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

Thursday, June 30, 2016

July Comes Rolling In

It's picnic time at the cottage, on the boat or in the park!

Dash and Albert polypropylene 2 x 3 rugs make great beach mats. Roll out a 2.5 x 8 runner, at the fireworks, for the grandchildren to sit on.

A red, white and blue weekend.

Company is coming, we are going to have a lot of fun & smiles all around.

Toddlers in pictures.

Sleeping under the eaves, listening to Lake Michigan.

Fresh and pretty bedding.

My new mascot!
 He flew in from St. Augustine for a visit and the first thing he did was go fishing in the bay.

Caspari paper products on display.

My favorite seagull pillows.

Flowers in July, weeds also. 

A pair of bears for your cabin porch. 

Rugs in color.

Rugs in baskets.

We even have luggage racks! 

Money's Folk Art is up from Kentucky.

 The weather is perfect, cool nights for sleeping and sunny days for golf. Bring your sweatshirt and your warmest bathing suit!

See you when you get here!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In A Daze

It was my little daughter-in-law's birthday on Wednesday and one of her BFFs sent this vase full of flowers. So pretty!

Staring at the favorite view in the kitchen, English ware seems to soothe my inner angst! 

What is on your windowsill? I am putting together a garage sale in the back of the store and this Staffordshire figurine followed me home.

A fourteen wheeler pulled up in front of the shop yesterday afternoon with seven large boxes from Canada. Going into the shop early to start unpacking. The driver said that a fourteen wheeler only has one axle and makes delivery around Traverse City easier than driving a sixteen or eighteen wheeler which has two axles. 

I am going to bed. Pictures of new product in the store coming soon. As soon as I can unpack and display!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Anchor And Paint Go To A Wedding

 Steve and I had so much fun at Tim and Garen's wedding. We are left with such good feelings, generated by everyone, who attended the celebration.

Still smiling!


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Caught Me At A Colorful Moment


i suwannee:

Jamie Meares

i suwannee:

Jamie Meares

Love the fabric on the shade. I stuccoed my kitchen walls, so this is giving me some ideas. Emma Bridgewater fabric:

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English country cottage:

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the linen garden:

I will take it all, just find me a stone house in a village of older.
Where layered comfort is easier than arranged appearance.
Soft and muffled without hard lines.
Flowers grown where seeds fall.
Let the hand of wit take over and there I will appear! 

The temperature is cool, here, in northern Michigan. I am leaning toward complete coziness with a fire to take the chill out of the morning.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Strolling Through The Shop

I am starting to feel settled in. Appreciate the backdoor view and lake breezes. 

Nautical picnic dishes are here.

Bar glasses from 1968.

So much color.

Sweet baby girl dress.

A charming little corner.

Citrus orange, yellow and green!

Just a fun combo of color.

Humorous cocktail napkins.

Four, boxed and ready for a hostess gift.

An eyeful when you walk in the front door.

Love the layers.

Working the table. 

Tea in the conservatory?

Where's the cake?

Springing into summer:-)

Pillows pillows and more pillows.

Dishtowels and serving baskets.

Something for your kitchen window sill.

These dishtowels make great picnic napkins.

English creme ware. 

Blue and white work well with any colors.


Walking through the store deciding what to bring in next. I think a nice big rug order is what we need.

Enjoy your weekend!


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