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, August 31, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Colors Of Autumn

Funny how, instinctually,
 we migrate into an autumn sense of color.

The pastels of summer become the gem tones of fall.

Gold, Burnt Orange, Bark Brown and Fuschia.

Changing over into the next season at the shop.

Shouldn't the French Bistro chairs
 be sporting some Sheep Skin chair pads?

Plenty of time left to dine outdoors
 as I am praying for an "Indian Summer"!

The blue and white looked rather chilly!We have been in the mid fifties-low sixties in Northern Michigan, this week.

So I added some orange oriental plates to warm it up.

Looks more in season!

Roll neck sweaters for the little sailors.

Looks cozy from the counter.

Pretty dishes to dress up your plate rails.

I might have to take these pillows to Florida.

The bark and the pine needle pillows look good with the loon pillow in the red wagon.

Time to cozy up the, "under the eaves", guestrooms at the cottage.

Ah, the nesting instinct.
 Happens every year!

Monday, August 24, 2015

See You In The Funny Papers!

A family beach day!

The stars of the show.

Sunday celebration.

Chef Steve made the quiche.

I played hostess.

To cap off the day
 Steve and I went to Wilson's
 with Maroush and Ken.

Had a wonderful weekend full of fun,
 now back to work on the run!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Company's Coming!

Good Morning!
 I am ready for company.

Sprucing up the Holler.
Loving my new seagrass rugs underfoot.

 likes the new Dash & Albert rug at the front door.

I tidied up my side of the nest.

Hung a new curtain
 to keep the birds from flying into the house.

Steve built a new deck.
 Check out his cool fencing, you look right through it!

A new bridge to the round house.

Steve powerwashed the heck out of everything. When you live in the woods everything is covered in sap and mildew. He even powerwashed the white truck.

It's a non-stop jungle out there.

Pretty and wild at the same time.

The "craftsman" is in residence.

A little spit and polish to bring her around.

Looking homey.

The guestroom. 

I look at this combo every morning, while I am getting ready for work. Something about it inspires my day.

See you at the shop!


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