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The Joys of Tablescaping

I can’t believe it’s time for our annual sale once again! Last year, at the height of the pandemic, we had no idea how our sale would go. Would anyone open our email, let alone buy these beautiful treasures? Since entertaining these last 18+ months was primarily reserved for immediate [...]

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Making Old New Again

Last week, we focused on the history of Echo’s and our beautiful collections. Now, it’s time to look towards the future. We have lots we’re looking forward to and getting together with our families is at the top of the list. Planning a dinner party may be in the [...]

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An Interview with our Founder: Joan Howell

As we celebrate the past 40 years of business, it only made sense to interview my mother, and founder of Echo’s, Joan. Despite living on the Sunshine Coast for the past 23 years, she still keeps in touch with the business on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. If [...]

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Holiday Home Decor

As I drive through my well-lit neighbourhood and notice the empty Christmas shelves in my favourite stores, I realize I’m not the only one going all-out to decorate this year. Perhaps it’s because we need a little more holiday cheer than in years past or because we’re all just [...]

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You Had Me at Picnic

I love eating outside in the summertime, so the idea of going on a picnic to a local park sounds like lots of fun! I hadn’t been on a picnic in years, and with all that’s been going on, I thought I’d give it another try. Picnics can be as [...]

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Planning Ahead

I love planning. Whether it’s an upcoming family vacation, a dinner party, or even a backyard barbeque with friends; I take great pleasure in making sure all of the little details are just right. It sounds cheesy, but for me, it’s as much about the journey as it is [...]

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Home Entertaining Trends: 2020

My friends will all agree, I love cooking and entertaining. I make it a huge production by setting the table with all of my finest china, silver, and crystal. However, sometimes, I just don't have time to do all of the work involved. Recently, I came across a fantastic article: Home [...]

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Staff Pick of the Month: Jane

In this new series, you'll get to take a sneak peek into the minds of the Echo's staff, seeing all of the hidden gems our store has to offer. This month, Jane has chosen: Spode: Fleur De Lys  Birks:  Louis de France Aynsley: Spring Crocus Royal Doulton: Bulldog Sitting Jane's Notes: “I chose the Teapot and Coffee Pot because [...]

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Mix & Match: All Summer Long!

All I can say is, “It’s about time! “and “I told you so!” when it comes to the newest trend: Mix and Matching Dishes. At Echo’s, we have been doing this for years but we're so excited that it has finally caught on not only in restaurants but in people’s [...]

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