Sunday, August 28, 2011

Boating at Cloud Lake, Camellia's Thunder Bay Florist, ON

It was time to take a break today and go for a Boat Ride. Cloud Lake is a mere 20 minutes away from us. So we loaded up the boat and off we went.

It was cloudy when we got there, but still nice and warm. Lots of other boats were on the Lake . The Golden was quite worried about the noise of the motor, but eventually he pulled his head out from my arm and started to enjoy the ride.

We were lucky and spotted a Loon on the Lake. I've never seen one close up before, so this was a treat.

Cloud Lake is quite high up, as you can see from this photo which was taken on the way back home. Need a break? Go for a boat ride on Cloud Lake!


Camellia's - Open Wednesday through Sunday.
30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, On


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Working Holiday, CGTA Gift show, Lake Michigan, & Toronto,On

We've been away for a while, travelling, attending Gift shows, doing a partial Lake Superior Circle Tour, sourcing out new product for clients, and working..... This is one of the smaller Banquet rooms at the Park Inn, Rexdale, On. Fabulous chandeliers and trim details.

Manzanita branches are so sculptural - akin to a work of Art when positioned in a room.

What a treat to smell all the wonderful fresh flowers at Metz Floral. I felt like I was back in Holland!

I was happy to find fresh Bay leaves, here I am making a Wreath with the bay leaves.

Over-the-top Displays at Flora Seda's booth at CGTA Gift Show, Toronto.

Brand new Bedding patterns from Brunelli.

This season, Grey continues to be strong, along with the ever popular Black & White.

Always lots to see in Toronto, here is a movie being made, just around the corner from the Delta Chelsea on Gerrard St.

Of course, Christmas is just around the corner.

We have new evening bags - in various colours

Aaahhh.! Rest and Relaxation...wonderful stretches of sandy beach just after you cross over at Sault Ste. Marie into the U.S. These beaches continue all the way to Marquette, Michigan.

Being at the Beach is what Summer is all about. We usually seize any opportunity to stop at a sandy beach.

Breakfast at Big Boy Restaurants - so delicious!

Lots of stopping along the way to check out the many streams and waterfalls, this spot had the greenest moss I have ever seen.

To end a Road trip, roasting marshmallows, and eating S'mores!


Camellia's - Come Visit us! We would love to see you. .... .OPEN Wed. 11-5. Thursday Noon-5. Fri. 11-5. Sat. 11-5. Sunday Noon -5

p 807) 475-3551
30/32 Hacquoil Rd.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Evergreen Brickworks Farmers Market, Toronto

A trip to Evergreen Market is not to be missed. It's a great showcase of all of Ontario's Farming Community and their products. So nice to see Ontario-Grown. A wide variety of unique vendors awaits you. It is one of my sister's favourite Markets.

Vauxhall Peace , Love and Flowers - all-natural lotions and salves with unique, healing properties. Contact: Adele Hinshelwood at 905-336-1594, from Kilbride, On

Lots of Organic Veggies, and Farm produce. We bought Garlic Scapes, Peaches, Salad mix, Carrots, zucchini, and Evelyn's crackers.

Fresh bouquets of Flowers ..locally grown. I bought some Globe Thistles for drying.

Zinnias, Glads, Lavender Hyssop, Statice and all kinds of wonderful Flowers.

LPK's Culinary Groove - Gluten free cupcakes, cookies and all sorts of goodies. They have a shop on Broadway Ave.

Sweet Potato Doughnuts - so Yummy!

Wooden pieces of Art - made from salvage Wood pieces and slate - Shelf Life - Contact Bernard at 416-897-6103.


Camellia's - We will be open again August 17th, 2011

p-(807) 475 3551

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kempenfest, Arts and Crafts , Barrie, On

Beautiful day to wander around Kempenfest skies, sunshine, and a bit of a breeze from the Lake. Of course, the many Arts and Crafts ...and vendors who have worked tirelessly setting up spectacular displays.

Lots of spots to sit by the Lake and watch the ducks, and enjoy the cooling breezes.....

Flatware with a twist ...chimes made from spoons............SPOON ART recycled from Lachute, QC

Oh so French - beautiful pillow designs , many done on Linen.

Leather animal stools for the urban Baby's room - Reiners from Waterloo, On.

Such intricate Woodwork..incredible detail...

Cute BabyWear and Floral barettes for Toddlers... Yennybee Baby designs...

More to follow on Kempenfest on a later date ...

Camellia's - 30/32 Hacquoil Rd, Thunder Bay, On