Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Modern Fall floral decor

Does Fall decorating involve a lot of orange and home is neutral, and oranges just don't go with our home! Help!  Fall can be all neutrals, with touches of browns, with the addition of pieces of driftwood from the Lake, pine cones and other found treasures.

Neutrals don't have to be boring. Fall Floral designs add warmth and texture to your room. At #TheCamellia we have Ash rounds for sale, these are great as charger plates, decor pieces, and they serve as hot mats on your dining table. Add a bit of Olive oil to them to bring out the patterned wood rings. 

In this design, bits of cork and driftwood add interest & texture, and don't you just love the how the greys and browns and whitewashed pods blend seamlessly to provide a stunning accent for your Table. Stop in at #TheCamellia today to order your custom Floral for your Fall table.
What's involved in ordering a custom floral?  Measure your area in terms of height and width, bring in any paint or fabric swatches you have, come into The Camellia to choose your flowers and container, we get back to you with  a price, most custom orders will take about a week or so. 

Our popular flocked branches, a statement if you use them on your own, or as you see them here, with palm spears, pods, and wood flowers. 

Take your cue for Fall decor from the worn patina of this Brick exterior, on this stately Colonial home in upstate NY.  

Reds, rusts, burgundys and taupes look wonderful together. You can always punch up a neutral with a burst of RED!

Country Manor #CottagePaint shown here with Crimson Red #CottagePaint. 


Visit #TheCamellia to see our painted samples, and to get expert help in choosing the right colours. 

From left to right, #CottagePaint colours: Rust, Martini Olive, Golden Harvest. 

Just in! New #Quilts, in various colours. And 1 Vintage Chenille throw., in white. 

Add bunches of Drieds into a Vase, for a clean, simple look. 

White vases - great for all seasons. A bunch of German statice in one of them. 

And last , but not least, Fall means baking Pies with all that fruit from your Apple trees. Mmmmm...
Visit #TheCamellia, at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. 
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OPEN: Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-5, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5. See our September classes here:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

September Classes at The Camellia, Thunder Bay

It's almost September, Harvest time. An abundance of grasses & grains, fruit branches, leaves of all colours, strawflowers in the Garden, and Sunflowers. Time to unleash your inner Florist and take a class at Camellia's. Here is our schedule, email us if you would like to take a class! 

Note that we will reopen at The Camellia on August 31st. If you need any product during this time, phone 475-3551 and leave a message. Someone will get back to you shortly. 

Pinterest-inspired Rustic Burlap Wreath.

Price of $107.35 includes Burlap, mesh, wire frame, Instruction fee and hst. Flowers and foilage are an extra cost. Date: Thurs. Sept. 15th. 2016, 7-9p. or Thurs. Sept. 22nd. 2016, 7-9p.

Drop-in with your container and Design your own Floral

Have a favourite container, and you can't figure out what to put in it? Take a photo of where it's going to be in your Home, head over to our Drop-in Class, and MAKE-IT-YOURSELF with expert help from Camille. Drop-in class fee of $28.25. Supplies & faux flowers are extra. Do bring swatches and/or Paint chips for colour matching. No container? No worries, we have lots for purchase here at the shop. DATES: September 22nd. 2016, 7-9p.

Make your own Lavender Gifts

In this Workshop, you will learn how to make scented Lavender sachets, bath salts and/or Tub teas. Supplies are included in your Class fee : 3 organza sachet bags, 2 (2oz. bags) of Lavender buds, & Lavender essential oil, bath salts, petals, etc.  We will have available for purchase Neob Niagara Grosso & Angustifolia Lavender products – Body Lotions, Soaps, Muscle & Joint Pain reliever, & Lavender Shea Butters. Learn how to use Lavender in your daily life to help reduce stress, and induce a good night’s Sleep. DATE:  September 29th. 2016. 7-8.30p.

Turn new wood into Barnboard with Cottage Paint

Learn how to turn new wood into old barnwood with Cottage paint.  Barnboard can be costly and hard to find. The techniques you learn in class will allow you to create wall coverings, window or door mouldings, furniture pieces , and feature walls. All supplies are included in the class fee, you will be going home with your piece of new barnboard.. Price of $50.85 includes hst. DATE: September 16th, 2016. 7.30-8.30p. Call 475-3551 to pre-register for this workshop.

Beginner Cottage Paint classes at the Camellia.  You can make your own time if you have 4 or more friends who would like to take this class.

You MUST email to register, phone (807)475-3551. Size of this class is limited. ( wear some clothes you can paint in)

You will get a cupboard door to practice on,  Cottage Paint, and other supplies like waxes, varnishes, crackle medium, & antiquing pastes will be shared.  We will cover one-colour Wet distressing, Two -colour wet distressing, Crackle medium, applying Varnish, applying waxes, antiquing pastes, applying glazes, and dry brushing techniques. Price of $62.15 includes hst
DATES: Fri. Sept. 23rd. 6.30-9.30 , and Fri. Sept. 30th, 6.30-9.30- choose 1 of these dates. 
Please note that dates are subject to change.

You can email us, or leave a message at (807)475-3551

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

DIY Barnboard craze - Fixer-Upper style

Have you noticed the recent obsession with Barnboard in home renos lately? A farmer recently woke up to find that someone had stolen 2 walls from his barn!

Photo via Pinterest

Photo via Pinterest.

Love this wall in the above Photo? Come into The Camellia and ask about our #CottagePaint Barnboard paint technique, it's easy and no stealing is involved! 

Some of us love the Farmhouse look which is so in style at the moment. Peace & tranquility is part of this look - fields of cut and stacked grasses and grains. 

Canadian hand-made furniture, made from real wood. 

Farm eggs. 

Local Honey, delicious with home-made bread. 

 #Beekman1802 Fresh line of skincare made with Goat's milk, Here at The Camellia we sell #Beekman products.

Old, crumbling Brick walls are all the rage now. These are  quarter-inch-thick pre-engineered brick panels, they offer the aesthetic and durability of century-old sandblasted walls – at a fraction of the price and installation time. The sheets interlock in place and are sealed with real mortar for an authentic texture. Choose from eight unique styles, with a nice variety of colours, and there is a paintable brick as well. 

Here is a wall of this fabulous faux Brick, come into #TheCamellia to see our samples.

Love #Shiplap? Try using Cottage pine boards which are quite inexpensive at a hardware store, use the rough side to paint with #CottagePaint #Barnboard technique.  These boards are grooved to fit nicely into each other, so easy to use on a wall. 

Locally made #Farmhouse Tables ( Restoration Hardware style) made right here in Thunder Bay, ask at The Camellia for Brad's card.

Whites are an integral part of a Farmhouse, Fixer-Upper style, always have Flowers in your decor. 

New #CottagePaint charts, making it easier to choose the right colour for your project. Come into The Camellia today for Barnboard Cottage Paint, or sign up for one of our Fall classes. 

We are at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Off Hwy. 61, Open Wed. through Sunday.
Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-5. Fri. & Sat. 11-5. Sund. 12-5
During the weeks of Aug. 15 and Aug. 22nd. we will be on reduced hours.