Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer be continued..The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

 Well, it's supposed to be Summer here but someone must have pressed the To Be Continued button, and fast forwarded to FALL....dare I say it, it's cold out there. Well, it's probably because we've put in the Summer A/C's seeing  as it was plus 35 C and up. It's probably about 7 degrees out there now. Brrr....! 

Summer will continue next week, we hope. Strawberry Picking continues at Belluz - fresh picked juicy goodness. Stop by and see us at The Camellia. We have Organic culinary Lavender from Matanzas Creek Winery in Sonoma Valley, CA. Magic Tablecloths that repel water and stains, and they are polyester, so you can easliy wash them. Most people buy 1 of these, and come back for a few more as they are so low-maintenance, and they look good too.

You must try our Soaps from the Napa Valley Soap Company. These soaps are made by hand in small batches in St. Helena, at the heart of Napa Valley. The highest quality natural ingredients are used including antioxidant rich local grapeseed oil and wine. These soaps create a luxurious lather and are gentle on your skin.

 Try our Farmhouse Lemon Verbena products - turns cleaning the house into an Aromatherapy session. Great for chasing away Fish smells.

 And some bathroom eye Candy - from a wonderful bath shop in Los Altos, California.

We are Open here at The Camellia at 30 Hacquoil Rd. Oliver Paipoonge, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Open Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-7, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5.
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Peony Love at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Hello!  Peonies are one of my favourite Flowers, they are so vibrant, so fragrant, and so pretty. Here in Thunder Bay, they are just ...  now in full bloom. In our garden here at the Camellia, we have 3 different shades of Pink Peonies.  Most of the plants have been given to us by friends and family. Peonies are an easy-going plant, just give them lots of sun, and water when it's dry, and they will reward you with many blooms. They flower only once during the Summer, but what a show they put on! Plant them where there is lots of room, as they tend to grow quite large, and dislike being moved.

 Such splendour!


 This is out best Vase which we sell here at the shop for Peony blooms,  $9.95 in-store. Peonies and this vase were, well, made for each other. Our other fav container is an old Mason jar.

 Here we have used them in a fresh floral design, which was used at this weekend's Wedding to commemorate Family members who have passed away. The blooms should be cut when just opening, if you want to use them in an arrangement like this one.

 And here we have used them in a Bride's Bouquet, stunning, aren't they? We used 3 different shades of Pink, a big thanks to those of you that gave us Peony blooms for Stacey's Bouquet.

A Vintage 1957 Red Pontiac and this red bouquet   ... a lovely pairing.

 Let's not forget the Whites.

 White Peony and Antique cream bowl .

 A plump Bud about to burst into bloom.

How to arrange Peonies? Just pick them from your Garden, plunk into a vase with water, make a fresh cut on all stems. Here they are looking lovely in a bathroom, paired with 1 stem of spray rose, and million star Gypsophilia.

Come visit us at The Camellia, at 30 Hacquoil Rd. We'd love to see you! 
Open Wed. 11 - ? check with us for July until when, Thurs. 12-7. Fri.11-7. Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-5
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Friday, July 5, 2013

Celebrate Summer at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

It's  finally Summertime! What's summertime stress? It's that feeling of "I have so  much outdoor living to pack into a few months...." Gardening, yard work, fishing, walking by Lake Superior, and outdoor eating, just to name a few summertime activities. Do you feel like you'll never get to it all?

One of my favourite evening activities during the Summer is walking by the water. It's soothing and will destress you from your busy day.

Let's not forget the Flip-flop, an important part of Summer living.

Our large outdoor  Summer flag - buy instore .

Eating outside - another Summertime pleasure. Outdoor wood-fired pits are a popular backyard addition. 

Our hand-made cedar pizza planks - made by Larry. Buy at $25.00
A nice shower Gift. 

This is a tasty sprout Salad  made by Chef  Nikos Mantis of Pinetree Catering. He was demonstrating at the Country market at the C.L.E. grounds, showing how easy it is to make tasty meals with fresh, local produce.

His demo inspired me to  do something with the rhubarb I picked from my garden days ago, and was now languishing on my kitchen counter. 

Yummy..! Spoon some of the Rhubarb compote on top of Vanilla Ice-cream, what a great summertime treat. 

Our wicker baskets with wrought-iron holders are a nice addition to your patio at $29.95 ea.

This bird knows how to stay cool - $9.95, and the metal sunflower bath ( $45.95)  is also a nice addition to your patio. 

Come Visit us here at The Camellia! Here's a batch of  hand-made Olive oil soap - Hornby Island Soap. A nice Gift to take when visiting someone's Camp. We're open Wed. through Sunday. Fri. July 5th, 2013. 11-5, Sat. 12-5, Sun. 12-5. 

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If you're visiting Thunder Bay for the Blues Festival going on this weekend, have a great time. Here's the link to the Bluesfest