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.
p 807-475-3551

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. 
p 807-475-3551