What is it going to be Shorts & Sandals weather in Thunder Bay? Searching for Summer.....

Aaaah Summer! The very word conjures up visions of hot, sunny days, fanning oneself, drinking tall glasses of Lavender Lemonade, wearing shorts and sandals, and being outside in the Sunshine. While we're dreaming, let's sit on a beautifully decorated Patio, with beachy Lanterns, outdoor rugs and comfy Patio Furniture.

looking at the Lake, Vancouver Island BC

sitting on the Patio on a summer day

Reality in Thunder Bay has been Rain, cool temperatures, and some sleet and snow ! It's enough to drive a Summer-loving person crazy! We have had 2 beautiful warm, sunny days, like yesterday, it was plus 17 C and sunny. As for going Camping, well, it's not too much fun in the pouring rain, with blackflies bugging you. Here at The Camellia, you can buy No-see-um Nets which are very fine,    threads per square inch,
these stop you from being eaten alive in the evenings. If you do get bites, especially blackfly bites, ask about our Rocky Mountain Breakout Buster, it stops the swelling and itching. Blackflies seem to love biting around your ears, and the swelling is intense. 

no see um mosquito net, Thunder Bay

No-see-um Nets priced at $

Patio Tablecloths tropical leaves The Camellia, Thunder bay

Speaking of the Patio, these Patio Tablecloths are so cool, with a hole for the umbrella, and a zipper leading up to the hole. They are made in our signature water-repellent, stain resistant fabric. Come into our store at 30, Hacquoil Rd. to see patterns and sizes.

Tiling around a big bathtub

We tend to sometimes dwell on all the things that we want to do, and can't, because it's RAINING AGAIN!! One thing you can do is look around inside your Home or Garage or covered deck, and do one of those jobs that need doing, like this tiling job that's been in limbo for 2 years. Do you have jobs waiting around for the right time to do them?

unorganized closet

There is always the dreaded Closet clean-out. We might not want to tackle it, because we have clothes we are hanging onto ( in case we lose weight), or clothes we have never worn ( but spent a lot of money on), or a mountain of Summer clothes we can't wear because we have no Summer! Once we clean the closet out, we hate to admit it,  we can find our clothes easier and the whole room seems to just feel better.  

old school chair to be painted with Cottage Paint

Rainy days are great days to get to those pieces of Furniture that need painting. We have this antique Schoolhouse chair which would look so much better if it was painted with Cottage Paint. Maybe Cloudy Day like the bookcase...or maybe Sea Turtle or a combination of both? What have you got laying around unused in a corner, or in the basement, that you could revamp with #CottagePaint? 

Cottage Painted bookcase at The Camellia

Here is a bookcase that was bought secondhand from someone who was moving...it was a  woodgrain ( faux wood)  look before, and we painted it with Cottage Paint - colour Cloudy Day. What a difference! It now has a coastal feel to it. Can #CottagePaint go over mdf? Yes, it can, most of the time. It does not go over Thermofoil. You can always test a spot on the inside of your door. 

What do you do on rainy days?
 For #Lake & #Coastal-inspired Decor, and #CottagePaint, visit The Camellia, 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On .


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