ABOUT 3RD THISTLE
OWNER KERI RIORDAN
Hi there! I'm Keri. I am a wife, mother of 2 VERY energetic kids, a recovering accountant and home designer at heart. In 2016, after having stepped away from my corporate accounting job to start my own small business consulting firm, I quickly realized I STILL wasn't satisfied with where my career was leading me.
With my husbands support (and slight push), we decided to take one step at a time to make my passion come to realization. One foot outside of the boat, if you know what I mean. We built a studio in the back of our home. Which lead to doing projects for friends, which lead to my first show, which has lead to today......my own site, a thriving business, and the best part, a collection of well crafted furniture and home decor pieces to make a house a home.
I couldn't be more thrilled with how far 3rd Thistle has already come and excited for where it will lead (so many ideas still swirling around in my head!). May you find a little peace and encouragement to step out and pursue something of your own. The fear of sinking does not leave you but when you focus your efforts I think you find that you are quickly walking on water....one step at a time.
WHERE WE GET OUR NAME
I couldn't help stop thinking about this passage as I came to launching my company......Eccl 4:12 "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
At a summer camping trip up in Estes Rocky Mountain National Park, I found myself (after a LONG and COLD night) up before the sun. Watching the sun rise over the grand mountain ranges in the back drop I took in all that surrounded me. I noticed the pops of purple from the Milk Thistle plant; a weed to most. But when stopping to look at the intricate design of it, I couldn't help but consider it a work of art. Beauty comes in many forms, has imperfections and often tells a story.
With my given abilities and God's help 3rd Thistle will flourish into a work of beauty......imperfections and all. My 3rd Thistle.