It’s no secret that part of the fun that comes with country cottage style is the hunt for unique, storied wares. Whether you’re shopping at a roadside flea market, perusing an antiques shop, or perhaps inheriting a cherished family heirloom, collections big or small can take years to acquire. In fact, you may unknowingly have a collection that’s been tucked away in storage, just waiting for a fresh life with a little thoughtful styling.
Arranging your patinaed, timeworn treasures in groups—hanging on the wall, artfully stacked, or thoughtfully curated—can make an ordinary assemblage of items feel extra special in a way that looks beautiful. If you’re looking to start a collection, be sure to find something that brings you joy. Whether it’s architectural salvage, vintage cast iron, old trunks, antique typewriters, crocks, or glassware, enjoy the hunt as you create a stylish collection for your country cottage.
Text by Katie Wood