Friday, April 28, 2017

Colour brightens a damp, gloomy Spring Day. The Camellia, Thunder Bay

Coastal waters

You get these days in Northern Ontario, where there is lots of grey and a damp mix of rain/slush/snow, and it seems like Spring will never come. The trees are pollinating, the grass is growing, and Robins are busy building nests in our trees. And all the Songbirds have returned. The only thing to do on days like these is to look at photos from your Tropical vacays, And put some colour on your Walls.... don't get carried away with the current Grey and Neutral craze. Try the #CottagePaint array of colours...did you know that #SerenityCottagePaint can go on walls? 

Cottage Paint at The Camellia, Thunder BayRobin's egg Blue

On the left is Robin's egg blue, and on the right is Naples Blue. 

Green is a favourite of so many, Look at the play of Green against the whitewashed brick and that blue sky! I can feel the warmth of the sun that day, we are on the remains of an old Sugar Mill in Antigua. 

Bimini Cottage Paint, a bold choice, great for a piece of Furniture or as an accent in your Home. 

Naples Blue. 


Such an intricate structure, historically the Caribbean's main industry was Sugar production. 

Our favourite Reds in Cottage Paint include #CrimsonRed and #Medieval. Red can be counted on to add an extra dose of Drama to your space. 

Medieval Cottage Paint

Crimson red Cottage Paint. 

Red Flag Cottage Paint

Cottage/Chalk/Paint can mimic the look of an old, painted door, such as this swinging cafe door from an old Pirates ship. Want to learn more about Painted finishes? Take a class at The Camellia! Want to paint something with Cottage Paint?  Visit at our store on Hacquoil Rd. for help and be sure to view the Cottage Paint videos online . Visit

There are many Neutrals in Cottage Paint such as Cottage White, Driftwood, Antique White, and Creme Brulee. There are 50 + colours in the Cottage Paint palette. Visit to see the palette. 

We are Open at The Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-5. Fri. and Sat. 11-5. Sunday noon-5p. We are 10 mins. south of the Thunder Bay Airport. 
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

We are paint consultants, a.k.a Marriage Counsellors, Cottage Paint, Thunder Bay, On

We spend a good part of our day helping clients choose paint colours. Some clients are so tired of their wood kitchens, their wood trim and slab mahogany doors, and they want to PAINT OVER WOOD. Their partner may be completely against Painting wood...and the Battle starts...and the Paint consultant is caught in the middle. 
Why is there such disagreement over painting wood? Read this article...

For those of you who are against painting wood, did you know some almost new Kitchens are being painted? A factor may be the cost of ripping out cabinets and replacing. Homeowners may not want to deal with the mess of living in a construction zone.  

The biggest reason Homeowners paint Cabinets? They are sick of the wood look, Cabinets are Oak, and the original wood stain has yellowed or  showing wear and tear. Average age of Cabinets? 20-30 years old. 

Cottage Paint

Here is a before of a Kitchen painted with original #CottagePaint. Of course, you will be taking off cabinets doors, numbering everything, including hinges, use dropcloths. Clean with Cottage Paint Clean and Prep. Head into our store,TheCamellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. for advice. Check our website

cottage paint

cottage paint

#CottagePaint has a palette of 50+ colours. 

cottage/chalky paint, The Camellia

The After photos - totally worth it! For advice on Painting cabinets, book an appointment with a Colour consultant at The Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay. There is a charge for in-home consultations. p (807)475-3551
We are Open Wednesday through Sunday. Location : 10 mins. from Thunder Bay Airport, heading south along Hwy. 61, turn left onto Hacquoil Rd. 1.6 km on left. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Send Easter Gifts in Thunder Bay, Easter Weekend hours at The Camellia

It's Easter Weekend ( already!). does it seem like the calendar speeds up when it gets to April and Spring? We are having the greatest Spring weather here in Thunder Bay & Slate River Valley. Almost no snow , Trees are all pollinating ( translate to lots of sneezing), days are warm & sunny, Nights are still freezing. We are OPEN here at The Camellia  at 30, Hacquoil Rd. from Wed. through to Sunday. 
Open Friday from 11-5. Saturday 11-5. Easter Sunday 12-4p. 

We deliver in Slate River & Thunder Bay. Call toll-free within Canada to order, 1 -877-523-7444, or (807)475-3551. We have Tropical Dishgardens, Wreaths, and limited Spring plants. 

Large selection of Water-repellent, Stain-resistant Tablecloths, and new Patio Tablecloths, with a hole in the middle for the umbrella. 

No Bunnies for sale, but aren't these cute? Reposted from Rose Valley Lodge. 

Small metal wall pockets ...perfect for Gift giving, and they are faux, so they are long lasting. 

Mussels 'n More Hand-made Pottery - a wonderful, useful Gift for a special person that has everything. Dishwasher safe, and microwave friendly. 

Magnolia & Birch Wreaths - hand made here at The Camellia. 
To order call us at (807)475-3551, or come and visit the store at 30, Hacquoil Rd.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Visit the Camellia at Spring Home & Garden Show 2017, Thunder Bay, C.L.E.

Bamboo 6pce. Queen sized sheet set ( 4 Pillowcases) $39.95 ea.

Hello! Get your Spring on at the Spring Home & Garden Show...starts TODAY at 4p.! Visit The Camellia, we are in the Coliseum, Booth #3. Who is thinking about lounging on the PATIO, soaking up the Sun, and enjoying a wonderful meal outdoors?  Our PATIO TABLECLOTHS have arrived! 3 sizes: 60"round, 54 x 72" rectangle, 60"x 90"rectangle. We have them for sale at the Garden show- all sizes $29.99 ea. 

We know many of you have tried (and love) our indoor/outdoor Tablecloths which repel water and are stain resistant. We are excited to announce a new model ..this is the Outdoor Patio Tablecloth which has a hole in the middle, allowing you to have your Patio umbrella on the table. The Patio Tablecloths have a hole in the middle with zipper. They come in bright colours, and have matching cushions.

At the Garden Show we will have Cottage/Chalk Paint for sale, plus a number of sample Kitchen cabinet doors which we have painted with our Cottage Paint, including navys and blacks.
Focus this Spring On Lakeside Living, we have Lake themed

  signs, pillows, paint, and much more. CAMP should be a tranquil, beautiful space, not a place where all your unwanted, mismatched furniture ends up. Take a Spring Wreath class, Make a Flower Crown, or take one of our Paint & Stencil Workshops

HOURS for Garden Show ( C.L.E. Grounds)
Friday 4-9pm
Saturday, April 8. 10am  - 6pm
Sunday, April 9th. 11am-4pm

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Are we Open at our store on 30, Hacquoil Rd. this weekend? Call first and let us know what time you would like to come, p.475-3551 . Many hours of planning and set-up go into Trade Shows, do come out and see us at the Garden Show!

Cottage/Chalky Paint

Our Patio! Just In!

Camp & Lake decor. 
See us in the Coliseum Building, Booth #3. 
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Philadelphia Flower show 2017, Spring Home & Garden Show 2017 Thunder Bay

It's April and those of us who live in a cold place start to go a little crazy at this time - we long to see green and warm weather. Home and Garden Shows are perfect for cheering our spirits. Seeing Flowers and Plants, and outdoor Landscaping is a sure boost to us in northern climes. Check out these links below to the Philadelphia Flower Show 2017. It sure reminds us of visiting Holland, and Keukenhof Gardens. 

Head to the Spring Home and Garden Show at the C.L.E. Grounds on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! See The Camellia in the Coliseum Building! 

The Camellia is your one-stop place to get Chalky/Cottage Paint in Thunder Bay. 

For more information on the Spring Home and Garden Show 2017 in Thunder Bay,

Our hours this week at The Camellia are variable, so call ahead to make sure we are Open.