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, January 27, 2015

That Funny Green....

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lopi sweater
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fabulous fabric #chair
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Photo Credit: Audra Melton. A sideboard in an Atlanta home. <br><b><em><a href=""target="_blank">>Read the full article here</a></em></b></br>
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What caught my eye, this week, was this funny color of green.
 It has a little blue and a small amount of black in the mix.
 So far I have painted a bookcase and wicker table in this color.
 It seems to work with warm woods, bright pink and the naturals, lopi wool and barn wood!
 The coral wall and the indigo chair, in the Matisse painting, complements this funny green!
 What would you name this paint color? 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Venus And The Moon

First shot was the best shot, just pulled the camera up to my nose and held my breath.Then I clicked the shutter.

Caught them off the top of our ridge from down in the holler directly west. 

The star and the planet felt so near and gone so quick, as in a "blink of an eye" or the speed of the camera lens, so to say.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sewing Under The Eaves

In the planning stages.

Two are finished and two are ready to go!

It feels like I am sewing under a tent!

Small cushions for children's chairs.

Third pair of pillows still in the planning stage.

The sun is shining through the window and all the fabric patterns and colors are so cheerful!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Funday!

A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.
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Cute cute chair!!!
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Red Tole Trays
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Punkin's Patch
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Floral-Pattern Fringe Hobo Bag by Marni at Bergdorf Goodman.
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I find myself leaning toward the yellow and red more often than not!
In my next life I want to weave in front of the fire on a chilly afternoon and get lost in the technique 
Working on the store decor, sketching out my plans and finding I have lots to do!

Time to take a break and put a fire in the fireplace.
Happy Sunday to you.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Orson Welles In Macbeth C.1948

Orson Welles in Macbeth c.1948
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 Anchor Cottage is open tomorrow from 11-5!
 Pine Cone Hill and Tradition Linens are half price!

I will be counting inventory Saturday afternoon,
 so come in and buy yourself some new bedding for 50% off! 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What To Buy At Treillage

Christmas Eve and we are snuggled in at the Evelyn Hotel listening to the rain. I say to Steve, "Steve darling did you look up the hours for Treillage on the computer?" He said, "yes dear they are open until 6:00 today." "Will you call and make sure, please." To make a long story short, they were open until 1:00 on Christmas Eve and we had to bust out of bed and hail a taxi to take us to 418 East 75th Street. We made it with 45 minuets to spare!  What to buy at Treillage? A clay canister made just for Treillage, a book about their good friend, Furlow Gatewood and a Blackburnian Warbler! The man behind the counter wrapped it for us and threw in a copy of Serendipity for us to read the article written about Bunny Williams and John Rosselli's "Oasis In The City". What I really wanted to buy, but was too heavy, 4 pieces of firewood cast in cement! They were pretty clever! 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Softly Elegant This Week

Bedroom Decorating Ideas: Cottage Chic
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The Enchanted Home: Building a blue and white collection.....and a blue and white giveaway!
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No-one does embellishment quite like Chanel...  #chanel
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B. Davis Interiors
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In Pink....
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happy embroidery 2015 by yumiko higuchi
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Savannah London
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"You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible." - Deepak Chopra
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In the depths of the cold, gray season, comes a feeling of rebirth, just below the frostline. Finding a soft formal approach to style and letting it slowly come to bloom. Taking time to use your manners in the creating of the spring design as the sun moves back around.  These are the thoughts deep in my artistic soul today. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

A Kaleidoscope Of Color

I see pillows for the store!

Brunschwig & Fils, Clarence House, Carlton V and more...

Cowtan & Tout, Duralee, G.P. & J. Baker & there are more...

Pindler, Pierre Frey...Beacon Hill, what a day!

Scalamandre, Ralph Lauren, Thibaut with Robert Allen and B. Berger.

Colefax & Fowler, Braemore, Stroheim & Romann, Schumacher too!

All lined up at the counter waiting to come home to you!


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