In this special issue of The Cottage Journal, we celebrate the heart of vintage cottage style—a passion for the past. Step inside our nine featured home tours from across the country and discover the unique stories behind their treasured collections. From a guesthouse constructed from a silo in Round Top, Texas, to a restored carriage house in New England, these charming cottages offer a variety of creative ideas for highlighting your one-of-a-kind pieces. And you won’t want to miss the idyllic landscape, once owned by poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, a homeowner set out to restore to its former glory. We hope Vintage Cottage leaves you inspired to put your favorite antique wares on display or perhaps even start a new collection!