Thursday, January 26, 2012

Punta Cana Artisan, Dominican Republic


Coconut Palms are so beautiful to look at, and their leaves are used in the making of so many products. These Palms were photographed in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.







Here are the end products - beautiful hand woven hats and bowls.







Here you can see the Artisan weaving the palm leaves into a hat.













Artisans all over the World share a common bond - dedication to their Art and lots of hard work.
The taking of various raw materials and turning them into a work of art.......


Camellia's - 30 Hacquoil Rd. Oliver Paipoonge, Thunder Bay, On.
phone 807) 475-3551 for information. OPEN this Saturday Jan. 28, 1-5. Sunday, Jan. 29th. 1-4


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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Spring Time Dreaming...Camellia's, Thunder Bay

We're thinking about Spring at Camellias' ! Yellow Finches are so cute, and have a questioning tweet-tweet...




Faux Lily of the Valley...you can almost smell them!






Colourful Spring Ribbon to cheer up your Home!











Cuttings from our Spring Garden - French Lilacs, yellow Daylilies, and blue Iris.





my favourite....Peonies






Missing spring ....? whip up a batch of Lemon Bundt Cake. Serve with a cup of flavourful Tea from the International House of Tea in Thunder Bay, On.



Camellia's - 30 Hacquoil Rd. Oliver Paipoonge, Thunder bay, On
p-807)475-3551
We are closed at present and will reopen on Jan. 27, 2012

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Wedding Proposal on Valentine's Day, Camellia's, Thunder Bay, ON



Who remembers the moment you were proposed to? That moment of dizzy excitement, pounding heart, fear, anticipation, and ...and..and...!! Many couples will choose Valentine's Day to propose. Here's an idea, put the Ring in a Glass slipper. Who hasn't read the story of Cinderella leaving the Ball and the Prince searching for his Princess with the Glass slipper she left behind?























See our display at the Travelodge Airlane on Arthur St. ( our window is down the hall, past the Reception desk). Come see Camille at Camellia's to discuss your Bridal flowers.





Remember to show your Sweetheart that you care about him or her.

Camellia's - 30 Hacquoil Rd.

OPEN Sunday, Jan. 15th. from 12 -4.

We will be on Holiday, and will reopen on Jan. 28th.
p-(807)475-3551

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The After Christmas blahs..Camellia's, Thunder Bay Florist



My neighbour's Daffodils...sigh... I planted lots of Daffodils in the fall, covered the bulbs with mesh so that my unpaid Gardeners..aka... the squirrels , can't dig them up, so I'm hoping I get lots of blooms this Spring. Deer apparently don't like Daffodils.







I don't know about you, but the taking down of the Christmas tree tends to become a chore, it's not the same as putting it up. So what can you do? Try getting some Spring pots of Daffodils and Hyacinths. Surround yourself with colour. Spring pots are so cheery and happy!


Camellia's - 30 Hacquoil Rd. Oilver Paipoonge, Thunder Bay, On
p- 807)475-3551

We'll be OPEN on Saturday, Jan. 14th from 12 to 4p.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Holy Family Church,Thunder Bay,On - Mass times


If you're like me, I can never remember what the Mass times are for the various Churches, so if you would like to go to Holy Family Catholic Church on 2055 , Rosslyn Road, Thunder Bay, ON - here are the Mass times.


Saturday - 5.15 p.m.
Sunday - 9.00 am , & 10.30 am

St. Benedict's Chapel which is off Hwy. 61 - Mass is held on 3rd. Sunday of every month at 1.30 pm.


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Camellia's - We are cleaning up after the busy Christmas season - so call for our hours this week.
30 Hacquoil Rd. p -(807)475-3551

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gran Bahai Principe Coba, Mexico








Some of you may be contemplating running away to a warm sandy beach somewhere...anywhere.. Try the Gran Bahai Principe Coba resort in Mexico. The first photo above is the sitting area in our room. Too bad that this season, there are no direct flights from Thunder Bay to Mexico. This is a fabulous all-inclusive resort, the grounds are very well kept, the rooms are spacious and clean, the Staff at the resort will offer you the best service possible.

And the airport in Mexico...? Modern, clean, looked like any other airport anywhere in the world...TP in the washrooms, really, I don't know what I was expecting. The Airport staff were quick and efficient at moving all the tourists through.

How nice are the Staff at the Gran Bahai? Well, when I was in the front Lobby I spied the florist coming in with armfuls of tropical flowers to place in the Lobby, so I tried to buy some flowers from him. However, with my limited Spanish, and having no pesos on me, I wasn't able to make myself understood. One of the Staff saw this, she went and got her purse and paid the florist in pesos. I later gave her back the money in dollars. The staff really do look after you. I had a beautiful tropical Bouquet of Ginger & Birds of Paradise for our room.





There are so many tropical flowers - like this purple Bouganvillea bush.







Your choice of which pool to use, as there 2 sister resorts on the grounds, the Akumal which is closer to the beach , and Tulum.












So much colour in theTropics! A welcome change from black and greige. This is part of a Shopping center on the grounds, complete with a Doctor's Office and a Pharmacy.





Lots of Birds in the tree just outside our room.





You're able to do Yoga outside..how many of you have always wanted to do that?







Everybody needs some quality time in the Sun...!!






Fabulous sandy beaches.... this beach is at one of the nearby Mayan ruins. The one thing about the Resort is that it is very big, so it helps to study the map , so that you can find your way around easily. There is a tram that circles around and takes you to the beach and to the Buffets, and the a la carte restaurants ( if you prefer not to walk..) Email me and I'll send you a copy of the map via email.




For now, I will try to embrace the biting cold, the snow, and this wonderful view of the Sleeping Giant.



How are you coping with the recent cold snap?
Camellia's - 30 Hacquoil Rd.
Oliver Paipoonge, thunder bay, On
p-(807)475-3551
Toll-free 1-877-523-7444


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