We are a floral design company based in San Francisco, California, specializing in seasonal and textural arrangements using architectural shapes. Thistle was created by Tali and Christopher, step siblings born and raised in the Bay Area. We opened as a pop up shop in Russian Hill and quickly became known for our unique approach to design.
We have over 15 years of experience ranging from working at neighborhood flower shops, creating custom arrangements for businesses and restaurants, and designing for both intimate and large weddings and events.
Our day starts at 4AM, often not knowing what flowers we are looking for. We let whatever is available in season to inspire our designs, and you'll sometimes find us in the backyard picking wild blackberry stems by hand to use in our arrangements. We prefer to use seasonal and local products whenever possible, and believe that nature serves as the best inspiration for man-made design. We continuously engage with floral growers and vendors regarding what is currently blooming in California.
Our favorite thing is to experiment with different textures and senses. Unique architecture and shape drive our designs. For materials, we like to pair rough woody elm branches with delicate peonies, and mix fragrant herbs into arrangements with garden roses. We hope that our flowers are able to inspire people to think and see life in new ways.