Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Nursing Home will come soon enough.

Often there will be a group of a Mother and Daughter in the store. The mother is in a retirement home, and is usually bemoaning the fact that she now has one small room, or rooms.  Quite often , the mother will comment.. "If I only had my house still, I would be able to buy......." It's like a kid in a candy store who is told by their Mother, you can't buy any candy today.

Go treat yourself to some fresh Flowers today, these are oh-so-pretty Alstromeria, get them partly closed and they will last for quite a while.

To all those who are in love with clean, uncluttered lines ( a.k.a. the Prison cell look), and try to convert everyone to their way of thinking, to those of you who accuse some people of being a hoarder, the Nursing Home will come soon enough.

  Bake yourself a Cake, and eat the icing too.

 Plan on taking one of our fabulously creative classes at The Camellia.

Take time to notice the fading beauty of blossoms on the ground. 

Some of us will be lucky and have our own private space, where we can keep our pretty things.  Some of us may be in the Dementia floor, where sometimes persons keep wandering in and out of our room, taking things. 

So put photos on your walls, have nice things around you, and don't spend your very important Life suffering and waiting to die. Live every day to the fullest, treat yourself to something nice.  Maybe when your kids were younger and just growing up, you couldn't treat yourself to nice things. So now you can do it. I say, down with the prison cell look. It's not in style anymore. Not in my book, anyway!!

Here at The Camellia, we are closed now and will reopen on Feb. 1st. 2014. If you need anything during this time, call and leave a message. P -807-475-3551.We have fabulous Home decor and fabric accessories to dress up your Home. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cottage Paint January classes at The Camellia, Thunder Bay

January is the best time to take a class  ... by now you have probably gone through the..

  • Christmas holidays have ended, and waaahh..I don't want to go back to work. 
  • Cookie withdrawal, all the delicious Holiday treats and chocolates are probably all eaten and you're going through cookie withdrawal
  • Why is so  ***!!! cold in this country? 
  • New Year's resolutions are starting to fade...
  • You've tried to escape the cold and can't because of extreme weather and flight cancellations...

Here at The Camellia, we have Cottage Paint classes coming up this Sat. Jan. 11th. and Sunday, Jan. 12th at 1-3.30ish. Same class both days. Call to register, p-807-475-3551. January is a great time to get  your painting projects done, especially given the low voc's in Cottage Paint. 

Here are some of our Cottage Paint Makeovers.

For more information, click on the link http://www.thecamellia.com/classes-at-the-camelia.html

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

Friday, January 3, 2014

Surviving January in a very cold place..The Camellia, Thunder Bay

It's January in Thunder Bay and we have been having such cold weather, it was a chilly -51 C with the wind the other morning, apparently the same temperature it was on Baffin Island. Even if you are an "I Love Winter" person, it's too cold to do outdoor activities, like sledding and snow shoeing. What can you do?  One of the ways to get through this is to completely ignore the weather, tell yourself it's a great time to catch up on all those tasks you put aside during the Summer. Fun stuff like cleaning out your email inbox ( mine has 6,700 to go through), cleaning your closet, sweeping the mess off your desk, filing the paperwork, and ...and...and...

One solution is to hop on the next direct flight to the Caribbean, visions of white sandy beaches and lazing under a palapa dancing in your head. Pack sandals, shorts, and race to the nearest airport, I'm lucky, our airport in Thunder Bay is 10 minutes away. Beach in above photo is in Mexico.

Palm trees, green grass, what more can a Winter-weary person want? What's that? oh, you want to stay for the next 4 months..? Hmmm..well, can you stay and teach zumba, or yoga, or....??

Well, if you can't run away to the Caribbean, you can grab a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers. Here at The Camellia, we are just working out the details of our Spring Flower designing classes. Put some loud music on, and wear bright colours, like Turquoise, lime green, sherbet orange and pink. Summer colours will go a long way to helping you feel better.

 Some of you are going to start on your Cottage Painting projects. Good plan, as Cottage Paint has low voc's, so you can use it indoors. If you want to learn more about Cottage Paint, take our Beginners Class coming up on Jan. 14th. and Jan. 15th. 2014. Call to register at (807)475-3551. Space is limited. Here's the link to more information on the class, http://www.thecamellia.com/classes-at-the-camelia.html
In the meantime, stay warm, and upbeat, and Visit us here at the Camellia! 
Open Sat. Jan. 4.th. 2014, 11-4p. and Sunday, Jan. 5th. from 12-4p. 
The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd. www.thecamellia.com