Sunday, September 29, 2013

Classes at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, Canada

Fall is here and it's a great time to take a class at The Camellia!

Tuscan Harvest Pot

 In this class, you will be creating an Autumn outdoor pot, suitable for placement by your entranceway, or in a sheltered porch. you will also be learning the ins and outs of decorating with pots outdoors, the mechanics of anchoring, etc. You will be starting with a Guy Wolff piece of pottery, in a white clay. Then we'll add a faux Mum bush that looks so real, a bundle of local wheat, bull rushes, field ferns, and twig branches. The finishing touch will be a bow of water repellent satin ribbon with a sinamay jute bow. 

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Tools needed: a pair of Garden snips and a pair of garden gloves.

Cost: Pot and supplies $75.00, Design fee $10.00, hst is extra. 

Time: Tuesday or Friday nights 7p-8.30ish....  Oct.  8th. 2013, Oct. 11th. 2013

Register: call 807)475-3551
Class size: 6

 You will be using these real-looking Fall mum bushes!

Not Your Grandmother's Dried Flowers

In this class, you will learn how to make this stunning, contemporary Dried arrangement. 
Drieds will be in neutral tones, creams, greens and browns. This arrangement can go in a living roon, a dining room, or in an entranceway. This design can be seen in-store at The Camellia.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, some previous experience working with dried flowers will be required.

Cost: Container and supplies $110.00, Design fee:$20.00. add hst to all fees.

Tools needed: a pair of wire cutters.

Time: Sunday afternoons,  2-5ish. in October, 2013

Register: Call 807)475-3551
Class size: 4-6

Thicket in Glass Bowl 

This class is coming soon....class size limited to 6 students. You can come in before the class and choose what colour of flowers you would like.


Cottage Paint classes.  

Cottage Paint Basics.  ( 1 day or so , I will have more information!)

Topics to be covered: One colour wet Distressing, Waxing and Varnishing,  Two colour wet distressing, Crackle medium, Dry brushing and Glazes. 

Stencilling and Image Transfer will be covered in an Advanced Class.  

We will supply 1 wooden cabinet door for you to practice on. 

Supplies: 1 8oz. jar of cottage Paint, if you have already purchased 1 , just bring it with you . 

Questions? You can call Camille at 807)475-3551. Visit our website at

Friday, September 20, 2013

Rustic Autumn Fair on now at The Camellia, Thunder Bay.

Welcome! You are warmly invited to a Rustic Autumn Fair at The Camellia. It starts this Saturday, Sept. 21st. 2103, from 11-5p, and Sunday Sept. 22nd. 12-5p. and runs until Halloween. Come out and bring lots of friends! Here is one of the wreaths we just made with Birch twigs, seeded Euc. and dyed Triticum wheat.

 Wonderful views of Ripening fields in Slate River Valley, waiting to be harvested.

 Nice weather for a Fall hike, this is on Memory Road close to the U.S./Canada border.

 Great views of Lake Superior from the top.

 Apples from our trees make an easy Fall centerpiece, just place bowl on a wreath, we have these for sale at the Camellia in all sizes.

Hay being harvested just up the road. 

Hard to say Good-bye to Summer.. just look at this house on the way to Park Point, near Duluth, Mn.


Here in Thunder Bay, the leaves are slowly changing to their Fall coat.

Some renovations which are  getting done at our place  .. a trip to Ikea Winnipeg for inspiration.

 Ripping up old carpet to replace with laminate floors ... and notice the baseboards. Old baseboards are given a new life with #Cottage Paint, these were varnished before, but look at what 2 coats of Cottage Paint, and 2 coats of finishing wax will do. We have just received a new shipment of Cottage Paint, so make sure to visit The Camellia.

Share your renovating projects with us! 
We are open Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-7. Fri. 11-6. Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-5.
p.807) 475-3551 and Happy Weekend!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Rustic Autumn Fair coming up at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

It's a beautiful Day here in Thunder Bay, feeling a little cool and somewhat like Fall. Here at the Camellia, we are getting ready for our Rustic Autumn Fair, which starts next Friday, Sept. 20th. 2013.  Do come out and visit then , we have lots of Autumn goodies for you and your Home! 

We  are closed this Sat. Sept. 14, 2013  and Sun. Sept. 15th 2013.
See you next week, and bring lots of friends! 

30, Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, On.