons ago, to raise money for "Kids First" over in Uganda. The sale of the baskets and paper beads, made by the women of "Kids First", helps eliminate poverty and supports the education of their children.

The day Mary brought in this body of work, House Beautiful had similar baskets featured on page seventeen of the June issue!

Hung on the wall or stacked on your counter, these baskets are colorful and fun to use while helping mothers and children in need.

Thank you Mary.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


The big holiday weekend is coming quickly!

Flipping the store over to red, white and blue.

Did this look for a clients guestroom.

I have always loved red, white and blue, they are my colors and I wear them very well.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Feeling A Little Blue

blue gingham slippers
I may need to tap dance in blue, gingham loafers, that would make me laugh.
Found on
Image by #hennyvanbelkom
The energy captured in the colors of a Mariska Meijers' pattern would truly make me smile.
I've heard this many times before but it looks and means something different since Dad passed away
Making my life count for something that will make a difference for those who search for direction, is my serenity.
ZsaZsa Bellagio
Doing a little happiness dance right now!!             Found on
It is 53 degrees and raining today and tomorrow is the first day of Summer! Wish I were home with a fire in the fireplace, baking Chocolate Chip cookies and chilling with by babe. This bedroom delights me to no end. Via Christel Romahn

Have a happy weekend!

Monday, June 16, 2014


"Seas" The Day!

Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor


Dash & Albert/Pine Cone Hill

as a partner store.

Featuring: The Bunny Williams Collection

Complete Bedding and Rug swatches available, here, at Anchor Cottage.

Bunny Williams and Annie Selke have put together a fabulous rug collection for Annie's company, Dash & Albert.

Her jute rugs are an outstanding backdrop for the indoor/outdoor rugs in this collection.

The indoor/outdoor rugs are made of recycled materials and may be used in any room of your cottage, from the three season porch, into the children's room and out to the deck.

Just  a beautiful backdrop on your cottage floor. Soft underfoot and washable. A win win situation for vacation traffic coming in from the beach.

Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor is proud to be a Pine Cone Hill/Dash & Albert partner store!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What Inspired Me This Week

garden shed
The inspiration, here, is to paint the interior side of the entry door, to my studio, yellow. Then, when I prop the door open, I can see the yellow door from my front porch. How happy is that?
7. into the wild-kara rosenlund
What a classy looking food truck!
Jane Lafazio's sketcbook
If everyday, that I am on the beach, I paint one small sketch and pen one small story, I will have a collection of summer at my finger tips over the long, quiet winter months.
Decorate with Painted Beach Rocks
I am buying some watercolor pens! 
Claude Monet
Inspired by Claude Monet, his sky and his water in this painting.

You never know where you will find your inspirations!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

And The Layers...They Just Keep On Coming!

There is always room for more, ask any showroom manager!

I have five more large orders coming in before July 4th.

Did anyone see page 17 in the, June 2014, House Beautiful magazine?

Wait until you see what comes into the shop next!!


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