Saturday, October 25, 2014

Beekman 1802 Soap, The Camellia.

The best Goat's Milk Soap . . . . . . from Beekman 1802. 


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Who has watched the TV show..The Amazing Race?  Meet Brent and Josh, winners of The Amazing Race 2012. "This is the best Goat's Milk Soap" said Martha Stewart after trying their soap. See their video by clicking on the link below.
Off we went to visit  the Beekman 1802 store in Sharon Springs, upstate New York. It was a fabulous sunny day, and on the way to Sharon Springs, we passed by many old barns with huge letters "Antiques." many stores, so little time.  When we arrived at the Beekman store, it did not disappoint. Tall ceilings, a neutral backdrop of dark greys, creams and black, a mix of modern, vintage and upcountry.

And best of all, we bought Beekman 1802 product back with us! Come into The Camellia to see fabulous Goat-milk soaps, and their line called Fresh Air, found in upscale NYC hotels. Indulge yourself today, or pick one up for a fab Gift for a friend.
Honey Bar,  Wild Poppy After the Garden bar, Scent of Winter Goat Milk soap, Scent of Spring Goat milk Soap, True Grit Men's Soap, Fresh Air Body Lotion, Fresh Air Shower Gel, Fresh Air room spray, & Lavender month of August soap.

And, wait, there's more....
we have Lavender bunches fresh from a Lavender Farm in British Columbia. Lavender is a natural Air Freshener, without chemicals and bad stuff. Lavender essential Oil now back in stock.

Have an awesome Weekend...and come Visit us at The Camellia...Wed. 11-5. Thurs. 12-7, Fri. 11-6, Sat. 11-5, Sunday. 12-5p.



     OPEN: Wed. 11-5, Thurs. Noon-7, Fri. 11-6, Sat. 11-5.
Sun. 12-5.

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How do I get there?   We are 10 mins. from the Thunder Bay Airport, heading south on Hwy. 61. Turn left onto Hacquoil Rd. We are 1.6km. on the left.    Phone 807) 475-3551

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cottage Paint projects

 Cottage Paint is so easy to sanding or stripping, just paint. Low vocs. and water-based, and it is available in many colours. This colour is Dragonfruit. Today we are going to share some of our recent Cottage Paint redos.

 Beautiful colours for the Fall season.. from left : Canyon,  Martini Olive and Golden Harvest.

 One of our store props that desperately needs Cottage Paint. This is a very old piece that came (we think) from Holland many years ago when our family moved to Canada. It is in rough shape , some of the wood veneer is lifting. The top is stained badly .

 After a good dusting and wipe-down with TSP, I started painting with Antique White, 2 coats.

 Then a wipe-back with a damp rag to do a light distress. You can see where the wood veneer is lifting. Final finish with 2 coats of flat acrylic varnish.

 A nightstand that has seen better days, picked up from the thrift store.

 First coat of Antique White, this piece was done with one 8oz. jar. of Cottage Paint. Finished with a jar of flat acrylic wax.

 We sell these stencils at The Camellia, along with Cottage Paint, brushes, and glazes and varnishes and waxes. 

The finished piece, what a transformation!

Here is a piece that was sent in by a client...formerly done in hunter green, transformed with Cottage Paint - colour Waterdrop. This piece happily resides at her Camp..her next project is repainting the kitchen table to match this piece. This is awesome, you can have a mad mix of furniture that can all be painted to co-ordinate with each other.

Visit The Camellia for Cottage Paint...and much more. 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, just outside Thunder Bay, p-807-475-3551. We are open Wed. through Sunday. This Saturday 11-5, but tomorrow, Sunday we will be closed. Visit and click on the Cotage Paint link at the top of the website.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Flowers & Gift delivery in Thunder Bay, and Slate River, On

 Everyone loves getting Flowers , especially at Thanksgiving. Call today to order our Harvest bundle with Faux Mums.

Or send our trendy Brown Gerbera bouquet with preserved Oak leaves and local wheat. This versatile design is ready to place in a vase or hang on a door, or lay on a table.

 Order a dramatic, statement piece for your front entranceway.

 Or you can simply gather up the last of the flowers and greens from your Garden, these are strawflowers, eucalyptus, and german Ivy trails.

Fall wreaths with Burlap are very welcoming, order 1 today, we deliver in Thunder Bay and Slate River.

Call us at (807)475-3551, or toll-free at 1-877-523-7444 to order Flowers or wreaths. Visit The Camellia at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Open Wed. through Sunday. Hours for this Thanksgiving weekend, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall Celebration at the Camellia begins this weekend.

Ta ..Da..Just like that, It's Fall. did someone fast forward the Season?


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How did your Summer go? Was it as short as mine was? The good news is we are having an awesome Fall, time to head out for a Country drive and visit the Camellia for Fall Inspiration. Go for a walk in the fields and gather birch branches, ferns, bull rushes,  and grasses to place in your urns.
Add our realistic Fall mum bushes, and faux Maple leaves, some Pumpkins and you're done!

New  Cottage Paint  colours just in: Golden Harvest in the photo above, echoes the tones of the fallen leaves around it. Aged Port, a rich, burgundy tone. Canyon, a rich orangey clay colour. Martini Olive, a muted muddy green. Register for a Cottage Paint class, which run on Sunday afternoons or on Thursday night. Make your own class with 4 persons or more.
Coming soon...BEEKMAN 1802 Soaps and Skincare products ( made by the fabulous Beekman Boys, winners of the Amazing Race).

And, wait, there's more....

If you couldn't make it to our Sale, you are in luck.

our stock

clearance continues

25%-50% off!

40-50% off Heritage lace valances
Pashminas are 40% off
Garden items- 30-50% off
Aromatique product - 40-50% off
Christmas - 40-70% off
Watercolour prints - 30 to 40% off
Cotton cushion covers - 40-50% off
Purses are 25-40% off
Evening bags -30% off
Farmfresh White Lilac - 30-40% off
Dried Hydrangea Wreaths - 30%off
Florals - 40%off
And lots more , ALL ON SALE



Framed prints, artwork, Dried flowers, one-of-a-kind antique props,  AND we have a Garage Sale section with huge markdowns - 40% to 70% off!

Hst will be charged, and all sales are final.
Cottage Paint, Lavender bunches, & Water-repellent Tablecloths are NOT on sale.

     OPEN: Wed. 11-5, Thurs. Noon-7, Fri. 11-6, Sat. 11-5.
Sun. 12-5.

p-(807) 475-3551

Visit our website for information at

Read our blog at



Come Visit The Camellia.


How do I get there?   We are 10 mins. from the Thunder Bay Airport, heading south on Hwy. 61. Turn left onto Hacquoil Rd. We are 1.6km. on the left.    Phone 807) 475-3551

Shop online at
Visit our blog at
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Welcome to the first Day of Autumn!

Fall is a glorious  riot of colour - shades of browns, rusts, oranges, and yellows. Fall arrangements can be subdued, in shades of greens and whites. The bucket in the photo above holds Queen Anne's lace and mini ornamental cabbage.

Makes a bold statement, with only 2 colours.

Dried Wreaths are so lovely, this wreath contains manzanita branches, wheat, proteas and pomegranates. Come into the Camellia today to order your custom Fall wreath, or take a class and make your own.

We have  a great selection of stylish, water and stain repellent tablecloths in stock at The Camellia.

Decorate with Lanterns,  they are great for all seasons.

Echoes of Summer and the Nicotina plants which the humming birds love. Fall is bittersweet, beautiful, yet hinting at the cold weather to come. Take a drive into the Country and stop in at The Camellia, we are Open Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-5, Fri. 11-6, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5.  Cottage Paint class ( Beginners' ) coming up this Thursday from 6.30 to 9. Call 475-3551 to register.
30 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, Slate River , On.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Falling into Fall, reluctantly

 It's September already...and some of us want to hang onto that last little bit of heat, we don't want our plants to freeze, and we have no desire to dig out coats, boots, and even socks. As for the S  - word, please, let's not go there. Time to think about transitional floral arrangements - these ease into the different seasons without any effort or extra fanfare. Like this stunning Magnolia arrangement above. The leaves look nice long after they have dried up.

 Look at the colours of these pomegranates, great to add to a wooden bowl as a quick centrepiece.

 Time to cut those hyrangea blooms, to make up wreaths .

 Continue to appreciate each and every sunny day with blue skies.

 It's easier to sleep now that the nights are a bit cooler.

 Think about taking a Fall course at The Camellia.

Sit by Lake Superior and enjoy the running water .
We will reopen at The Camellia on Sept. 19th. In the meantime, if you need anythuing, leave a message at 807-472-8193. or 807-475-3551

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Enjoying this last little bit of Summer.

A great big Thank You to all of you who came out to our sale and left with lots of goodies!  We will be closed for a short while now and will reopen on September 19th. 2014.  Taking some time to spend with Family, attend Weddings, and search for new and exciting products to carry in the shop.

If you need anything during this time, please call 475-3551 and leave a message. Or call Chris at 472-8193. Happy long weekend!! 

We are working on posting classes for the  Fall, so keep  checking at

 Time for some quiet contemplation by the water.

Walks in the woods. 

Our fall celebration starts September 21st.
Happy Long Weekend!