10 Thistle Pictures
Today we have a beautiful collection of Thistle Pictures! I can’t help but think of Scotland when I see these interesting rustic flowers. Although you will find these all over the U.S. and many other places as well, as they are quite a common Wildflower. Some may see them as weeds but I have always liked these prickly beauties! Most of the full color images have purple blossoms on them. You’ll find a collection of black and white images as well. These would be lovely to use on so many different projects, they are very nice design motifs for your Handmade creations!
Here is the latest addition to this collection. Featured here is a cute Botanical Illustration of a short and stalky looking Thistle. The Thistly part is a bit wider than most, but it does have the purple flower on top that you most often see.
Pictured above is a colorful Thistle floral graphic from a vintage 1859 Botanical Book! One of the buds has bloomed into a lovely purple flower that almost looks as if it is suspended in midair! The other bud appears to be ready to bloom any minute. Such an interesting picture!
Featured here is another nice Botanical graphic from the same 1859 Book! Shown above is a type of wild Thistle plant, which is a member of the Daisy family. The symmetry of the purple flowers surrounded by a pinkish colored center is quite lovely.
Here we have another lovely wild Thistle plant Botanica! This one has pink star-like flowers in a circular pattern at the top of the plant’s stem. The petals of the individual flowers create a pattern similar to the look of a starfish!
Here is the latest addition to this collection. Here we have another lovely purple blossom with the classic spiky looking leaves! This one is so beautifully illustrated.
This one coordinates nicely with the one above. It has a blossom that looks a bit like a pom pom and some very long spikes just under it. Lovely though!
Scottish Thistle Clipart
This is such a pretty postcard. Shown above is a bouquet of Thistles all tied up with a tartan Scottish ribbon, and a brightly jeweled pin! This one was meant to be a New Year’s eve card.
Black and White Thistle Pictures
Featured above is a Public Domain Thistle Image! Shown is a striking black and white image of a rather primitive looking Flower Engraving. There is an interesting “swirly” patterned symmetry to the illustration. This one was scanned from a rare Antique Printer’s book that dates to around Circa 1880′s.
This is a beautiful black and white Butterfly image from an early Natural History book. These two pretty insects appear to be resting on a Thistle that is in bloom. I love the intricate detail of the thistle and butterflies. A color image of this one would be interesting to see. This one is truly quite splendid!
I hope you enjoyed this fun curated collection of Images! You might also like our Favorite Flowers Images HERE or Purple Flowers Collection HERE!
Thank you for sharing these with us – I picked up some new ones. I was saving other graphics you had but I wasn’t able to leave a comment at the bottom of any of them. I had this before, so I hope that you don’t think I want to give you thanks for the awesome graphics!
All are lovely!! Thank you and have a wonderful week ahead of you!
Karen Watson says
Thank you so much Irene! Yes, some of those are older posts that I have comments turned off for, we just get way too much spam over here if I leave comments open on too many posts. So I only keep a small number open at a time. I always appreciate your comments, no worries about commenting on each one it’s not necessary! Have a great week Irene!
My ancestors are Scottish and the Thistle flower is their emblem, thank-you for the lovely pictures you are amazing.
Oh that is so cool Karen, so glad you like them!
I love the black and white Butterfly image and the vintage one. They look so delicate and are lovely!
Thanks so much for sharing all of these with us!
Have a wonderful day!
I am so glad you enjoyed them Irene 🙂 Thank you!
The thistle images are all lovely. Thank you for sharing all your amazing vintage images. I look forward to your Friday email!
Thanks so much Lana, I am so glad you enjoy the Friday emails 🙂
Angela Hoynes says
You are so very welcome Angela 🙂
Jesudhas Arnold. says
Since you mentioned that this is in the public domain, can I use an illustrated version of this on my school tshirt?
Karen Watson says
Yes, you can. We have more info on our on our FAQ page here https://thegraphicsfairy.com/faq/
Maxine D says
Love this Karen – so elegant.
I haven’t thanked you lately, so thanks for all of the lovely images you post for everyone!!! Hugs