Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year from The Camellia!

Wishing you a Happy & healthy 2016! 

If you are pondering things and Life in general, specifically YOUR Life, here is an excellent, thought-provoking read:

The Camellia will be open from Jan, 6th, 2016.
30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas from The Camellia, Thunder Bay!

Merry Christmas from The Camellia!! 

We know you have loads of stuff to do, so here are our hours for the Holiday season.
Wednesday, Dec. 23rd. 11-5.30

Thursday, Dec. 24th. 12-5.00
Dec. 25th. to Jan. 5th. Closed
Jan. 6th. 2016 onwards -  OPEN

W e know some of you are planning on doing some painting over the Holidays, or you're planning a 2016 Wedding, or have out-of-town Guests and would like to visit The Camellia, so just call at 9am that day and arrange a time to come out ( for the period Dec. 27th. to Jan. 5th)  

In the meantime, we have lots of Gift items in stock, like our Beekman Pamper Kit at $12.95, Goats' Milk soaps from $6.95, water -repellent Placemats priced at $12.95 /set of 4. A gift of Neob Lavender from Niagara is a real treat...Lavender is a natural stress reliever, and the muscle & joint cream is wonderful for aches & pains. Come into our store #TheCamellia, or we can put together a Lavender Gift pack, and deliver for you. If calling from outside Thunder Bay, use our toll-free # 1-877-523-7444. 

Have a Happy Holiday, and a Joyous New Year's, and a big THANK YOU for shopping at The Camellia!! 

The Camellia, 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On. P7J0E2
Toll free at 1-877-523-7444

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Gifts for Guys, The Camellia, Slate River, Ontario

The countdown is on ...we will not stress you out by saying how many days until Christmas...maybe you're pondering  what to buy for the guys on your list. You walk into the Big box guy store...and the smell of tires and rubber knocks you out, you beat a hasty retreat back to your vehicle. Think, think, THINK, what to get? 

Does he like to whip up stuff in the kitchen? Get him a Beekman 1802 Apology Pie Mix - a delicious, no bake pie. Buy it at #TheCamellia.

Does he like to shave the old-fashioned way? Get him #RockyMountain Peppermint Shave bar. ( Girls, this is great for you as well!)

Does he come home from work in the Summertime, change his clothes and head straight out to the Garden? Then this hand-cut Grow metal sign ( made by Elaina in Thunder Bay) would be perfect for him. And it's non-rusting. 

Guys love to be pampered! Get him some Beekman 1802 Goats" Milk Soaps, natural & chemical free.

If he loves the outdoors, get him a Multikap from #TheCamellia. Check out their video : We have them in stock in Camo, denim, & grey. Also great for Golfing, fishing, Camping, etc. 

Add some Bug repellent to their Gift ( they will love you for it).

His favourite chair may be looking a bit can buy him some Serenity Cottage Paint and repaint his fav chair, this colour is Crinson Red. You can buy #SerenityCottagePaint at #TheCamellia.

He may have a Man-cave, old wooden tables can be revamped with #UrbanCottage Paint. Comes in various coloured metallic finishes.

Of course, every Man-Cave ( even if it's just a corner of the room with his favourite recliner) needs a Man-Cave sign. These are metal, and we have a few different styles in stock at #TheCamellia.

If he loves being outdoors in the Summer, these make a great Gift for the Patio or out at Camp. They are 40 ft. wide on the bottom, and even the hoop at the top, folds up for easy transport.

Visit The Camellia for useful Gifts for the men in your Life.
We are at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd, Slate River.
Open Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-5, Fri. 11-5, Sat 11-5, and Sunday 12-5p.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Possible Gifts for Impossible People, The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

December is here, and it's the-what-do-we-get-for-Aunt Sophie-what-do-we-get-for-Joe-who-has-everything? We have loved ones in Nursing Homes, we want to get them something special, but WHAT? These are the people who took care of us when we were little, I remember ( back when I was little) wanting some clothes for my Doll, and my Mum, who sewed a little bit, tried her best. I waited patiently, doll sans clothes in my hands, while she attempted to sew the impossibly small outfits. These are the special ones who maybe sang us this song....

You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine, you make me happy, when skies are grey...We have this cushion for sale at our shop, #TheCamellia, Cushions make a nice Gift for someone in a Retirement home. 

SO often, we hear older visitors to out store exclaim, "Oh, If I still had my house, I would get this..and this,,and .." This printed Rudolph cushion makes a great Gift. 

Our stain resistant. water repellent Tablcloths are a good choice for Gift-giving.. Most spills will wipe up with a damp rag, and they're polyester, so you can throw them in the wash. They come in 4 sizes, 70" square, 70" round, 78" rectangle, and a 94" rectangle. We have lots of patterns and colours in stock, and limited stock in the 107" and the 126", which are the bigger sizes you would use for entertaining. Once you try these, you will be back for more. Our customers that spend winters in warmer places, also buy these. How do you know what size you need...? Think about how many are seated at your table, as a general rule allow 24" for each seated person, so if you seat 4-6, you need the 78" rectangle, and if you seat 6-8, you need the 94" rectangle. 

A gift of Neob Lavender from Niagara is a real treat...Lavender is a natural stress reliever, and the muscle & joint cream is wonderful for aches & pains. Come into our store #TheCamellia, or we can put together a Lavender Gift pack, and deliver for you. If calling from outside Thunder Bay, use our toll-free # 1-877-523-7444. 

Our #Brunelli Room sprays - with the coming of Winter, our rooms can get a bit stale, and these Room sprays do not contain chemicals or nasty things that make you ill.

#Beekman1802 Fresh Air Lotions are fresh smelling, and good for you - no nasty stuff in them. They make a great Gift for anyone. 

Plush furry Pillows, and 100% Cotton bedding - wonderful for someone that may be bedridden. 
This pattern is Brad, in stock in a Queen size, $199.00 (+hst) for Queen duvet, with 2 shams. In soothing shades of greys, taupes, and ivory. 

A bit of humour to lighten your day. For all your Gift-giving needs, Visit #TheCamellia, 30, Hacquoil Rd. ( 10 mins. south from Thunder Bay Airport).

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wreaths for order , December 2015 classes, at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

It's less than a month away ...Christmas, How did that happen?  Now is the time to place your Wreath and Swag orders with us here at The Camellia. Swags are custom made to your colours - prices range from $69.00 - $129.00.

This is our large square evergreen with Magnolia- a stunner, to be sure . Only 1 left. Call 475-3551 or 1-877-523-7444 for current prices. 

Ribbons abound at The Camellia. Ribbons are the finishing touch on your Wreaths or Christmas trees. 

Fresh and Faux branches and blooms in the same design, bring in your vase today, let us do the work or you can DIY and buy our evergreen bundles.  . 

Our Birch and cedar wreath ...with plaid bow. 

Monogram Wreath - great Gift, and we deliver to their home or office. 

Love arranging your own flowers..order from The Camellia for the freshest of blooms. 

Take a class at The  Camellia, during December. 

Our signature Magnolia, Birch and Evergreen Wreaths. 

Bring in your snowshoes, and we'll dress them up. These are a client's that belonged to his Grandparents. 

A custom install for a client. 

Bring in your Summer Lantern, and we'll dress it up. This one is for sale at our store, The Camellia. 

DECEMBER CLASSES at The Camellia,30 Hacquoil Rd. ( off Hwy. 61)

·                Make your own Lavender Gifts  $29.95 + hst,   Dec. 3rd. 2015,  6.30-7.45pm.  In this Workshop, you will make 3 scented Lavender sachets. Supplies are included in your Class fee : 3 organza sachet bags, 2 (2oz. bags) of Lavender buds, & Lavender essential oil. We will have available for purchase Neob Niagara Grosso & Angustifolia Lavender products . Learn how to use Lavender in your daily life to help reduce stress, and induce a good night’s Sleep. Call 475-3551 to register.

·                DIY Evergreen Windowbox. December 4, 2015. 7.00-8.30pm. $45.00 +hst. In this workshop, you will make your own Winter box with several varieties of winter greens and red osier dogwood. All supplies are included in the class fee, and you will be taking home your Evergreen windowbox . Call 475-3551 to register for this class.

·        Free Bow-making demo at The Camellia, December 5th, 2015. 3-5pm. at our location, 30,  Hacquoil Rd. Learn how to make a Bow. Bows make a great addition to your seasonal wreaths. Many varieties of Ribbon will be available for purchase at The Camellia. 

·                Turn new wood into Barnboard with Cottage Paint, $25.00 +hst
Learn how to turn new wood into old barnwood with Cottage paint. All supplies are included in the class fee, you will be going home with your piece of new barnboard.  December 6th, 2015. 2.00-3.00 pm. Call 475-3551 to pre-register for this workshop.

·                Free Fix-up of Christmas decor,  Dec. 9th. 2015, from 11am-5pm.
Bring in your Christmas decor for a free fix-up and fluffing. Supplies will be available for purchase at The Camellia. Revamp your old Christmas decor.  At 30, Hacquoil Rd.

·        Mason Jar Evergreen class - Dec. 10th, 2015. 6.30-8.00 . Take a mason Jar and make a fabulous Evergreen centrepiece with Wintergreens , $39.00 +hst

The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd. 
Open Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-6, Fri. and Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-5p.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What goes into making a great Christmas wreath

Today we're going to chat about what goes into making a Wreath. Most of the greens we use, except for Magnolia leaves & Boxwood, are sourced from Thunder Bay and surrounding areas. Greens are picked after the greens have gone through a "hardening- off" period, i.e. 2-3 nights of consecutive below zero temperatures.  Wreaths stay green for a longer period of time, lasting well into February. 
If Wreaths are in full sun and direct wind, they will not last as long and will turn yellow. The wreath above is our deluxe square evergreen. 

Many hours are spent collecting cedar, white pine, balsam, red pine, and birch. 

And red osier Dogwood branches. These look amazing in planters and evergreen pots. 

Our Evergreen and Magnolia wreaths are lush and really make a statement. 

We add wired ribbon bows, pine cones, bells, stars, and other embellishments. 

Every Wreath made here at The Camellia is hand wired, as opposed to being glued. This means that your wreath should not fall apart with normal use. 

Here is a close-up of a big box store Wreath, see all that glue? It holds for a while, then the components of the wreath fall off. This leads to more tossing into the landfill. 

This is one of our wreaths, which was outside, in a covered deck, this is what it looked like in April, it was made in November of the year before.  

When you are buying a Wreath this Christmas season, think about buying locally. Here at The Camellia, we have a limited number of fresh wreaths. And next time you go to a Hand-made show, don't assume that the artisan has a truckload of wreaths, it takes many hours of hard work to produce a wreath. Here at The Camellia we are now taking orders for fresh wreaths, with a delivery date of Dec. 1st or 2nd. 2015.
Our Christmas Open house is coming up this weekend, November 21, 22. 2015
The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On. p(807)475-3551