Thursday, April 28, 2022

Hanging Baskets for Mother's Day gifts 2022, Delivery Thunder Bay and area, Ontario

Thunder Bay Flower & Gift shop
It's almost Mothers' Day in Canada, (Sunday, May 8th. 2022) and if you are looking to have a Mother's Day Gift delivered in Thunder Bay, do call us here at The Camellia. P-807-475-3551. A Hanging basket of outdoor Plants is a great Gift for Mom. These are our photos from last year, this year the baskets may not be as full, as our weather has been quite cold and wet. Baskets may differ from those shown below. 
We hope to have them by next week, they are grown locally here in Thunder Bay greenhouses. 

purple hanging basket The Camellia

After our very long winter, these baskets make a lovely Gift for Mom, for her Garden or hanging from an outdoor balcony. 

purple hanging basket The Camellia

hanging begonia basket the Camellia

Some baskets like this hanging Begonia basket are more suitable for shady areas, with less sun. 

hanging begonia basket the Camellia

hanging basket for sunny areas The Camellia

Some baskets are for full or partial sun, like this one above. Hummingbirds love these red blooms. 

hanging fuschia basket

This basket above is a hanging Fuschia, which prefers shade, but can also handle some sun. 

patio tablecloth with zipper

We also have Patio Tablecloths, if Mom likes lounging on the Patio. these have a hole for the umbrella , and a zipper up to the hole. These tablecloths are water resistant and stain resistant, and some have matching outdoor cushions. 

patio tablecloth with zipper

We have lots of Lavender & Spa baskets for Mom. Shop instore at The Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Shop online at

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Craft Revival TBay, Spring 2022, Mother's Day Gifts, the Camellia, Thunder Bay.

Thunder Bay Flower & Gift shop
It's Craft Revival time in Thunder Bay, and while it's supposed to be Spring in Thunder Bay, it's raining a lot at the moment. All our songbirds have returned, and the Robins, and lots of geese and Sandhill cranes, so it will get warmer, at some point. Soon, we hope!

girl in field of flowers, image via Pexels

We (Camellia from Nature to Home) are not taking part in in this Spring's Craft Revival, however you can still visit our store at 30, Hacquoil Rd. in Slate river, or you can shop online here:

You can shop the Craft Revival in-person on April 24, 2022, at various locations. ( see Map above).  
            If you have any questions, check their website at

We make Wreaths here at The Camellia, hand-made signs, Custom Floral arrangements, and also sell Dried Flowers, some of which we grow in our Garden in the Summer. 

person holding a dried flower bouquet

Eucalyptus Plant Spa package

dried Bunny Tails bundles
These are a selection of the Bunny Tails which we grew, and we also sell them Bleached. Buy here:

bleached dried Oats

Bleached Oat bundle ( shown in photo above). 

Lavender Mother's Day Spa package

Our Neob luxury Lavender Gift set. Lavender is known to promote relaxation and sleep, and to help reduce anxiety. We carry products which are produced in small batches at Neob Lavender in Niagara on the Lake, Napa Soap company in St. Helena, Silly Goats Farm products, and more. Buy here:

Burgundy peony wreath

This is 'Our beautiful moments' Wreath - Buy here: $79.95 + hst. We offer delivery services in Thunder Bay and surrounds. 

Hand painted sign The Camellia

These are some of our Hand-painted signs, we do custom orders if you are looking for a particular saying. 

Hand painted sign The Camellia

custom floral design the Camellia

reading pillow

This Reading Pillow by Clara Clark is a must for anyone who likes to read in bed, or is recovering from surgery. This is a wonderful Mother's Day Gift. This Reading Pillow in unlike any back pillow you've tried before. It is sturdy and fully supportive (filled with high-density memory foam), our bed backrest is 31" high, and will support and cradle your entire body while you read in bed, play video games or watch TV. Buy here:

Magnolia table Cookbook on black ash plank

hanging fuschia basket at The Camellia

Last, but not least, we will have locally grown, Hanging baskets for Mother's Day Gift delivery. Phone us to reserve 1 for your Mom or Grandma. 
Phone 807-475-3551, The Camellia, 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario

Friday, April 22, 2022

Happy Earth Day 2022, The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

hands holding a globe with mask

It's Earth Day today, every year on April 22nd., Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. No-one can deny that climate change is happening, and that we all have to do our part to protect our Earth. 

mauve poppies in field

Some places are experiencing floods, while other places have problems with droughts. We all love looking at beautiful places, like this lovely meadow of Flowers, and we all have to do what we can to ensure that the Earth remains a beautiful place to live, for generations to come. 

Here at The Camellia,  we sell Cottage Paint, which you can use to redo old Furniture, saving that Furniture from being dumped in the landfill. Learn more about Cottage Paint by watching this video: Cottage Paint is a special blend of clay, chalk, and mineral paint for Furniture, with low voc's ( not much smell), and water-based. See below the steps of  how-to-do a 2 colour distressed finish, on a piece of Furniture.  

2 colour distress Cottage paint

2 colour distress Cottage paint

2 colour distress Cottage paint

2 colour distress Cottage paint

2 colour distress Cottage paint

2 colour distress Cottage paint

Come visit us here at the Camellia, to purchase Cottage Paint, and to take How-to Classes. 
You can view all the colours online on our website at

Thunder Bay Flower & Gift shop

a tree in hand- pexels-akil-mazumder

Planting trees is a good idea, as Trees help renew the Earth. Locally in Thunder Bay, you can purchase seedlings online at Lakehead Region Conservation Authority.
Seedlings are White spruce, Black spruce, & Jack pine, and are $10.00+hst. for a bundle. 
Pick-up Day is Wed. May 18th. at 130, Conservation Rd. Thunder Bay.  

Visit us here at the Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario.
Open Wed. through Sunday

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Patio Tablecloths at The Camellia, Summer 2022

tree near lake superior

Even though we still have lots of snow on the ground, it has to melt at some point, and we can see that a lot of you are getting excited about Patio season! You can notice that some of the trees have enlarged buds and yes, it will be green soon. Maybe your Patio table is looking a little worn, but wait, it can be dressed up with one of our Patio Tablecloths. 

patio tablecloth the Camellia

These are made with a hole in the middle, and a zipper up to that hole, so that your Patio umbrella and a tablecloth can co-exist. These are part of our 'Magic Tablecloth" line, they are water repellent, stain resistant, and machine washable. 

patio tablecloth the Camellia

cushions on patio furniture

Some of the Tablecloths have matching cushions with fillers. Sizes of Tablecloths are : 60" Round, 54" x 72" rectangular, and 60" x 90" rectangular. Not all patterns are available in all sizes. 

hanging basket The Camellia Mother's day

Mother's Day is coming up soon, and a Patio Tablecloth with a Hanging basket of outdoor plants, is a great idea! Call us if you need Patio Tablecloths, or to order Mother's Day gifts for delivery. 
The Camellia, 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario

Friday, April 8, 2022

New Spring and Easter Wreaths, The Camellia, Thunder Bay, Ontario

The calendar tells us it's April, which means Spring is here. Not so today in Thunder Bay, just more wet, sloppy mush and snow. Easter is coming, and it's time to change out your Christmas wreath. Bring on Spring!! 

sign that says New Spring wreaths

Before heading to our store, do measure your door, especially the width. 
Think about the size, shape, and colour. What do you want to spend on a new wreath? Prices start at $60.00 and go up to $250.00. 

What is your style..? Farmhouse, Contemporary, traditional, Garden style...? 
A lot of clients will tell us.."I don't know what I want, but when I see it, I will know." The best way to get what you want is to custom order your wreath at The Camellia. Bring in a photo of your Door or wall. 

Vine Spring wreath at The Camellia

'You are my Sunshine" wreath, made from Virginia creeper vines, with shades of yellow, purple, and white. This wreath can transition nicely into the summer months.  

Hello Spring large grapevine wreath

This is our 'Hello Spring' large grapevine wreath, in lovely soft pinks, peaches, and whites. We used the most realistic Tulip stems, and white Pansy blooms, along with white mini rosebuds, pale pink lilies, and leafy vines. price: $150.00 +13% hst+ delivery charges. 

Here you can see a close-up of the flowers used. So pretty for Spring!

This is a swag which is like a wreath cut in half. It looks lovely on a wall, over a mirror, or over a doorway. This swag measures 24" and is priced at $89.00. 

Spring floral swag in pinks and peaches

This colorway of pale pinks, soft peaches, and pale watermelon with spring green and crisp whites is just perfect for Spring!

Cottage Paint pink tones, & new Spring ribbons

You can update your wooden signs or Furniture with Cottage Paint, colours shown above are Spring blossom and Woodpecker. You can shop our Cottage Paint at Adding some new spring ribbons into your decor is an inexpensive way to change things up. Stop in at our store at 30, Hacquoil Rd. to buy some.  

farmhouse decoupage sign with Cottage Paint

pink Bee motif Ribbon bow

Isn't this Bee ribbon the cutest? 

"Bee humble and kind" Vine wreath with pink and yellow Roses. 
Visit us at The Camellia! 30 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario
Open Wed. through Sunday.

man holding baby's breath stem

Don't forget to order your Easter Flowers and wreaths early !