Thistle & Wren

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Motherhood – A Journey through IVF

Medicine, tests, and many needles. Appointments, ultrasounds, procedures, waiting rooms, tears, losses, complications, sleepless nights, hospitalization, waiting, fear and finally Motherhood. It wasn’t a simple or easy road for my husband and I to...

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Slow Fashion

Let’s talk about Slow Fashion. The New York Times discusses how famous fashion designers are choosing to slow down production time and retail seasonal schedules to focus on Ethical Fashion and the movement towards conscientious living and shopping. For example,...

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This clock was the first purchase I made for Thistle & Wren.  I found it in a shop on Salt Spring Island the very same week I had signed the lease. Although being home full time was fulfilling my dream of being a mamma, it became clear to me that I needed and...

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Another Brick in the Wall

I’m a sucker for brick. This building and the historical Fernwood Square appealed to both my romantic and sentimental side. I grew up on the East Coast of Canada immersed in Canadian architecture. Some of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in our country...

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