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

Monday, May 31, 2021

I Have Been So Busy

All these photos were taken with my phone. Not the best shots. But the easiest way to get a blog posted! I just look in my gallery, on the phone, and pick out pictures of some of the projects I have going on around here. 

Do you believe in serendipity? I sure do! I have been working on turning my bedroom over to blue and white since last winter. Searching for a pair of lamps to put on either side of my bed. Never in a million years would I have thought of looking at Dana Gibson. I use to sell her lamps and accessories in Anchor Cottage. So, long story short, I was helping a friend out, last week, and she wanted to reimburse me and I declined. "It's a favor", I insisted. Then she asked if I would like this pair of lamps!!! 

Jaw dropped to the floor! These were the perfect lamps for my bedside tables! The right size, the right blues and the price was right!

Ordered a Kate Spade fabric to slipcover a chair and sew decorative pillows. Still love my Bunny Williams pillows and the Annie Selke rugs, that I bought off her retail site, at 30% off.  Now if I can stick to just blue and white! I am terrible about needing to add colors in my rooms. Green, red, yellow with black as an eyeliner, so to say! 

A collection of blue and white plates to accent the walls, along with a collection of landscapes I have collected over the ages. Yes, I am that old that I can say ages over years!

In the mean time, I have been filling my flower pots with red, yellow and blue! I even wintered over some Geraniums and repotted them to see if it was worth the trouble, all winter, keeping them alive!

I have a trip to the furniture market coming up and I will keep you posted on all the new product for your home decorating projects! 

Have a blessed Memorial Day, keeping in thought and prayer, our fathers who went to war to keep America safe and free from destructive forces. Yes, I am so out of date, thank you to the ladies in the military, protecting us on foreign land. I don't care for war so much as I appreciate the forces that keep us safe. Today is that day to say thank you.  


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