Saturday, December 20, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
How many of you are just getting into the Christmas mode, and wanting to dress up your planters , which are of course, frozen solid. Usually I do evergreens in my planters in September, after we have had 2 killing frosts. What can you do? First, pull out the dead flowers.
Cut some young Birch trees, and place the birch poles on top of the soil in the planter.
Cut bunches of balsam, and attach bundle to bitch log using cable ties. Keep making up bundles of balsam, and attach at various points to the birch poles.
When it snows, your boughs will be covered so it is a good idea to leave some greens hanging over the edges of your planter.
Add some red pine, or cedar, or other evergreens you may have on hand.
You can add a pair of skates, old watering cans, ribbons, large sugar cones, and more.
This is my pile of balsam which came from our trails in the bush, which needed trimming.
For great Gifts , and Flowers for delivery in the Thunder Bay Area, call The Camellia at (807)475-3551 or toll -free at 1-877-523-7444. We are at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River. and are Open Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-6. Fri. 11-5. Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-5
Friday, December 12, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Some of us are Winter people, and some of us just HATE Winter, well, maybe we love it until Christmas, then we would be quite happy if it just went away. It's minus thirty something out there , feels like -500. Taking a hot Bath definitely helps you warm up, and is something to look forward to at the end of a long day, especially if you have a tub like this one...
This Green and White colour scheme is so soothing...reminds you of Spring, and Tulips, and flowers...ooops..we're supposed to be talking about talking about winter Skincare. I've just fast-forwarded myself to Spring !
The Inspiration bathrooms above can be found in a delightful Bath store that specializes in Bath fixtures, in Mountainview, CA.
Reality is for most of us, far removed from this.....soppy wet towels thrown on the floor, tubs that need washing before we can even think about taking a bath in them, someone's dirty laundry thrown over there, and so on. Does this ever happen in your household?
Wintertime is rough on our skin, low humidity levels combined with forced-air heat and being indoors for most of our day, all combine to make out skin look and feel like the desert. This is our go-to-solution, Everyday Shea lotion, and Shea butter. You can buy it in our store, The Camellia, in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
We also carry the Beekman Boys Goats' Milk soaps, wonderful for your skin.
These little Guest packs make the perfect Gift, and can be bought at The Camellia. ( and if you are staying in NYC at one of the better hotels, you would probably find Beekman 1802 in the bathroom.)
For unique Bath products, come Visit The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
The best time to decorate for the Holidays is now. You are warmly Invited to our Christmas Open house at The Camellia .
Above is our signature Magnolia Wreath with Birch twigs...beautiful for any season.
This is out most luxuriant Evergreen with Magnolia wreath..a dramatic entranceway piece.
The matching door swag for the wreath in the previous photo.
We are all familiar with
the TV ads showing a beautifully decorated Home with a family sitting
around a festive table, enjoying a fabulous home-cooked meal. Reality is
sometimes far removed from this picture,
"What's that ###%% thing on the door, I can't even close the door properly?!"
"OMG...that wreath is shedding on the carpet....."
"Why can't you have a fake tree like everyone else , that way we can shove it in the closet, ornaments and all.."
"Do we have to put up a tree..let's just go to Barbados.."
"Just throw the thing in a Gift bag, you don't expect me to wrap the thing up...?"
If you love a beautifully decorated Home,
then start now. Come out to our Christmas Open house at The Camellia.
See the Handmade, Vintage, the new Greys with Frosty Whites. Bring your
photos in on your phone, or email them to us, we can help you with what
to put where. Our Christmas Open House is on this Sat. Nov. 22, &
Sun. Nov. 23rd. and continues all next week and next weekend, Nov. 29,
and 30. If you are going on the Christmas House Tour, we will be Open
early on Sunday, Nov. 23 and will close late.
In and out of the ditches cutting red osier dogwood branches,
..to make giant cedar and twig wreaths.
Have box, will travel. A wreath makes a perfect Gift for someone who used to live here, and now lives out in some other part of Canada. Simply place wreath in box, and mail or send by bus.\
Since it's all evergreens, it doesn't matter if it freezes. Imagine the delight and the aroma of fresh greens, you can't bottle that. Try to get your orders in early, especially if it has to be shipped. A round of Gouda cheese from Thunder Oak Cheese Farm would fit nicely in the middle.
We have some large statement wreaths, and garlands at crazy reduced prices, and lots of ornaments on 40 to 50%off. Picks, pointsettia bushes, huge decorated garlands, large wreaths, ornaments, and lots more!
If you are going Black Friday shopping in Duluth, you can stop in here first, shop, and leave your purchases here for pick-up or delivery later in the week.
The Camellia, 30, Hacquoil Rd. off Hwy. 61,
Wednesday, November 12, 2014