Friday, November 30, 2018

Meaningful Holiday Gift delivery in Thunder Bay and Slate River for those HGTV obsessed.

The holidays are coming soon, and it's so hard to focus on what actually needs to be done and bought, in order to get ready for the Holiday season. We are inundated with sales flyers from big-box stores, pushing goods at 50 -70% off, but off of what? There is no 'regular' price anymore, and if it's on sale who knows why it is on sale. (Like those luggage sets at 75% off, upon checking the sizes you notice that they are too big to fly with current luggage rules on planes). 

Who has gone shopping with a Gift list, and returned with several items for yourself, but nothing for those on your list? I have! And how do you know what to buy for them anyway? 

Well this HGTV inspired Gift set is sure to be a hit with someone who loves watching HGTV, I mean for some of us, this is the only TV channel we watch! Magnolia Home is a favourite show of many, with Joanna Gaines's easygoing Modern Farmhouse style being so in tune with today's homeowners. 

This gift package consists of Winter 2018 Magnolia Journal, a sherpa lined blanket 60"x 80" which is washable, a 'I love Naps' pillow with feather insert, and a Winter ornament. This package is priced at $95.00 +13%hst. You can call us and order this Gift for delivery in Thunder Bay, and Slate River Valley. p-807-475-3551 or toll-free at 1-877-523-7444. 

For those person on your list who loves to cook,  we have the most amazing Lavender Honey from Neob Lavender Farm in Niagara-on-the-lake. Pair up with one of our beautiful aprons for a thoughtful gift. 

Culinary Lavender for making yummy Lavender Shortbread. 

Printed cotton Teatowels for making up Gift baskets.... we can add in Gouda from Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, Organic crackers and so much more. Gift baskets are priced at $65.00 to $150.00, and we can deliver here in thunder Bay and area. 

Here at The Camellia, we can help you with Gift-giving. the best Gift is something the person doesn't realize that they need. Small indulgences that help us get through our Dry winter: a bar of Napa Valley soap, Silly Goats rich Hand lotions, and Neob Lavender Lemongrass and Shea butters. We also have Lavender buds which you can make into millet seed packs that can be heated in the microwave or frozen for ice packs. Our Spa Gift sets are priced at $49.95 , $89.95 and $149.00. Taxes and delivery are an additional charge. 

Gift a special someone with our hand-made Mussels 'n More Pottery mugs. these make a great Gift for a Lake lover, you can add in some tea or coffees. $49.00 and up. 

A fresh evergreen wreath is always a good Gift for the whole family to enjoy, these are made right here at The Camellia, with local Boreal forest greens. Priced at $69.00, and $89.00. 

Visit us here at the Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On. Order Gifts for delivery in Thunder Bay and Slate River, Ontario.
30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On
Open wed. 11-5. thurs. 12-5. fri. & sat. 11-5. sun. 12-5p. 
p 807-475-3551

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Merry & Bright Holiday Open House at the Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

Winter has arrived in Thunder Bay.... with snow! It is pretty and white and reminds us that the Holiday season is fast approaching. Time to Fa-La-La-La-La and be merry! You are warmly invited to our Merry & Bright Holiday Open house at The Camellia. This is the view from our deck, isn't it peaceful? 

We have been gathering boughs to fill planters and make Wreaths to adorn your doors. Have you dressed your winter planters? 

Here at The Camellia, we carry metal stars, these are great for all-year round. You can dress up your stars or leave them plain. 

Warm scarves & Toques make great Gifts, and feel so great on a cold day! 

You can buy or order fresh Wreaths for your Home or for Gift giving. We can deliver for you.

We have so many unique Gift ideas for all those hard-to-buy-for on your list. 

It's  that special time of the year when we start searching for the perfect Gift - why not give them something which adds much needed moisture to winter skin? Come into our store and try silly Goats Milk Moisturizing Lotion. It comes in Peppermint & Eucalyptus, Oatmeal & Honey, and Pure & natural unscented.

Meet their herd of LaMancha Goats ( they have no ears, but are so cute!). 

Where would we be without our Pets? Pamper them this Holiday season with Neob Lavender's Pet shampoo in a wonderful lemongrass scent. 

Wrap it all up with beautiful ribbons, or ask us to make a Bow to add to your Gifts. 

These warm & cozy Slipper socks are sherpa-lined, and so warm! They keep your feet toasty warm, and make perfect Reading socks. 

We were so lucky to hear Erin and Ben Napier (from HGTV Hometown!!!!!!) talk at the recent launch of their Furniture line at Bassett Furniture in High Point in North Carolina. OMG!! They look just like they do on TV.
Plan to attend our Holiday Open House at The Camellia. It starts Friday, Nov. 16th. 2018, we will be open from 11-8p. There will be draws and lots of ideas to get you into the Holiday spirit!

The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. p 807) 475 3551

Monday, November 5, 2018

Christmas preparations at Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina, Part 1.

Winter is almost upon us, and our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and planning for the Holidays. Visions of Christmas Trees, Gifting, and Family get-togethers all come to mind. We were so lucky to be able to tour Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. I had read all about it and it is  definitely on my bucket list.  We drove from Raleigh into Asheville, taking the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we stopped numerous times to breathe in that fresh mountain air, and gaze at the beautiful views all around us. Usually the mountains are cloaked in Fall colours, but this year was unusually warm, and there were just a few leaves turning. We visited Biltmore Estate on a weekday, and it did not disappoint.  

This is the entrance to the building where you purchase tickets...which are $75.00 U.S. a person, but keep in mind that prices vary. 

I am already enthralled with the ornate woodwork, and large floral wreaths and green garlands encircling tall pillars. We watch a short film about Biltmore Estate, and then take a bus along meandering pathways leading to the large Home, this estate is large, 8,000 acres. 

One can imagine these large evergreens all lit up and decorated at Christmastime. 

The above photo shows a small part of the outside of Biltmore. It reminds you of the chateaus in France! Watch these 2 videos below which show you all the work that goes into decorating at Biltmore. 

At the entrance to Biltmore, you are greeted by beautiful urns filled with a mix of preserved leaves, hops, dried grasses and hydrangeas. They are simply stunning. Flowers add so much to our lives. 

These floral urns are a work of Art. 

Beautifully decorated Christmas trees are almost in every room. Each tree tells its own story, and has its own colour scheme. 

Teams of people are working on each tree, with multi level trays beside them, filled with ornaments. 

It seems strange to see people dressed in shorts decorating trees, but this is North Carolina, and it is a rather warm day today. Ladders and Lifts are in place as this tree is very tall! 

Outside Biltmore, beautiful views are plentiful. One can't help but feel refreshed by the mountains. 

How often do we have a 'Bah, Humbug' feeling about Christmas? It's too much work to put up a tree, I don;'t want to put up any decorations, it's so much work, etc. 
Visit The Camellia in beautiful Slate River Valley, and see how you can add Winter decor to your Home, with minimal effort. 
The Camellia at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River. 
Open Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-5 Fri. and Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-5
p 807-475-3551 
We will be at Artisans Northwest Show which takes place Nov. 10 & 11th. 2018 at the Valhalla Inn.