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

Sunday, March 7, 2021

What A Fun Week

New sheet swatches came into the showroom this week. Pretty, pretty. The coral and oxford blue have nice weight and are soft, soft! I just want to mix them all up on someone's bed!

I ordered fabric swatches and they arrived on Friday. I order one yard per fabric so we have enough repeat to see what it will really look like once it is cut and sewn! 

This combination is blue on blue on blue and it works. We have the front door paint color and the kitchen island paint color. A patterned print for cushions and the linen, in two different blues, for welting and decorative pillows. 

This is my favorite fabric, that floated into the studio, this week. I want to upholster a French Bergere chair and set it on top of the striped rugs. Clear, crystal lamps on bamboo side tables. Large, blue and white, fish bowl planters, with Lemon Trees, on either side of the French doors. Oh la la! 

Caspari, for spring! Setting a pretty Easter table in the soft pinky/orange hues with a large bouquet of Daffodils in the middle.

You have to love a customer that has a vision. I am so happy to see her Grenadine rockers all in a row! The little faux, bamboo tables with the leather tops, are fresh and clean. I polished the tops with shoe polish to help bring the leather back to life

This corner cabinet has a door at the bottom. I like the scalloped edge on the top and on either side of the shelves. Gives it a little oomph! 

Worked on giving the water rings some patina. To replace the embossed leather was very pricey! The shoe polish revived the dried out leather and took the edge off the rings. They are acceptable! 

There is snow, there is ice and the sunshine makes it twice as nice!
Pretty as it appears, the temperature was twenty six degrees and the shutter on my camera was on slow motion. 

Now that was a fun week, in the show room, at Anchor Cottage!


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