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, December 30, 2015


Christmas in France: Rue Monge, Paris:

Saved by

Melissa Drewry

#fall #fashion / denim dress + plaid scarf:


indoor-outdoor room with fireplace:

Stenciled Feature Wall | Indian Paisley Damask by Royal Design Studio | Project by Classic Casual Home:

Bobo Wallpaper by Schwartz & Sons (featuring Bella Foster):

Cottage interior in blue & white.:

In love with everything in this Blue and White shot looking into bathroom!!:



I love the idea of having a flower shop
 out on the street side for impulse buys. Who doesn't like to buy something green for their space?
If I owned this chambray dress I would wear it all the time.
Pale and refreshing, blue stone and wall stencils, papers and natural wood finish detail combined.
Always a pop of red and an inspiration from Bunny Williams.

These are the sources for my imagination today.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Store Wide Inventory Reduction Sale!!

Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor
Is Having A
(Getting Ready For New Construction)
50% Off Storewide
12-24 Through 12-31

Anchor Cottage Is Located On The 45th Parallel,
 Half Way Between The
 North Pole And The Equator!

Stop by and check out the savings.

Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Awaiting Christmas In The Holler

Love the luscious cranberry red. 
The Holler is slowly becoming festive this holiday.

The old runner, from Berea, has been around for fifty Christmases.

Moss in a wood bowl, driftwood and beach stones, Catherine brought me roses and mums.

Three more days till Christmas comes!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Counting Down The Days

Waverly Parterre Sun N Shade Indigo Fabric - $9.8 |
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embroidery brooch by yumiko higuchi:
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Indigo Fabric.:
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A Southern Christmas:
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Gryphon Indigo fabric. Linen/viscose blend French gryphon up the roll pattern. 54" wide. 27" repeat. via House Fabrics:
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Repeat Repeat milk jug:
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pemba in lapis from ralph lauren home #fabric #linen #blue:
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I can't wait till Christmas Day!!

Other than that, I need a project to work on.
 I would like to bring these shaded blues into a room
 that has a ton of natural light with sea grass rugs on the floor 
and an element of "formal cottage" in the decor!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sunday Down In The Holler

Decorating the tree this morning
 in the pouring rain and thunder!

The Sago Palm is one of Steve's Christmas presents

Two out of six Amaryllis blooming.

The plants seem to like these low light/damp days.

This Amaryllis has a gigantic bud.

I love the red toile tablecloth under the tree. I ordered this from Dunroven's House back in the days of the old shop and have used it in so many displays and table settings. I throw it in the washer and dryer and don't even iron it!

Making room for unexpected guests next to the fireplace.

Cozy, cozy.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Working On The Studio Apartment/Need To Name The New Digs

blue and white:
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Skies of Parchment - The Cottage at 341 South | The Cottage at Christmastime. |
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1:12 Lean to conservatory... This is just so cute and simple, I feel like even I could make it.:
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~Bar Stool Buying Guide.:
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French country kitchen-:
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carolyne roehm-one-kings-lane-habituallychic-006:
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"Harbor Slip" or "At Anchor"
 are some of the names on the list.
500 sq ft all in one space.
"Harbor Slip" will have a small galley kitchen with open shelves and maple counter tops. Steve has some ancient tractor seats out in the shed that he will build kitchen bar stools out of!
Painted paneled walls and detailed window treatments will pull the one room unit together.
The smaller the bed footprint the better, thinking an iron headboard attached to a queen hollywood bed frame would take up the least space. Maybe a tiny little conservatory will expand the sitting area. 
Thinking thinking thinking...the architect brought the finished floor plans over today and I can't stop imagining the finished design.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

This Time Of Year

There are only twenty five more days of retail this year!

Then I blow it all out so I don't have to pay Uncle Sam income tax on the inventory that is left.

So I take all the remaining pieces and make a sweet vignette to try and move the last of the 2015 merchandise.

Add some flags to the grapevine wreath for an Americana decor.

Pull it all together for one last sale.

Come in and take advantage of the discounts on the remaining home decor, I don't think you will be disappointed.

Think of it as my Christmas present to all you loyal customers.

Merry Christmas to you!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

What Caught My Eye This Week

Chinoiserie Chic:
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love the floor and ceiling:
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Ana Rosa:
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Diamond and Baratta:
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red & white floral drapes:
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Pattern and color caught my eye this week.
 Love the richly layered patterns where no restraint was used!

Eight more hours until "shore leave".
 Going to bring Christmas down into the Holler.
 What are your plans this weekend?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Is Coming/ A Stroll Around The Shop

Happy December first!
 Does everyone have their lists in hand?

Plates for cakes...

Cookies and...


One of a pair french chair!

Corbels from Georgia.

Every day this group grows smaller.

Sold the napkins yesterday.

Only a few packages left.

This Advent Calendar reminds me of Bunny Williams.

This table is for Eddie Ross! Enjoy the holidays babe!

Found the Rose Poinsettias at Plant Masters, of Suttons Bay.

Elegant, Limoges, Four Seasons plates.

Table detail.

Ken Scott photography captured in calendars and books. A must have for all the people that love the Leelanau Peninsula. 

Still warm from Georgia.

Let me catch my breath!! Finished working in all the new pieces from my buying trip this fall. The truck was so full that when Steve stepped on the brakes, hard, nothing moved!!

Please come in and have a stroll around.

Holiday hours; Monday through Saturday
ten until five.


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