The Shops at Thistlewood


If you are trying to eat healthy…..does eating the candy from the bottom of the Easter basket for breakfast qualify?


I mean….it’s not the good candy.

That’s long gone.

It’s the random generic foil covered chocolate eggs and left over pieces of taffy and the black licorice.

The bottom of the barrel.

Not that I would know anything about left over Easter candy like that.

That was simply a purely rhetorical question.

After all….remember….we eat Bok Choy around here.  🙂


Here’s some fun shopping to go with whatever you are having for breakfast (or lunch or dinner or snack)!

Great deals….great sponsors….so shop away!

Be sure and enter the discount codes at check out!


Between You and Me

I adore Tara from Between You and Me.

Her signs speak to my heart.

She created the “I hope you dance” sign that was inspired by one of my favorite posts I’ve ever written.

See what I mean.

Signs…..designed for perfectly….for your heart.

Between You and Me is offering a 10% discount for all Thistlewood readers.

Just enter the code:  THISTLEWOOD at checkout.

Vintage-Handmade Collage

Vintage Handmade

You know I am all about the earrings.

But after finding the shop  Vintage Handmade….I am all about the necklaces.

She creates the most incredible pieces from vintage finds and each necklace is truly a work of art.

And that’s not all.

She has vintage bingo cards and metal spools and hand-crafted earrings and beautiful rings.

And now I am all about Vintage Handmade.

Lisa is offering a jar of homemade Strawberry Vanilla Jam with a $25 purchase.

Just mention Thistlewood when checking out.

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Hymns and Verses

Before I met Doreen….I had never seen continuous pillows before.

Continuous pillows.

You know.

Where the message starts on one pillow and continues to another.

And now I’m hooked.

You can get your own continuous pillow today because Doreen is offering 15% off any one item in the shop!

Just enter THISTLE15 at check-out.


Leen the Graphics Queen

I met Leen at the Southern Blogger Conference and we immediately bonded over all things letters and numbers.

How can you not love letters and numbers?

Or chalkboard?

Or chalkboards with letters.

Especially when someone else is cutting them out for you.  🙂

Leen also has way more than letters and numbers and she is offering a 15% discount off everything in the shop for Thistlewood Farm readers.

Just enter the code:  twf15 at check out.

Sweet Grass Online

Sweet Grass Farm

Don’t you just love that name?  Sweet Grass Farm.


And the best part?

The shop is even better than it sounds.

There are all-natural cleaning products and soaps and room fresheners and gifts and fragrances.

They had me at grapefruit. 🙂

Sweet Grass Farm is offering a 20% discount to Thistlewood Farm readers.

Just enter the code:  sweetgrass20 at checkout.


River City Candle Company

I light a candle every day when I’m writing a post.

And I would walk backwards up a hill in the snow for these candles from River City Candle Company.


I have smelled them and they are the very best.

Red Currant is my absolute favorite.

It makes me smile….every day.

Free shipping on all candles for Thistlewood readers.

Just enter the code: thistlewood at check out.

11 Magnolia Lane

11 Magnolia Lane

I wanted to interrupt your shopping excursion to introduce you to three of the cutest bloggers on the planet.

Amy, Terri and Christy.  They are the writers of a really fun blog called 11 Magnolia Lane.

They have amazing crafts and DIY’s and recipes and the best home tours.

Here’s a little more about their journey.

And a fun feature in Better Homes and Gardens.

I wish I lived around the corner from them.

I wish I could invite them over for coffee.

Or maybe just discuss amazing earrings. 🙂



That was fun.

And exciting.

And I found some amazing ideas for birthdays and weddings and Mother’s Day.

Now I just have to figure out what to do with all these candy wrappers.  🙂

Have a totally awesome day!


PS  Thank you to everyone for the name suggestions and a special thank you to Marion for the new name…..The Shops at Thistlewood.

Plus….there was already another Blog Shop that is way better than any Blog Shop I could put on that is hosted by my sweet friend Beverly.

I truly apologize last month for any confusion with the name.  🙂


Each of these shops are a sponsor of mine….but my opinions and complete and utter adoration of all these products are completely my own.

 For more information you can check out my disclosure policy here.

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  1. Image for Beverly Beverly

    Great shopping, KariAnne. I adore Doreen and her products. I have her Doxology, and it is a favorite of mine. Thank you. Sending love from me to you.

  2. Image for Gwen Gwen

    When I read this in my email, I was like, OMGSH-- Kari has a shop now! Ha! But if you ever need a real shop on yo' blog, I can hook you up... you can sell you Fine Art there... you just might want to skip the chicken wings...

  3. Image for Donnamae Donnamae

    Great shops! And as far as the candy goes...I think they probably make chocolate covered bok choi! Maybe you should check it out! ;)

  4. Image for gina gina

    Lovely shop name. I, too, thought you were selling your own items! BTW...don't you hate that last chocolate egg at the bottom of the basket whose lost part of his foil? I'm always too scared to eat it! :)

  5. Image for Regina Regina

    Whew! I feel like I just ran in and out of a whole STRETCH of cute little shops - and now I want ice cream. ;) Checking them out, but I have to say, someday, I'm gonna buy something with "You are my sunshine" on it. I used to sing it to my as-of-yesterday 24-year-old baby girl when she was tiny! Enjoy the sunshine while you can! :)

  6. Image for Michele/ Finch Rest Michele/ Finch Rest

    Going to peruse those shops right now, thanks for the heads up- I always trust your good taste! Hugs.

  7. Image for nantucketdaffodil nantucketdaffodil

    I am sooooo excited! I have had my eye on the Come Sail Away pillows for months! This is a sign that they should be the inspiration for my bedroom. Ticking stripes....lots of white paint and nautical neutrals. Adore. Thanks a bunch!

  8. Image for Marian Marian

    Yay! I'm famous! Thanks for the nod in such an awesome post. I want to buy all of it. Especially something from between you and me. And that ribbon from Vintage Handmade. Good thing I have a show this month, so I can have some spending money. Love ya girl, Marian

  9. Image for Linda P Linda P

    Oh big thank yous for introducing me to some awesome shops!! Leaving town tomorrow so no time to really shop, but will return!!! ... and by the way, some of us don't let the licorice hit the bottom of that basket - hee hee!!!!!

  10. Image for Claudine Claudine

    Awesome products, Karianne!!! That was so great of you to highlight them! I have "you are my Sunshine" sign from Tara! I loved the continuous pillows! And the candles! I am rushing now, but will make an effort to visit your sponsors this weekend and learn more about them! XOXO Claudine

  11. Image for shirley@housepitalitydesigns shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    Great line up of shops at the Shops at Thistlewood...and I just love the gals at 11 Magnolia Lane!!!

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