Monday, June 27, 2011

Pottery Fair, June 2012, Thunder Bay, On

This post is for those of you who missed the Pottery Fair, which was on this past Saturday, in Thunder Bay, On.

Beautiful pieces made at The Underground Gym. A few of these vases came home with me, I love the hand made quality and the colours of the glazes.

These pieces would certainly make a nice Wedding present for a lucky couple.

A rich, chocolate brown - a perfect addition to a new Kitchen , especially when teamed up with a new chocolate brown sink.

Blue and cream - this popular colour combination always reminds me of the Lake, ocean and/or Beachside Cottages.

I've always wanted a butter Keeper - you can leave your butter out of the fridge so you can spread it easily.

Who doesn't come home tired, and throws off their jewellery and tosses it in random places? This handy piece is for you!

Unique various colours and sizes. Wouldn't they make a great Gift for the Birdwatcher on your list? We have some clients who do their Christmas shopping year round, that way , they stay calm and collected when the Christmas season rolls around.

These are my favourite - very Provencal -looking pieces, made by Brad, of Moss Cottage. Love the cream glaze and the antique look.

Camellia's - 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. p(807)-475-3551

Open this week : Wed. 11-5, Thurs. Noon-8, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5p


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Solstice Fair at Camellia's

Aaahhh S U M M E R ! This beautiful sculpture in Sherwood Park, Alberta seems to signify exuberance and joy at the endless blue skies of Summer.
Here in Thunder Bay, we seem to be drowning in the rain, but it will clear up soon.

SUMMER SOLSTICE FAIR AT CAMELLIA'S - Come join us and celebrate Summer!
Starts this Friday - 11-8, Saturday 11-5, Sunday -Noon to 5.

Bright Raffia bags - you can pretend you're in Paris shopping at Le Marche, or going for a ride in your yacht in Antibes. These are on sale at 30% off , a steal at $24.49, reg. $34.99

Plug in Salt Lamps - these add negatively charged ions to the air, to help you feel better. Price $49.50. Negatively charged ions create an environment that is similar to being near the sea or a waterfall. These negative ions neutralize positively charged ions given out by computers, TV's , power grids, etc.

LIVE vases - perfect for a Jeanne D'Arc inspired room, all whites and creams, French Farmhouse style. A single white peony in it, perhaps? Price: $12.99 ea.

Lavender sprays, lotions, soaps - all made on the farm in Niagara on the Lake. Lavender helps calm and relax, and also aids you in getting a restful sleep.

Here at Camellia's, we carry all kinds of Gifts. Sisters wallhanging: $23.95 .

Heritage Lace window panels - this pattern is Rabbit Hollow, size of valance is 60"x15" , price:$28.50 ea. . It comes in white, Cafe, & Pesto. This pattern is also available in panels at 60"wide x 84" high at $90.00 ea. Did you know you can order custom panels from Heritage lace at Camellia's? Handy if your window's height is a bit different from the standard length.

Cotton nighties, cotton breathes, making it great for those hot Summer nights.

This year, Beach themes are HOT , HOT , HOT!! Look how wonderful this collection of shells looks in a glass vase.

We carry watercolour prints from Antiguan artist, Gilly Gobinet.

Getting married, or do you know someone who is? We are a full-service Wedding Florist, visit

Summer at Camellia's - The Gardens are bursting into bloom. These Iris blooms look hand-painted.

Starts this Friday, June 24th 11-8p
Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5p
(807)475 3551


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Shopping at Camellia's, Thunder Bay, ON

Thank you to all of our loyal customers ! Here's a peek at some visitors shopping at the store today, and their lovely vintage convertible.
What better Summer treat is there than to drive in a convertible, and to let the wind blow through your hair? Today was a perfect day for a Drive, Sunny and not too hot!
Everyone raves about out Water -repellent, stain resistant tablecloths, perfect for indoors or out. Available in rounds and rectangles, in a variety of fabrics and colours.
With all the rain we have had, the farmers are haying, ( not sure if this is the correct term..?)
Our chicken drinker bud vase, good for tiny tubular blooms.
Here's the chicken drinker filled with Black magic petunia blooms, a new variety of petunia.
The Iris by our Pond is just starting to bloom. Spectacular blues and purples.
The blooms look hand painted, they are so delicate and colourful.
Upcoming event: SUMMER SOLSTICE FAIR Open: Thursday: 12.30 -6p Friday 12-6p and Saturday 11-5p Sunday Noon -5p. ???(807)475-3551 ___________________________________________

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lily of The Valley at Camellia's

Lily of the Valley is in bloom now - don't you just their perfume?

Of course, pick a few and enjoy them in a vase, you only need a few blossoms to add fragrance to your Home.
Enjoy Lily of the Valley while it lasts in your Garden, or come out and see our Garden at Camellia's!
Open Sunday until 5,


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Simple Pleasures - Hanging Sheets out to Dry..

One of the Simple Pleasures of Summer is to be able to hang your sheets outside to dry. The smell of laundry which has been hung outside to dry is so nice. Sometimes we're out
of time, and it seems easier to throw the laundry in the dryer....

Here at Camellia's we have a true Lavender Linen spray, which you mist on your pillow before going to bed.

Yes, Summer is truly wonderful and you should feel lucky if you live in the Country, and can hang your laundry outside in the fresh air. Plus you're helping to save the planet by saving energy.

Visit The Camellia: We're OPEN today, Friday until 6p
Sat. June 11th. 11-5
Sun. June 12th. 12-5p.
Info? Directions? Click on the Visit the Camellia section at the beginning of this blog.

p-(807) 475-3551


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mosquito Nets at Camellia's grass..Gardening...Rain..Warm weather..
Oh No! Bugs and Mosquitoes.........

One of the most useful tools against Bugs is a Mosquito net. Most people in the Tropics sleep under one. Not to mention how romantic they look above a bed. They usually come in 2 colours ; White & Ivory. They are big enough to fit around a Queen size bed. Need one for a Twin bed? Just use the same size, it will look great. During the day, you simply twist the netting into a bundle, and it tucks neatly out of the way. Great for Camp, no more worrying about if the kids left the door open and invited in some bugs. Mosquito nets will protect you from other creepy-crawlies, like wood ticks. Hang the net from the ceiling, positioning the net in the middle of the bed. Tuck the net all around the bed ( in between the mattress and box spring ), leaving a spot for you to crawl in. Get into bed, then tuck that piece of net in as well, now you can sleep like a baby!
Our moustiquaire has a hoop of 25" around, a fringe around the hoop of 8", and a height of 98".

Price: $39.00

Call Camille to order yours today! As it is Camp season, they are going fast!
30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, On

Thought for today ...Go ahead and take a Nap... You deserve it, and you will probably be able to accomplish more, once you have taken a rest!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lilacs at The Camellia

Lilacs are an old favourite in a Garden...there are many Lilac bushes around Thunder Bay. These photos were taken recently at our Family's home in Edmonton, Alberta. Here at Camellia's we have French Lilacs, which bloom considerably later than other varieties.

Love the smell of Lilacs? Treat yourself to a wonderful Fresh White Lilac shea butter Lotion. Soft and light, and smells just like a just blooming lilac blossom. Ask for the Farm house White Lilac.

Fresh white Lilac Laundry sachets - use in the dryer to scent your linens or clothing. Each sachet is good for 4 or 5 loads in the dryer.

Of course, if you are lucky enough to have a Lilac bush in your yard, pick a bunch and bring them in! Smashing their wooden stems may help the blooms to take up water easily.

We have a wonderful square tablecloth with Lilacs embroidered on it.

Fresh Lilacs are a real treat! Enjoy them while they last!

Camellia's Country Living & Giving. Come visit us at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Off Highway 61, on the way to Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, Belluz Greenhouses, and the Pioneer Village.