And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul

John Muir

Hello and welcome to The Blind Thistle. I’m Pamela and I am a Photographer, nature enthusiast and retired Interior Designer. This is where I keep my photography, design tips, random musings, life experiences and things I’ve learned (often the hard way) on this life journey. My hope is that you will find a little something here that will make you smile, think, see from a different perspective or even learn from.

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Go with the flow…

Easy ways to create a cohesive home. Brown, gray, black, white and pops of red or yellow. Those are the colours used in my home. They can be seen most of the time, in most of the rooms. Personally I prefer texture over pattern and…

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From doorknobs to broomsticks

A Mudroom makeover…again. Unfortunately, it couldn’t be helped and I had to give the mudroom another update so that I could actually see things. Seeing things is important you know. As much as I love dark colours and interiors my eyesight (for those of you…

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Stop! Don’t “SHOP THIS LOOK”

When decorating your home some of you may be inclined to rush the process (Yeah, I’m looking at you big sister) and get it done ASAP because you are excited to get the end result. I get it, I am not the most patient of…

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