Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year from the Camellia!

Happy New Year or as they say in the Caribbean...Happy Old Years Night! How are you planning to celebrate? Whatever you are doing, stay safe and stay warm..it was a breezy -51 C in Thunder Bay this am .

The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd. 
p-807) 475-3551

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hurray for Christmas Holidays, The Camellia, Thunder Bay

Wishing you all a   J O Y F U L  Christmas! The Camellia will be open this Saturday, Dec. 21st. from 11-5p, Sunday Dec. 22nd. from 12 -5, and Tuesday Dec. 24th. 2013 from 12-3p.

If you need to order Fresh Flowers, or chocolate Truffle Gift baskets, or Gifts for delivery in Thunder Bay, call us at 807-475-3551 or toll-free at 1-877-523-7444. Visit us online at www.thecamellia.com

If you would like to visit The Camellia at our store on Hacquoil Rd. phone us at  (807)475-3551.

We are at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, Slate River, On. Canada

Friday, December 13, 2013

Stocking Stuffers at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Christmas is fast approaching and we have all kinds of Stocking Stuffers at The Camellia, No-Crack Hand cream is great for guys and gals that work their fingers to the bone. It can be kept in the car, and in the biting cold. $5.99 and up.

Every year I vow to have a clean house... what can I say about this? We did buy a fresh tree, it's gracing the garage at the moment. We have to do the move things around shuffle so that the Tree can fit in the Living room. Plus the snow and the wind created a mountain outside on the deck, so shovel, shovel....If you have to clean, Farmhouse Lemon Verbena products make it all better ( leave it in plain view on the counter so that any germaphobe visiting Family members will see it). 

Lavender Soap from Matanzas Creek Organic farm .....oh so good. You can tell the gift receiver  this is why you raced off to St. Helena, California. For the express purpose of getting their Gift. Nothing to do with the -30 degree temperatures here. 

Heat guard neckties are good for those who are heading off to tropic climes, those suffering from hot flashes, and those undergoing chemo. 

Rocky Mountain Foot butter .. great for those who have dry heels in the Winter, grab a pumice stone also.

Napa Valley Soap - $9.95 , and at the Camellia, we also carry it in liquid soap.  Made from grapeseed oil and wine, pair up with a bottle of wine for the perfect Indulge Gift. 

Baby, it's COLD outside, if you don't want to go out, we deliver to your Home or Office. Delivery charges will apply. Our centrepiece and Door Swag class is coming up on Thursday Dec. 19th. 2013. Call to register. 
To order fresh Flowers, wreaths, or gift baskets, call The Camellia at (807)475-3551 or toll-free at 1 -877-523-7444. Shop on line at www.thecamellia.com
We are at 30, Hacquoil Rd.. Open Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sunday. 
Sat. 11-5. Sunday 12-5p.  

Friday, December 6, 2013

Happy snowy December at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

 Well, it's December already and most of us in Thunder Bay are recovering from the brunt of 2 snowstorms, heavy winds and really cold temperatures. As one person put it..."I have all this Christmas S--- to do, on top of everything else. How can we get the J O Y back into our Christmas celebrations? How are you coping with getting things ready for the Holidays?

 Speaking of running behind, we have yet to work out the details of our December classes, what we do know is that they will be held on  tentatively Wed. Dec. 11th, and Thursday Dec. 12th, 2013, and on  Tues.17th. Dec. and Thursday 19th. of Dec.2013. You will be working with fresh Evergreens, filling the above Vintage Sap buckets for use in your Home. Details to be posted on www.thecamellia.com under Classes.Here's the direct link to the Classes page http://www.thecamellia.com/classes-at-the-camelia.html

 Most of you are in the process of putting up your tree..don't forget to visit The Camellia, as we have a huge selection of Ribbons, from rustic Moose Burlap to elegant grey and silvers. 

  Gift Basket Ideas which you can order for Delivery in and around Thunder Bay, or you can pre-order and pick up at our store.

 Hand-made Bags from Emi - great for holding a tablet and other essentials.

 Vintage Look Birdcage with fresh Cedar Wreath - $95-99.00. You can pin old photos onto the cage.

 Our  deluxe and oh-so-special Magnolia and mixed greens Wreath,  $125.00

The sheer joy of our Golden Doggie jumping in the snow -

Need some ideas for Gift Giving? Send our Chocolate Truffles and Wine package, perfect for enjoying by the fire. Call us at 807-475-3551 to order or toll-free at 1-877-523-7444.

Good luck with all managing all that you have to do, and just know we are here to make your Gift-Giving and decorating easier, so visit us at 30, Hacquoil Rd. or phone at 807)475-3551.
OPEN Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-7, Fri. 11-6, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5p

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Small Business Saturday specials at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, Nov. 30, 2013

It's Small Business Saturday on Sat. Nov. 30th. and here at The Camellia, we are offering you great deals! 

  • 25% off all evening purses, and off  all everyday purses
  •  All $14.99 pashminas will be on sale at 2 for $20.00
  •  All in-stock cushions will be 30% off
  •  All dried wreaths will be 25% off, this includes hydrangeas, seeded eucalyptus, boxwood, hops, lavender, and much more.
 We will also have free Bow-making demos.
These specials run only on Friday, Nov. 29th ( 11-7p), Sat. Nov. 30th. 11-5p, and Sun. Dec. 1st. Noon- 5p.

We are at 30, Hacquoil Rd. which is just 10 mins. south of the Thunder Bay . 
If you are going to the U.S. this weekend, you can shop here and pick up your purchases later.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

How to bring the smell of Christmas into your Home, with scents from The Camellia, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Want a fresh-smelling Home? Come visit The Camellia for a great selection of scents to bring Christmas into your Home.

We have Lavender from Matanzas Creek Organic Farm in Sonoma Valley. 
30, Hacquoil Rd. Oliver  Paipoonge, Thunder Bay, On
Open Wednesday  through Sunday. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Camille Overmeer at Artisans Northwest Show 2013, Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay

 We have been working non-stop to create beautiful, hand-made Christmas wreaths and Floral deisgns for you, see Camille Overmeer at the Artisans Northwest show at the Valhalla Inn. Starts Sat. Nov. 16, 10-6p. Sunday, November17, 10-4p. We are in the Oden room.

 Fresh Magnolia Wreaths, these dry beautifully.

 Little special somethings for Gift giving.

 Gignormous Twig wreaths.

 Jeanne D'Arc Living inspired. Fresh cedar wreath

 Lots of hard work, making, packing , setting it all up, so that you can have a fabulous Hand-made shopping experience. So  come Visit us, these hand-made designs will be gone quickly! 
Artisans Northwest show , Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 , 10-6
Sun. Nov. 17, 10-4
P- 807)475-3551
We will be open reduced hours at our store on Hacquoil Rd. this weekend, Sat. 1-3, and Sun. closed.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Winter Wonderland Show and sale at The Camellia, on now

 It's our Christmas Open house at The Camellia, come on out to get Inspired and start your Christmas decorating and shopping!

If you are out on the Christmas House Tour, we are not far from Riverdale Rd. just continue South on Hwy. 61, left on Hacquoil Rd. We are 1.6 km. on the left. on Hacquoil Rd. P-807-475-3551

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Time to Wintergreen those planters and Windowboxes! The Camellia, Thunder Bay

 Good-Bye to those beautiful warm,  sunny Summer days. Sigh.. I never meant to spend most of the year in a cold climate.

 Good-bye to time spent lounging outside on the warm, sunny patio in the company of lush green planters.



Those same planters that are now filled with sad-looking frozen plants, except for some hardy mini pansies. Time to fill those planters with evergreens, to make them look beautiful for the winter season. Now is a good time to trim your evergreens, for use  in your planters.

 A trip around the back 40 to pick tag alder, red dogwood, white pine, jack pine, and cedar. And birch brances. Better that I pick the cedar, otherwise my resident deer will topiary them for me.

 I started here with spruce boughs as my first layer, placing them into the soil on a diagonal, along with the tag alder branches in the middle. Then I added balsam, pine, cedar and cones. You can add whatever you like. Jam the branches deep into the soil to secure them so that the wind will not blow them away.

 These planters   are coming along nicely, but we'll take a break here to help out at The Wedding Wishes Show on today at the Valhalla Inn. So get out there and start Wintergreening your planters. You can purchase Mixed bundles of greens for your planters here at the Camellia, along with seeded eucalyptus, magnolia, and B.C. cedar. Check our website for prices, www.thecamellia.com

Get your orders in for fresh Wreaths as soon as possible!
 Call us at 807)475-3551. The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay. 
We are getting ready for our Winter wonderland show. If you are out on the Thunder Bay Art Gallery's Christmas House Tour ( Nov. 9 and 10th. 2013) , come visit us!
Open Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-7, Fri. 11-5. Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-5.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cottage Paint classes at The Camellia, Thunder Bay.

At long last, we had our first Cottage Paint class yesterday. There are lots of techniques to learn, and it's much better to practice in a class first, and then to graduate to painting your piece. Here are some of the practice boards from the class.

 These are my first 2 projects, Purple Haze bottom coat on antique dresser, Asphalt grey as topcoat. Technique used 2 colour distressing, with a wax finish coat. Dining Room set was painted with Driftwood, technique used 1 colour distressing, finish coat is a zero-gloss acrylic varnish. To see full colour selection, go to http://www.thecamellia.com/buy-cottage-paint--classes.html
Paint can be purchased in store or on line. Please call for shipping costs,  use our toll-free number 1-877-523-7444. Cottage Paint is good to go in checked luggage, and is not affected by cold.

You have one more chance to take a Cottage Paint class , to be held next Tuesday, Oct. 29th. 2013. Call to register at 807)475-3551. In this beginner class, we cover 1 colour distressing, 2 colour distressing, crackle finish, antiquing, glazing and finshing techniques. For prices and more information, go to http://www.thecamellia.com/classes-at-the-camelia.html
The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd. Open Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 11-7, Fri. 11-6. Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-5p

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Things to be Thankful for, The Camellia, Thunder Bay, Canada

Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving? It feels like Summer here in Thunder Bay, with bright sunshine, colourful leaves swirling in the wind, and temperatures of 22 C or more. Have you started decorating for Fall? So much wonderful foilage to be found all around us, from Nature to your Home! So many textures and colours...

What are your plans for Thanksgiving get-togethers  and Turkey feasts? Feel like there's too much to do, and not enough hours in the day? Why does time fly faster as we get older? Just take a deep breath and   B r e a t h e...

 This is our ever-popular red twig Wreath sprayed silver.....customers ask us How long do the wreaths last outside? for a long time, after all, they are made of twigs, and trees grow happily outdoors.

Grab the Kids, and the Dog and go foraging. see what you can find in Nature, like these lovely orange crabapples we found in our yard..didn't even know they were there.

Gather all kinds of twigs, and ferns, and red dogwood from the fields, then get everyone to help to arrange them in containers. Ask everyone to take a moment and think about what they are thankful for.

I'm thankful for TP, I know it's a strange thing to be thankful for, but in a poor country, quite often, the stores will run out of TP. This is a new TP box we have in store at The Camellia, it holds 3 rolls of TP. I am also thankful for clean water that you can drink from the Tap without boiling first. That we live in a country where, if you hear a gunshot, you don't have to drop and roll into a ball. And that it's relatively safe to walk down the street. What are you thankful for? 

 If you looking for a Weekend outing, head over to Gammondale Farms. Pumpkin heaven.

 Another Must-visit in our area is the new Thunder Oak Cheese Farm. We stopped in today for a quick visit while out doing deliveries.

All kinds of Gouda cheese, made right here. I tried the Cajun cheese curds for lunch today, so yummy!

 Here are some of the  materials that were used in our Tuscan Harvest Planter class.

The start - an empty pot.

 Shhh..the designers are hard at work....stems are flying, should it be here or here?

 Voila ! the finished piece.

We are OPEN here at The Camellia for Thanksgiving weekend. Open Wed. through Sunday.
Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-7, Fri. 11-6. Sat. 11-5. and this Sunday, October 13th. noon-4p.
Bring yourself, your friends and your out-of-town guests, we love to see all of you!!
30, Hacquoil Rd. p.807)475-3551.
Please order any  flowers for delivery as early as possible, our toll-free # is 1 -877-523-7444
Happy Thanksgiving!!