Cottagecore is a huge aesthetic booming on Tumblr, Instagram and TikTok. I’ve you not heard of it before, it’s a pretty pleasing aesthetic. Imagine a romanticized version of farm life or country life mixed with western agriculture. It’s based around the lifestyle of living a simple life of harmony and being one with nature. Cottagecore, for me, puts me in a fantasy cottage in the middle of the woods with dainty floral china, dried hanging herbs, my own sustainable garden, windows open looking into a valley of greenery and flowers and lots of baking and lots of tea.
While this may be a fantasy to me, it’s day-to-day life for some people! If you’re into the cottagecore aesthetic, then here’s how you can bring your cottagecore kitchen dreams to life!

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Cottagecore cookware involves either lots of pastels or lots of copper. Copper is one of my favorite bursts of color to cook with in my kitchen, and yes, what color cookware I’m using matters. I grew up in a household with black skillets and silver pots because that was the thing at the time, but now we live in a world where color in the kitchen is all around us!
However, if you’re going to live out your cottagecore dreams by using copper cookware, invest in the real deal. Fake copper spray on a non-stick skillet is not going to last you long because the coat starts to chip off into your food. If you’re living out your dreams, you deserve the best.
And if you take care of them, they’ll last you a lifetime. Plus, not to forget mentioning, copper cookware is excellent for heating quickly meaning you can whip up your favorite dish in no time!

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Aside from beautiful copper cookware to live your best cottagecore life, are two timeless classics. If cottagecore thrives off of vintage styles, these are two items you don’t want to pass up on. I’ve talked about them time and time again in my previous post but the most trusty cookware products are a cast iron pan and a Dutch oven.
The classic midnight black cast iron pan is perfect as it is. Lodge is a household favorite and it comes pre-seasoned and ready to go. Cast iron pans will also last you a life time as long as you take care of them and the care is easy. To read more on how to care for copper and cast iron, click here to read a post where I covered all the steps!
Another of my favorites is my Lodge Dutch oven and what’s even better is the different colors they come in. Cottagecore is all about soft tones and pastels and Lodge has this gorgeous lilac Dutch oven that would make a beautiful piece to leave out on your stove or counter. I use my Dutch oven almost every single day, it’s aesthetically pleasing in a kitchen and super practical for all of your meals!

Breads, Pies and Everything Nice

When I picture living in the middle of the forest in my own little cottage I imagine that I’m a baking queen. I do experiment with baking, but I’m definitely more of a cook at home than a baker. However, I love living out my baking dreams by whipping up biscuits or muffins for weekend mornings. If you’re wanting to live out your cottagecore life, check out these amazing and super cute baking supplies to have in your kitchen!
A pie pan is essential for cottagecore living. But not just any pie pan. These hand painted floral pie pans and baking dishes will help your cottage dreams come to life. Fill your home with the aroma of fresh baked blue berry pie, lemon tart or apple pomegranate cobbler. With matching baking dishes to serve your favorite casseroles to friends and family!

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Another classic way to serve a decadent pie is also in a cast iron pan. If you love traditional cast iron cookware and the crispy, buttery crunch of a good crust then the cast iron was meant for you. Take good care of it and it can be passed down for generations to come.
Every cottage kitchen also needs essential baking accessories, so to go along with the copper cookware is a set of copper baking sheets and tins to cover your day-to-day needs!

Save Your China, Vintage is Back!

Growing up I never really had family china that was passed down from generation to generation. I knew that my parents had a set that we sometimes brought out during holidays, but other than that it wasn’t a huge thing in my family. However, my partner has multiple sets of china that have circled throughout her family and we now have a set that’s been passed down to us over the years.
I played with faux china as a little girl having tea parties with my stuffed animals, then went through a phase where I thought it was super old-ladyish, and now I’ve learned to appreciate the art of good china and really respect the details that go into the art.
Cottagecore is all about the china. From using it every day for tea and meals to displaying it simply to put wildflowers in, it’s an essential for your cottage themed kitchen. We actually had a few pieces that didn’t match our entire set and decided to use them as a centerpiece on our dining room table with succulents in them!

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And if you’re not looking for a set, just go for a few pieces! Here are beautifully painted floral tea plates for finger foods or cake.

And if you’ve got a solid white set, here is a strawberry cream and sugar set that I’m even contemplating getting for myself.

And of course, an adorable 2-tier cake stand for pastries and finger foods!

No matter how you decide to cottage up your kitchen, it’s bound to be cozy, cute and a dream come true!

Cozy Accessories for Your Kitchen

I could sit here all day and create mood boards for different cottagecore kitchen aesthetics but I’m trying to just keep it to the basics to start your inspiration! Cookware, bakeware and dinnerware are all basic essentials for starting out with your cottagecore goals, but there are also the little accessories that tie everything together!

A cross back apron to avoid flour on your clothes.

A set of copper mixing bowls to match your copper cookware.

Gorgeous copper measuring spoons/cups for all your baking.

A copper kettle for afternoon tea while you’re baking pastries.

And of course a copper colander to complete the collection!

A set of antique copper cannisters for pasta, rice or flour that’ll add some depth to your color scheme.

And a traditional sifter for your flour, powders and such.

Unique wooden utensils that will keep your cast iron safe from scratches!

And a mortal and pestle to ground fresh spices or make pesto.

A beautiful wooden cutting board to prep your food or hang for décor.

And these wooden serving boards that scream cottagecore!

This antique cookbook easel with weighted chains to hold your place.

And this precious floral recipe box to keep your personal recipes safe.

These adorable vintage mushroom oven mitts and pot holders.

A wooden bread box to display all of your artisan loafs.

Reusable cloth napkins to help save the Earth.

And for the coffee lovers, a super cute pastel Smeg coffee maker.


Are you ready to live out your cottagecore fantasy?

Or maybe you already are! Let me know your favorite items or if you already have any of these in your kitchen in a comment below!
Did you catch some of those rhymes? I promise they were 100% unintentional haha!
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Remember to be brave in trying new things and always cook with a dash of love!
Until next time,
Haley | Creator of Haley’s Kitchen

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6 Comments

  1. In this cottagecore kitchen, items are really nice, and we have been discussing these items. We found your website and had to stop in and see those shiny pots and pans to the serving dishes.
    Going to purchase these for us, we finally found a great website to purchase from.

    Cheers,
    Mathew&Deloris

    1. I’m glad to be of help! I have always loved copper anything and I love copper pots and pans in a kitchen!

  2. I love the double-tier cake tray and the floral tea plates. I especially love ALL the copper sets, bowls, water boiler, pans, all of it, and it’s perfect because I am building a house in the middle of nature, it will be the perfect look! I was just wondering if it’s ok to always cook in copper. Does the continuous heating release some of its substances? Can I store water or food in copper for a long time?

    1. Hi Christine!

      Copper always gets the best of me. It is definitely okay to cook in copper up to a certain degree. I cook with a gas stove and general rule of thumb for most stoves is that the highest heat usually gets up to 500°F (260°C). I do have non-stick copper skillets and they can withstand the heat with no problems, but if you’ve ever cooked on a gas stove, you usually aren’t leaving the flames on high heat for very long. It doesn’t take much to heat up a pot or pan with gas! Otherwise it’s completely safe as long as your cookware is in good condition and not chipped. I did a whole article on how to care for common cookware if you want to check it out here!

      As far as storing, stay away from anything sour. The acid can pull the minerals from the copper and into the food. Water can be safely stored for up to 7 days. As far as the canisters listed, they’re good for flour, sugar, pasta and such!

  3. Hi Haley,
    Absolutely love this article. The word “cottagecore” intrigued me as I had never heard it before! Glad I checked it out.

    I LOVE copper pieces, but only have a colander piece. This is because I also love the color red, and as you might have guessed, mykitchen is a theme red color – which i love. These beautiful copper pieces are making me rethink. The mixing bowls, measuring spoons/cups and kettle are too beautiful to pass over. I’m getting them to bring some shine to my kitchen – and the prices are just right!

    Thank you
    Ceci

    1. Hi Ceci,

      Cottagecore is new-ish to the world. Or at least the word is! I love the copper pieces too. I’m a sucker for anything copper! I hope they bring some happiness into your home <3

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