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A Journey through the Village
When you open the book, though, something unexpected happens. The flickering light from the candle illuminates the illustrations and they begin to move. The sound of creaking wagon wheels and chattering conversation rises from the book, and before you knew it, you find yourself standing on a cobblestone street in front of a busy café.
Peering inside the windows, you see a homey dining area with checkered table clothes. Every seat is filled, but not with humans. Instead the same dapper animals as were in the book illustrations sit and converse over mugs of cider and cups of tea. A badger in a white cap trimmed with ribbons scurries between tables, refilling mugs and handing out slices of fresh baked bread. No one seems to notice you watching.
Meet The Cottage Fairy!
Learn more about Paola, The Cottage Fairy! At almost 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube, The Cottage Fairy has enchanted audiences with her content about art, books, rural living, and more! Learn more about the woman within the little country cottage!  Be sure...
Cozy Autumn and Winter Soundscapes for You

As the weather turns cold and nights grow longer, it's time to slow down, bundle up, and get cozy. 

While a warm blanket, a fragrant candle, and a cup of soothing tea are all essential to this process, don't forget to feed your hearing along with your other senses. To help you get in the proper comfy mood, we've selected some of our favorite seasonal soundscapes.

Start a Letter Writing Ritual
When was the last time you wrote a letter? Not an email or a text, but just an old fashioned, handwritten letter? Has it been a while? Whether you're a letter novice or an advanced epistle scribe, we have some...
Treat Your Senses to Emily Dickinson & Mythologie
Rest a Moment with Emily Dickinson Sometimes we need to surround ourselves with lovely things, be that flowers, or fragrances, or delightful words that dance through our minds. Pause with us to enjoy some wistful poetry by Emily Dickinson. Three...
Quotes on Simple Living from our Favorite Authors
Cozy Cottagecore Quotes This week we sought out some words of wisdom from beloved authors.Do you love quotable quotes?Read on! Quotes on Simple Living from our Favorite Authors   “The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.” Louisa May...
How to Curate a Cottagecore Wardrobe

How to Curate a Cottagecore Wardrobe

Over the past few years, the growth of the cottagecore aesthetic and lifestyle has taken off as consumers demand more sustainable fashion and explore simple living and its benefits. Many consumers have adopted a focus on clothes and brands that serve their needs rather than feeling beholden to standards set by the fashion industry or society as a whole.

Why choose cottagecore fashion?

The cottagecore aesthetic is about a simpler life which includes sustainable fashion. This means rejecting the ever changing, fast fashion consumerism encouraged by the fashion industry.

Cottage Quotes: Gardening
The sense of accomplishment and connection to nature one receives from planting a garden are undeniable. Great minds throughout the ages have expounded on the delights of earth and sun and growing things.  Looking for inspiration? Gardening and nature quotes.  "The...
How to Choose a Cottagecore Baby Name
How to Choose a Cottagecore Baby Name Congratulations! You have a little one on the way... or maybe you don't. Maybe you're just here because you're thinking about the future... or you want to name a character in the charming...
5 Yummy Tea Sandwich Recipes
Is anything cuter than small plates of finger food, tastefully arranged for tea time? Whether you're having a traditional high tea for company, an adorable tea party with your children, or a quick picnic in the garden for yourself, an easy...
Spill the Tea: Our Staff's Favorite Teas
A major part of living the Cottagecore lifestyle is taking small moments to appreciate little, quiet pleasures. One of our favorites? A nice cup of tea on a quiet afternoon.  We recently asked some of our Mythologie Elves what their favorite...
10 Popular Flowers and Their Meanings in the Victorian Language of Flowers
Decode the Language of Flowers During the Victorian era, sending secret messages through coded signals was all the rage. From the way you held your fan to the placement of your stamp on a postcard, hidden meanings were everywhere. However,...
Cottagecore Movies & Shows
Sometimes simple living is about knowing when to take breaks with something that brings you joy and comfort. Maybe we can't all run away to a cottage in the country or have space for a garden, but most of us...
Cozy Cottagecore Books
Is there anything better than settling in with a good book on a rainy day? Or reading a book in a sunny garden? Or snuggling in bed with a book on a stormy night? Or just any reason to stay...
Cottagecore Table Top Games
We recently shared our top 5 picks for Cottagecore video games, but what if you're looking to "unplug" for an afternoon for some low-tech fun? We've got you! Here our are top recommendation for Cottagecore table top, board and card...
Afternoon in the Book Nook
You’re in the cottage’s kitchen helping your host make tea blends by mixing tea leaves with dried herbs and flowers picked by hand from her idyllic garden. From a wooden cabinet above you select a robin egg blue stoneware bowl,...
A Visit to the Lavender Fields
Settling your straw hat on your head and picking up your basket, you set out from the cottage on a pleasant spring day. A pair of garden shears sits in the basket along with a thermos of tea and a...
Our Founder Talks Cottagecore!
We're expanding our original Cottagecore collection ... but what does this mean? Why are we doing it? We asked our founder, LEAH, to give us the inside scoop on these new candles.  Our original Cottagecore collection was only three candles....
A Visit to Honeycomb Haven
You awaken to sun streaming through the gingham curtains onto your face. You roll over to gaze out the window into the garden. The flowers dance in a slight breeze and the bees and butterflies are already at work. Nestling...
A Walk through the Cottage Garden
You're strolling along a garden path. A blackbird cries out harshly from a blossoming cherry tree, scolding you for straying so near to her nest. She swoops overhead, so close that the breeze of her passing dislodges your straw hat,...
Arriving at the Cottage
Puffy white clouds drift through a blue sky overhead as the sun sits high in the sky. You rest under an apple tree in full blossom, watching the bees going about their business and the white petals drifting down around...
Come to the cottage!

If you love romantic English countryside, thatched cottages and slow living, you'll love our new Cottagecore collection!