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Monday, May 30, 2016

Where We Stayed In Brooklyn

Coffee and bagels in the morning on the back deck.

Entry, first view, we were wowed. 

The decor reminded me of Catalonia. 

The whole room was one long and open floor plan.

Sleeping nook at one end.

A long, narrow living space.

And I was worried about having a decent mirror to get dressed in front of!!


On! Cool lamp.

Hung our clothes on the wardrobe.

Looking toward the dining/ kitchen/ garden area.

Six of these beautiful stained glass windows made just for this brownstone.

Can you tell how large the mirror was?

Where the buildings back up to each other.

Makes me slightly dizzy. 

An Iris at the curb.

The Sofia Inn.

Brooklyn, New York between Vanderbilt and Underhill.

On the way to the airport.

The traveling was uneventful. Planes and taxis, walking, it was all easy and safe in and around our neighborhood.
I would love to stay here again.

Day Before The Celebration

Here they come, walking down the street....

We went to the townhouse and look at everyone we meet!

The grandparents.

The grooms.

Happy smiles.

Interesting couples.

Around the table.

Wedding Riedel!

The toasts.


She was a bomb, loved her.

Calm before the wedding.

Sitting here thinking of how happy everyone was at the wedding.

A Wedding Under The Sun/Part Two

Table five! Very important photo! 

Steve, I just wanted to show your sister how handsome you are.

I won't tell your mother!

Leave the photography to the professionals! I managed to cut off everyone's feet in my photos which is a real surprise as I try to always be cautious of that and horizons.

The new Khunami's.

Three amigos strike again.

Thank you, Steve, for picking up my camera and capturing this photo of Timo and I.

The rock star.

You gotta love em!

Candids of the wedding off of my camera.

So Many Pictures So Many Captions/ A Wedding Under The Sun

As the sun shone down upon the newly married couple.

Taking before wedding photos of Chris and MayKay.

The matriarch and me!

Table six.

How are we getting there?

Tears are starting.

A little Leland love.

Happiness creates beautiful pictures.

So many great smiles of the day.

With as many pictures as I could snag off the internet, this morning, you can tell we had a fabulous wedding celebration.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Day Shop Hours

Good Morning

Anchor Cottage will be closed on Thursday, May 26. Friday the shop will be open 11 to 4 Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5 and Monday 11 to 3. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. Salute the troops.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

On The Radar This Week


Love Bird Cottage:

Cute kitchen!!:

West Palm Beach Antiques Row | The Locals-Only Guide to Palm Beach via @MyDomaine:


Spring has come to northern Michigan! It is sunny, the leaves are out and the sky is blue.

What caught my eye on the radar this week;

A lighter side to blue and yellow for a darling cottage kitchen and an outdoor table.

Blue and white transfer ware with birds, so pretty.

Beach Antiques Row in West Palm, we're going!

I recognize the spool bed with Pine Cone Hill bed skirt, quilt and shams on top of a Dash & Albert rug! Interior designer, Betsy Burnham, go take a look at the show house she worked on for Coastal Living.  Also spotted, blue and white oriental lamp and Sea Bag with a navy anchor! It was like stepping into my shop!

If you are coming north, this weekend, be sure to bring your sweatshirt, it's still a little chilly down by the water.


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