Thursday, May 21, 2020

We are OPEN online at the Camellia, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Summer waves on Lake Superior

Hello! We are happy to be Open online here at the Camellia, during Covid-19. 
Please wear a mask, we will have gloves here for you, and try to maintain a 6ft. distance from others while you are in our store. Our store windows all open, so you will have fresh air during the Spring/Summer. 

Looking forward to seeing you all again! You can shop online. We also offer contactless pick-up and Delivery, phone us at 

The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River. 
Open Wed. through Sunday, 11-5, or Noon-5.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Insane things people do in their designer Kitchens, The Camellia, Thunder Bay

Here's the scenario. A Kitchen has been looking tired and needs updating, 30 years ago already. Finally, a Kitchen remodel starts. There is a lot of squabbling and fighting over the Kitchen remodel... nothing is wrong with this Kitchen, the counter looks fine, you want to spend WHAT on quartz counters? We don't need that. are you crazy? 

Hanstone quartz counter Thunder Bay

One partner thinks about the insane things the other partner does in this kitchen. Like today, it's a +30C day, and a marble rolling pin is used on a bag of ice cubes, bashed onto the wooden floor of aforementioned Kitchen. A really nice maple floor from Torly's. 

In Northern Ontario, as soon as summer rolls around and Fishing season starts ( although this Summer of 2020, who knows if anyone will be fishing? ), then the battle of the Fish cleaning starts. People in Canada have to have fish deboned, i.e.made into fillets. This is a task, leaves a mess, and stinks on top of that. This is MY house, don't you tell me what to do in My own house!

Yes, people do insane things in their Designer Kitchens. which is why you may want to consider the alternative of painting your old kitchen cabinets with Cottage Paint Serenity. Here is a before and after of the same kitchen. 

old oak kitchen before painting

For more information, go to our website:  Colours used in this Kitchen is Asphalt on lowers, White on Uppers. 

Serenity Cottage Paint is the perfect choice for painting your Kitchen Cabinets. Here at The Camellia, we stock Cottage Paint, you can see the colour chart in our parking lot, and do curbside pick-up, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On. 
p 807-475-3551