Friday, October 14, 2016

Living in a throw-it-away-don't-fix-it-world, Cottage Paint to the rescue.

Those of us who live in poorer, Third World countries could never understand the throw-it-away-philosophy of First World countries. Ever watch the 1-800-got-junk crew at work? They break up all the furniture, and haul furniture and everything else to the landfill and it gets buried in the ground. The same earth that we grow our food in, get our water from. It makes far more sense to fix the broken, and re-use and repaint that old furniture with Cottage Paint. Check out this cabinet door...have dark wood, and want white? Just clean with our Clean 'N Prep, then paint. No sanding, stripping, or bad smells with #CottagePaint. Best of all, you save your Kitchen from being demolished, and save yourself money, a win-win all around. Get Cottage Paint at The Camellia, near Thunder Bay, Ontario. Choose from 55+ colours.

These are wooden, traditional end tables, being given a new life with URBAN Cottage Paint. We have 2 of these for sale.

Dining room chairs madeover with Cottage Paint Evening Sky, & grey linen. Restoration Hardware-style Table made by Brad. 

From this shabby beginning to something dramatic. Yes, you can use Cottage Paint over mdf board. 

Yes, this is the same nightstand from the last photo, with a stencilled saying, done in Black Cottage Paint. 

Here is an armoire before restoration, also not made from real wood. 

The same armoire, after, painted with Black Cottage Paint.

Next time you are tempted to throw away a piece of furniture, think about giving it a new life with  #CottagePaint from The Camellia. Take a class, or come into the store to see some of the pieces. 
Open Wednesday through Sunday. NOTE We will be closed from Oct.19 -26th.,  2016. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thanksgiving Dried Flowers, Wreaths and Gifts for delivery, Thunder Bay & Slate River, Ontario.

Grateful, Blessed, & Thankful. It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. The leaves are changing, and the air is feeling Fall-ish with a chill in the air. Want to send a Gift to some special people in Thunder Bay or Slate River? Here are some long-lasting Gifts which we make here at The Camellia, and can deliver. Try to order asap as this is a busy weekend, with lots going on. 

We  have real Oak leaf & acorn wreaths ..perfect for Condo living. Small enough to send to someone in the hospital. $29.95 +hst. 

Our fields here in Slate River Valley are full of Hay bales. 

Send a Spa basket of Beekman 1802 Goat Milk products. $49.95 & up. 

Mini Oak leaf Wreath...$29.95. 

Beekman Pie & Shortbread mixes, perfect for the Pie-lover in your family

Rocky Mountain Soap for shaving the old-fashioned way. $5.99 and up. 

Beautiful dried bunches, all ready to place in a glass vase. $29.95, add a vase for $17.50. In washed greys, blues, and whites. Much better and longer-lasting than sending fresh mums. 

Lake cushions, a perfect Gift for that friend who has a Camp by Lake Superior.

For a very special Gift, we can deliver Mussels 'n More hand-made pottery, from Vancouver Island.

Dinnerware, salad/soup bowls, some are ovenproof, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe. 

Stunning Fish platter. 

Beautiful Pottery that looks like the Lake. Prices range from $24.95 to $265.00. 

If you're entertaining this weekend, and need some quick and easy decor ideas for your table, head to The Camellia! It's a great time to take a short drive out to see us. The changing leaves are spectacular here in Slate River Valley. 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. off Hwy. 61
We will be open LATE FROM 11am UNTIL 7pm on Thursday and Friday Oct. 7th. 
Sat. Oct. 8th. OPEN only 10-12 am. 
Sunday closed.