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!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Biggest Sale ever at The Camellia!!

 Our sale continues this weekend, here are some quick pics of what's on sale....Open Sat. 11-5, Sunday 12-5p.
Drive south on Hwy. 61, left on Hacquoil Rd.

 The Camellia is on the left, #30. All sales are final.

 Art for your Garden - old crates, and 1-of-a-kind props .

 Trunk sale of cushions - cotton, washable, covers are removable.

 Large cement Sympathy stones are 30% off.

 Funky Summer bags -40% off

 Garden art at 30% off.

 Lots and lots of Christmas - 40 -70-% off. Christmas is only 19 Fridays away! not too soon to start !

Perfect Pets on 1/2 price - good Gift for persons in Nursing Homes.

Sale continues at The Camellia until August 28th, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The BIGGEST SALE ever held at The Camellia

It's the BIGGEST Sale ever held at The Camellia! Starts Thursday.  


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You are invited to our August 2014  Camellia exclusive...


starts this Thursday August 14th. at noon. Runs until Thursday August 28th.

25%-50% off!

most stock 30-40% off


What's on sale? Giftware, Florals, decorator cushions, candles, Wreaths, Florals, Skincare, Purses, Pashminas, Heritage Lace, Garden, Christmas, and lots more.

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! Can't get here right away? Don't worry, we will be putting out new stock as time and space permits.

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

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Sun. 12-5.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy long August Weekend!

 It's been quite the July....Thunder Bay thought it was part of the tropical rained and thunder showered at every opportunity. Not just a light rain, heavy, torrential, monsoon type rains. For a person that waits all year for Summer so that they can garden, it was enough to .......we will not go there. I am sure the rain would be better welcomed in Cali, which is suffering from a massive drought at the moment.

And with the thunder showers, along came the hail. Plants got shredded. Owners of plants were not happy. Plant owners stifled the urge to go buy more plants.

Rivers and waterways are filled to the point of overflowing. It's August now, and we look forward to bright sunshine and blue skies. 

 Great new Cottage Paint brushes in stock - less reloading and rounded edges.

Just making headstone flowers for an order.

Come Visit The Camellia, for Wedding Flowers , Cottage Paint and lots of cool stuff.

The Camellia - we are open all long weekend. Stop by and Visit.
Open Wed. through  Sunday. Friday 11-6p. Sat. 11-5. Sun. 12-5p.
30 Hacquoil Rd, p.807-475-3551

Monday, July 28, 2014

Beginners Cottage Paint classes at the Camellia

Transform your Furniture with Cottage Paint!

Take a Beginners' Cottage Paint class

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It's Thyme to transform with Cottage Paint!

BEGINNERS COTTAGE PAINT CLASS - tentative dates, Tuesday July 29th. 6.30 -9.30p, and Thursday July 31st. 6.30 -9.30  p.
This is a good class to take if you have never used Cottage Paint before. And you have projects you want to tackle before Winter sets in. It's better to practice and learn all the techniques first before you tackle your redo.
In this class you will be working on a wooden door, learning 1-colour distressing, 2-colour distressing, crackle, dry-brushing, antique glazing, waxing and varnishing.

 Call now to reserve your spot. If you have a group of 4 or more, you can call and arrange your own time.

Some of you are redoing bathrooms, some are repainting kitchen cabinets, some are planning on redoing furniture out at camp. And Cottage Paint has low voc's, making it a great choice for those of us with allergies. We just received a shipment of Cottage paint, with great new colours for the Summer, and new neutrals in off whites and greys.  We have all shades of this season's hottest colour trend - BLUES.

The comment we hear the most from our customers.."We Love this Paint!!"

 In order to attend this class, do pre-register by phoning us at 475-3551 or email at The cost is $49.95 plus hst. similar classes in other cities cost $80-125.00! If you have a friend that would like to know about this class, please forward this email . Are we having other classes soon? Tentatively in September.



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

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Weekends at The Camellia

When you live in Northern Ontario, these precious few weeks of Summer matter a lot. 

How do you get to what YOU WANT TO DO instead of what you HAVE TO DO?

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Who doesn't love a lazy Summer weekend?

Looking forward to lazing on the deck, maybe firing up the Barbecue and having some friends over? Or grabbing your clubs and heading out to the golf course? Why are you moaning? It's RAINING!! Oh, a minor detail.

What's that? You have to cut grass, the house needs cleaning, someone needs to pick up the mess from the window Reno., hufff, pant....and there are no groceries in the fridge..and ..and...WHERE IS THE MAID?

Take a deep breath, and make a schedule for your weekend. Pencil in that leisure activity you want to do, it's the only way. Get everyone in the household on board with you, if you help out with the-have-to-dos, then we can all get to the-want-to-dos.

Relax, Go Fishing, Go Golfing, Sleep in, read a book, sit on deck and do nothing, Take a walk, Canoe, Play, Take A nap, Sit around a Campfire, Have Fun. Take a Drive in the Country and visit The Camellia. Get inspired to create.

It's Simple: Go south on  Hwy.61, left on Hacquoil Rd. #30.

Just in, a new shipment of Cottage Paint, brushes and glazes. Cottage Paint Classes coming up next week, in the evening from 6.30-9.30. Call 475-3551 to register. 

SPECIAL - Napa Valley liquid soap, 30% off .

See ya and have a great weekend!  Camille




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