Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Weighted blankets for Kids and Adults, The Camellia, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Is all the hype about Weighted blankets true? What are weighted Blankets? Do they work to reduce stress and anxiety? The underlying science on weighted blankets is called deep touch pressure (DTP). DTP refers to gently applying pressure to the body to increase the release of Serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical in the body that promotes relaxation and the feel-good emotions. 

Not sure what a weighted blanket feels like? Then come into our store, the Camellia, to try one out. 

We have 7lb. 10lb. and 12lb. blankets in kid's sizes, filled with non toxic, lead-free glass beads, and you throw the whole blanket in the wash. We stock grey blankets, but you can order other colours as long as you order by the 15th. of each month.

We also have 15 lb. and 20 lb. blankets in adult sizes with a removable, washable, cover. The general rule is the blanket should be about 10% of the person's body weight. 

We are sleeping under a weighted blanket, and it really does help you sleep better. 
Buy weighted Blankets at The Camellia, at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd.
Open Wed. through Sunday. 
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Friday, November 22, 2019

Visit The Camellia at Craft Revival Nov. 24, 2019 at Thunder Bay Waterfront.

Hello everyone! 
Come visit us at  Craft Revival, happening this Sunday, Nov. 24th. from 10 am. - 5pm.  We will be in Shout Media at 37, Cumberland St. S. This is a huge festival, with locations all around the Waterfront, as well as along Bay & Algoma St. It's a good idea to click on the link and check out which Vendors are where. You don't have too pay to download the Guide.

handmade winter wreath The Camellia thunder Bay

Here's a quick look at out upcoming Classes at the Camellia. 

Learn how to make a Bow workshop- Sat. Nov. 23rd. at 11am. 3pm Cost: $30 -35.00Beginners Cottage Paint Furniture Class – Thursday, November 28, 6.30 – 9.30 , or Sunday, Dec. 8th. 1-4p. $62.15
Wood Round class – Joy to the world - $45.00, Sat. Nov. 3oth. at 11am, or 2 pm.

Red Truck Faux Christmas Wreath - $100.00  or  $150.00.  Sunday, Dec.1st. 11am

Fresh Wintergreen Swag - $55.00 , 3pm. Sunday, December 1st

christmas ribbon bow workshop at the Camellia

We are OPEN at 30, Hacquoil Rd. today, Fri. Nov. 22nd. until 5pm. Saturday, Nov. 23, 11-5p.

winter scene at the Camellia, thunder Bay

The Camellia
30, Hacquoil Rd. 
Open Wed. through Sunday. p (807)475-3551


Friday, November 15, 2019

Artisans Northwest is on this weekend in Thunder Bay! Visit The Camellia.

girl blowing snow out of hand-

Come visit us this weekend at the Artisans Northwest Show at the Valhalla Inn, on Saturday Nov. 16, 2019 from 10-5, and Sunday Nov. 17th. from 10-4. It's the perfect show to find that one-of-a-kind Gift. You'll find The Camellia in the room off the main Ballroom, in a corner booth, look for the evergreen branches. If you've always wanted one of our Wreaths, now is the time to get one. It takes time and years of skill to fashion evergreen branches into a Wreath. 

custom evergreen wreath at The Camellia, Thunder Bay

You can purchase Wreaths at the Artisans Show, or you can order for delivery in December. If you buy your Wreath now, it will last outside until Christmas and beyond. 

pine branches at The Camellia thunder Bay

We pick evergreen branches from our yard, so they are fresh as can be. Balsam, pine, spruce and more. It's hard work, with pine sap gumming up our clothes and hands, pine needles everywhere, being poked by wire, but the smell is so beautiful! there is nothing like it. It smells like Christmas in here! 

artisans northwest 2019 show flyer

Our store at 30, Hacquoil Rd. is open on Sat. Nov. 16 from 11-4p. Open on Sunday Nov. 17. from 12-3p. 
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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Enjoying this last warm weekend in Slate River Valley, The Camellia, Thunder Bay

It's the Weekend, time to head south of Thunder Bay into Slate River Valley. It's a sunny, warm-ish day, time to hop outside and visit unique places in the Valley! Stop by The Camellia, we are open Wed. thru Sunday. Sat. 11-5, Sunday 12-5. 

Perfect weather for a hike - head to the Canadian Tourist Centre, then hike to High Falls. 

You will notice all the beautiful (free) branches and foilage along the way, why not take a Floral Design course, and learn how to DIY spectacular Flower arrangements? We offer Floral Design Classes at the Camellia.

Stop by and Visit The Camellia! 
30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay. 
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thanksgiving goings-on at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, Ontario.


It's been a beautiful Fall in Thunder Bay and the surrounding Slate River Valley. This Thanksgiving is the perfect time to take a Drive in the Country, or to do a Fall hike. Stop in at The Camellia at 30, Hacquoil Rd. We are OPEN Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-5. Fri. 11-5. Sat. 11-5. and Thanksgiving Sunday, October 13th. 2019,  12-4p. 

friends hiking in countryside,

What's new and exciting here in the shop? In one word, LOTS!  Thanksgiving dinner is coming up, fun times entertaining Family and friends, lost of eating, and lots of spilling. Our 'Magic' Tablecloth shipment has arrived, so come into our store to see all the new patterns. There are LOADS of new Tablecloths, they are stain resistant and any spills just bead up on the cloth, allowing you time to easily wipe up a spill before it sets in. They come in round, and rectangular in different sizes.  

Tablecloths at The Camellia, fall themed

Isn't this leaf patterned Tablecloth perfect for Thanksgiving? 

wood pumpkin craft with cottage paint

Cottage Paint is perfect for small wood projects, like this wood Pumpkin made with Black ash wood cut from our property.

wooden sign and saying with Cottage Paint at The Camellia

More signs painted with Cottage Paint. 

fall branches and foilage

Fall is the perfect time to gather foilage, branches and berries and cedar. You can fashion these into a woodsy Fall swag, like this one below. When Fall is over, it can go onto the compost pile, so nothing to store. Above we have wild field ferns, maple branches, cedar, goldenrod and grapevines. 

fall foilage swag at The Camellia

Looking for a Hostess Gift? We have Goat Milk soaps from the Silly Goats Company, Napa soap made from wine and grapeseed oil,  and Lavender Spa products from Neob Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

neob niagara lavender soap at The Camellia thunder Bay

NEW!! Neob Niagara - Lavender and mint 3+1. This is a Hand Soap, Body Wash, Shampoo and Bubble Bath. 

silly Goats lotion at The Camellia

We can't say enough about how good this Silly Goats Lotion is for your skin. We have it in a pure and natural version. As well as Goat Milk soaps in Pure and Natural, as well as in Oatmeal and Honey, and more. 

Do visit us here at The Camellia, or phone us to order and arrange for delivery in Thunder Bay, and Slate River Valley.
30, Hacquoil Rd. P 807-475-3551
Open Wed. through Sunday. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

September 2019 hours at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On.

man testing water temperature  of Lake Superior

It's been a lovely summer here in Thunder Bay, and while we've had a few chilly nights, this coming week is supposed to be like a second Summer!! Yes for warm weather continuing! 
Here at the Camellia, we have been working hard all summer long, growing flowers and foilage which we then use to make our Handmade Wreaths & Swags. We have only taken off the occasional 2 days here and there. 
We are taking some time off  for the next 2 weeks, and The Camellia will reopen on October 3, 2019. 

bedroom in bed and breakfast on salt spring island, bc

Hunting floral swag class at The Camellia

We have lots of Classes planned for October. Learn how-to-make this Hunting themed Floral swag, on Sunday, October 7th. from 1.30 to 3.30.  Cost $65.00

We also have some Cottage Paint Classes coming up, on Sunday, October 7th. from 10.30 to 12.30. 

Visit our website to see what other classes we offer  :

Have a great day, and we'll see you at The Camellia in October!

fashion purses and wraps at the Camellia

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 2019 Classes, and Fall Harvest show at The Camellia, Thunder Bay

 Fall brings rich, warm colours and warm apple pie, and best of all, our FALL SHOW here at The Camellia starts today,  Wednesday and runs until this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.
It's so important (as we head into colder, less sunshiney days) to turn our attention to the inside of our Homes, to help us cope with shorter daylight hours and cooler days. Our Happy Fall signs, a new Fall wreath, a cozy blanket and some new Bedding, these are simple pleasures that help ease us into Fall. 

This past Winter was the coldest ever with lots of snow, so we will try to hold as many Classes as we can before the snow flies. Classes for the Fall/Winter season will be held on Sundays, and on Tues. Wed. or Thurs. evenings. No Classes in Jan. or Feb. Before class, you can preorder meals from Bliss Cafe. http://

Northern Ontario Hunting/Fishing Swag :
Sun. Sept. 15th. 1.30 -3.30 ($60.00), or October 6th.  

Wood Round Class ( word Gather),
Sept. 15th. at 10.30am, or October 6th. ( $40.00)  


Our Cottage Paint palette has a lovely selection of Fall colours ( as shown above). Look at our FALL Pinterest Board for ideas CRIMSON RED is a deep, rich Red which adds drama to your Rooms. CRIMSON RED is ON SALE!! This is a great deal as red tints are very  expensive.
Quarts of Crimson Red. Reg. $50.00 , SALE:$40.00
1/2 quarts Crimson Red, Reg. $30.00, SALE: $24.00 

Come Visit The Camellia.

 So often we hear.."I never seem to be able to get out to your Shop!" We know life is busy, but taking time to do something joyful for you is so worth it. We are here to inspire and help you to have a beautiful Home! We have had our store open at 30, Hacquoil Rd. for 20 years now. We are 10 minutes south of the Thunder Bay Airport, go past the Neebing Roadhouse and the Best Western Norwester Hotel, staying on Hwy. 61. Turn left onto Hacquoil Rd. we are 1.6 km. on the left. Look for our new signage  8' x 6 ' billboard, as shown below.  We love to see you at the store!

HOURS: Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-5,  Friday  11-5, Saturday 11-5,
and Sunday 12-5p. WE ARE CLOSED for holidays from September 17th. and will reopen on Thurs. October 3rd. 2019.
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Look on Google maps for directions. 


Thursday, September 5, 2019

The softest sheets to sleep on, Clara Clark in Thunder Bay at The Camellia.

clara clark navy and eggplant sheets at The Camellia thunder Bay

When you sell sheets and Bedding, you hear all KINDS of things from people, things you make you squirm. Some things like:
- My partner sleeps in the nude. There's something in his body that stains the sheets yellow.
- You mean washing the sheets once every 3 months is no good?
- How do you remove the night dribble from dark coloured sheets?
- My mattress is 30 " thick, do you have a sheet for that?
- These sheets say wrinkle - free. I washed them and they have wrinkles!!
- What do you mean, I HAVE to wash my sheets separate from my towels? omg!

white and grey master bedroom with bed

From a Design viewpoint, the Bedroom is the last place that people invest in because, well, no-one sees it, it's hidden and  they can just close the door. There, no need to look at that ugly room! 
You are the person that uses your Bedroom, and what could be more important than getting a good 7 hours of sleep? 

We'll go into how to pick a great mattress in another post, but today we want to let you know about  our Clara Clark Sheets, they are ever so soft, 1800 thread count, and come in 23 colours. They wash well and wear well. My first set is going into its 8th.year. It feels good at the end of the day to lay on some really soft sheets. They are made of microfibre which repels bedbugs. Did you know that Bedbugs can live in cotton sheets? You can stay in a really nice, new Hotel and be bitten by (this one was dog friendly) either fleas or bedbugs. Yet people sleeping in the other bed in the same room had no bites. 

clara clark grey sheet set The Camellia Thunder Bay
At the Camellia in Thunder Bay, we stock Queen Clara Clark sheet sets. They are available in Double, Twin and King. 
You must pre-order these by certain dates- Sept. 15, 2019, Oct. 15, 2019, & Nov. 12th. 2019. 
You can come into our store to look at colours, and there is nothing better than being able to touch and feel sheets before you purchase. 

flax bundles in stone room

Many years ago, sheets were very practical, probably made from Flax which was spun into Linen. 

driving along a road in summer

We have had a great Summer in Thunder Bay, and while our temperatures have cooled off lately, Fall is just around the corner. We are not ready for Fall. Not just yet. 
Take a short drive into Slate River Valley to The Camellia, at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay. 
Open Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-5, Fri. and Sat. 11-5, Sunday 12-5p. 
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Friday, August 23, 2019

The best " Magic" Tablecloths at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Hello everyone! Our nights have been getting a bit cooler and we hate to say it, but Fall and colder temps. are coming!  We are working on our Fall and Holiday orders and want to know if there is anything you're looking for, and have trouble finding..?  We are just ordering Tablecloths, so let us know (now) if you need a certain size, or colour. 
Many of you who have bought these Tablecloths have told us how much you love them, they are stain resistant and any spills just bead up on the cloth, allowing you time to easily wipe up a spill before it sets in.  

pictures of stain resistant Tablecloths at The Camellia Thunder Bay

WEIGHTED BLANKETS for Kids and Pets. 

We are now taking orders for Kids' weighted blankets. The best weight is 10% to 15% of the person's body weight. DOGS with separation anxiety also do well with weighted blankets. Get your orders in to us by September 15th. Shipping to Thunder Bay is included in our prices. (HST is not). Kids weighted blankets do not come with a removable cover, the entire blanket can go into the wash. Prices range from $115.00 to $130.00.
Phone (807)475-3551 for more information.
COLORS:Charcoal/light grey, eggplant/lavender, navy/aqua, red/pink
5lb.   36" x 48"
7 & 10lb.  41x60"
10lb. 41 x60"
12lb. 48 x 72" 

child sleeping under weighted blanket the Camellia Thunder Bay
kids and pets weighted blankets thunder bay
For all of you COTTAGE PAINT Fans out there!  Our AUGUST special is :
BUY $150.00 ( before taxes) of Cottage Paint , GET a FREE 8oz. jar of original Cottage Paint from our popular Fall Collection: Pumpkin, Canyon, Clay pot, Tamarind and Rust.
Our Cottage Paint CRIMSON RED is a deep, rich Red which adds drama to your Rooms. CRIMSON RED is ON SALE!! This is a great deal as red tints are very  expensive.
Quarts of Crimson Red. Reg. $50.00 , SALE:$40.00
1/2 quarts Crimson Red, Reg. $30.00, SALE: $24.00 

Do you have a garage full of Furniture waiting to be  painted and redone?  We will offer 2 sessions in September ( weather permitting) where you can bring your piece in, and paint it here. This will take place in a garage, and you must be able to lift your piece in. Message us here if you would like to bring your own piece in and paint it here. ( Workshop fees apply).

painting chairs with Cottage Paint, The Camellia Thunder Bay

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