Friday, August 31, 2018

The Camellia, September 2018 hours and Classes.

Hello September!! Have you noticed it's a lot darker in the mornings now..? We have been busy picking and drying herbs and Flowers for Winter enjoyment. Did you get a bumper crop this year form your Garden? 
We have been working hard all Summer long, so we are off for a break now, The Camellia will be closed during the first 2 weeks of September.  

New stencils just came in, so we will be offering NEW Stencil classes this Fall. 

Enjoy these weeks of Summer days and cooler nights, and plan to take a Workshop at The Camellia! Sign up for email updates at
The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On . 
p (807)475-3551

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fall wraps and Purses on Sale at The Camellia! Hello September!

fall flowers at The Camellia

Hello September!  A return to cooler nights, and less humidity is welcome after the heat of this Summer. 
Days are getting shorter, some of us are returning to school and work, and yes, you may be are freaking over your general state of I-am-so-not-prepared-for-Fall! You are not alone! Here are some quick ideas to help you with your Fall decor, take a close look at the windowboxes below ( photo taken on Julie's recent Quebec trip). Homeowner has added silk flower stems and burlap wrap, and the flowers blend seamlessly with the green vines. Faux flowers are perfect for those of us with little time to spare, they welcome you when you come Home, but require no care. Here at The Camellia, we have many seasonal bushes and Flower stems for you to decorate with.
fall decor at The Camellia

Some days we are about to head out the door, with our hair uncombed ( gasp...!) and worse yet, some unbecoming old clothes that should have gone onto that giveaway pile . An easy fix is to wrap yourself in a colourful Fall throw, like the one below, and finish your outfit with a matching red purse ( now no-one will notice your uncombed hair). Our Fall wraps and purses are on SALE at 30%off!  
Most of our custom Florals and Wreaths  are 30-40% off. Hydrangea dried wreaths are all on sale, and we have 1 magnolia leaf Wreath left. We are about to order New Cottage Paint, if you have any special requests, do let us know by Wed. August 29th


fall fashion at The Camellia

All that Summer heat and rain has given us a bumper crop of veggies and herbs. Time to pick your herbs, bundle your bunches into clumps, and hang to dry. Once leaves are really, really dry, you can grind them in a spice grinder, and have them on hand for seasoning dishes all Winter long.  You can also do this with Peppermint leaves, for Winter teas. 

Herb planters at The Camellia

OPEN: every day except Monday and Tuesday. 
 Open Wed. Thurs. Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 
Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-5p. Fri. and Sat. 11-5p. Sunday 12-5p. Last day we are open is Thursday, August 30th. 
NOTE: We are closed during the first 2 weeks of September for holidays. We will reopen in last half of September.   
   Visit our website for information at 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Fabulous Fall florals from The Camellia, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

floral arrangement Thunder Bay The Camellia

A beautiful Floral Design can add so much life and texture to your can add glamour and colour to an otherwise bland room. Where do you get beautiful, realistic looking Faux florals? Have you looked in several big box stores and have not seen any flowers you would like? You pick up the stems, and bits and pieces fall off? No one wants to purchase something that will fall apart that easily. You can call us here at The Camellia, and we can custom make Flowers that will complement your room. 

custom florals thunder bay

If Florals are too well, Flowery, for your taste, then an arrangement of faux succulents and branches may just work for you. 

fall wreath thunder bay

Wreaths can be rustic like this one, and  can be made to fit your door, or can also work in an entrance way beside your door. 

dried pods at The Camellia

Pods dyed a rich burgundy add a dramatic touch to your Fall decor, and are so easy to re-purpose once Fall is over. A favourite of ours are dried pomegranates, see a partial one on the right. 

wreaths thunder bay

Faux succulents and #Airplant Wreath. This is a good choice if you don't want to change your decor seasonally, and store anything. 

cottage paint Thunder bay The Camellia

We have many Harvest colours in #CottagePaint, perfect for making up Fall signs, and mason jars. Bring in your containers and have a custom Floral made for your Home. Visit us at The Camellia, at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario. Open Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sunday. 
p 807-475-3551.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Cool Pinteresty stuff you can make with smalls from our 60th. Birthday Sale at the Camellia.

Cottage Paint at The Camellia
Photo via Pinterest

Here at the Camellia we sell Cottage Paint, and quite often we hear clients remarking that they would like to paint something, but they have no idea what. Head to our 60th. Birthday Sale at the Camellia, and you will find lots of cool stuff to paint! Like this oak Breadbox below priced at $10.00. You can repaint it, stencil it, attach it to a small end cool is this? And useful!

sale at The Camellia

With Cottage Paint, you clean, and paint. No stripping or priming or anything hard to do. Just a fun time painting and creating. 

ironing board

A vintage, wooden ironing board in our sale, priced at $25.00. 

cottage Paint makeover
Photo via Pinterest.

Paint her up with Cottage Paint, Bimini on top with a distressed finish, white on the rest. Great plant stand that can fold away when not needed. 


We are still cleaning and finding new items to add to our Sale, so stop in often at The Camellia, follow us on Facebook, and Instagram ( camelliafromnaturetohome). 

vintage at The Camellia

The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On. p (807)475-3551