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

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Walking Through Anchor Cottage

Shop owner self portrait. 

We have stocked pillows...

...for outdoors...

...for sheep lovers...

...for good luck...we have bunches of pillows in different colors, shapes and themes throughout the shop. 

Black sheep, a pair of dogs and For-Get-Me-Nots.

Silky sheepskins layered with a cotton voile quilt and ruffled sheets! Pretty blue duvet cover and an indigo dyed sheepskin pillow.

I'll give you something to crow about! Money's roosters from East Bernstadt, Kentucky. . 

This sheep pillow is so handsome. 

For the love of horses and the hunt. 

The fox has nabbed our rooster!

Elegant in black and gold.

Heading into the pink department...

...mixing in the orange...

...adding some yellow...

...acrylic glassware, for the next outdoor feast, served on our hand painted, metal trays....

A table set for summer time fun. 

Thank you for walking through!

The store is stocked for the fourth! Bring on July! 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Cheese Shop Sandwiches

The Village Cheese Shanty is a sandwich shop located down in Fishtown. 199 West River Street, Leland Michigan, to be exact. 

For my friends and family it is our favorite go to for Pretzel Bread sandwiches to take to the beach! 

They offer, call ahead and quick pick up, which beats waiting in line. We have the menu posted at the Holler for all to order from when we are on the way to Good Harbor for the day. 

Yesterday, I was on my way to an appointment, and stopped to do a quick pickup of my pre-ordered favorites! It was 12:30 and crowded! So I parked where I parked! Ran in, paid and ran out, total of four minuets time.

Then a thought occurred to me! Why not have a designated Cheese Shop parking spot? 5 minuets for those of you that call ahead for your sandwich. 

It seems that the other major draws, into Fish Town, have a parking spot or two, so why not the Village Cheese Shanty? 

Check out the menu on line;


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Eight More Days!

Found on pinterest.
Summer is just around the corner! This porch speaks of warmer days to come. Love the chandelier and the aqua paint color around the door. 

Not sure who posted this photo on pinterest. 
These cookies are the cutest and would make a fun hostess gift!

It's A Wonderful Palmetto Life : Photo
It's A Wonderful Palmetto Life
We see this typical piece of furniture in the old cottages. Sure fixes up, nicely, to a small bar area for entertaining. 

pretty French blue and white bedding...trapunto stitched duvet, matelasse quilt ruffles... *THE ESSENCE OF THE GOOD LIFEâ„¢* Ralph Lauren
This bed is so pretty, light and fluffy! 

Farmhouse Fourth Of July In The Dining Room
Flag Day today.

 We are barreling into July and I can't wait for summer time fun! 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Rainy Day Finds

How did I know it was a Crabtree & Eveyln soap dish?

Packed up the big white truck with the husband and the dog, in the pouring rain, and took them for a tri-county drive on a dismal Sunday afternoon. 

In our travels we found the sweetest pieces, for the shop. 

This cookie jar is adorable! 

Good, clean furniture is hard to find, and we scored a few fine tables here and there. 

Sweet lines and nice finish on this dinning table. 

Great accent tables to paint any color in the book! 

For some reason the roosters keep coming into the shop, this season, must mean something.

After a road trip we always get a pizza! Even Benny has a slice!


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