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Wine, Spirits & Beer

Canada is home to fantastic wineries, distilleries and breweries with plenty of micro-breweries and micro-distilleries popping up recently. We’d like to show you some perfect pairings for your tasting room or store, featured on the Abbott website. We have everything from elegant drinkware to natural wood charcuterie planks and marble cheese boards. Every year we…

Gifts for dad


Father’s day is coming up and dads can be hard to shop for, can’t they? I find mine is really good at enjoying what he has. So, if you’re stumped, Abbott has a great range of special gifts for dad. For the workshop, we have cast iron “tool” hooks and durable mats made of 100%…

Outdoor Sanctuary


We know weekends are best when you get to be outside and Abbott has what you need to make your outdoor space a sanctuary. What visual elements can help you do that? The blue and white palette is definitely striking a chord this year. With that colour scheme you can create either a nautical or…



Do you love spending time in your garden? Abbott has wonderful garden accents and gardening supplies. This year in garden décor we’re seeing geometric shapes, cement, terracotta and stainless steel. Abbott’s Buddha fountains, planters, statues and plaques will give your yard a sense of serenity. You can use our Geo hanging planters for either flowers…



Now that spring is here, you’re probably seeing a lot more birds, so why not try birdwatching? This mother goose was walking her goslings yesterday, just outside Abbott’s office! If you’re looking for bird themed home décor Abbott certainly has you covered. Small birds are a long-time favourite for us, as well as owls, which…

Mother's day


With Mother’s Day just around the corner you only have a couple of weeks left to offer your customers something special for moms. Abbott has the perfect additions for your store. You could go with the classic elegance of our 10K gold accented tea sets, like 27-LOVE/CS, as featured this week by Vintage North. Or,…

lamb naming contest shaped for abbott


Lamb Naming Contest – One of the things we love most about spring is baby animals! This week three lambs were born at Toronto’s Riverdale Farm  and since then the video of them has captivated more than 9000 viewers.   Black Creek Pioneer Village also has a new addition of twin lambs, born last week….

Abbott's Easter


Whether you celebrate Easter or just want to make the most of the long weekend, here are some fun things to do with your time off.   Toronto area: Egg hunts: Toronto’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt, “Egg-stravaganza” at Centre Island, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Apr. 14th – 16th, 2017.   Meet chickens up close at…



Bees pollinate a third of everything we eat and play a vital role in sustaining the planet’s ecosystems. As a result of increased pesticide use and a decrease of places for bees to nest, many species of bees are endangered. A bee house offers a perfect nesting accommodation for several species of bees. Abbott has…

show your pride


The start of July marks Toronto’s Pride celebrations. It’s a chance to celebrate love and the diversity that makes our city so great! The BBC declared Toronto the most diverse city in the world in terms of multiculturalism. This year will be the first time Canada’s prime minister joins the Pride parade. Festivities have been…


Indigo is everywhere these days and we’re loving it. Write Impressions recently featured our Indigo tableware: “Blue and white patterns are always classic. Dating back to the Ming Dynasty, blue and white patterns continue to influence product design and the fashion industry.” Our patterns were inspired by traditional textiles, tile work and prints. The collection…


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