Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Merry & Bright Holiday Open House at the Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

Winter has arrived in Thunder Bay.... with snow! It is pretty and white and reminds us that the Holiday season is fast approaching. Time to Fa-La-La-La-La and be merry! You are warmly invited to our Merry & Bright Holiday Open house at The Camellia. This is the view from our deck, isn't it peaceful? 

We have been gathering boughs to fill planters and make Wreaths to adorn your doors. Have you dressed your winter planters? 

Here at The Camellia, we carry metal stars, these are great for all-year round. You can dress up your stars or leave them plain. 

Warm scarves & Toques make great Gifts, and feel so great on a cold day! 

You can buy or order fresh Wreaths for your Home or for Gift giving. We can deliver for you.

We have so many unique Gift ideas for all those hard-to-buy-for on your list. 

It's  that special time of the year when we start searching for the perfect Gift - why not give them something which adds much needed moisture to winter skin? Come into our store and try silly Goats Milk Moisturizing Lotion. It comes in Peppermint & Eucalyptus, Oatmeal & Honey, and Pure & natural unscented.

Meet their herd of LaMancha Goats ( they have no ears, but are so cute!). 

Where would we be without our Pets? Pamper them this Holiday season with Neob Lavender's Pet shampoo in a wonderful lemongrass scent. 

Wrap it all up with beautiful ribbons, or ask us to make a Bow to add to your Gifts. 

These warm & cozy Slipper socks are sherpa-lined, and so warm! They keep your feet toasty warm, and make perfect Reading socks. 

We were so lucky to hear Erin and Ben Napier (from HGTV Hometown!!!!!!) talk at the recent launch of their Furniture line at Bassett Furniture in High Point in North Carolina. OMG!! They look just like they do on TV.
Plan to attend our Holiday Open House at The Camellia. It starts Friday, Nov. 16th. 2018, we will be open from 11-8p. There will be draws and lots of ideas to get you into the Holiday spirit!

The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. p 807) 475 3551

Monday, November 5, 2018

Christmas preparations at Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina, Part 1.

Winter is almost upon us, and our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and planning for the Holidays. Visions of Christmas Trees, Gifting, and Family get-togethers all come to mind. We were so lucky to be able to tour Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. I had read all about it and it is  definitely on my bucket list.  We drove from Raleigh into Asheville, taking the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we stopped numerous times to breathe in that fresh mountain air, and gaze at the beautiful views all around us. Usually the mountains are cloaked in Fall colours, but this year was unusually warm, and there were just a few leaves turning. We visited Biltmore Estate on a weekday, and it did not disappoint.  

This is the entrance to the building where you purchase tickets...which are $75.00 U.S. a person, but keep in mind that prices vary. 

I am already enthralled with the ornate woodwork, and large floral wreaths and green garlands encircling tall pillars. We watch a short film about Biltmore Estate, and then take a bus along meandering pathways leading to the large Home, this estate is large, 8,000 acres. 

One can imagine these large evergreens all lit up and decorated at Christmastime. 

The above photo shows a small part of the outside of Biltmore. It reminds you of the chateaus in France! Watch these 2 videos below which show you all the work that goes into decorating at Biltmore. 

At the entrance to Biltmore, you are greeted by beautiful urns filled with a mix of preserved leaves, hops, dried grasses and hydrangeas. They are simply stunning. Flowers add so much to our lives. 

These floral urns are a work of Art. 

Beautifully decorated Christmas trees are almost in every room. Each tree tells its own story, and has its own colour scheme. 

Teams of people are working on each tree, with multi level trays beside them, filled with ornaments. 

It seems strange to see people dressed in shorts decorating trees, but this is North Carolina, and it is a rather warm day today. Ladders and Lifts are in place as this tree is very tall! 

Outside Biltmore, beautiful views are plentiful. One can't help but feel refreshed by the mountains. 

How often do we have a 'Bah, Humbug' feeling about Christmas? It's too much work to put up a tree, I don;'t want to put up any decorations, it's so much work, etc. 
Visit The Camellia in beautiful Slate River Valley, and see how you can add Winter decor to your Home, with minimal effort. 
The Camellia at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River. 
Open Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-5 Fri. and Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-5
p 807-475-3551 
We will be at Artisans Northwest Show which takes place Nov. 10 & 11th. 2018 at the Valhalla Inn. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hours at The Camellia, October 2018

Happy's been raining lots lately, but Rain is preferable to snow. 
We are closed at the moment for a short time, and will be open from October 21st. 2018, straight through to Christmas Eve. 
Here's to hoping the Sun comes out, and you have a great October!! 
Classes will be posted soon. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New Arrivals at The Camellia

Fall wreaths Thunder Bay

It's Fall thyme here in Thunder Bay, a time of orange and yellow coloured leaves, which make up into beautiful Fall wreaths. Earthtones and russets never go out of style, and provide a bold pop of colour in a neutral colour scheme. 

Fall Thanksgiving table decs

Add some gourds and Pumpkins from your local Farms, and you have an instant Thanksgiving table centrepiece. If you have a maple tree in your yard, pluck a few branches and place them in between your Pumpkins.  Beautiful! 

new at the Camellia

We have been busy on our "working Holiday" meeting with new vendors, paint companies, and checking out soapmakers and Lavender Farms. It's hard work finding small producers who care about their products, and use only the finest of ingredients. Featured above are Kitchen cabinets painted with Cottage Paint, Paint pours which creates a marble like surface, Neob Lavender Foot Balms, and Lavender rosemary Bath bombs from Silly Goat

Silly Goat Company Thunder Bay

Meeting the goats of Silly Goat Company....Hello! they are very curious...and cute. We now carry Silly Goats products at The Camellia. Goats Milk is a lifesaver for dry and sensitive skin, and is loaded with vitamin A, the most important vitamin for your skin. 

silly Goat soaps Thunder Bay

Goat Milk soaps drying at Silly Goat company. 

Lavender Honey at the Camellia thunder Bay

A few detours along the Niagara wine country. 

vintage at The Camellia

There are so many ways to repurpose, like this olive bucket made into a Farmhouse light fixture.

Neob Lavender products at The Camellia thunder Bay

For those of you who are down with that awful cold going around, these eucalyptus and lavender bath melts from Neob Lavender are perfect in the shower. The essential oils and the steam in the shower will help you feel better. 

Cottage Paint classes at The Camellia

These are an upcoming workshop - Cottage paint Pours. Do stop in at The Camellia and see our new arrivals! This Thanksgiving weekend, we will be Open Wed. Thurs. Fri. and Sat. Closed Sunday , October 7th. for Thanksgiving. 
The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario
p 807-475-3551

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! We are Open at the Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

sunflower fall decor at the Camellia

Our Canadian Thanksgiving seems to fall really early in October this's Monday, October 8th. 2018. Time to break out the sweaters, and to decorate your Home for Fall. Using a giant faux sunflower swag like the one above ( which we designed for a client), adds instant autumn vibes to your entrance way. we love how it brings out all the colours in the brick. 

Cottage Paint The Camellia

We have been closed for a while, and are now Open here at The Camellia. While we were away we visited several retail stores ( after all, window shopping is the most fun!). Isn't this painted piece a beauty?! You can change the look of any furniture you have with Cottage Paint, and here at the Camellia, we are your Thunder Bay Cottage Paint dealer.

tiny home shell

We toured a tiny Home, and while it's cute, and very space efficient, it seems to be more suited to warmer parts of the globe, where your outdoor space can augment your indoor living space. Are you thinking about a tiny Home?

Silly Goats Hand lotion at The Camellia, thunder Bay

We had fun visiting with these LaMancha Goats of Silly Goats Soap Company. Due to our problems with very dry skin, we are obsessed with finding hand-made, artisanal skincare. Goat's Milk is excellent for replenishing oils, vitamins and minerals into dry skin. Did you know that Goat's milk has the same PH as human skin? Stop in at the Camellia to try a sample of  Silly Goats rich, hand lotions which we carry in an unscented version, as well as Oatmeal and Peppermint.

Bath bombs The Camellia

Lavender and Rosemary Bath bombs from Silly Goat. These are perfect in a hot bath, at the end of a long day!

furniture paint, cottage Paint, the Camellia

If you are doing your Fall decorating, and you would like to transition into Christmas/Winter decor, consider using red in your colour scheme. Check out this stunning old dresser painted with a colour similar to Cottage Paint Crimson Red. You can purchase Cottage Paint here at The Camellia.

crimson red cottage paint at The Camellia

It's Harvest time, and nothing beats plucking ripe tomatoes from your own Garden! Slice them up on fresh-baked Bread...yumm!

Cottage Paint at the Camellia

Here is an old shelf being painted with Cottage Paint. Look around and see where you could use a splash of red in your Fall decor. 

flower delivery The Camellia thunder Bay

Looking for Thanksgiving Flower delivery in Thunder Bay?  Contact us here at The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, Slate River, On.