Spotlight: March 29, 2010 – Little White House

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Congratulations, Janelle. This contest is now closed.

A lifestyle destination for women – this has always been owner Cheryl Krecsy’s vision for Fort Langley’s Little White House.  Over the past few years, the beautiful heritage Marr House has been transformed into a white wonderland.  From the moment you open the front door, you are treated to a visual feast of all things white, gold, silver, black, pretty and feminine!

Little White House carries a charming assortment of home decor, dainty jewellery, pretty dresses, upscale linens and bedroom accessories. Cheryl has a keen eye for beautiful things. Before having children, she trained for an Interior Design Certificate. As a stay at home Mom, she found herself looking for a creative outlet.  When Cheryl & her family moved to Fort Langley, she began collecting antiques from Manitoba and selling her collections at the Village Antique Mall.

Her first space at the antique mall was one shelf in between the men’s & women’s restrooms.  With not much response to her finds ‘as is’, Cheryl decided to paint the pieces her favourite hue: white. An instant hit, her pieces started to fly out the door. She moved up to a larger space at the antique mall, expanded to the Cloverdale Antique Mall and enrolled in different antique shows.  In 2001 Cheryl moved Little White House into a shack at the end of Gasoline Alley where she sold furniture and lighting.  Gradually she would add a piece of clothing or some home decor, which would always sell instantly.  LWH then moved to where their sister store is now, Summerhouse.  Summerhouse is a bohemian, funky boutique on Mavis Avenue in Fort Langley – definitely take a wander over there as well – it’s fab!  After a short time, the Marr House became available for sale and Cheryl jumped right on it.  As it stands now, the Little White House is just how Cheryl has always envisioned it.  The Marr House has a really interesting history to it, click here to learn more.

In 2009 Little White House welcomed the addition of the Salon Cafe.  In the 1800s, salon cafes were introduced in France. Part Parisian cafe and part pastry shop, they became a place for women to gather.  Chef Sandra Staal (below, with Cheryl’s daughter Natasha) is the culinary genius behind the French-inspired menu at the LWH Salon Cafe.  A trained Pastry Chef with over 25 years experience, Sandra creates the most delicious little treats you can imagine.  LWH’s specialty is a high tea that is absolutely delightful.  Available everyday, you don’t need to book ahead to enjoy a traditional high tea, afternoon tea or even a champagne high tea!

Are you planning a wedding for this year?  LWH can accommodate up to 25 guests in their coach house or up to 80 guests in the garden.  What a magical wedding venue it would be!

We so appreciate the hard work behind Cheryl’s growth of her enchanting Little White House.  The Salon Cafe is one of our favourite places to visit with the girls, Mom or Grandma.  It’s so relaxing and the food is divine.  A wander through LWH, then a cup of tea and a bite to eat in the Salon Cafe is an absolutely splendid way to spend an afternoon in Fort Langley. Earlier this month, LWH generously donated a champagne tea for two to help us celebrate our 1st anniversary.  Congrats again to Helen, hope you enjoy!  Well, LWH is gifting another one of our lucky readers now with a $50 gift certificate to shop for Spring home decor, maybe a pretty dress – whatever your heart desires.  Please leave a comment below to be entered to win. Draw to take place April 6, 2010.

Little White House
9090 Glover Road, Fort Langley
Ring: 604.888.8386

41 Responses to “Spotlight: March 29, 2010 – Little White House”

  1. Michelle says:

    Absolutely adore the Little White House, and it will be at the top of my list on my next visit to Fort Langley!

  2. Cindy Keery says:

    I would love to be entered, please! Thanks so much.


  3. Barbara says:

    What a wonderful place. I am so excited to learn of this gem and will take great pleasure at treating my Mum and my daughter to tea & shopping.

  4. Kim Mallory says:

    So pretty. I will definitely be visiting on my next trip out to Fort Langley

  5. Brianna Carson says:

    I love visiting the Little White House; it makes even the worst day seem charmed :)

  6. Lynne Robson says:

    I just love this kinda stuff! It is so me…I maybe a colorful, crazy chameleon, but when I am surrounded by white…I glow…

    See you soon!

  7. Kim Francis says:

    I had the pleasure of my first visit at LWH with the lovely Ms. Kristi Ferguson – can’t wait to go back! :D

  8. Little White House is one of those places that possesses a special twinkle and charm. From the moment you walk through the doors, you are transported to Paris and to an all embracing ambiance. Welcoming, warm and enchanting, each spot in this magnificent house, all the details, the unique selection right straight through to the food and the scent in the air make you want more. The lovely thing is that their affordable fashions, fantastic culinary delights and object d’art can all come home with you, and carry with them the essence of that special place, the Little White House. I am a regular customer, each return, a happy occasion; it is so grand, I take my young son there for afternoon tea as a ritual, and he too can’t get enough; he requests visits!

  9. Helen says:

    What a Charming Place… a nice place to sit, relax and have a divine time with family or friends!

  10. Shannon says:

    I didnt realize there is still a restaurant there with high tea – my girlfriends and i have been driving all the way to Abbotsford. Next stop, Fort Langley!

  11. Marcia says:

    Great all day breakfast!~

  12. Rachael says:

    I will definately have to check it out next time I am there!

  13. Dilara says:

    What a charming little place! I’ll be sure to check it out next time I’m out in Fort Langley… thanks so much for sharing!

  14. Darci says:

    One of my favourite places in Fort Langley to stop in. Have gotten some lovely gifts and home decor items here as well as some great decorating ideas. Love the cupcakes and tea but wish you could see the shop while enjoying the refreshments, there’s always so much to look at I know I miss things. Reading the comments above I think Angela Tunner has written you a great advertisement for a brochure or newspaper article. I agree with her wholeheartedly. Thank you for this special place.

  15. For years I have heard about this lovely little treasure, and now your wonderful editorial piece has reminded me that I must go and visit. In fact, I will be sure to take my little ‘princess’ with me for a delightful afternoon. Thanks for bringing the Fraser Valley’s hidden secrets to us!

  16. Tina says:

    I’ve been to lots of places for high tea but somehow missed The Little White House. It looks lovely.

  17. Lyn says:

    The Little White House is another wonderful addition to Fort Langley, a community which embraces the past but is looking to the future.

  18. Heidi T. says:

    I love shopping at the Little White House. The high tea looks delicious!

  19. Team FVP says:

    Tina you must try it! Lovely, lovely food.

  20. Nicole says:

    Wow….such a great place! I can’t wait to visit!

  21. Tina says:

    A great go to place for something fun!!! Food and clothes…..what a great way to shop!!!

  22. Sidney says:

    The Little White House is so cute and always a pleasure to visit!

  23. Janelle says:

    What an adorable place! It’s a perfect fit for quaint little Fort Langley :)

  24. Christy says:

    Ooooo I love high tea and it looks fabulous there! Can’t wait to try it out sometime. Maybe a girls afternoon with Miss Amy and Miss Kristy? ;)

  25. Karen Yockey says:

    i have enjoyed receiving fraser valley It’s a great way to get public exposure, and a sure way to broaden peoples shopping experiences. Show the world!!
    Please enter me in your contest. thank you.

  26. Please enter me – I would SO love to win. There is no way I would be able to stop my spending at $50, when they have so many lovely things. Though it definitely would help my husband not have a heart attack when I come home with my new pretties.

  27. Shannon says:

    I love the black & white decor! Very sweet.

    I’ll be sure to check out this place on one of my Saturday Adventures.

    Thanks for sharing!

  28. I am SO looking forward to checking this beautiful place out!

  29. Michelle E says:

    I have been through the store often, love the pieces they have-they are always unique and fashionable. I would recommend the store to anyone~

  30. Corie says:

    Very unique and classy. Love this little store!

  31. Kelly says:

    Looking forward to visiting again soon.

  32. Wendy says:

    Soul mates! Little White House is ‘right up my alley’, as a lover of vintage decor and fashion.
    My friends and I are planning an afternoon out soon…you will definitely be seeing us. Cheers.

  33. Amy June says:

    This place is adorable! Mom and my Aunty would love it!!

  34. Anna Warshawski says:

    I’m so inspired by these women! way to make your dream happen.

  35. What a beautiful store. I love the feeling you get from looking at the pictures. I can’t wait to stop by for a visit and maybe do some shopping, as I love to shop… She definately has an eye for beautiful things. Can’t wait to stop by.

  36. Such a cute little spot, I love Fort Langley!

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  38. Jacqui says:

    ooooh la la!! such a beautiful place

  39. Chris says:

    My sisters and I are surprising our mother with an overnight stay in a Fort Langley B & B at the end of May. A gift from Little White House would be ” icing on the cake “. An extra special gift and memory of our trip. Mom’s favorite colors just happen to be white and black!

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