Am I the last one?

Am I the only one?

How did I not know….

…that Trader Joe’s has the best flowers on the planet?


When I was traveling this week I needed flowers for a photo shoot.  Someone mentioned Trader Joe’s.  Someone told me the flower world was mine for the asking there.  Someone told me they were half the price of other stores.


Have you been there?  Have you seen them?  There were buckets and buckets of them and they were so fresh and amazing and flower fresh and affordable.

Trader Joes’s–are you listening?

Can you please put a store by me?  🙂

And now—check out the links below—it was a good week for the internet.

I’ve seen fabric garlands before.

But this one is one of my favorites.

I love how long the fabric is tied.  I’m making it and I hope I find a barn to go with it.

DIY found here.

This home office is perfect.

I love the wall color and the rug and the chalkboard door.

Details found here.

I love a vintage find.

I love a story.

And I love when the two come together for the perfect post.

Look at the ruffle on this slip cover.

Isn’t it the cutest ever.

Slip cover details and tips found here.


And in random news this week:

These mini flower arrangements

This DIY

The tile in this bathroom

This DIY teacher gifts

This blog is so inspiring

Did you know stories are coming to Facebook?

This before and after

This kitchen decor

Book case styling ideas

What to do in New Orleans

And this?  This is seriously the cutest tiny house on the planet.

And one more for the road.

How to get brighter photos on your phone and tons of other photography tips here.

Happy random Saturday to you. 🙂

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  1. Image for PC PC

    Trader Joe's is a great store - When I go to the city in S FL, a stop is mandatory. Love the 3 buck Chuck and snacks. In Milwaukee, I bought flowers for my extended stay room every week with food.

  2. Image for Laura @ The Tiny House Farm Laura @ The Tiny House Farm

    Traders Joes is THE BEST place for flowers. I love freesias and used to only get them for a short few weeks in the early spring. Now Trader Joes has them way past that season. As soon as I walk in their door I sniff the air. The citrusy scent is so distinct. The flower display is just inside our TJs. Now I buy flowers for myself all the time :)

  3. Image for Ellen Ellen

    Thistlekeeping is always informative and fun! Trader Joe's is the best place for affordable flowers and plants, their other things are pretty awesome too. Being close to one is a wish come true, hope yours will soon. Thank-you for another Saturday's pleasurable entertainment.

  4. Image for Laurie Laurie

    Hi Karianne, Trader Joe's always has Peonies in the spring and last Spring I was able to get coral colored ones! If you have a Whole Foods you might like their flowers too! I always look forward to your Saturday posts! Thanks so much!

  5. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Hi!! I feel like I've been MIA but seriously so much has been going on that I haven't commented but I am always reading and right there with you. Trader Joe's is fantastic and so cheap -- my kind of flowers -- affordable. So, I just want you to know I'm here lurking in the background! Hugs!

  6. Image for Pam Pam

    I can't say that the Trader Joe's in my are (SF Bay Area) has the best flowers. Sorry. What they do kick @#$ at it some of the great food items that you just can't find anywhere else. Oh but don't get hooked on them because as soon as you do BAM! They stop selling them. So take my advise if you love something go back to the store and stock up on it NOW. Oh and grab a fresh basil plant. No more growing it from seeds or a small pot. A beautiful full grow one that I can pick leaves off for most of the summer for around $3.

  7. Image for Sue Sue

    Thank you Karianne, I love your Saturday posts. Just made a comment to The Painted Hive about that magnificent chest. I want that chest.

  8. Image for Betsy Betsy

    Any place that sells tulips and ranunculus on a regular basis is on my hit list! Don't forget the ginger cookies and the chocolate covered peanut butter cups while you're there : ) . I hide them under the Orange Chicken, frozen thin green beans and of course fish.....lots of fish so there is less quilt over chocolate and cookies.

  9. Image for laura {not a trophy wife} laura {not a trophy wife}

    Somehow I ended up on your Christmas decor and mannequin challenge and new camera lens. Love!

  10. Image for Laurin Laurin

    I love Trader Joe's and they do have fabulous flowers at a great price! Perfect place to go prior to a holiday or party for great food and flowers!

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