Friday, April 26, 2019

Spring flowers and the underlying mechanics, DIY Flower Design classes, The Camellia,Thunder Bay

wire basket over large planter in flower display, Belgium

It's no secret..Flowers make a person Happy. They are cheerful, smell wonderful, and are uplifting to the spirit. A lot of us would like to know how to arrange flowers, especially if we have just retired and now have the time to take up some new pursuits. In Thunder Bay, you can take a Floral Design class at The Camellia, in Slate River. Here you will learn the mechanics behind the design, like this upside down wire planter, which will help support a large amount of fresh flower stems. 

twig ball over vase in floral display, the Camellia

Here an airy twig ball will lend support to fresh flowers placed in the vase below. Stems will be poked through the vines into the water below. 

eucalyptus stems with root balls in floral design

Masses of roots also make good flower structures. Look at these beautiful eucalyptus can almost smell them! Here at The Camellia we love flowers, and hold Floral design classes so that you can learn all the proper mechanics. For Classes visit

sticks and stems in Floral design, the Camellia

Sticks and Twigs make sturdy armatures to support your Floral design. 

gerbera daisies in floral design The Camellia

Here is a finished design.....what you are not seeing is what is holding up the stems below. Beautiful Gerbera daisies are used here, along with stems of eucalyptus. 

protea blooms in floral design the Camellia Thunder Bay

Want to learn how to create amazing Floral designs, using Fresh and Faux flowers, and branches from Nature? Call or sign up online at Visit us instore at 30, Hacquoil Rd. slate River. 
Open Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-5. Fri. 11-5. Sat. 11-5. Sunday 12-5. 
p 807 475 3551

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Whites in Spring designs, The Camellia, Thunder bay

white upholstered antique chair, Brocanterie deja vue

Using WHITE in your decorating is timeless, and never goes out of style. This upholstered chair is left in its raw state and would easily fit into the decor of any sitting or Living room. You can always add seasonal colour with a throw pillow. 

cement crown on wreath

antique teddy bears with white lace cushions

One might assume that old fashioned Bears are not in style anymore, and cushions, well, some decorating styles deem them a nuisance and tell you to toss them away. These cushion covers are old, and in great shape, and yes, I couldn't resist and bought a pair for my home! Cushions are perfect for reading in bed, and just plain lazing around. Here at The Camellia, we have many different styles of cushions for sale, most of them have removable covers and are washable. 

white Paris cushion The Camellia thunder Bay

These are washable cotton duck pillows, and are made in Canada, they are perfect for a white Spring theme. 

white sunroom decor, Brocanterie deja vue Holland

Here you can see how pops of colour can add life to an all-white colour scheme. Delph blue and white is a classic combination. What are your go-to accent colours ? Photos taken at Brocanterie Deja-Vue in Holland,

white flower arrangement in grey urn, the Camellia, thunder Bay

Let's not forget the Flowers in a room - the piece de resistance! Here at The Camellia we custom make Flowers to fit in with your white decor scheme. Simply email us a photo of your room, specify dimensions, likes and dislikes, and we will get back to you a price estimate. Take a look around, and see what you need to finish up your White rooms.....  then come visit us here at The Camellia for Inspiration, decor items, and Flowers. 

The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario. 
Open Wed. 11-5, Thurs. Noon to 5, Friday 11-5, Sat. 11-5. Sunday 12-5
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flowering crabapple trees at The Camellia, thunder Bay