Searching for the Modern Cottage Witch Aesthetic

Witchcraft is a spirituality; Wicca is a religion. But let’s be honest, a lot of us had our interest piqued in witchcraft originally because of the aesthetic. Modernity doesn’t offer a lot of mysticism, whimsy and overgrown cottages. Modern magick doesn’t really offer a lot of overgrown cottages either but we can use our imaginations right?!

My current home is the closest thing I’ve ever come to an overgrown cottage, despite being a suburban townhouse. There are jars everywhere, (as you saw in my Home Apothecary tour) and plants lining the windowsills. There are lots of candles and abandoned tea cups. There’s a hot pink Persian-style rug and a Palmistry poster in the living room. You’d have to be pretty oblivious to not notice that a witch (or two) lives here.

Since this is a cottage witch blog, after all, I thought I’d share a modern cottage witch aesthetic with you today. These images are a bit more fanciful and moodier than my actual daily life but they do capture a certain vibe that’s associated with cottage witchery. I definitely don’t live in a thatched roofed English cottage, try as I might, but everything else is almost accurate.

Modern Cottage Witch Aesthetic | Witch of Lupine Hollow

There’s ivy in my kitchen window, an overabundance of potted plants in the patio, brass candleholders (and swans, for reasons), and always a cup of tea.

But then again, my roses aren’t nearly this impressive, due to a lack of sunlight in the garden, but my geranium does all right. The jars in my apothecary aren’t labeled in gold but there are a lot of them. And I may not have the patience to paint alchemical symbols on my manicure but kudos to the woman that does.

In an online world of pretty-pretty-pretty, it can be easy to get discouraged or to feel like your practice isn’t as Instagrammable as anyone else’s. Just always remember: the witch aesthetic might be what drew you to your practice but you’re here because you feel connected to something deeper.

Of course, if the opportunity to live in a thatched roofed English cottage with an overgrown garden presents itself, I’d say carpe diem.

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