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

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

View From Steve's Phone

The color of the day.

Black and white.


A dark room landscape.

Adding more gel tones.

Every coated branch.

Captured in season.

Framed in a pane....

...a hint of green...

The quiet before the storm.

Steve is baking a Pumpkin Pie, as I type the blog. We decided to eat our Thanksgiving feast over a three day period staring with today!

Thank you for all the birthday wishes!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Suttons Bay Open House Sunday

Come out today in the pouring rain.

The store is warm and cozy.

Fluffy robes and pajamas.

Spark up your three season porch for the company overflow at Thanksgiving.

Fabulous rug patterns under foot!

Time to get the china out for the holiday suppers.

Set the table pretty.

Save a space at the table for that special guest.

The bar is set for a toast to happiness!

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

The children want to sit at this table.

After a long day of company and delicious food....

This Sunday is Suttons Bay Village Open House, come on in, I baked Ginger Snap cookies for you.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Long Awaited Book

The long awaited book made it to my mailbox this week.

  Absolutely Beautiful Things
A Bright And Colourful Life
Anna Spiro

The title describes, accurately, the style of, designer, Anna Spiro.

I realized, the other day, that I had been following her style since I first found her in an Australian copy of Vogue Magazine, September/October of 2009.
What drew me to this photo in "Vogue" was not only did I love the wallpaper but the Annechovie jar print hanging in the art cluster on the wall caught my eye as well! I ended up purchasing Annechovie's work for resale in my shop.

The book is full of beautiful color, textiles, vignettes and the authors signature pink. Her decorating wisdoms ring so true.

Enjoy the scenery.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I Love Facebook

Where else, in the morning, can a mother find out what her sons are up to? Timothy has been published! Christopher played bass for Kid Rock last night! Thank you Facebook.

Here's my article on queer ecology and Wordsworth for ISLE.
Christopher, the bass man, backing Kid Rock with Anthony Orio at Tootsies in Nashville.


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