Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Open House 2014 at The Camelia

The best time to decorate for the Holidays is now. You are warmly Invited to our Christmas Open house at The Camellia .

Above is our signature Magnolia Wreath with Birch twigs...beautiful for any season.

This is out most luxuriant Evergreen with Magnolia wreath..a  dramatic entranceway piece.

      The matching door swag for the wreath in the previous photo.

We are all familiar with the TV ads showing a beautifully decorated Home with a family sitting around a festive table, enjoying a fabulous home-cooked meal. Reality is sometimes far removed from this picture,
"What's that ###%% thing on the door, I can't even close the door properly?!"
"OMG...that wreath is shedding on the carpet....."
"Why can't you have a fake tree like everyone else , that way we can shove it in the closet,  ornaments and all.."
"Do we have to put up a tree..let's just go to Barbados.."
"Just throw the thing in a Gift bag, you don't expect me to wrap the thing up...?"

If you love a beautifully decorated Home, then start now. Come out to our Christmas Open house at The Camellia. See the Handmade, Vintage, the new Greys with Frosty Whites. Bring your photos in on your phone, or email them to us, we can help you with what to put where. Our Christmas Open House is on this Sat. Nov. 22, & Sun. Nov. 23rd. and continues all next week and next weekend, Nov. 29, and 30. If you are going on the Christmas House Tour, we will be Open early on Sunday, Nov. 23 and will close late.
Sat. 11-5
Sun. 10-6.

In and out of the ditches cutting red osier dogwood branches, make giant cedar and twig wreaths.

Have box, will travel. A wreath makes a perfect Gift for someone who used to live here, and now lives out in some other part of Canada. Simply place wreath in box, and mail or send by bus.

Since it's all evergreens, it doesn't matter if it freezes. Imagine the delight and the aroma of fresh greens, you can't bottle that. Try to get your orders in early, especially if it has to be shipped. A round of Gouda cheese from Thunder Oak Cheese Farm would fit nicely in the middle.

We have some large statement wreaths, and garlands at crazy reduced prices, and lots of ornaments on 40 to 50%off. Picks, pointsettia bushes, huge decorated garlands, large wreaths, ornaments, and lots more!

If you are going Black Friday shopping in Duluth, you can stop in here first, shop, and leave your purchases here for pick-up or delivery later in the week.

The Camellia, 30, Hacquoil Rd. off Hwy. 61, 


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Celebrate the Handmade at Artisans Northwest 2014, Camille Overmeer

Celebrate the HANDMADE !  Plan to attend The Artisans
Northwest Show : on this weekend at the Valhalla Inn.

Sat. Nov. 15, 10-6p.

Sunday Nov. 16, 10-4p

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The Artisans Northwest Art Show is on this Sat. Nov.15.   10-6p.

Sun. Nov.16     10-4p

You can find us in the Oden Room, booth # 54. This is one of the smaller rooms to the side of the main ballroom, opposite the Viking Room.

We will have our fresh Christmas Wreaths ( like the one in the photo above), and dried and faux floral arrangements. Many hours have been spent climbing in and out of ditches, picking birch, osier dogwood, and wintergreens, in order to make up the freshest product possible for you. These designs are limited in quantity, and the Artisans Show is the best place to get our fresh wreaths. As long as greens have been picked after 2 consecutive frosts, they will last. So it's not to soon to get your Winter wreaths up. The sooner you get started, the more time you will have to enjoy them.

This is a good time to pull out your Christmas decorations, start sorting them by colour. Give away the ones that have seen better days ( we really don't want to hear you say that you are still hanging on to a wreath we made 20 years ago!). Then sort the rest into a theme, see what you need to buy new to update your collection. And ask our advice, that's what we are here for.

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Phone 807-475-3551

30 Hacquoil Rd. South on Highway 61, left on Hacquoil Rd. We are 1.6kms. on the Left. (That's approx. 10 mins. from the Thunder Bay airport)

Our hours for this week are as follows:
Thursday 12-6p. Friday  11-1 p. Sat. 11-5p. Sunday please call ahead if you would like to come out to the store.

Winter Workshop at Camellia's

Never enough Thyme..we are so behind on posting our classes. We promise to have them up on the website by the end of next week.
Register soon for the Vintage Sap bucket Evergreen
class. Visit



    Parties to attend? Choose from one of our purses
to make your outfit sparkle...$26.00 & up, in red, black, silver,
purple & more.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Step away from the black

 Step away from the Black and embrace colour. Everywhere you go, Black is a uniform. A busload of tourists unload at the Ice fields in B.C. almost all are wearing black leggings. Waiters and Waitresses at restaurants are all wearing black. If you too are wearing black, look out.....when you get up from your table, someone will ask you to get them a drink or something. has this ever happened to you? You are slightly put out by their request and the person that asked you feels ..well..silly. and kind of embarrassed.   Business people wear black to look professional. And ..the situation gets compounded when it's Winter and some people lose all their colour, all that black is not too flattering with very pale skin. In Victorian times, black was worn to symbolize a period of mourning. Women showed their grief through wearing Black which represented the lack of light.
It is quite symbolic that we are mostly wearing black in this day, what are we mourning for?

Brown is not as harsh as black, but still looks lovely. Come into The Camellia today to see our Shrugs, they come in one size and many colours.

You can jazz black up with purples and blues, throw a scarf on, and instant style! We stock many colours and  the Infinity scarves .

 Pattern can change things up, like this Vera Bradley handbag, along with a hand-made scarf from Sarah. Sarah is an artisan and draws her inspiration from Lake Superior.

Neutral handbags are always in style.

Add a flirty, pretty scarf  ... no-one said that you can't look pretty and be warm .

The colour Red is an instant pick- you-upper. Come visit #TheCamellia today for a new handbag, scarf and other accessories. 
30, Hacquoil Rd. just 10.mins. past the Thunder bay Airport. p-(807)475-3551