Monday, December 21, 2020

Christmas & New Year's Gift deliveries in Thunder Bay, & Slate River, On. The Camellia , I

Christmas is coming up quickly, and with the current deluge of packages due to Covid-19, packages are taking a long time to arrive at their destination. If you have a Gift to send in Thunder Bay, or Slate River, or Kakabeka Falls, it is easier to pick up the phone and call us here at The Camellia, and I window P. 807-475-3551

What do we have in our Gifts for delivery? We have fresh Wreaths and Evergreen swags. Wreaths are a great Gift for someone with a Home, and they can be made as a sympathy Wreaths for the loss of a loved one. 

mixed evergreen wreath with Northern Ontario greens

You can choose what colour bow you would like on the above Wreath, and if it's a Sympathy wreath, we can add Faux flowers in whites, or pinks, or purples.

white magnolia and red roses wreath

Maybe you would prefer to send a Gift of a Wreath which can be reused, this Red rose with white Magnolia wreath looks so real, and can be used every year. 

evergreen wintergreen swag with heart

Fresh evergreen swags can be used indoors. They look lovely hung on a ribbon on an antique mirror or they can be hung from a door handle on a dining room hutch, or they can be hung on a door.  Buy online at

pine and cedar Christmas wreath

Big fluffy Pine branches paired with cedar and balsam boughs come together to create this beautiful statement Wreath, and the buffalo check ribbon gives it a Country Farmhouse feel.  

Birch Twig and cedar wreath, I

white and silver Christmas wreath

Here is the link to purchase the above wreath - Icy hydrangeas with sliver orchids....

There are a few ways to order. Pick up the phone and call us ..p.807-475-3551. 
Click on the link beside the product, which will take you to our website. Ontario is going into Lockdown on Christmas Eve, so try to phone asap. 

The Camellia, 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario. 
Wishing you a Joyful Christmas! Stay safe! 

tall evergreen tree with snow

Friday, December 4, 2020

Using natural materials to decorate for the Holidays, the Camellia, for

Thunder Bay Flower & Gift shop

It's that time of year when there seem to be so many expenses and not enough $. Lucky you if you live up North, you have access to so many different Evergreens right in your own backyard. Watch the video below, you will see how to create armatures for your designs, using natural branches, zip ties, and chicken wire ( or the fancy term is poultry netting!).

Evergreen spray at The

Vintage snowshoes with evergreens

Take a look around and see if you have any Vintage pieces which you can dress up for the Holidays, like these snowshoes in the above photo. 

Grapevine wreaths with fresh evergreens and ribbon

snow covered trees in our Forest

This is a small part of our 25 acres where we live, and harvest the evergreens used in our Floral designs. Take a look around your yard, and see what you can harvest. 
Then visit our store , The Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. for Oasis bindwire, ribbons, hoop wreath frames, life-like silk flowers and much more. Now, more than ever, small shops like ours, need your support. Phone us to enquire if we have what you need in stock. p. 807-475-3551

bundles of fresh evergreens,

For Gift Delivery in Thunder Bay and Surrounds, including Slate River, call us here at The Camellia, at 807-475-3551, or visit our Online store at

Thank you for shopping small , and supporting local, Thunder Bay businesses! 
The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On
Open Wed. through Sunday, 11- 5, or 12-5p.
p.  807-475-3551

Craft Revival Virtual 2020, Evergreen wreaths, Magnolia, and Shea Butter at the Camellia, Thunder Bay, Dec. 2020.

Thunder Bay Flower & Gift shop

It's getting really close to Christmas!! 

 Craft Revival Virtual, Wintergreens & Magnolia, Shea butter, and more.... 

Hello! How is everyone doing?
Christmas is getting really close, and this year there is a bit of a panic to get things done early, and to buy all our Gifts now in case we get into another lock-down situation. In the photos above, we are featuring some of our Handmade wreaths and sprays, these make great Gifts!  We just received a skid of Cottage Paint, and are trying to get it on the shelf. 
If you have been waiting for Sheets, they should arrive this coming week!!  
We have fresh Magnolia bunches here ( a small miracle, there have lots of procurement issues), and will be making up some Magnolia and Tamarack Wreaths.  

In case you missed the Artisans Virtual Show,  here is the link to this show: To access the albums you need to join Artisans Northwest Virtual Fine Art and Craft show 2020.  Once you are on the page, you will see Albums in which each Artisan has their work for sale. To see the Albums, click on photos on the left. Then click on each photo for a description of the Art, and how to purchase, pay, etc. 

We are taking part in CRAFT REVIVAL Virtual, which is on until  Dec. 6th. 2020. Here you will be able to shop 146 vendors online! You will find The Camellia listed under GIFTWARE at,  A big Thank you to those of you who have ordered products from our website, we offer contactless pick-up from our shop, or we can deliver to your door. 
You can access our products by going to our website,, scroll down on right hand side to get to Handmade & Vintage section. Click on the VIEW and 5 pages of products will pop up. if you have any questions, pick up the phone and call us at (807)475-3551

----------------------------------STAYING SAFE 

We know that fear of contracting the virus is keeping some of you housebound, so we have set up our Christmas greenery and floral items on our outdoor Porch. If you need ribbon bows for urns, we can also bring those outside. Cottage Paint charts can be brought outside. Hand sanitizer is available upon entering our store, and we have disposable masks for sale. 

For those of you who would rather have a booked Appointment time to visit our store , the Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. You can book a time on Thursday evenings between 5 and 7p. ( we have yard lights ! ) or you can phone to arrange a time, 475-3551. You can book for up to 4 people. 

You can purchase and shop for Paint, Handmade items and Floral, and some Bedding online at our new website:

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At this time,  we can't help but feel anxious. This is THE year to indulge in decorating your home for the Holidays!  There is nothing like the smell of fresh evergreens, especially Balsam. We have Fresh wreaths and swags for sale, and we can deliver or you can do contactless pickup. Are you a DIY'er? We have metal hoop bases, faux winter stems, ribbons and more. Need Fresh Magnolia or Eucalyptus ( seeded/ silver dollar/ or Baby Euc.)? Call a week ahead to order, prices vary weekly. And, don't forget, we have Lavender! Lavender is perfect for relaxing and unwinding, and helps to maintain a sense of calm. Get your bunch today! $17.50 +hst. 
Just arriving!! Shea butter from Ghana in tubs, and Jamaican Castor Oil for thinning hair ( yeah....!!) . 

Lastly, for those of you who would rather have a booked Appointment time to visit our store, the Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. 
You can book a time on Thursday evenings between 5 and 7p., or by phoning us at 807-475-3551.  You can book for up to 4 people. You can also shop and pay online and do contactless pick-up, or we can deliver ($). Due to Covid, there are NO RETURNS on Bedding, and Blankets. There will be a 20% restocking fee on any paint supplies returned, and as always, Paint is NOT returnable. 
Wed. 11-5. 
Thurs. 12-5, ( 5 to 7p. by appointment )
Fri. 11-5
Sat. 11-5.
Sun. 12-5.
Thank you for supporting small shops like ours!