Thursday, June 26, 2014

Things to Do on Canada Day long Weekend, The Camellia.

 It's almost Canada Day, and everyone is looking forward to the long weekend. What are you planning to do? If the thought of venturing into the wilderness ( beating off blackflies & Mosquitoes) holds no appeal for you, why not go visit some of the places you've been meaning to go out to? Visit The Camellia and get inspired, shop, and browse for ideas.

 Healthy Room fragrances that are good for you and your home.

 Fresh Magnolias blossoms seen in Durham, North Carolina. So..oooo beautiful, and fragrant!

Order a faux floral arrangement for your Home, we custom design all kinds here at The Camellia, ( like this beauty above),  bring in your fabric swatches and photos of your room.

 Look around your Home and see what you can revamp with Cottage Paint, sold here at the Camellia.

 Here is a light oak kitchen cabinet door, painted with a glaze to turn it into a dark, expresso finish, with no sanding or stripping.

 Don't you just love old houses....this beauty sits Lakeside in Duluth, MN.

 Time to decorate your Garden  ...with our metal Sunflowers , hand-made by Elaina.

 Choose from our whiteware ceramic pieces ...clean, white, and always in style.

Come visit us here at The Camellia, Slate River, Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are open Wednesday through Sunday, Wed. 11-5, Thurs. noon-6, Fri. 11-6, Sat. 11-5, Sun. Noon-5. If you would like to come out at some other time, call us at 807-475-3551.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Whites, the Camellia, Thunder Bay

 Life is all relative. We spent so much of the Winter looking at white stuff outside, longing for green. It's summer now, and the colour White seems fresh and clean and somehow full of life, and white does goes with any room.

 The faded beauty of a Garden rose.

So Fragrant are the Lily of the Valley - now blooming in the garden.

White wreaths are calming and again, they will go with any room, so you move them around your Home.

Here at #TheCamellia, we have beautiful, yet functional white vessels. Teapots, jugs, cream and sugars. And they make impromtu flower vases.

Kitchen cabinet doors painted with antique White Cottage Paint. We stock a full selection of Cottage Paint and glazes.

White is a natural when it comes to wedding can do DIY classes at out store. Visit

Keep the smell of Lily of the Valley year-round with our Canadian made Soy candles.

Mini Rose wreaths make a great addition to a Wedding shower.

Just in....cotton pillowcases, with lovely embroidered details. A good choice for a Wedding or shower Gift, $25.00 for the pair.

Visit #TheCamellia, at 30 Hacquoil Road. Thunder Bay, On
Open Wed. through Sunday. 
Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-6, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5
p-807 475 3551

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tropical Inspiration, The Camellia, Thunder Bay

We are back from Holidays, full of Tropical Inspiration

Come visit The Camellia to see what's NEW!


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Get Inspired by the Tropics.

We've returned from Holidays, bursting with Inspiration from the Deep South. Images of swaying Palm trees, Mango trees, sandy beaches, Florida rooms, and Magnolia and frangipangi (Plumeria) blooms. Every day was hot, hot, hot. We had to get used to heat in the 85-98 degrees.  

The Weather channel is predicting lower than normal temperatures for Thunder Bay and Winnipeg for this Summer, we sincerely hope that they are wrong. In case they are, surround yourself with everything Tropical, and the place to get it is at The Camellia!!

  • Turquoise is a great POP of colour, get our blue faux Hydrangeas

  • Soft grey-blue Burlap Seashell Wreaths

  • Local Birch wreaths that can be changed seasonally

  • Beach Watercolour prints from Gilly Gobinet of Antigua

  • Ginger Lilies and Hibiscus blooms

  • Every season needs a new purse..Vera Bradley, & Gussaci

  • Bright new Pillow covers to spruce up your room

  • Scents to freshen your space. Lavender, Napa Valley and more!
    Get that fresh Spring smell into your Home with our Healthy Home Fragrances, made with essential oils. In Almond Blossom, Orchid, Lavender and fresh Linen. Made without harmful chemicals, no known Cancer or hormonal disrupting chemicals such as Phtalates, Formaldehyde, Toluene, benzene or methylene chloride.

  • Tablecloths for inside and out that repel water and stains


BEGINNERS COTTAGE PAINT CLASS - this Sunday, June 8th. 1-4p.
This is a good class to take if you have never used Cottage Paint before. And you have projects you want to tackle now that the weather is getting warmer. It's better to practice and learn all the techniques first before you tackle your redo.
In this class you will be working on a wooden door, learning 1-colour distressing, 2-colour distressing, crackle, dry-brushing, antique glazing, waxing and varnishing.

 Call now to reserve your spot. If you have a group of 4 or more, you can call and arrange your own time.

Some of you are redoing bathrooms, some are repainting kitchen cabinets, some are planning on redoing furniture out at camp. We just received a shipment of Cottage paint, with great new colours for the Summer, and new neutrals in off whites and greys.  We have all shades of this season's hottest colour trend - BLUES.

 In order to attend this class, do pre-register by phoning us at 475-3551 or email at The cost is $48.00 plus hst. similar classes in other cities cost $80-125.00!


     OPEN: Wed. 11-5, Thurs. Noon-5, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 11-5. Sun.  12-5.


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How do I get there?   We are 10 mins. from the Thunder Bay Airport, heading south on Hwy. 61. Turn left onto Hacquoil Rd. We are 1.6km. on the left.    Phone 807) 475-3551

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