Thursday, July 28, 2016

Making guests feel Welcome in your Home, the Camellia.

Welcoming Summer Guests to your Home.

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Summer  brings  Visitors. Make them feel welcome with a lovely Guest room, with comfy 100% Cotton bedding (pattern shown here is Brad, with neutral strips of grey and taupe).  Outfit your Guest room with light-blocking drapery panels.Use clothespins to pin the pleats into place, leave them on for a few days, and  when you take the pins off, your drapes will hang nicely.  Use rods that project far enough away from the wall so that drapes will hang properly. Don't forget to leave a note with your Wi-Fi password, books & magazines, and Tourist Maps and brochures.The Handmade in Thunder Bay  Map is a great listing of all the speciality shops in and around the Thunder Bay area, Here at the Camellia we are proud to part of the Handmade Map.

Treat your guests to Beekman 1802  "Fresh air" collection. Josh & Brent won the Amazing Race in 2012 (They're from Sharon Springs, New York) , and when you stay at hotels in NYC and Boston, you'll find their Fresh Air products in your hotel room. Our fav is the Room Spray and the shower gel, and their Body Lotion is wonderfully moisturizing. Stop in at The Camellia, and try our testers of FRESH AIR BEEKMAN 1802. 
And due to popular demand, No-Crack hand cream is back in stock, in 4oz. jars, 8oz. jars, and 16oz. jars, NEW is an unscented version, prices starting at $6.95 a jar. 
 No-Crack hand creams are designed to soften, moisturize and protect dry, cracked, chapped hands, feet and elbows until natural oils return. Ideal for Healthcare professionals, Farmers, Construction workers, OCD , Gardeners & everyday use. 
If you been waiting on any Cottage Paint products, the shipment is in, and most items are back in stock. Have old framed prints or photo frames laying around? Revamp them with Cottage Paint, and create a Gallery wall. Need hangers and brads...go to the Framing Post on Camelot St., they have a framing workshop where you DIY, or they can do it for you. 
SHOPPING TIP: Before you visit The Camellia, if you are looking for something specific, measure first and leave that information in a folder in your vehicle. Take a pillow sham, or a plate from your china, or a fabric swatch. That way you'll save TIME, and we'll be able to find you exactly what you need. 

See you at The Camellia!!   We are OPEN Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-5, Friday 11-5, and Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5. If you need to come at other times, phone us at 475-3551.
 See you soon at The Camellia!!
HOURS :  Open every day except Monday and Tuesday.
Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-5, Fri. 11-5. Sat. 11-5. Sunday 12-5p.
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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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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Coastal Summer Lakeside Living at The Camellia

It's Summer and here at The Camellia you'll find us inspired by Coastal decor, for those who live by Water, and for those of us who dream of living by Water. If the Beach or Camp is your Happy Place, then why not decorate in a Coastal style.....year-round...?

Beautiful mugs from our Mussels 'n More Pottery collection. Now in stock at #TheCamellia at our store on Hacquoil Rd. 

It's no wonder that most of us like to live on or near water, the sound of rushing water just makes us feel better. Take your cue from Nature and decorate in shades of blues, whites, greys, blacks and creams. 

If you are debating what colours to paint your walls, always look to Nature for inspiration. The whites & greys of birch bark. Have panelling walls that are dark and outdated? Use #SerenityCottagePaint to paint over walls, and brighten up your entire space!

Use our Microfibre Serenity paint kit. 

Here is Serenity in the colour Beechwood, the original wall colour was a darkish green. 1st coat. 

Our #CottagePaint blues & greys, you can't go wrong with these colours when doing a coastal look. 

The majestic Lake Superior. 

Add toss cushions in a beachy theme, these are available at our store, The Camellia, on Hacquoil Rd. 

Use Vintage license plates, old window frames, framed prints from Family vacations. 

Set your Table with our hand-made Pottery from Mussels 'n More, some of this collection is Oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.

Get that Coastal look year-round with Paint from The Camellia, as well as pillows, framed prints, and Lakeside decor. 

The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On . 
Open Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-5. Fri. & Sat. 11-5. Sunday 12-5. 
Only 10 mins. from Thunder Bay Airport, head south on Hwy. 61, turn left onto Hacquoil Rd. we are 1.6 km. down the road, on Left. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

July at The Camellia

 Hello July! July is one of our's SUMMER finally! The rain has stopped and the fields are green and lush. Our gardens are blooming with a profusion of French Lilacs, Peonies of every colour, and Daylilies. 


Our Finnish Rhodos (a special minus 30 variety)



Don't you just love Summer planters? We are hoping the Calla Lilies will continue to bloom. 

We have just received a shipment of Coastal-themed Pottery from Mussels 'N More, hand made on Vancouver Island. These pieces are stunning and don't forget to turn them over and look at their other side, the details are incredibly life-like.

They are made with a porcelain clay, and fired at very high temperatures, this makes them very durable, and they can be used in the Oven, microwave and dishwasher. As always, never place a cold dish into a hot oven, allow the pottery to come to room temperature. 

For those of us who love Fish, this would make a beautiful Gift. 

If you love water, and live near Lake Superior, you can use this dinnerware at your next Gathering, serving seafood, or mussels, or any other delicacies. 

We've been busy doing a mini-makeover of a Laundry/Mudroom. This is an ugly oak veneer cupboard that's old and tired. 

Enter #CottagePaint Antique White. Clean, then 2 coats of paint, then the grain sack  stencil, and  finish with Satin wax. 

Vast improvement . 

This stencil is in stock at our store The Camellia on Hacquoil Rd. 

This shelf was formerly Hunter Green ( remember when anything and everything was Hunter Green? We painted it with #CottagePaint Black. Walls are painted with #CottagePaint #Serenity, colour Beechwood. The Farmhouse sign is a class you can take at our store, keep checking our website for upcoming classes at

And new Grey Indoor/outdoor carpet for the floor. 

In the meantime, Garden Peonies are blooming profusely.

Blooms are cut, awaiting tying into bundles, then they will be hung to dry. Lots of ants on the blooms. 

Plan a day trip to Gran Marais    .... stop in at one of the many inlets of Lake Superior, and enjoy Summer!

What would Summer be without a trip to Syndey's Frozen Custard in Gran Marais, good! Not to mention the incredible smells wafting from the wood fired Pizza place closeby.
Visit The Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Open Wednesday 11-5, Thursday 12-5, Friday & Saturday 11-5, Sunday 12-5p. Happy July!!
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