Sunday, September 16, 2012

Autumn Fair 2012 at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

Autumn is here! You are invited to our Autumn Fair which starts today and runs until Sunday, September 30th. 2012. How do you feel about the change in weather? Are you sad to see Summer go, are you waving Good Bye to the flocks of geese as they fly overhead, noisily honking away?  Or are you a "Thank goodness it's cooling off "  type of person, can't wait to pull on your favourite sweater and boots?  
This Autumn, we have a lovely selection of goods at The Camellia, carefully chosen just for you. Look at the made-to-look-like vintage cushions above, aren't they just perfect for a European themed room. .


 Here's a peek at a custom order that we designed for a very special front door. Not your traditional Fall piece, but it does speak to you of Autumn, earthtones, and leaves swirling in the wind.

Here's one of our new Fall handbags, paired with one of Sarah's hand-made scarves.

 Look at this hot number, good for those parties that pop up around Christmas. it comes in lots of other colours - silver, purple, black, white, grey.

Epol bags are the bag for the sportsey person, or an upscale alternative to the Lunchpail. Lots of pockets and places to fit everything. Tough, can-take-all-you-dish-out bag.

We have had a fantastic growing season ( except for the chomping caterpillars) , and our Sunflowers are spectacular, the bees think so too! 

  The colours of the sun and ripening Olives are echoed in this tablecloth - water repellent and stain resistant. Most clients buy 1 of these, and come back for a couple more. Rave reviews on these. Try 1 today, many colors and patterns in stock at the store.

Let us custom-make a Floral design for your Home - lost of containers to choose from. 

  A peek at some of our in-store displays.

 Many new signs in - where to place them? Hallways, Living-rooms, entranceways, they will look good anywhere.

Gift selection - Set of 4 custom chicken placemats - with 2 chicken mugs, in a wire basket, $71.63. The mugs are a Warren Kimble design, from Sakura,Oneida. Call toll-free at 1 -877-523-7444 to order. You can also order fresh flowers of Fruit baskets for delivery in the Thunder Bay area.

Some of our grapes we grew --so sour, but we grow them for flower arrangements. Look at those colours though, you could theme an entire room around them .

 A faux-botanical bouquet, we've added greens in from our Garden, doesn't it look great?

 One of my aims this Fall is to sit and Light a candle.  These are special Soy candles, poured especially for you, by Canadian hands. Yummy smells! 

 Our goodies from the Cutting Garden.

Take a look around you and harvest what you can for Fall decorating. These are grapevine leaves, which we preserved with glycerin. You can buy glycerin in the drug store, combine 1 part glycerin to  3 parts hot water. Place stems into solution and leave for at least a week, sometimes 2. Your leaves will stay nice and soft but will turn brown.


Wed. 11-5. 
Thurs. 12-8p
Fri. 11-7
Sat. 11-5
Sun. 12-5p.

30 Hacquoil Rd. South on Hwy. 61, Left on Hacquoil Rd. we are 1.6 km. on left.
Questions??? Call 807)475-3551

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall Trend Report, 2012 - Camellia's, Thunder Bay

 Hello everyone! It's September already, can you believe it?

Being a fashion-challenged person, and a person who has her nose buried in decor trend reports, I've asked my Fashion expert in Ottawa to share her ideas on Fall  fashion Trends. Thanks to Indira Bondy for this peek into the Fashion world!

With shorter days and cooler nights, it’s time for Canadians to transition to an Autumn wardrobe. Once again, designers do not disappoint fashionista’s of any stripe. Let’s get started with the key themes chosen by Canadian Fashion editors at Fashion Magazine, Flare and Elle Canada.

Black in all its leather, rock and roll and gothic styles

Fashion magazines are calling it the Rooney Mara effect, Fall clothes in Black goth, black rock and roll, black erotic, black religious, and in many juxtapositions. It then morphs into black and romantic with lace and velvet. See Danier Leather for the latest Fall Collections. For the sophisticated woman, check out Jeanne Becker’s line at the Bay.

Want something a little romantic and flirty?

Embellishments and its forays into Eastern traditions, romantic lace and baroque

The 1980s make a comeback with rich embellishment such as beading, brocade, jewellery and appliqué. Visit The Camellia to see our unique collection of hand-spun scarves and edgy jewellery pieces, some of which are made by local Thunder Bay artisans.


Sarah draws her colour palette from the surroundings of Lake Superior - from the Water, rocks, mosses, and sky. Each piece is unique and special. 

 For those of you who love Colour, this striking combination of black and watermelon is for you!

 Wearing a little black dress? Jazz it up with a purple mini bag with a turquoise and purple scarf.

Rich Earth Colors, feminine and masculine pieces

Plum, mustard, forest green and deep reds will rule Canadian streets for Fall.  Visit Holt Renfrew, the Bay, H&M and Simons in Montreal for great fashion.

Even though it's still warm and humid out, cooler weather will soon be upon us. It's a perfect time to visit Camellia's to choose a new Handbag, scarf , or perhaps a pair of warm, wooly mitts. 

We are OPEN Wednesday through Sunday.
 Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 11-8, Fri. Noon-7p. Sat. 11-5. Sun. Noon-5p. 
30 Hacquoil Rd.

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