Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We are shipping Cottage Paint in Canada, the Camellia.

We are happy to announce that we are now shipping Cottage Paint. What does it cost?


  • WE SHIP WITHIN CANADA - NO U.S. or international shipping.
  • Cottage Paint shipment cost. Option Box #1 will ship up to 2 quart sizes of Cottage Paint, 1 quart size of Varnish or wax, 1 Cottage Paint rounded synthetic brush, 1   8oz. jar of Antiquing medium, and 1   8oz. jar of Cottage Paint. Dimensional weight 34(L) x 23(W) x 16(D)cm. Weight 5.205 kg. Box is sent via Canada Post, expedited Parcel Post.
  • Cost to ship to an address within Ontario = $22.00
  • Cost to ship to an address outside of Ontario, but within Canada = $24.00
  • Cost to ship to Maritimes, or N.W Territories = $28.00 
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     Colours used here are Old country Manor, with Dove Grey.




     You can use Cottage Paint to paint your Kitchen Cabinets, why buy new? Contact us if you have questions... p-(807)475-3551 or toll-free at 1-877-523-7444.
    We are located at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Just outside Thunder Bay, Ontario.



Friday, July 18, 2014

That Perfect Hand-made Gift at The Camellia

That very Important event you have to attend is in 2 days and your Gift is still not made?

IN Fact, it isn't even started. You had every intention of  having it all finished and wrapped a month ago, but, Life gets in the way, and now it's down to the crunch. The Camellia can help.

 

We can help with your Gifting dilemmas. As I am writing this, a hand-painted sign which I still have to paint and top-coat and deliver for a Wedding Gift tomorrow is still only partially painted. Sigh...


What do we have here at The Camellia for Gifts?
  • Vera Bradley bags, look at the beautiful pack-sac in the photo above.
  • Camping bags, whcih contain tiny lanterns with battery tealights, unscented shampoo bars, etc.
  • Pool signs make a great gift, the ones we carry reverse to Open or Closed
  • Napa Valley Soaps make a useful Hostess Gift, they are made in small batches in St. Helena, Napa Valley. We were able to tour their production facilities in Napa , their products are so good for your skin, and have a nice, light scent.
 

Come in today to shop at The Camellia, for wonderful Gifts, many Hand-made and sourced from unique places around the globe.

 

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

 
 

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Country Delights in Slate River, Peonies, Fresh Strawberries & Gouda Cheese


 It's a wonderful Thyme to take a Drive into Slate River Valley, which starts just a teensey bit outside Thunder Bay. You can visit The Camellia and shop for Handmade Gifts, taste and buy Gouda cheese at Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, and Strawberries are now ready for picking at Belluz Farms. So many places to visit, all a mere 10- 15 minutes form Thunder Bay. ( Lucky you, not like you have to drive 3 hours in traffic to shop local!)







 The Peonies are so beautiful and fragrant.





 What could be easier, pick, place in vessel, and enjoy!








Pitchers of Peonies look beautiful everywhere.






 In the country, you can see the most incredible views. ( for Free!)






 The other morning, we looked out into our field, and saw this rare sight.






 A wee Bambi and his Mom.



 If you stop by Thunder Oak Cheese Farm for the best Gouda cheese ( and Dutch imports), you will see our floral designs, like this one above. Classic Delph Blue and cream. For hours at the Cheese Farm phone 628-0175, they are on Boundary Drive.







 Flowers add a welcoming touch to any business or Home. Phone us here at The Camellia (807-475-3551) to ask about our custom designs for hotels and businesses.



Yum - fresh picked Strawberries!




 Now ready at Belluz Farms for picking  - phone 475-5181 for the Berry message.






 Custom design for the Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre.





Custom design for the Airlane Hotel.

Come visit us at The Camellia for Custom Floral Designs, Cotton Bedding, Wedding Flowers, Cottage Paint and lots more! 
Open Wed. 11-5, Thurs. Noon-6, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. Noon-5. 
p(807) 475-3551

Friday, July 4, 2014

Keeping your sanity during a Renovation

Planning a Renovation?

Wondering how you are going to cope amidst all the dust, reconstruction, and a 100 where-did-you-put-thats?

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We are just going through a Window renovation now, and no matter how prepared you think you are, it seems to quickly become a giant swirl of things moved and misplaced, trying to arrange schedules with installers, all while attempting  to peer discreetly around the corner to make sure installers are not destroying the walls or floors and using the dropcloths you have laid out for them.
Never mind that you have houseguests coming in from Europe in 1 week, and rooms have to be ready and clean.
And when you get to that magical moment when they announce..."We're done!!"  RELIEF!!!

 

Let's talk money, specifically what is your reno going to cost?
Spending on Home renovation has been rising steadily for the past 15 years and reached $63.4 billion in 2103. There has been a lot of talk lately about replacing your outdated Oak kitchen cabinets. Oak is not hot anymore, it's Maple and birch. Maple is even more expensive than Oak.
There is a cheaper option: use Cottage Paint to paint your oak cabinets. The trend is to do your upper cabinets in a lighter colour, and your lowers in a darker tone. Come into The Camellia to see sample doors which we painted with Cottage Paint.
I am still recovering from my trip to the Granite countertop store yesterday, having found out that granite to cover an island will cost $6,000 , this does not include the other counters in the kitchen.
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Where do you start? Work backwards, pick the 1 item in your reno. that is going to be the most difficult to source. In our photo above, we picked the grey tile, with matching glass tile, then painted some sample boards with Cottage paint to see what was the best match.
If you are doing a bedroom, pick  bedding first, then paint the walls.
Doing a Living room? Choose furniture first, match up carpet or flooring, then paint.
WORK BACKWARDS!

 

Finished your Renovation? Don't forget that very important  finishing touch, Flowers for your rooms. It's the Icing on the cake. Flowers are in style again, bring in your photos and let us custom design one just to fit your rooms.

 

 

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

 
 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Things to Do on Canada Day long Weekend, The Camellia.






 It's almost Canada Day, and everyone is looking forward to the long weekend. What are you planning to do? If the thought of venturing into the wilderness ( beating off blackflies & Mosquitoes) holds no appeal for you, why not go visit some of the places you've been meaning to go out to? Visit The Camellia and get inspired, shop, and browse for ideas.






 Healthy Room fragrances that are good for you and your home.







 Fresh Magnolias blossoms seen in Durham, North Carolina. So..oooo beautiful, and fragrant!







Order a faux floral arrangement for your Home, we custom design all kinds here at The Camellia, ( like this beauty above),  bring in your fabric swatches and photos of your room.





 Look around your Home and see what you can revamp with Cottage Paint, sold here at the Camellia.






 Here is a light oak kitchen cabinet door, painted with a glaze to turn it into a dark, expresso finish, with no sanding or stripping.












 Don't you just love old houses....this beauty sits Lakeside in Duluth, MN.







 Time to decorate your Garden  ...with our metal Sunflowers , hand-made by Elaina.












 Choose from our whiteware ceramic pieces ...clean, white, and always in style.







Come visit us here at The Camellia, Slate River, Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are open Wednesday through Sunday, Wed. 11-5, Thurs. noon-6, Fri. 11-6, Sat. 11-5, Sun. Noon-5. If you would like to come out at some other time, call us at 807-475-3551.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Whites, the Camellia, Thunder Bay


 Life is all relative. We spent so much of the Winter looking at white stuff outside, longing for green. It's summer now, and the colour White seems fresh and clean and somehow full of life, and white does goes with any room.






 The faded beauty of a Garden rose.





So Fragrant are the Lily of the Valley - now blooming in the garden.






White wreaths are calming and again, they will go with any room, so you move them around your Home.









Here at #TheCamellia, we have beautiful, yet functional white vessels. Teapots, jugs, cream and sugars. And they make impromtu flower vases.







Kitchen cabinet doors painted with antique White Cottage Paint. We stock a full selection of Cottage Paint and glazes.









White is a natural when it comes to wedding bouquets...you can do DIY classes at out store. Visit www.thecamellia.com









Keep the smell of Lily of the Valley year-round with our Canadian made Soy candles.









Mini Rose wreaths make a great addition to a Wedding shower.














Just in....cotton pillowcases, with lovely embroidered details. A good choice for a Wedding or shower Gift, $25.00 for the pair.






Visit #TheCamellia, at 30 Hacquoil Road. Thunder Bay, On
Open Wed. through Sunday. 
Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-6, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5
p-807 475 3551