Friday, December 31, 2010

New beginnings at The Camellia

Winter in Thunder Bay.
Left over seedheads from the summer look like a work of art against the snow.

A New Year is all about new beginnings and making New Years resolutions.

Summer urns all dressed up for Winter. Most evergreens will stay looking green until the Spring.

Have a great New Year's Day!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Celebrate a New Year with Flowers, & Bubbly

It's almost time to ring in a New Year, or as they say in the Caribbean, go out and celebrate Old Year's Nite!

Time to make a new path, and walk in a new direction!!

Celebrate the beauty of the snow, and the shimmering elegance of icy-encrusted willow branches. Nature is an ever-changing parade .

Some of you may have lost a loved one during Christmas. This evergreen wreath is a fitting tribute to a Winter ceremony, symbolizing the eternity of Life, made from fresh, local, Thunder Bay greens and twigs.

Just remembered a Gift you should have sent? Send a Potted Campunula plant, I planted mine in the garden in the Springtime, where it flowers profusely every year.

Add some Bubbly to the Gift.

This Potted Dishgarden of Cyclamen, Ferns and Polka-dot plant, is a welcome respite from the snow and the ice. A lasting reminder of your thoughtfulness.

Send someone special this showy design of Hydrangea, Swiss cheese leaves, Magnolia, alstromeria blooms, and amaryllis.

Call Camille to order, at 1-877-523-7444 or locally at 475-3551.

The Camellia

Country Living & Giving

30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, On.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter Wonderland Gifts

With Christmas just around the corner, what to send for Gifts is on everyone's mind, especially if you are in another city ( or country). Just call us and we will deliver your Gift choices, what could be easier? A potted Pointsettia is always a good choice for a Gift.

A Fruit and Goodies Gift selection will please everyone. This Gift selection has Scottish shortbread, Hazelnut crispy wafers, Lindor truffles, Ferrero Rocher truffles, and a selction of fresh fruit. We are near Thunder Oak Cheese Farm so some Thunder Bay Gouda can be added to your Gift.

A Spa basket is always welcome, this one has a selection of Bath & Bodyworks hand soaps with natural sponges.

For the person whose favourite movie is "Eat, Love & Pray" or "Under the Tuscan Sun", these olive-themed placemats, with matching apron, and tin sign will be sure to delight. The fabric is water-repellent .

For anyone who likes Debbie Mumm, this snowman Gift candle set is so cute.

Bath & Bodyworks Soap Giftset.

Lavender Sauna Basket. Contains Lavender bunch, and Lavender products from Niagara-on-the-Lake farm. Add some fluffy towels. Lavender helps reduce stress and promotes a good night's sleep.

Not sure if your people are going to be visiting their family at Christmas? Send a Faux Botanical Flower arrangement, a great choice for people who are on the go, and may not have time to care for fresh flowers or potted plants. Prices start at $69.00.

Camellia's is OPEN to help you with your Gift choices.
Saturday, Dec. 18th, 11-5
Sunday , Dec. 19th, Noon-5
Wed. Dec. 22nd. 11-6
Thurs. Dec. 23rd. 1-7
Friday, Dec. 24th. 11-2
We are at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. approx. 10 mins. from the Airport. South on Hwy. 61, Left on Hacquoil Rd. Continue on Hacquoil Rd. for 1.8kms.
Happy Holidays! Call 1-877-523-7444, or locally 475-3551

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fresh Christmas Designs at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, ON

Getting fresh flowers in the middle of all the snow and the cold is a delight to the senses. Flowers
are the perfect choice for the whole family. To ensure the best selection possible, order early. Remember you can arrange delivery for any date.

No need to panic if you have overlooked sending a Gift to someone, this design is the perfect choice to send after Christmas, a spectacular Winter design, of Roses and dendrobium Orchids.

To order, call Toll-free at 1-877-523-7444, or in Thunder Bay, call 475-3551. Delivery charges vary, depending on the area. The earlier you place your order, the better. As Christmas draws near, everyone is out and about , and may not be at home to accept deliveries.
Have the recipient's cell phone # if possible, ( or their work #) when placing your order. Happy Holidays!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Restoration of Self

We spend roughly one-third of our lives sleeping. Sleep is Restorative, if we have a good night's sleep, we awake feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead. Choosing a proper mattress for your sleep patterns is all-important. We will address this issue in a later blog. Having all-cotton, breathable bedding is also a big part of getting a good night's sleep. Cotton breathes, thus promoting less sweating and therefore less tossing & turning. Cotton is also washable, making it a practical choice if kids or pets sometimes share your bed.
At The Camellia, we carry a selection of washable cotton bedding, perfect for those of who sleep
with your Pets. Come into the store to see our samples. Bring anything with you like paint swatches, measurements of bed, digital photos of your bedroom, etc.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Getaway at Edgewater : Duluth, MN

Never underestimate the value of getting away from it all for a few days. The Best Western Edgewater is a nice quick getaway. A Lakeside room, with a whirlpool, and Fireplace, and Maid service, what more can 2 stressed-out people ask for?

And to top it all off, a view of the Sunrise over Lake Superior, as seen from your private Balcony.

Camellia's is back to regular Opening hours, call us Toll-free to deliver those Christmas Gifts!
1-877-523-7444, or locally at 475-3551

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cookies & Christmas

Camellia's is now back to regular Opening hours, having taken time off for training in Sales.

OPEN Wednesday 11-6, Thursday: Noon-6, Friday 11-7.30

Saturday: 10-5. Sunday: Noon-4

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Angels

These AnGels are handmade of metal and look wonderful in the snow, or in the middle of an urn filled with Christmas greens. Hark! The herald angels sing........

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Our BEST Holiday Ideas

If you are feeling overwhelmed with all the hustle and bustle of the hOlidays, take small consolation in the fact that your Tree isn't this BiG. This is the tree in the Eaton's Centre in Toronto, all aglow with Crystals.

Don't forget the Garden outside. We are busy doing up Urns for clients, these are your Summer urns which can be dressed up for the Holidays. This one is stunning with Magnolia Leaves, cedar, and Dogwood branches.

This urn is a mixture of Holiday greens and Eucalyptus , with Curly Willow accents.
Simply Stunning!
This piece will continue to wow passers-by even after Christmas is over!

We have an assortment of Artisan made Metal work at our store. We also have Artisan Angels, they are great for Holiday decorating, and can be used in your Summer Garden.

Necklaces make great Gifts. A necklace will dress up an everyday outfit.

Who can resist a fabulous Purse with matching Pashmina?

Flowers make a great Family Gift, this design incorporates Hydrangeas and Hyssop Lavender which we grew in our Garden this Summer.

A Hand-made Rug is a welcome Gift for anyone who just bought a new house, or has a Camp or Cottage.

These are Vintage Feed sacks which I picked up at Junk Bonanza , and was hoping to make them into Cushions. However, Never enough THYME!!

This is our Cedar and Birch Twig wreath, smells heavenly!!

Come out and visit us at Camellia's on 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. We are OPEN
Wednesday, Dec. 1st. 10-6 p and Thursday, Dec. 2nd. 11-8p. Fresh Wreaths are made to order, so phone in your orders early. Phone ahead if you need to come at other times, p-475-3551
We offer Delivery as well, delivery charges vary , depending on your location.