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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Take Me To The End Of Summer

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Summer colors, pink and white, to store in my head.
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I love this dress, not for the beginning of summer, but for the ripe, sunlite days of August.
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This tattoo jewelry is a fantastic accessory for summer time styles!
Cool Yellow Dipped Room
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Where could I paint these yellow walls at my house? 
Absolutely Beautiful Things by Anna Spiro
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I will be ordering this book asap.

Before we leave the summer day, take time to enjoy the brights of a sunlite season. All too soon the time will come to deepen our yellows to gold and our pinks to rose as the sunflowers bow their heads and the rose hips nod in the deepening sun.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Faded Days Of Summer

It is the fourth Sunday in August and the sun is low in the sky.

My highlights are faded and my jeans are fading to a soft chambray blue. 

The Geraniums are faded to a soft shade of red.

The light is so soft this time of year illuminating everything from the side.

Pretty soon it will be time for fall to show it's true spots in all it's russets and coffee browns as the leaves cover the putting greens.

Zucchinis, Tomatoes, Peaches and Apricots, the oranges and greens of autumn harvest.

The bluest skies at the end of summer.

Sunday, in August, at Anchor Cottage.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Very Peaceful Sunday

We changed beach location this week. The wind was coming off the water so we turned our backs to the east and faced, inland, west!

Looking across at our usual beach.

Can anyone guess where we landed?

Summer has been a little chilly. If you are someone like me, who loves to swim in the Great Lake, the great whirlpool,  water temperatures have been good but the land temps have been in the high sixties and low seventies. With a late start on summer and quite a few rain days, swimming has been slim this summer.

This coming Sunday we are taking our sweatshirts and rock shoes to try a new beach. Sandwiches and Fritos, something interesting to read and we will be ready to head out.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Captains Quarters

Navy, white and brass, makes me think, "nautical style".

A masculine look that the first mate would like.

This was a fun bed to put together.

Simple, fresh and fun!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

This Weeks Inspiration

Doesn't it look like Lake Michigan?
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Beautiful photography of light and balance.
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The ruffle voile bed skirt is charming.
Does it look like a huge, old rudder for a headboard?
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How easy was this nautical styling? Simple and so well done.
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Sunday is always a beach day. Blue sky, blue water, blue islands and sandy beaches.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Suttons Bay Sidewalk Sales

I am ready! 40 % off of anything on this table starting today!

We have Emma Bridgewater, bedding, rugs, candles, Sea Bags, and a whole lot more!

There is a 10' putting green/rug for 40% off...Christmas is coming!!

Pretty quiet, here in the village, this morning.

These sidewalks will be crawling come Friday morning.

Sort of our last hurrah for the season.

Then back to being "a crook in a road in a cow town".


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