Thursday, April 25, 2013

Vintage Weddings Lab at Junk Bonanza, Part 2. The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On.

 Today, we are going to share with you the charming vignettes at the Weddings  Lab  ( Part 2) at Junk Bonanza. Are you planning a Vintage Wedding? What theme are you leaning towards?

 Vintage crates are handy for so many things  - they help with keeping everything organized.

 Love this idea! What do you think?

 Rentals  of Vintage Furniture from On Solid ground Vintage Rentals, Minneapolis, MN. and/or from The Red Bench Vintage Event Rental & design.

 I never thought to use an old frame in this way.  Jeff loves Jessica Photography.

 I have an old typewriter, now I know what to do with it. That's the whole idea behind this Weddings Lab, once you see all the vintage items displayed in Vignettes, you begin to really see how you can incorporate Vintage into your Wedding celebration.

Heather Dempsey from

And Elizabeth was there signing copies of her lovely book, "Vintage Wedding Style."

 This book is jam packed with ideas and DIYs for your Vintage Wedding. Come into The Camellia to take a peek!

 Chalkboard paint on mason!

 Whiskey barrels with Floral arrangements.

 And Vintage dresses and jewellery from Andrea's Vintage Bridal ,

 Inspiration galore in all these photos from Weddings Lab at Junk Bonanza. For Vintage linens, Burlap linens, and fabulous Wedding Bouquets , Visit The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, On. p -807-475-3551.
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Please note that from May 15th. 2013 to June 2nd. 2013, we are on reduced hours.
Wed. 1-3, Fri. 1-3, Sat. 1-4. Normal hours resume on June 5th.2013.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Vintage Weddings Lab at Junk Bonanza, Part 1, The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

Today we're sharing with you our Visit to the Weddings Lab at Junk Bonanza, 2013 - Inspired looks for down the aisle style!!  Are you thinking about incorporating Vintage elements into your Wedding celebrations? Then you've come to the right place!  The Lab focused on 3 distinct looks - Modern Glam, Bohemian Romantic, and Funky Geographic.

So great to see old items being reused and repurposed. On today,  Earth Day, reusing instead of throwing away, makes so much sense for the Earth. This vignette really appealed to me, as I love mossy green.

         This is part of the Funky Geographic Lab, " What better way to start a life together than a wedding inspired by the "World" that awaits you? Styled by Heather Dempsey of               and Jane Hall of Mustard Moon.

Vintage -looking paper Flowers add  a lot to your celebration, you can purchase these at The Camellia. They would look lovely on the back of Chairs.  Or hanging from the ceiling as a backdrop to the Head table. Don't you just love the ruffled burlap table cover in the background?

Lace Tablecloths fit well into the Bohemian Romantic look.

As a Wedding favour, why not plant succulents? Add a Thank you tag and a care tag for plants, and give to your guests .

Loose, wildflower looks are the thing for a Vintage Wedding. Come into The Camellia to discuss your Wedding Flowers. Book early! Call Camille at 807)475-3551.

Vintage Sap pails filled with branches, and Flowers will add a special touch your decor, we have these for sale ( a limited amount) at The Camellia.

Keep an eye out for letters, keeping in mind what you would like to spell  out.

Old Birdcages can serve as the Gifts holder, or you can fill it with candles ( battery operated flickers).

Do not overlook foilage, it's what makes the Flowers look interesting! Usually, quite cost-effective, as leaves cost less than flowers.

Burlap Love - We have Burlap ribbons in various widths, burlap table runners, burlap chair ties, etc. 
And we can stencil your date or initials on them.

Cake Pops Cake : from Cake Poppin' MN, Chaska, MN.

Chalk Art by Bear Fox Chalk, Stillwater, MN.

Such a different Ring-bearer Pillow, what do you think?

Part 2 of Junk Bonanza, Weddings Lab, to be continued. 

For all your     W E D D I N G        F L O W E R   needs and   V I N T A G E     Decor, visit us at The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd. p (807)475-3551, or Toll-free at 1-877-523-7444.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How many of you sleep with your Teddy Bear? The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

Aaahhh...How many of you wish you had more time to sleep? Sinking into a cozy bed with soft linens is such a treat at the end of the day. I was on a flight the other day, and noticed that many of you sleep while hugging your pillow. Some of you travel with your pillow..which  makes me smile. How about you? Do you travel with your favourite pillow?

Image via Pinterest, (Cheryl 1109)

I overheard a Bridal Party chatting the other day....One confessed that she still sleeps with her Teddy Bear, and that it drives her BF crazy. Do you sleep with your Teddy Bear?

You could just snuggle up with our wonderfully soft, 100%cotton pillows, available in many patterns and colours. To view our Bedding collection, visit

 Come into The Camellia to see our selection of Lavender products, sure to soothe and relax you. These Hand soaps are so fragrant and are from a Lavender Farm in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Visit us at The Camellia at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Open Wednesday through Sunday. For the best in botanical faux Flower Bouquets. 

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