THISTLES & THINGS has been in business over 20 years, providing an assortment of "Gifts with a Scottish Flair". We are pleased to have items designed and hand crafted in Scotland. Each year I enjoy traveling to Scotland to meet with suppliers, as well as discovering new family businesses who create their own products.

I grew up with the influence of Scottish culture and heritage both from within my family and my travels. My husband, who is also Scottish, and I were married in the old Kirk in St. Monans, Fifeshire. Currently I teach Scottish Country Dancing and play both the Celtic harp and the fiddle. It is my love and passion for Scotland, its craftsmanship, music, and dances that led me to the decision to become the new owner of Thistles & Things.

                                             Patricia Gillis Tillotson