Thistle and Quill

Cleveland, Ohio
15 Sales

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Note from shop owner Thistle and Quill is closed temporarily. Thank you for your understanding!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 13, 2018

Thistle and Quill is closed temporarily. Thank you for your understanding!

Carly Bartel

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Carly Bartel


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About thistleandquill

Sales 15
On Etsy since 2015

Welcome to Thistle + Quill!

Words have always held special meaning to me, as they do to so many others. So I started to collect them. I began to underline my books as I read, take pictures of inspiring quotes, and write down lyrics as I listened to songs on repeat.

What I find amazing is the impact that words can have. It is truly incredible that a simple quote, lyric, or passage from a favorite book can have such a lasting effect on a person. That hearing or reading someone’s story can make you realize that even though all our experiences are so vastly different, there are people in the world who can understand and relate to your story. That words have the power to bring a smile to someone’s face. That hearing the lyrics to a song can instantly bring you back to a distinct moment in time, with the same emotions all over again.

Thistle + Quill is my way of sharing this collection of words with someone other than myself. It is an attempt to connect people and connect with people. It is my attempt at brightening someone’s day, even if only for a few seconds. It is an attempt to make someone view things in a different light. Thistle + Quill is a way of documenting my days, thoughts and feelings, and sharing them openly as I continue to grow and evolve as an artist and a young woman.

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  • Carly Bartel

    Owner, Creator

    Hi, i'm Carly, a 25-year-old hand letterer, designer and web developer. By day, I work at a marketing agency as a user experience designer & front end developer, and my nights and weekends are spent reading, scribbling down quotes, lyrics & letters.

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Last updated on December 9, 2015

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If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please contact me at hello [!at] or send me a message and I will either refund your payment, or send you a new item!