Country Accent

Vivian Howard Is an Accidental Collector

A dedicated minimalist discovers the fine art of curated objects


A Sneakerhead in the Kitchen: 450 Air Jordans and Counting

Virginia chef Travis Milton serves up a mouthwatering batch of Air Jordans


Reeling in Kentucky History

The foremost collector of the state’s vintage reels trolls auctions, meets, and antique stores for his quarry

Arts & Culture

The Wild, Thrilling, Southern Roots of the Most Expensive Gun Ever Sold


Jon Batiste’s Marvelous Melodicas

The musical renaissance man can trace his life in music with an impressive collection


A Collection of Classically Cool Race Cars

Century-old automobiles restore the joy of youth to a Lowcountry do-it-yourselfer


These Are Some of the Rarest Chickens You’ll Ever See

On a farm in North Florida, a man works to keep several breeds of birds from vanishing


Cornucopia in Clay

The Alabama artist Mary Kirk Kelly captured the sublime bounty of summer

Home & Garden

A Lowcountry Silhouette Collection

The legacy of silhouette artist Carew Rice lives on


An Angel’s Share in Kentucky

On the menu at chef Sara Bradley’s Paducah restaurant: hundreds of bourbons from her private stash


The Ultimate Turkey Call Collection

For North Carolina sportsman Danny Ellis, seeking out rare calls is all about the thrill of the hunt


Beauty on the Half Shell

Love infuses a historic—and exquisite—set of oyster plates


A Taste for Books

Rick Ellis’s hundreds of cookbooks preserve the South’s history one recipe at a time


A Celebration of Southern Art

Art by—and for—the people


Playing for Keeps

A musician’s quest to acquire the best Southern guitars in the world

Home & Garden

Two Centuries of Julep Cups

A Kentucky couple put their antique julep cups to good — and frequent — use

Home & Garden

A Southern Silhouette Collection Takes Shape

Step inside the home of Charleston, South Carolina, event designer Calder Clark, and her collection is hard to miss


Record Keeping

Joe Bussard’s rare vintage 78s—all 15,000 of them—preserve the sounds of the South for future generations


Cutting-Edge Art

Preston Gough’s collection of pedigreed knives is a study in Southern craftsmanship


Cocktail Curiosities

For the former rock drummer Cary Bonnecaze, collecting absinthe spoons is a way to preserve his heritage