Sunday, March 19, 2017

A beautiful Tuscan Villa, Happy Spring!

Have you ever fantasized about running away to Tuscany? Click here to see this stunning Home: This Home is truly an Inspiration! 

Live Trees in Napa Valley. Ca

Olive Trees ...these are in Napa Valley in California.

Blooms in Vases

 Tuscan interiors are filled with Vases of Flowers..and of course, beautiful Gardens filled with flowers. 

lavender bunches hanging in barn

Lavender bundles hanging to dry...some villas we have visited have large vases of Lavender buds, and when you walk into the room, the wonderful smell of Lavender is in the air, rising up to greet you. Here at #TheCamellia, we have Lavender bunches grown in #Sooke, on Vancouver Island. You can add Lavender essential Oil to your Vase of Lavender to get that wonderful aroma. If you crush the buds, that will bring forth that lovely aroma. 

view in Napa Valley of road, vineyard and olive trees.

The views in Tuscany are spectacular, a photo opportunity around every bend. 

tulips at Keukenhof Gardens

An today is the 1st. Day of Spring! Happy Spring! Visit The Camellia, for Spring Florals, Cottage Paint, and much more! We are Open Wednesday through Sunday,  (807)4753551,

spring floral at The Camellia

Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Top Pinterest Home Trends 2017

  Do you go on Pinterest to look up some DIY project, and then get lost for hours? Pinterest is a great place to save ideas for future projects. It makes most projects look easy and uncomplicated, However, sometimes this is not the case! Take a look at this article:

Chip & Joanna book cover
Image via Pinterest

The Farmhouse look is one of the most popular Decor styles, this look is most certainly driven by Chip & Joanna Gaines of Magnolia Home. Are you a Fixer-Upper fan?

Farm sign. the Camellia

Here at The Camellia, we have unique, Farmhouse style decor. For those of you who have no time or patience to DIY. 

Texas boho handbag, The Camellia

Our Boho-chic Texas styled Vintage Look Handbags - perfect for shopping trips. 

Barnboard Cottage Paint, the Camellia

And while you are in our store, check out our skinny #Shiplap wall, New wood made to look like old #Barnboard. How did we do it? This is a #CottagePaint Class, for current Classes at The Camellia, go to

Visit The Camellia in the lovely Slate River Valley, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Open every day except Mon. and Tuesday. 11-5ish. most days. Be sure to visit during our upcoming Spring event!
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Monday, March 6, 2017

How a beautifully decorated Room or Office can uplift your Spirit and make you feel Happy!

Picture going into a space that's beautifully decorated, with calming colours such as blues, greys, and beiges. Comfy chairs are placed around the room, and the walls have interesting artwork, such as photos of Lake Superior. You immediately feel calm when walking into the room or office. You forget about rushing in traffic to get to your appointment on time, and as you take your coat off, you begin to relax.

The Camellia Slate River

The Bathroom is stylish, modern and inviting. 

black & white bath

Picture a second space. This space clearly needs repainting, furniture and Office supplies are well, all over the place. There are no windows in some of the rooms, and hardly anything of interest on the walls. There are some plants in the room, but they are so badly in need of repotting and pruning. Which room or Office would you rather be in? 

It takes so little to uplift a room and make it into an inviting, warm space. Paint is the quickest way to update a room. You can use Cottage/Chalky Paint to update outdated fixtures, with 55 colours to choose from, Cottage Paint is as far from boring as you can get.

Cottage paint

Before #Cottage Paint. 

#CottagePaint is MADE IN CANADA, you can purchase it in #ThunderBay at #TheCamellia. 

Cottage paint

After #CottagePaint. 

wall paint Farrow & Ball

#Farrow&Ball is the perfect choice for updating your walls, with 120+ colours to choose from. So what are you waiting for? Update you space easily with Paint, some new furniture and accessories. Get #CottagePaint and wall accessories from #TheCamellia at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario. 
Open Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-5. Fri. & Sat. 11-5. Sunday 12-5

The Camellia, Slate River, On

( Don't forget some beautifully designed Flower arrangements - you can order custom designs at #TheCamellia!)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Decorating your Camp/Cottage or Home with salvaged shutters and windows

Sometimes we come across a stash of old wooden windows or shutters, and we wonder what can we do with these?  Click on the link below to see how some homeowners have repurposed old windows and shutters. 

wooden shutters, jalhousie Caribbean shutters

In the Caribbean, old-fashioned shutters like the ones in the photo above, were used a lot to allow the movement of breezes to pass through and cool the interior of the building. Hurricane shutters are used to protect the glass in windows and doors from smashing during high winds and rains. 

Antique Fair, wooden shutters

Here we are at an Antique Fair in upstate NYC, what a find!  A stash of really old wooden shutters, perfect for old signs. You can paint your own sign on these shutters, find out more about our classes at

original Cottage Paint

Cottage/Chalky Paint is perfect for repainting shutters, giving them that distressed look, and it comes in 55 colours. It's water-based and low voc's, making it a perfect project for right now. 

Chalky paint made in Canada- Serenity

Want to spruce up your Camp's interiors, maybe you have dark panelled walls,..... Paint right over with #Serenity Cottage Paint. We sell Cottage/Chalky Paint at The Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. 

Oak frame redo with Cottage Paint

Here is an Oak picture frame getting a Makeover with #CountryManor #CottagePaint. Look around you and see what you can makeover with Cottage Paint today! Then come see us here at The Camellia, we have most colours in stock, at 30, Hacquoil Rd.