I do love a little (or big!) country cottage - whether it be one with a thatched roof like the one on the top of this vintage Riley's Toffee tin made in England:
Or one like this in ceramic. I got this on Ebay - very inexpensively - and it's like my others that are planters and/or wall pockets, except that this one is made with cutout windows and meant to put a light inside! I display it all year, but at Christmas I light it up.
See how my red ceramic one has similarities to the Mary Engelbreit cottage on this plate with it's arched window, sloped roof line and chimney?
And then, here is another from the Mary Engelbreit set , this one with a thatched roof:
I love 'em all.