Saturday, December 22, 2012

"Tis the season to be -----, The Camellia, Thunder Bay

 It's that last stretch -only 4 days until Christmas. How are things with you? We are busy making centerpieces and Table arrangements, here's  one we made for a client.  Magnolia leaves and greens.

 We have  a few Red osier Dogwood Wreaths left - these last well beyond the Christmas season.

 Still time to order a centerpiece for your table or for someone else's.

 Or you can send a Gift Basket....

Our Jalapeno Gouda Cheese basket - with locally produced Gouda.

Call us at (807)475-3551 to Order gifts for Delivery , or toll-free at 1-877-523-7444.
We're Open Sat. Dec. 22.nd. 11-5p. and Sunday Dec. 23rd. 12-5p . 

30 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Gifting, The Camellia, Thunder Bay

How's your Christmas Gifting coming along? Almost there, or just starting?  At The Camellia, we are here to help. No jammed parking lot, peace & serenity, and help all the way!! Above is our set of 3 real Birch log candles.

We have lovely fresh Floral designs, ask for the JOY design in a silver square dish. We deliver in the Thunder Bay area (delivery charges apply).

Our Pink Delight in a glass dish, which can be reused as a candleholder.

 Or simply order a Vase of fresh Flowers, this one features white Casablanca lilies, pink gerbera daisies, and white button mums. 

 Or you can order a faux centerpiece, this one is perfect for a condo-dweller as it can be used after Christmas, simply by removing the reindeer and changing the ribbon. $95.00-$125.00

 Need bows and ribbon? We have a wide variety of ribbons,  and bows can be made up while you wait. This container is large , so a large Burlap bow adds bulk to the green ribbon, which is water -resistant.

 Voila!! After much cleaning, I can finally see the surface of the Dining table. I knew it was there are you coping with cleaning up the everyday mess..? It's like that saying..." My kitchen would stay clean if only people would stop eating in it!"

And the Baking....have you started yours yet?

Come visit us!! We are at 30, Hacquoil Rd. South on Hwy. 61, left on Hacquoil Rd, we are 1.6 km. on the left. Open Wed. through Sunday. Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-8p. Fri. 11-5. Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-5.
p-807)475-3551. Toll-free 1-877-523-7444.

Monday, December 3, 2012

How do you cope with Pre-Christmas stress?

How do you cope with the ....I've a million and a half things to do before Christmas am I going to get it all done?  Probably the first step is to make a list..... 

Awww.....I'm too busy to make a list !

I'm reaching for the Lavender -it's supposed to help calm a person. 

And's raining, WHERE DID ALL MY SNOW GO? 



We have a wonderful class coming up this Sunday, December 9th. 1-3pm.
You'll be making a Fresh Greens design in an antique Maple Syrup bucket, cost is $55.00 plus a design fee for class of $15.00.
Call us at (807) 475-3551 to register.

We're Open Wednesday through Sunday..
Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-8p. Fri. 11-7 Sat. 11-5 Sun. 12-5p.
Come visit us often!!
(If you need Magnolia or any fresh flowers, please pre-order )

Friday, November 30, 2012

Winter at Camellia's

We are just getting some fresh powder. Looking like  a Winter wonderland here!! 

If you have ordered arrangements, and have not heard from us, please call. It's more than a little crazy around here. 

If we have called you about your order, and you haven't returned our calls, then we'll move onto the next person.

We are OPEN Wednesday through Sunday:
Wed. 11-5
Thurs. 12 -8p.
Fri. 11-7p.
Sat. 11-5
Sun. 12-5p

Bear with us as we are having some technical difficulties with our blog, and cannot upload photos. 
Looking forward to seeing you, any questions, pick up that phone and call us!! (807)475-3551

Outside of Thunder Bay, use our toll-free at 1-877-523-7444

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Black Friday/Saturday/Sunday Specials at The Camellia

Yaaaaay we have SNOW!!

 Black Friday specials on all Weekend at The Camellia. 40% off all Aromatique scented products & Oils, also Aromatique candles - the Smell of Christmas, Creme caramel, Wildflower, etc.

Selected Cotton Pillow covers on 30% off, selected dried wreaths on 20% off, and many more in-store specials!!
Our driveway is plowed, and we're open Friday 11-7, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5. Black Friday specials run until Sunday Nov. 25th. 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Camille Overmeer at Artisans Northwest, Valhalla, Icelandic Room

 Camille Overmeer will be at the Artisans Northwest Art & Craft Show at the Valhalla Inn this weekend, Nov. 17th. ( 10am -6p) and Nov. 18th. (10am -4p).  We are in the Icelandic room, booth # 63, that's the smaller rooms off to the side of the main Ballroom.

 The arduous task of moving large-scale wreaths from point A to point B... 2 vans, a trailer, and product stuffed in kid's truck. I've also taken over the garage, and let's not talk about the state of my house. Also let's not talk about my backlog of orders, my poor clients! I am not ignoring you, we will talk next week.

 Our Fishing Wreath made from Faux evergreens and real Birch.

 The talent of those in the Icelandic Room... I love Metalwork.

See you at the Valhalla Inn this weekend! We're not Open this Sat. Nov. 17, and Sun. Nov. 18 th, 2012 at our store. Normal hours , OPEN Wed. through Sun. resume next week.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fresh Boughs at The Camellia

 Fresh greens have arrived at The Camellia  ...just in time to decorate your outdoor urns, hanging baskets, mantels and staircases....B.C. Cedar, Pine, Fir, and Red Osier Dogwood.

 Our new Window sized Wreath - hang one of these in each Window for an instant Holiday Look!

Real Birchbark candleholders for sale.

               Our trees are decorated ...all ready to Inspire you to start thinking CHRISTMAS!!

 Ask to see the Design Board from Traditional Home's Napa Valley Showhome, which we recently toured. You can book an in-home design consultation with us, we are now taking appointments for January of 2013.

 French -inspired Vintage Pillows - in stock now.

 We are crazy about Ribbon - so you have plenty of choices to embellish your creations, or we can design the Bows for you.


 Why not take a moment to light one of our Soy candles....wonderful scents, and Soy is a clean choice.

Did we mention we have fabulous Evening bags for that special Holiday party??

Visit Camellia's  ---south on Hwy. 61, left on Hacquoil Rd.    We  are 1.6kms. on the left.

If you are planning on coming to the Artisans Northwest show coming up at the Valhalla Inn next weekend , we are in the Icelandic Room. Where is this? If you are entering the Valhalla Inn at the back near the Ballroom, the Icelandic Room is down from the Main Ballroom, on the right hand side.

Open Wednesday through Sunday. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

 Love Vintage and want to create something lovely for your front entranceway ? Take our VINTAGE SAP BUCKET Evergreen class at Camellia's. These buckets were originally used in Maple Syrup production, they have a wonderful patina. 

Classes will be held Sunday, December 2nd. and Sunday, December 9th. 2012, from 1pm to approximately 2.30 to 3 pm. This is a Beginner class, just bring a pair of gardening gloves and a pair of floral snips if you have them. Sap pail, evergreens, and soil will be provided. Dress in serviceable, warm clothes. 

Cost is $55.00 plus a design fee of $10.00. All class fees are non-refundable.

 What colours are you planning for your Outdoor decorating this season? Red with burlap, perhaps? Or the classic taupe, black and grey colour scheme?  Bright turquoise and hot pinks..? the list of colour combinations is endless.

 The barnwood used in these photos is what's left of our farmstead on Broadway Ave. What antiques do you have that have been passed on from your family?

 Imitate the squirrels,  and  collect pine cones, they are useful for so many Winter projects.

 Maybe we will teach these in another class, how to make rolled roses.

A relic which we unearthed in our yard, now in use in our store. Come instore to see our unusual creation!.....

The Camellia is located at 30 Hacquoil Rd. South on Hwy. 61, left on Hacquoil Rd. We are 1.6 kms. on the left. Open Wednesday through Sunday. 
Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-8p. Fri. 11-5. Sat. 11-5.
Sunday hours, ( Nov. 4, 2012)   we may be here from 2-4 p. Check hours by phoning 807)475-3551

Happy Decorating!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

California Dreaming, The Camellia, Thunder Bay

  We're back after taking a short break...just going through California withdrawal right now. You know those TV commercials you see for California ...well, they're true!! Here's a peek into TESORO, a wonderful Flower shop in Sonoma Valley. They are at 23566 Arnold Drive, Sonoma CA 95476. p-707.939.6931.

 Another incroyable shop in Sonoma Valley. The owner sources out antiques from all over the World. His displays are awe-inspiring. ARTEFACT Design & Salvage at 23562 Highway 121, Sonoma , CA 95476.

 No coats needed in the Valley. It feels like you're in Tuscany or Provence. Pinch me, I must be dreaming...

 And yes, there was a Winery, way on the top of the hills, that grows Lavender. And you are so lucky, if you come into our store, you can purchase their products right here at The Camellia.

  We were able to tour the Barn where the lavender is very carefully dried.

 The shops, well, they are over the top. It is after all, California. The largest number of billionaires in the  whole world apparently reside in California. This is a french-themed store in Sonoma.

 A visit to the San Francisco Flower Market, yes, here I am, lusting after the Manzanita branches...oooh..I would so love to be able to get these home!! 

 Everywhere you go, the Camellias are blooming..and the Gardenias..and the Magnolias...sigh..

 A visit to the Alameda Antiques Fair, here is the booth of Atelier de Campagne. So many treasures, 800 vendors, so little time...

 The view of the Vineyards, framed by an Olive tree. Looks like a postcard...

 What did I see as we were driving along in Napa Valley? There was a house Tour at Cardinale Winery, sponsored by the magazine Traditional Home, and I GOT TO GO ON THE TOUR!! Here is a peek into the entranceway..

A panorama of the view from the Show house, which is the Guesthouse of Cardinale Winery.

The fabulous Veranda......

The rooms were a wonderful mixture of rustic elegance and traditional elements.  Cardinale is at 7600 St. Helena Highway, in Oakville, CA. They are open for tours until November 11th, 2012. For more information and tickets,

We hope you'll be as excited and inspired by this little peek into California as we were!
Visit Camellia's soon to see how you can incorporate Napa style into your Home.

Camellia's, 30 Hacquoil Rd.
Open Wednesday through Sunday. 
Wed. 11-5, Thurs. Noon-8p. Fri. 11-7. Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-5p


Have a relaxing Sunday!!