Monday, December 31, 2018

Hello New Year 2019, 'Bye to old nonsense.

snowy winter scene happy new year

Welcome to 2019! The start of a New Year is a new beginning, a fresh page, a clean slate, a chance to begin new patterns of behaviour. Going forth into this New Year, what will you leave behind? Say good-bye to old ways of thinking, old perceptions, old reactions to the behaviour of others....

branches bent under snow

A New Year is like freshly fallen snow where no one has walked.... fresh, clean, white, untrodden. 

words Adventure awaits

What new adventures await you in 2019? Some of us are fed-up with jobs, or relationships, maybe our eating habits, or we can't stand the homes or towns we live in. However, sometimes we lack perspective, which is why you talk to as many people as you can who are in the place you are trying to get to. Let's say you want a job in Public Relations at XYZ Company, you may find it helpful talking to someone who has that position today.  They may be able to offer their perspective on the job in XYZ Company.  "The grass is always greener on the other side", as the old saying goes. 

tea leaves steeping in pot

A lot of us will vow to eat a healthier diet, exercise more, and take better care of ourselves. A hot cup of peppermint tea always helps. 

saying : it doesn't matter what's been written in your story so far it's how you fill up the rest of the pages that count
saying via Pinterest. 

outdoor whirlpool in pool, Mexico

Some of us may vow to take more vacation time....maybe a tropical vacation. Yeah!! Especially easy from Thunder Bay, as direct flights to Mexico, Cuba, and Dominican Republic start in January. 

saying - i just wanna go on more adventures be around good energy connect with people learn new things grow
image via pinterest

Take a moment to write down a few ...what you want to do in this coming year. 

painting a fabric chair with cottage paint

Maybe you have a bunch of Furniture waiting to be painted. Winter is a great time to paint with Cottage Paint. Cottage Paint is water-based and low-odour, so you can paint away...indoors. 

choose happy stencil class at the camellia

You can also sign up for one of our Winter classes at Escape to the Beach Class, learn how to paint your Oak cabinets, and much more. 

word banner - amazing things will happen

Amazing things will happen in 2019 for you ! Happy New Year!
The Camellia From Nature to Home 
30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On
p (807)475-3551

Friday, December 21, 2018

Winter Classes at The Camellia, January 2019

Christmas Water repellent tablecloths

Hello! We know a lot of you are preparing to host Christmas dinner and family get-togethers, and will be using our water-repellent and stain-resistant Tablecloths. Pattern shown above is in stock now, and other colours and patterns are in stock, with sizes from 70" round to 94" or 108" rectangles. Most spills clean up easily with a damp rag, and tablecloths are washable. 

We are Open Sat. Dec. 22. 11-5. and Sun. Dec. 23. 12- 5.
 Christmas Eve, Mon. Dec. 24th. Open 11-2pm

Then we will REOPEN in 2019, on Wed. Jan. 9, 2019

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

We have started to post our Classes For January and February 2019. Keep checking on our website for dates and times. It's tempting to hibernate in January and February, however these are the perfect months to do your Cottage Paint projects and take Classes (best of all is that CP has low voc's so there's hardly any smell!). 
JAN.10th. 2019.  (Thur.) - Beach escape class
JAN. 12th. ( Saturday) - Beginners' Cottage Paint
JAN. 13th. (Sunday) -  How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
FEB. 9, 2019 ( Saturday) - Make your own Lake burlap/ribbon Wreath 


Beach classes at the Camellia

Cottage Paint pours at Antweek, Port Perry

Exciting news!! We will be offering PAINT POUR CLASSES!!
We also plan to have Design sessions on various Topics such as: Easyupdates to your Home and how to get started, How to start your ownBlog, etc. Do you have a topic you would like us to cover? email us at

Visit our website for information at 
or phone us at 475-3551


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. 



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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Camille's Gift picks, the Camellia, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Hello! It's December and it's time to think about Gift buying. If you're a DIY'er like myself, you may have had grand plans of painting some signs, like this one below, but well, it's December 11th. and it's probably not happening.  This sign is from Willow Springs Creative studio in Thunder Bay. 

hand painted wooden sign with saying

But wait! If I get some rooms cleaned up, and the shopping done, and the Tree up, and ...and...then maybe, I can get this sign painted. that is, if no emergencies come up.....

Here are Camille's Top Gift picks.

The Camellia Winter woodland wreath with faux deer antlers

A beautiful Hand made Northern-inspired Twig Wreath. In Northern Ontario we have long, cold winters, and this wreath can stay up all Winter. A wreath makes a lovely gift for the whole family.  $129.00+hst. and delivery charges. 

green evergreen wreath at The Camellia

Fresh evergreen Wreaths bring the smell of Christmas to you...there's nothing quite like the smell of fresh pine and balsam. $65.00 to $95.00 . These are made from local evergreens, you can place an order by calling us at 807-475-3551. 

winter spa basket spa basket with hand lotions from silly goat company

A Winter spa basket is a welcome gift for someone who suffers from Dry skin...Winter can be harsh on skin with a lack of humidity, and the constant cold which makes aches and pains flare up. Order a Winter spa basket with Lotions from Silly Goat Company, and Lavender sore muscle rub from White Oak Lavender Farm.   $49.00 and up. 

bottle of culinary lavender Neob lavender

Gift the gourmet Cook on your list a gift of culinary Lavender from Neob Lavender farm in Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

Magnolia Table book Joanna Gaines

The cook on your list will love Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines. 

evergreen wreath large The Camellia

A fresh evergreen Wreath in a large size - order at The Camellia. $69.00 and up. 

printed cotton teatowel with vintage mixer

Cotton teatowels priced at $9.95. Pair up with your fav muffin recipe. 

 bottles of lavender honey Neob lavender farm

A bottle of Lavender Honey - perfect for toast on Christmas morning! 
Visit The Camellia at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. or call to order Gifts and ask about our Gift delivery in Thunder Bay and Slate River. 
Open Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-5. Fri. 11-5. Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-5.