Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Holiday hours at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

spring at the Camellia

Hello there! You will find us taking a much-needed break, and we will reopen here at The Camellia on Friday, January 12th. 2018. 

spring at The Camellia

In the meantime, stop and smell the Flowers, and we will see you again in January 2018!. 

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

December musings from The Camellia, Thunder Bay.

pine cones and lichens

It's December already, and as you turn the page over on your Calendar, you wonder how did it get to be December, where does the time go? December means Christmas, and putting up a Tree, and decorating, and baking, along with entertaining, and let's not forget Gift Buying. This year, we've been contemplating ( dare I say it? ) not putting up a Tree at all. Scaling back to a " Less is more " look, or maybe even a Coastal Caribbean look year-round. Perhaps a twig Birch tree with lights and some seashells and starfish. It all stems from a desire to carve out a sliver of time to just sit, and do nothing.

fresh florals at The Camellia

Then there is the Gift Buying for people who have everything. Flowers and fresh arrangements make a perfect Gift for the whole family. Here is a long lasting vase of fresh magnolia leaves, red huck twig
and faux magnolia blooms. Call us at (8070475-3551 or toll-free at 1-877-523-7444 to order. Don't leave ordering until the last week as it becomes difficult to arrange deliveries. ( everyone is out trying to do their own last-minutes! )

fresh wintergreens

Fresh cedar, magnolia leaves, white tulips, and white amaryllis blooms. 

wreaths at the Camellia

We have fresh Wreaths made from local Evergreens, these smell wonderful and are long-lasting.

fresh flowers for delivery thunder bay

Our favourite long-lasting flower is Star of Bethelem, it's the white spike flower in above photo, and the bloom lasts for a few weeks. 

Stop by and Visit at The Camellia for all your Gift Giving needs, or phone us and we can deliver. Gift certificates are available also. We are Open Wed. through Sunday.
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Friday, November 17, 2017

"Magic" Tablecloths, getting ready for Holiday Entertaining, The Camellia.

Are you getting ready for the Holiday season?  Try our 'Magic' Tablecloths. What makes them Magic? They are water-repellent and stain-resistant, which comes in handy when you are entertaining. Spills inevitably happen. You can buy these Tablecloths at The Camellia. 

tablecloths at The Camellia

Tablecloths at The Camellia

Read on below to see our FQA's for these "Magic" Tablecloths. 

tablecloths at The Camellia

Pattern shown : Tropicana. 

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING is coming up... Family Gatherings, Turkey roasting in the oven, meals eaten together, and yes, there's always a messy table at the end of the meal, and a wine spill (or two). Have you tried our Tablecloths? ( we call them 'magic cloths'), they are water repellent and stain resistant, they come in many patterns and colours, and are very affordable. ( $25.00 and up).  FQA's ( frequently asked questions)  about our Tablecloths: 
  • What size do I need? How many people will be sitting at your table?  4 to 6, you need the 58"x78" rectangle. 6-8 people, you need the 58"x94". 8 to 10 people, you need the 58"x108". 10 to 12 people, you need the 58"x126". There is a 70" round, a 70" square, and no oval. Generally, you need an 11"overhang around your table. 
  • What sizes do we stock?  Mostly 58"x78, and 58"x94". We are just putting an order in, so if you need a bigger size, let us know by  phoning 475-3551. 
  • Do customers buy more than 1 Tablecloth? On average, most customers will buy a few for their Home, for Camp, and for their holiday homes. 
  • Are they washable? Yes.  

We invite you to our 
Winter Open House which is on now.  There is nothing cozier than sitting by a warm fire, watching the snow falling outside.
Come and see our favourite finds for this joyous season - warm throws, comfy cushions, stars, ornaments, Cottage Paint, and fabulous Gift ideas for everyone on your Christmas list. Do bring your colour swatches and fabric samples, and if you need help with updating with Christmas decor, lay everything out and take some photos. We have faux Wreaths and garlands, and fresh evergreen Wreaths for sale.   


Rustic Pinterest-inspired Wooden Tree $50.85

Do you love looking on Pinterest for ideas, but you never get around to actually making it?  Then this class is for you, you will be painting a  wooden tree ( the cutting and assembling has all been done for you), with Cottage Paint. You can paint your Tree in  Red, or Green, or White. You will then be doing a dry-brushing technique, and finish with a Varnish. This Tree is approx. 32" high, and can be used outdoors or indoors. Price includes hst. and all paints.   Date: Sunday, Nov. 19th. 1-3p. 

OPEN: Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-6. Friday 11-5,  Sat. 11-5 . Sun. 12-5
  Visit our website for information at http://www.thecamellia.com 


Come Visit The Camellia.


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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Friday, November 10, 2017

Winter Open House at The Camellia, Artisans Northwest 2017.

Winter...It is certainly a magical world after a fresh snowfall. Everything is white and pristine and beautiful. We invite you to our WInter Open house which is on this Saturday (11-5p) and Sunday (12-5p). There is nothing cozier than sitting by a warm fire, watching the snow falling outside. 
Come and see our favourite finds for this joyous season- warm throws, comfy cushions, stars, ornaments, Cottage Paint, and fabulous Gift ideas for everyone on your Christmas list. 

If you need help with updating your Winter decor, take all your Christmas decorations out, and take photos of them. Then head to The Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. and we can suggest some updates. We have real-looking, faux evergreen Wreaths and garlands. Fresh Wreaths, made mostly with greenery from our own forest,  are being made. Ask about our large Wreaths for commercial decor. 
Note that we are not exhibiting at the Artisans Northwest 2017 Show at Valhalla Inn. You can easily visit us at our store at 30, Hacquoil Rd. which is 10 minutes south of Thunder Bay Airport.
If you need information on Artisans Northwest Show 2017, click on this link:  https://www.facebook.com/ArtisansNorthwestsince1975/

winter at The Camellia

gifts for foodie

Cotton Farmhouse teatowels, pair up with some home-baked goodies, and you have a perfect Gift for the Foodie on your list. 

Deer are having a moment in Winter decor, even though they are a huge nuisance in our Gardens. These are woven tapestry cushions, and are an easy way to add Winter to your decor. 

winter classes at The Camellia

class at The Camellia

The above 2 photos are examples of our Christmas painting classes. 

wreaths at The Camellia

Snowy twig Wreaths are perfect for Winter decor. 

purses at The Camellia

Just arrived - a collection of Clutch handbags. 

wreath at the Camellia

Custom floral Faux Wreaths - these are made here at The Camellia, and are perfect if you don't want to fuss with fresh greenery. 

winter wreath at The Camellia

Our signature Evergreen and Magnolia Wreaths - these should be ordered ahead of time, call (807) 475-3551. 

The Camellia store Hacquoil Rd.

Here is our store, nestled against the mountains, We would look forward to seeing you! 
The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd. Salte River, On
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Finding Just the Right Purse, New Purse and Cozy Wrap arrivals at The Camellia

Finding the right Purse is quite a task. Purses that look good are often not practical. We love to look fashionable, but the day-to-day reality when you have kids, jobs, run a business, and so on, may mean that you have barely have time to comb your hair. Here at #TheCamellia, we are excited about our new Purse arrivals, and warm, cozy wraps. 

Fall purses and wraps at The Camellia

Fall is a great time to wear wraps, we have warm, vibrant colours like the wraps in the photo above, warm oranges, browns, and navy with reds. Pair them with our fleece leggings, and you have a quick, fashionable look which is easy to wear and looks fabulous. 

plaid purses at The Camellia

Sometimes one purse is not enough. Let's say you're running into the grocery store to grab a few things, and you just need something to hold your wallet and phone. This pair of purses above is ideal for that. You can keep your essentials in the smaller one, and the rest of your stuff in the bigger one. The smaller purse actually fits inside the bigger one. You can see these fab purses in our store, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. These colours go with anything, neutral with a splash of colour. 

red purse at The Camellia

This navy and red wrap would look great with blue jeans, add this red Purse, and you will head out the door in style. Perfect for any occasion. 

Fall purse at The Camellia

This handbag is a wonderful shade of brown, conjuring up images of melted caramel, and fallen leaves dancing along the ground. Perfect shape for throwing over your shoulder.

fall at The Camellia

Throw a burnt orange wrap on. Goes wonderfully with this caramel purse.  Our wraps are priced at $19.95 and up. Most of these purses have organizers, and pockets to hold all of your belongings. Sometimes it feels like you have everything but the kitchen sink with you!

purses at The Camellia

purses at The Camellia

Black is the mainstay of the world in North America, and black goes with everything. These wraps have some glitz and shimmer when you move. Sequins are sewn into the yarn so they will not fall off. 

purses at The Camellia

purses at the Camellia

Purses at the Camellia

Clutches are timeless, and these are so stylish! Visit The Camellia at 30, Hacquoil Rd. for stylish Handbags, wraps, and Fleece leggings.
Open Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. And Sunday.
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fall Gifts for delivery in Thunder Bay, Ontario, & great advice on preparing your Home for Fall from Houzz.

It's been a beautiful #Fall in Thunder Bay, and even though we've had a few frosty mornings, some of our Gardens are still blooming, which is remarkable in this part of the country. What about your Fall? how has the weather been where you live? 

Red fall leaves at The Camellia Thunder Bay

Autumn is truly a season where every leaf becomes a Flower. 

blanket gifts at The Camellia

As the weather gets chillier, a cozy, soft blanket makes a great Gift for a family. We deliver in #Thunder Bay and surrounding area. Blankets are washable and $29.95 + taxes + delivery. Call our toll-free at 1-877-523-7444. 

fall leaves and tree trunks

Autumn Leaves are truly a work of Art. 

The Camellia burlap fall wreath

Fall #Wreaths make a great Thanksgiving gift, these are priced at $95.00 to $125.00. Why send fresh flowers which are dead within a week?  

sunflowers for delivery Thunder Bay

If you prefer to send #FreshFlowers in #ThunderBay, we have garden bunches available for delivery starting at $49.95 and up. Call us at 1-877-523-7444 or at (807)475-3551 to place an order. 

preparing homes for Fall

It's Fall time and it's time to take your breakable planters in, and get your Home ready for Fall. Click on the link below from #Houzz for great advice on preparing your Home for Fall. Stop by our store at 30, Hacquoil Rd. for a visit! Tell us in the Comments below what you are planning to redo in your Home this Fall ! 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall Classes at The Camellia. Happening now!

FALL Classes are happening this week at The Camellia!

Wood round Class - Learn how to do hand lettering

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Make this Gather Wood Round just in time for Thanksgiving! You will be painting a black ash round of wood, with Cottage Paint and the word GATHER, doing a small stencil, and finishing your project off with Cottage Paint varnish. Class is 1.5 hours or so, and a fun project if you want to learn how to make your own signs. Wood round, paint pen, Cottage Paint and Gather printout are included. This class is offered on these dates, Pick 1 Date. Friday, Sept. 15th. 2017, from 7- 8.30ish. or Thursday, October 5th. from 7-8.30ish.  


Fresh Grapevine Fall Wreath

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Using a Grapevine Wreath, you will be adding fresh Grapevines from our Garden, Bamboo leaves, maple leaves, along with preserved hanging amaranthus, with lotus pods, and finish your creation with a Burlap bow. This Wreath will dry naturally and turn lovely shades of autumn browns. This class takes place Sat. Sept. 16th. at 1 or at 3p. Call 475-3551 to Register. We need time to pick the fresh greens. 

Pinterest-inspired Rustic Burlap Fall Wreath.

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Price of $107.35 includes Burlap, ribbon, fall foilage, mesh, wire frame, Instruction fee and hst. Flowers and nests may an extra cost. In this class you will learn how to make a Burlap ribbon wreath, using techniques of wiring, anchoring, and changing a wreath for the seasons. Dates:  Friday, October 6th. at 7-9p. or Saturday, October 7th. from 3-5p. Dates are subject to change, and you can make your own time with 4 or more friends.

WE ARE OPEN THIS WEEK: Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-5. Fri. & Sat. 11-5. CLOSED FROM SEPTEMBER 17th. REOPENING on October 4th. 
  • We're open our regular hours this weekend, so stop in and see us here at The Camellia!  We will be OPEN Normal hours Wednesday through Sunday, until September 16th. 2017. Then we will be taking a break and will re-open on October 4th.
  • Enjoy the last bit of warm weather, and stay Design-Inspired! We're ordering more Paint, if you have any special requests, or need gallon sizes, let us know! p(807)475-3551 

OPEN: Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-6. Friday  11-5. Sat. 11-5 . Closed from Sept. 17th. Reopening on October 4th. 2017  

Visit our website for information at http://www.thecamellia.com. 


Come Visit The Camellia.


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. 

Look on Google maps for directions.



Shop online at http://www.thecamellia.com
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