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In the era of 2023, where social media often overwhelms us with micro trends (especially on TikTok), the 2000s cottagecore aesthetic re-emerges like a soothing balm for tired eyes. I mean, imagine a life enveloped by the calming embrace of nature, with mornings spent in sunshine and your very own garden at the back of your house far away from the bustle of the city.

Cottagecore isn’t just a style or an aesthetic — for some people it's a lifestyle and a yearning for the simple joys, be it kneading fresh bread, draping a room in vintage lace, or picking a bouquet of wild flowers next to your house.

Today, we'd love to share with you some of the pictures reflecting this type of lifestyle to help you understand why this particular trend is so captivating to many.

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Mom Made. I Thought It Was Pretty Cottagecore. Show Her Some Love, She’s Shy About Her Crafting

Mom Made. I Thought It Was Pretty Cottagecore. Show Her Some Love, She’s Shy About Her Crafting

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Made A Flower Crown, Didn't Know Where Else To Show It

Made A Flower Crown, Didn't Know Where Else To Show It

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For many people, the cottagecore aesthetic is a response to the rapid urbanization of our modern world. As our time seems to move quicker with each scroll, double tap, and swipe on social media, there's an increasing desire to just slow down at least a little bit and return to things that are a little… more tangible.

#4

Wore This Out To An Afternoon Tea Event!

Wore This Out To An Afternoon Tea Event!

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Someone Suggested I Post These Here: I Made Spring Botanical Illustration Cookies! These Are Vanilla Bean Shortbread Decorated With Royal Icing!

Someone Suggested I Post These Here: I Made Spring Botanical Illustration Cookies! These Are Vanilla Bean Shortbread Decorated With Royal Icing!

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Black Cottagecore Representation

Black Cottagecore Representation

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Still, cottagecore isn't just a nostalgic retreat into the past; in fact, it's a rather good reminder of what we've lost in our pursuit of convenience and efficiency. While the current generations have gained much in our fast-paced environments — including instant access to world information on a global scale — many feel a disconnect from the very Earth that sustains us. The images of softly billowing curtains in a rustic kitchen and sunflowers bending towards the morning sun all tell a story of much simpler and calm times.

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#8

Never Have I Thought I Would Fall In Love With A Rolling Pin

Never Have I Thought I Would Fall In Love With A Rolling Pin

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#9

I Took These A Few Months Ago For My Birthday. I Wish It Was More Normal To Dress Up Like This In Public Lol

I Took These A Few Months Ago For My Birthday. I Wish It Was More Normal To Dress Up Like This In Public Lol

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To be honest, there’s a unique universality to the appeal of the cottagecore lifestyle. Across many cultures and continents, the romanticization of this lifestyle and nature transcends boundaries. Whether it's the quiet Japanese countryside with its Zen-inspired wabi-sabi aesthetic or the French provincial homes surrounded by lavender fields, there's a shared human craving for simplicity and calmness.

#10

I Made Us Matching Coats

I Made Us Matching Coats

We went to do a nice photoshoot and the sun set right when we got to the beach which turned the sky pink. I feel like we are serving faerie princes at the summer cottage vibes here.

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Szzone
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6 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so glad to see other men wearing stuff like this because lately I started liking pink and flowery things and I low key still have a feeling that I somehow have to prove my manliness if I put on something pink or flowery. Even though I know I don't have to prove anything, and I say that to myself from time to time. Let us dudes be soft and flowery and wearing pink or magenta or rose gold whenever we want. Or let us feel manly and powerful while wearing pink and flowery stuff. Like these two kings. I'm sorry for this outburst.

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#12

Saw This On Twt And Instantly Thought Of This Sub

Saw This On Twt And Instantly Thought Of This Sub

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You know what I miss? moss green. You don't see enough green, and if you do, it's olive or blue-green, maybe a shrill apple green. I just want a normal, unbroken, light or dark green. For jeans, walls, houses, cars... *sigh*

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In the age of TikTok micro trends, the resurgence of the 2000s cottagecore aesthetic serves as a gentle reminder that sometimes, the answers we seek aren't ahead but rather just behind us. We think that this encourages us to embrace the quiet joys, and to find beauty in imperfection.

#13

Been Cycling Around The UK Countryside. Thought You Might Enjoy This

Been Cycling Around The UK Countryside. Thought You Might Enjoy This

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#14

I Made Cinnamon-Blueberry Tarts, Inspired By Monet

I Made Cinnamon-Blueberry Tarts, Inspired By Monet

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#16

Thatched Roof Cottage Surrounded By Flowers, Rutland, East Midlands, England

Thatched Roof Cottage Surrounded By Flowers, Rutland, East Midlands, England

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eed_thelast_haw
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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the house of my dreams. I'd be surprised if the owners didn't have a ghost, me. I haunt the place when I drream. Beautiful.

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#17

Mushroom Royalty Costumes We Did For The Renaissance Festival!

Mushroom Royalty Costumes We Did For The Renaissance Festival!

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#18

This Greenhouse Gives Me Strong Cottagecore Vibes

This Greenhouse Gives Me Strong Cottagecore Vibes

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eed_thelast_haw
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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not cottage core, this is elven. Elrond would like it back please. GORGEOUS

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#19

My Grandmother And I Finished Our Very First Quilt! We Wanted Something Reminiscent Of An Old English Farmhouse Quilt. Im Overjoyed With The Result!

My Grandmother And I Finished Our Very First Quilt! We Wanted Something Reminiscent Of An Old English Farmhouse Quilt. Im Overjoyed With The Result!

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TomCat
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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a beautiful quilt!! I hope it stays in your family for generations ❤️

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#21

Finally Finished That Fireplace Mural I Shared Here A While Ago

Finally Finished That Fireplace Mural I Shared Here A While Ago

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#23

Magical Cottage

Magical Cottage

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#24

The Precious Mushroom Lamp I Purchased Today

The Precious Mushroom Lamp I Purchased Today

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#25

Look At This Apron My Aunt Made Me

Look At This Apron My Aunt Made Me

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#26

After The Discussion About Masculine Cottagecore Outfits, I've Decided To Make My Own "Lookbook"

After The Discussion About Masculine Cottagecore Outfits, I've Decided To Make My Own "Lookbook"

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#27

How'd I Do? I Made It From A Thrifted Tablecloth

How'd I Do? I Made It From A Thrifted Tablecloth

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#28

Come Take A Nap

Come Take A Nap

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks lovely but I wonder if you won't wake up covered with bugs

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#29

Strawberry Cake I Made For Myself

Strawberry Cake I Made For Myself

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#30

Made These Meadow Paintings For Gifts Recently

Made These Meadow Paintings For Gifts Recently

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#31

I Visited My Fiancé’s Childhood Home And It’s So Dreamy

I Visited My Fiancé’s Childhood Home And It’s So Dreamy

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eed_thelast_haw
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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is his father or grandpa Radagast? What the hell. Who lives like this?? Faeries??? And how come I'm stuck in a horrid city?

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#33

This Is What We All Really Want

This Is What We All Really Want

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6 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"whatever this is" they say. It's Peterson and Findus! There are books and an animated tv series!

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#34

Just Finished Making This Corset Out Of A Pair Of Curtains

Just Finished Making This Corset Out Of A Pair Of Curtains

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#35

The Perfect Cottagecore Room

The Perfect Cottagecore Room

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#36

Porch

Porch

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#37

My Wonderful Friend Made This Gorgeous Skirt And Gave It To Me

My Wonderful Friend Made This Gorgeous Skirt And Gave It To Me

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#38

Imagine Feeding Your Little Chickens As You Enjoy Your Morning Coffee

Imagine Feeding Your Little Chickens As You Enjoy Your Morning Coffee

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#39

This Edible Flower Chocolate Is Just Too Beautiful To Eat

This Edible Flower Chocolate Is Just Too Beautiful To Eat

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this available for purchase? They are beautiful and would make Wonderful presents.

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#40

Found This Foxy Cardigan And Immediately Thought Of This Sub :)

Found This Foxy Cardigan And Immediately Thought Of This Sub :)

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#41

7 Months Ago I Made A Moss Rug!

7 Months Ago I Made A Moss Rug!

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#43

I Was Told This Was A Very Appropriate Post For This Sub, Homemade Vegan Lemon Tart Finished With Fresh Edible Flowers From My Garden

I Was Told This Was A Very Appropriate Post For This Sub, Homemade Vegan Lemon Tart Finished With Fresh Edible Flowers From My Garden

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#44

Style Inspiration: Tasha Tudor

Style Inspiration: Tasha Tudor

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#45

I Painted My Stairs With Little Folk Art Flowers! Now I Need To Decide What Color To Paint The Walls

I Painted My Stairs With Little Folk Art Flowers! Now I Need To Decide What Color To Paint The Walls

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#46

My Little Mushie Pie

My Little Mushie Pie

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#48

I Do Makeup To Match My Baking, And I Thought You Would Enjoy This Red-Breasted Robin Themed Makeup And Cake!

I Do Makeup To Match My Baking, And I Thought You Would Enjoy This Red-Breasted Robin Themed Makeup And Cake!

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#49

Ah To Live In A Thomas Kinkade Painting

Ah To Live In A Thomas Kinkade Painting

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too bad Kinkade was a hustle. Sued successfully by his gallery franchisees. And a pattern of drunken, abusive behavior.

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Vegan Cake I Made

Vegan Cake I Made

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