WHAT’S NEW?

Finding Home Farms

Looking for ways to eat gluten free, but still yummy is a challenge?

Kathy, our Business Development Specialist suggested these waffles would taste WAY better with maple syrup from our brand new vendor,

Finding Home Farms! 

She was right, and they were delicious!

This is our newest line, made in Upstate NY. The mustards and syrups are so good, and the packaging is perfect for our shops!

Take a look at this line….the adornments, the candles……LOVE it!

Click here to visit the Finding Home Farm

Merritt Design in Oprah Magazine May 2017

 

 We love spring and summer,and there is no better way to entertain than with the fabulous designs from Merritt. Oprah Magazine picked these adorable plates and bowls and we just LOVE them!
The range comes in four colors and wholesale prices are $4.50 to $6.50.
Make a splash this summer. Your customers will be all over it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at some great displays …

Stopped in one of our favorite shops on our way home from Maine last week.
Pallian & Co. in Wells, Maine has the knack of putting together gorgeous displays of merchandise.
Here are some beautiful arrays of Vance Kitira candles, books, and paper products from Hester & Cook….

Vance Kitira candles, books, and paper products from Hester & Cook

Sustainability within our capability and eco friendly solutions

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The Green Movement has had a profound effect on the way we view our contribution to the destruction of ecosystems. While public opinion can shift rather quickly we haven’t seen discernable results within the average household. This can mainly be attributed to the fact that many eco friendly solutions are either unappealing or require some sort of sacrifice from the user. It can be price, style, or care but it usually demands for us to shift our lifestyle to accommodate the product.

It is not that we are averse to being eco friendly, but rather uncomfortable with shifting our daily routine. Positive changes to our consumer habits have to be at little to no effect on our daily lives. CFL lightbulbs, unleaded gasoline, reusable bags and water bottles all added value to our lives and required little effort from us.

The plastics industry, my industry, has done its fair share of damage to the environment. Using oil as a raw material is unsustainable. Landfills and oceans clogged with waste which will last for thousands of years. However plastics are an integral part of modern life. They are still the safest, least expensive, easiest to care for, and can be produced in mass to satiate global needs. It is no surprise that everyone is scrambling for marketable alternatives.
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Bamboozle was born from the search for a way to create a more responsible material in balance with modern lifestyle. 85% of the oil used in a traditional plastic has been replaced with Bamboo and Corn Starch. Replacing the least sustainable resource with one of the most. Bamboo forests renewing within 6 years with no irrigation or fertilization. This change also allows for the product to biodegrade naturally once it’s thrown away, leaving no trace within 20 years.

Many sustainable and biodegradable products come with caveats. Mainly being single use or requiring specific care instructions. Bamboozle is made to conform to the average daily routine. Being able to throw a plate in the dishwasher at the end of a meal. Counting on bowls to take the abuse of a hand mixer. A serving piece to keep for years but to dispose of guilt free when it’s just not ‘you’ anymore. All the while displaying eco friendly values we talk so much about.

To learn more about Bamboozle and other products from bamboo fiber you can visit BamboozleHome.com.

Author: Avishai Greenstein
Reposted from: Soapbox

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Greenmarket

Greenmarket makes it so easy to create custom product for your store. More and more of my customers want unique winters-group-rep-pickproduct exclusive to them. Greenmarket will create labels for their beautiful candles and has no additional set up costs. I have had a lot of fun with this, and my retailers love coming up with ideas that make product unique for their shop! . Judy

 

 

 

Hester & Cook Placemats

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Our son got married this past weekend and my husband and I hosted a Welcome Dinner the night before the wedding.
The setting was perfect, on the Connecticut River.
We used Hester & Cook personalized placemats to dress up the tables and mark the happy occasion. It was a very special night, and the tables looked beautiful.
Anyone can order these placemats to celebrate a special event and create a lasting memory.

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One Odd Bird …

Lisa Weisman, our rep on Long Island, says:
We are having great success with one Odd bird
Customers love the simplicity and elegance of the whippoorwill leather clutch bag. It’s the perfect go to bag with great pops of color for the summer!
Customers love the style and elegant details of the product and love that a portion of every sale helps “brighten the future of Children”

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Fun With Family, MA…Hudson Valley Chef Table…Wicked Pissed?

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Globe Pequot Press from National Book Network always has a title I can’t put down. No matter what the day trip, over night weekend or holiday at home; Globe Pequot has a travel tip, recipe or local legend to inspire New England living. Thanks to NBN for the regional Globe Pequot catalog for our local customers. Take a look! Click Here

Kathy

Creative Therapy

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Remember when you used to love coloring as a child.   Well it’s back but now for adults, with Creative Therapy by Perseus.  Use colored pencils, pens, crayons, markers or anything else you can think of and enjoy the relaxed feeling when you lose yourself to the page.  The paper is white 80 lb paper and many of the pictures in these books are perforated for removal and framing.

–Judy

Jan Brett’s The Turnip

I am a huge fan of Jan Brett’s books and am so excited to attend this celebration of her newest book, The Turnip!

Are you going to be around Portsmouth on November 27th? Come celebrate with us!

 

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–Karen