As the old saying goes, a picture can paint 1,000 words. But such is the passion and emotion stirred by the humble Scottish thistle, we'd better make that 5,000 words.
Do you know how the humble but not so dainty thistle come to be a worldwide emblem of Scotland? For full chapter, verse and infographic on 8 centuries of fascinating and thorny history, click through to my Illustrated Story.
Inspired by this passion I return to this tireless topic and bring you my new updated and expanded Scottish Thistle collection: 10 individual product ranges all wrapped up in one seamless Gillian Kyle Collection.
Here you will find thistly things for everybody and every home too! From mugs and coasters to t-shirts and totes; a modern collection of beautiful, spiky Scottishness.
Our matching pair of earthenware mugs and set of 4 coasters in tonal shades of blue and purple will bring a Scottish hue to your kitchen or coffee table.
The co-ordinating placemats make for a beautifully stylish lunch or dinner setting.
Co-ordinating Scottish tea towels to cheer up your kitchen...
Our hand-stretched, fade-resistant Scottish thistle canvas wall art prints come in 9 size options and are made to order.
Gillian's Thistle illustrations as paper prints in 3 subtly beautiful colourways. We offer print-only or ready-to-hang, mounted and framed options. Hang all 3 together for a Scottish gallery wall look.
Coordinating colour combinations for easy mixing and matching, these vibrantly printed linen-mix cushions are a quick way to update your room and add some Scottish character.
Lightweight, hard-shell luggage with easy-swivel wheels in 4 great sizes...
Add colour and character to the small or largest of walls. Available in 5 sizes from 20cm to 92cm square.
Our super soft cotton Thistle t-shirts for ladies and gents are printed in Scotland and come in a range of beautifully easy to wear colours. Don't miss the embroidered details...
A sturdy canvas shopper with gusset - perfect for a whole range of uses from the messages to the gym.
This gorgeous, modern wooden clock will add some timely Scottish style to any room of your home.
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