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

Friday, February 15, 2019

Nine Years Of Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor
I started writing this blog in 2010, around the time when we had found a Florida house that we fell in love with. 

Life is Short...Buy the Beach House (Part 2): Live with No Regrets
We sold the little St. Augustine house last year.

Chinoiserie Chic
Now we are in the middle of deep winter and am longing to get away to sunnier climes.

Today, I'm sharing our kitchen reno at the beach cottage. The before kitchen was obviously not the original 1955's kitchen and it w... #Beachcottagestyle
I love the old Florida vibe, easy living outside your door, the casual beat of the ocean surf in your ears. 

Beach house lighting...House of Turquoise: Chair 5 Beach Bistro and Bar | Digs Design Company
I am looking for a little house on a small lot with plenty of tropical foliage and a tiled courtyard.

10 Colorful Beach House Decorating Ideas - Martha Vineyard's Beachside House Tour
I would like to make it a more permanent home, not just a get away, but somewhere that we can live seven months out of the year.
A space for all my books and a corner to write down all my thoughts and inspirations.

A screened lanai to sit outside and sip sweet tea in the heat of the day under a palm leaf fan. 

So the cycle starts again. Finding a place to call home in Northeast Florida on the Atlantic ocean. A little rustic, a lot laid back and colorful, but light and bright too! 

Here's to nine more years of blogging! Nine more years of sunshine in the winter months! Nine more years of decorating new spaces in my life! 

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