Collection: June: The Summer Cottage

In June 2024, subscribers met the Summer Cottage.

Although the sun continues to rise and set over its garden, the Summer Cottage is a place where time moves differently.  Here, there is ample time to reflect and convalesce; and to turn one’s hand to idle pastimes. Visitors spend the slow afternoons reading, sewing, or simply gazing out the windows. Those who lead the busiest lives sometimes discover that, in the absence of pressing chores and errands, deferred emotions unexpectedly well up. 

The sunlit, whitewashed rooms are full of drawers, bookshelves, and other crannies to explore. A large mirror in an arched frame is propped in the parlor. Visitors who contemplate it realize that the reflection doesn’t quite match the room. The light has a pale green, watery cast; the vases of flowers are arranged a little differently; the mousehole in the baseboard is missing. This is a place of overlap, a place where the veil is thin. Spirits, too, can visit here, nourished by the scent of flowers.

The Summer Cottage Box includes an abundance of beautiful objects; hints and additions to expand the story; a mysterious document; and a lore card.  

June: The Summer Cottage