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