Thursday, June 18, 2020

Father's Day 2020 Gift Ideas, The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

Father's Day Spa Gifts for Dad, the Camellia

Hello everyone! It's been incredibly warm here in Thunder Bay, have you been enjoying our warm, summer days? Father's Day is this Sunday, June 21st. 2020.  Fathers are hard to buy for. 
"Is there anything you would like for Father's Day? "  
They reply.."Nothing." End of discussion. 
It is easy to give up this quest to find the perfect Father's Day Gift, and do nothing ( especially when they sometimes return your Gifts to the store!)  Every Dad deserves some pampering! What about a Gift basket of No-Crack super hand cream, paired up with Neob Lemongrass whipped shea butter, and these days everyone could use some more soap! 

mussels n more pottery mugs at The Camellia

A giant mug is always a good idea....these are our stoneware mugs at $12.95, and our Mussels 'n more Pottery mugs at $49.95. They are microwavable and dishwasher safe. Call us today at 807-475-3551 and we can put together a Gift basket for Dad. We offer Delivery in the Thunder Bay area, or you can do pick-up. 

Lake signs at The Camellia

wooden paddle with saying, The Camellia

 Wooden sayings add a touch of whimsy to a deck, and what about painting some paddles for Dad's Camp? Cottage Paint is perfect for painting paddles. Use our 8 oz. jars of Cottage Paint, and 2 coats of CP satin varnish on top. Wooden paddle as shown above is $49.95

happy fathers day graphic from Burst at shopify

Have a Happy Father's Day, and we look forward to seeing you at The Camellia! 
Open Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-5. Fri. 11-5, Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-4. 
Bring your own mask, we have gloves and hand sanitizer here. 

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30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Escape to your Summer Porch or Veranda, The Camellia, Thunder Bay

Hello everyone! It's June and we have been having some incredible, hot, tropical weather. It is so wonderful to see so much green outside, with all the trees in leaf, and Crabapple blossoms in pink and white. Rhododendrons are in bloom, and even though we are still under restrictions due to Covid-19, the world in the Summer is still a beautiful place to be. 

flowering crabapple trees Slate River

marsh marigolds by mountains,

Marsh Marigolds in an amazing display of spring colour. This is our view at The Camellia, we are close to the mountain. 

wooden verandah Antigua West Indies

I have great memories of swinging in a hammock on a Verandah. 

wooden verandah Antigua

A Verandah is the best place to try and catch a breeze on a hot day. Add a book, and a tall glass of something icy cold. Hot days are the best spent outdoors, lazing around....

rhododendron blooms

Wooden sayings are great for a Porch, above a door, or just perched beside plants. They add some whimsy to an area. They are hand painted here at #TheCamellia, you can pre-order your sign with a custom saying. 

Patio signs at The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

Outdoor Porch signs, old wooden windows, Watering  cans and clay pots are all important elements of styling a Porch. This wooden bench is a relic from my Father-in-law's Farm on Broadway Avenue in Thunder Bay. The bench was refreshed with Cottage Paint - colours used were Sea Turtle and Sky Blue Waters. 

Cottage Painted wooden box Lichen, with succulent in pot

Here at The Camellia, we sell Cottage Paint. This colour is Lichen, and is a nice, soothing gray-green that blends well with a neutral colour scheme of taupe, and black and white Garden or Porch signs. 
To create this look on your Front Porch or Verendah, ask for Driftwood, Lichen, and Black or Soot Cottage Paint. For more information on Cottage Paint, visit

If you are looking for unique finds for your Summer Porch or Verandah, visit The Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. in Slate River, Ontario. We are 10 minutes from the Thunder Bay Airport. 
Open Wed. through Sunday. 11-5, or 12-5p. 
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