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, September 29, 2015

Life's Little Rewards

Walking in the garden this morning,
 under a dark sky.

One of our Sunflowers had fallen over, from the weight of the rain, crushing the Peace Rose bush.

Clip clip, snatching a fellow Delphinium, does the trick.
"Fall"-en roses on the window sill.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Seduced By Sunday's Solitude

A still offshore breeze made for
 gentle lapping sounds of the water.

A peek of sunshine from behind the clouds.

Everything was so still.

Catching a Sunday nap at the beach.

Drama as the clouds come passing by.

Following the shoreline for as far as I can see.

Every layer of perspective caught.

The brightness makes us stay our ground.

As the clouds move back toward
 us we received a few sprinkles.

A Cheese Shop Sandwich devoured under a beach towel tent.

Ready to pack it up.

Hats off to the cloud formations.

Parading along the shoreline.

We were the only ones left on the beach.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


There is a man, his life shattered, who can pick up the pieces? Only the ones who had a place in his heart can pick up the pieces never to put them together again but keep them in their pocket so his heart will forever remain in their lives until the end of time on earth as we know it.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!!

With the sun behind my shoulder
there stands Pyramid Point in all her glory.

Steve and I plopped down onto our chairs, thought we had the beach to ourselves.

Next thing I knew there was a
 Labor Day beach party to the south of us!

Snorkelers swimming past us looking at beach stones.

The party moved to the north of us!

What a great beach day had by all:-)

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Labor Day Weekend At Anchor Cottage

Nautical world has been a great section of the store for the men this season.

This duvet has rich fall colors in the pattern.

Originally, when I put the Americana Collection together last winter, I had envisioned it hanging on a long porch over a wood pew on a shiny green painted porch floor. 

After selling numerous pieces out of the collection I hung what is left on the dark green wall. Wow, it looks really good.

These placemats are top notch dressy and casual at the same time. 

Now that I have seen what a lousy job I did of photographing these flags I should go back to the store and do a re-shoot! But I wanted to get this post out while I had the five minuets!

This is an awesome group of pillows for that cabin on Lake Leelanau.

Do I really have to go into the shop today? Shouldn't everyone be at the beach? I haven't decided yet.
Beach, shop, beach, shop.


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