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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 IN

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…

IT’S BBQ TIME!

Now that it’s summery, we can get down to one of our most loved pastimes: barbequing! As well as standards like burgers and skewers there are lots of fun food options to choose from. Pizza stones on the BBQ are becoming really popular for that smoky flavour and crisp crust. Steel baskets or foil are…

‘20S THEMED GARDEN PARTY

Want to throw a fun, unique garden party? Travel to another era and celebrate like they did in the 1920s! Abbott has all the must-haves to host your own retro backyard party. For an authentic touch, make your own prohibition-style gin cocktails served in tea sets. Mix and match Victorian elegance with homey nonchalance for just the…

ABBOTT IN ASIA

Twice a year our senior buyers, David Abbott and Jennifer Boake, head to the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China. It’s the largest trade show in the world, held in the third biggest city in China. David and Jennifer spend 6 days there exploring 60,000 booths.   The burning question, of course, is What are the…

PATIO SEASON

I don’t want to jinx it, but it looks like the nice weather is finally here! Which means… patio season, backyard parties and weekend getaways.   I’ve already started looking up recipes for the best mojitos and margaritas. Try Jennifer’s refreshing sangria recipe with red, white or rosé. Or, for a fun, delicious mocktail, add…

YUMMY WEEKEND SCONES

Ah the weekend! The perfect time to sleep in, recharge and enjoy brunch!   At Abbott we’re very excited about carrying the new Cottage Life line. It’s called the Weekend Collection because the products evoke that feeling of relaxing, escaping and unwinding on the weekend. From entertaining to decorating outdoor spaces, we have your customers…

TABLESCAPES WITH OUR PAPER PLACEMATS

Our collection of printed recyclable paper placemats are convenient, fun and suitable for indoors or out. Choose from classic images and prints, natural textures, and even ‘colour your own’ styles! Perfect to add a finishing touch to your daily tablescape or special occasion, and make clean up effortless! Other creative uses include drawer or food…

WHY YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD BE USING INSTAGRAM

Instagram is a social network for sharing photos and 15-second videos and is a popular way to engage with a large number of people.  Posting photos of your products, displays, events, etc. creates a virtual relationship with your followers/customers.  This free method of marketing helps to grow your business while acting as a source of…

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