Friday, May 24, 2013

Flowering Spring shrubs, The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

Spring is such a wonderful time of the Year! A lot of shrubs only flower in the Spring, and what a show it is. This post is for those of you who may be longing for blooms and warm temperatures, and you may be feeling sort of, well, is it ever going to get really nice?

Hydrangea blooms seen outside Beringer Winery in Napa Valley, California.

And everywhere you go in Mountain View, California, there's an abundance of jasmine vines, their perfume is magnificent. Flowering shrubs and vines add so much beauty to our world.

Roses are everywhere! A profusion of colour and masses of blooms, in bush and topiary forms.

Sniff..... ! Nothing smells as sweet as a Rose.

Come visit us at the Camellia! We are at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Open reduced hours on Wed. 1-3, Fri. 1-3. Sat. 1-4.
Normal hours resume on June 5th, 2013.
p-807)475-3551 or email us at with  any questions.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's almost Mother's Day, The Camellia, Thunder Bay

Mother's Day is fast approaching. How will you celebrate this special Day? Will you spend it with your Mum? Will you pick up the phone and call?  You can call us and order a special Gift for delivery or a bouquet of Flowers. 

The truth is, Even if she weren't my Mom I would go out of my way to be friends with her.

My mother phoned daily to ask "Did you just try to reach me?"  When I reply, "No", she adds, "So if you're not too busy, call me while I'm still alive," and hangs up.  (Erma Bombeck)

My Mother is a travel agent for guilt.

Women without children dream of romance, wealth and success. Mothers dream of sleep.

So how can you show your MOM that you appreciate her? Here are a few of our Top picks, you can get them at our store, The Camellia. You can also order on-line at

Phone (807)475-3551 to Order Flowers for delivery in Thunder Bay. If calling outside of Thunder Bay, but within Canada, call toll-free at 1-877-523-7444. Order early for best selection!!

A Flaxseed Pillow makes a thoughtful Gift, especially if Mum is in pain sometimes.

A Hand-made Wreath is pretty for Spring. Willow Wreaths available in limited supply, due to the bad weather we have had last week. Call to order one. 

A spa basket makes a wonderful Gift for Mom or anyone who would appreciate the Gift of relaxation.

Hand made quilts by Muriel Squires, available instore at The Camellia. Or buy online here

 Memories of Provence Vase
Glass vase filled with a generous bunch of Matanzas Creek lavender, paired with a bottle of Lavender Spray (use as an Air freshener, and for linens), and a pot of Lavender luxury Body Butter. The Body Butter is amazing - a highly absorbent shea body butter with the scent of Lavender/Tangerine.  A vase of Lavender in a room acts as a natural air freshener.

The Ring Bling purse, so cute and easy to carry.

-Victoria Lavender basket
A fragrant bunch of Lavender, with a oh-so-comfy cotton Pillow ( with removeable insert), Matanzas Creek Lavender spray, Flower bath sponge, Lavender Soy candle in jar, and the May/June issue of my favourite magazine,Victoria. Packaged in a wire/wicker basket.

This wooden saying is so a propos on Mother's Day.

For anyone who has lost their Mom, why not remember her with a Memorial Garden stone?

Call The Camellia to order Flowers at 807)475-3551.
We are at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Our Spring Open house continues this week .Open Wed. May 8th. 2013,  11-5. Thurs. 12-4. Fri. 11-5. Sat. 11-5. This Sunday, Mother's Day, May 12th. 2013, Closed. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ooh La La..It's SPRING OPEN HOUSE at The Camellia!!

Ooh La La!! It's May and our Spring Open house starts on Saturday, May 4th. 11-5, and Sunday, May 5th, 12-5. I know, It's snowing again, but enough of that, Spring is alive and well in our store. (You can purchase a red handbag so you can look oh-so-stylish while you are shovelling the white stuff with your red snowshovel, just in case TBT News is cruising by). Well, all we can do is laugh about it, and go with the flow. 

The poor songbirds outside, though. A very wet Yellow finch was trying to grab some shelter on the ledge of our Kitchen window this evening. Poor thing. The robins are sheltering in a bare patch under the cedars, while protesting loudly. 

We are at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, South on Highway 61, left on Hacquoil Rd. We are 1.6 km. on  the left. p.807)475-3551

You can shop online at

Have a great Weekend and come out and Visit The Camellia.

Our Open house is on today, Saturday, May 4th. 2013, from 11-5p.  And we're OPEN Sunday, May 5th. 12-5p. Call our Flower message at (807)475-3551 to keep up-to-date with the goings-on!