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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