Random facts on a Saturday morning:

1.  I’ve missed Thistlekeeping.  Truly.  I’ve been in five states in the last week and I didn’t have it ready.  No worries.  I’m making up for it this week.

2.  I wrote this imperfection story a year ago.  Just in case you thought I’m a fancy decorator—spoiler alert—I’m not.

3.  I have the cutest craft idea for fall I’m posting next week.  Stay tuned.

4.  I just pinned a bunch of simple, fun, fall decorating ideas over on my fall Pinterest board.

5.  I had a yard sale this morning.  I priced it like I buy it—cheap.  We sold out COMPLETELY in under two hours.

The only thing that might have been more amazing was if it wasn’t MY yard sale….

….and I could have shopped it. 🙂

This home tour.

Every little last detail will make you wish fall was here all year.

See the entire tour here.

Love this article.

It’s all about loving where you are at with decorating.

You can read it here.


When they came to photograph the house last year for BHG, the stylist used bittersweet.

It is so fall and so pretty.

Love the bittersweet on this home tour.

And I could not let another Saturday go by without a shout out to my friend Leen from Sand Dollar Lane.  I love it when someone follows their heart and their dream.  She is starting her own subscription business where she’s putting coastal farmhouse in a box.  You get a box every month with amazing coastal, farmhouse finds (like these glass sea beads).

She sent me a box to try it out and it included a checkerboard, printed straws, sea glass, a jute-wrapped bottle and other coastal farmhouse finds.

Congratulations on your new business my friend—you are a rock star.

You can learn more about the subscription and how it works here.


In totally random news this week:

This new decorating series

This mini fall tour

This made me cry

This fall inspiration

This simple wreath DIY

These budget fall decorating tips

This before and after table

This simple tablescape

This creative coffee table idea

This entryway (love the scroll)

I’m heading down to Texas and stopping off at Magnolia along the way.

Love this tour of their fall decor.

A little more fall for the road.

This hutch is my favorite yard sale find in the history of EVER.

Here’s how I decorated it three different ways for fall.

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  1. Image for Anne-Marie Anne-Marie

    Hello ! Can I ask for a definition, please ? I looked up "thistlekeeping" in my dictionary and only found the translation for "thistle". What does "thistlekeeping" mean ? Thanks (and sorry for asking something which is probably evident ....)

    1. Image for Thistle Wood Thistle Wood

      Anne-Marie, LOL! It's a word I made up. :) It just means all the things I've "kept" all week to share. :) Happy day friend! karianne

  2. Image for Marian Marian

    How in the world did you have time for a yard sale, with all you do. So glad you can part with some of your "stuff". I have a hard time letting go. Always buying more,

  3. Image for Debi Debi

    I'd love to shop at your yard sale! I love your home so! Yard sales are so much fun. I found some great pots at one this morning

  4. Image for Pam Pam

    Thank you so much for getting back to Thistlekeeping! I look forward to it every week! I save it for a quite time and enjoy every morsel!

  5. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    As I told a man I once worked with who sold his house in three days; You sold it too cheap (yard sale items!!!) Lol

  6. Image for Cindy Hurley Cindy Hurley

    I had sooooo much fun shopping your yard sale. You have the best stuff. My granddaughter is getting the fever to do up her apartment and outside entrance area because of your blog and Pinterest and with all the stuff i got her at the yard sale. She needs allot of thistle-keeping . lol

  7. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    Thank you for Thistlekeeping! I have missed it!! Safe travels to Texas this week. Can't wait to make it to Magnolia myself in a few weeks--Please do a Facebook live from there with a tour! That would be so amazing, friend!

  8. Image for Cecilia Cecilia

    Oh KariAnne! It's nice to have Thistlekeeping back but I'm so happy for you and your wonderful book! How I wish I could meet up with you while you are here in Texas! But the wedding is only 13 days away and I'm in a mad dash to finish all the last minute stuff. :) Perhaps next time! Thanks for rounding up all these goodies. So much fun to browse through. hugs, Cecilia

  9. Image for Julie Briones Julie Briones

    I've missed your Thistlekeeping, too! So glad to see it back, and looking forward to the fall craft idea!

  10. Image for PJ PJ

    KariAnne, can you please tell me what type and color of paint you used on your wonderful hutch? Thank you! Enjoy your travels please.

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