Monday, October 19, 2015

Classes at The Camellia, Slate River, Thunder Bay, On

Today we're sharing some  photos from some of our recent classes at the Camellia. 

This is our Beginners' Cottage/chalk Paint class.

We cover several techniques such as 1 colour distressing, and 2 colour distressing .

You get to try Crackle medium, dry brushing, and antique glazes. 

And waxing and varnishing. 

This class is a full 3 hours. The 22nd. of October class is changed to  October 30th. 2015. We will also have a Beginners class in November on the 24th. or 25th. 

This is our Stencil class. 

It was a fun evening for a Sisters reunion. You can book your own class with 4 or more people. 

And some photos from the Fall Wreath-making class, This is a Harvest Wreath made with all kinds of preserved foilage and dried grasses and grains. Made the old-fashioned way, all wired in by hand. 

And here is a Happy hydrangea wreath, made with fresh blooms. 
Check our website for upcoming classes, at

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


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Shop the Gems of Thunder Bay Event

Looking for that special Holiday Gift? Shop the Gems of Thunder Bay - Unique, local shops that offer great customer service, unique products, and best of all, product knowledge. Have you ever gone into a Big Box store, looking for some help, and walked out a while later, feeling upset at having wasted time walking up and down the aisles. Shop local Gems, when it comes to shopping for that special Gift. Talk to a real person, not a robot on a website, or some drop-shipper in another country. 

Particpating gems are:  
Bloomers and the Brownhouse, 
The Camellia From Nature to Home, 
Bee Happy Candles, 
Sleeping Giant Antiques, 
The Little Mermaid, 
Portobello Home, 
Flair Athletics, 
Tim's Whole Health, 
Threads in Time, 
Silhouette Boutique, 
The Painted Turtle Art Shop & Gallery 33, 
The Mystic Garden, 
Window Light Photo Gallery, 
Vitality Natural Food market, 
 Shine Photo. 
Ask for your Gems postcard, collect a total of 5 stamps with purchases, and enter to win prizes! For information, phone 475-3551, or 624-9005. 

For more information, visit the website at

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from The Camellia, Slate River, On

FALL is upon us, and Thanksgiving is almost here. 

Set a beautiful Table with faux flowers, like the design above. Flowers can be changed out seasonally, and the glass vase is airy and light. Using top quality, realistic looking faux flowers is a must. 

Pumpkins are lovely for Pumpkin Pie, and Cake and lattes.....

Order fresh flowers to send to someone you care about ... we deliver in Thunder Bay and area. Call toll-free at 1-877-523-7444. This is a lovely shop in Sonoma Valley, Cali. (we wish our shop looked like this, though).

Come into our store, The Camellia, for Tablecloths - these are water repellent & stain resistant. Most spills will wipe up with a damp rag, and they are machine washable. We have many patterns in stock.They are sized in rounds 70", squares 70" x 70", rectangles 78" long, 94" long, and up to 126". not sure what size your table is? just think about how many can sit at your table. A 94" rectangle holds 4 persons sitting across from one another, plus 2 persons on the ends, with a 10" overhang on each side.  

We are Open Wednesday through Sunday. 
Wed. 11-5. 
Thurs. 12-5
Fri. 11-5.
Sat. 11-5
Sun. 12-4 (Thanksgiving)
30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On. 
p.807 475 3551