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Beautiful Breezy Boho-Chic

Spring is in the air and with it comes the desire to refresh. We want to lighten and brighten with a lick of paint, add a new twist with a quick furniture rearrangement, find the perfect spot for our latest décor find, introduce a little greenery, and have a little fun. Little White House engages … Continued

What Could Be Sweeter?

I know the language of the floweret. My fragile leaves, it said, [your] heart enclose. Love long has taken for [your] amulet One perfect rose. -Dorothy Parker What could be sweeter than time spent with a dear friend over a hot beverage on a spring day, talking remember-whens, what-ifs, and when-will-we-meet-agains? My new favourite is … Continued

Pretty in Pink

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. In preparation, we at Little White House are putting the finishing touches on our “Pretty in Pink” Sweetheart High Tea, inspired by our signature Paris Rose Tea Latte. The menu offers a few of our favourite treats as well as some new scrumptious delights to tempt you and your … Continued

Style Is an Evolution

My definition of a “soft style of living” has evolved over time…inspired by my travels and influenced by shifting trends, my personal taste, my growing collection of vintage pieces, as well as the homes I’ve lived in or visited. To me “soft style of living” is characterized by a welcoming warmth with a touch of … Continued

Starbuck Reimagined

For me, celebrating the New Year has always involved a little reflection on the past as well as a little hope for the future. 2017 has been a full year! We’ve welcomed many new friends through the doors of the Little White House and I’m grateful for each one of you. I’m also thrilled to … Continued

Wonderful Whitewash

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, a “whitewashed” Christmas that is! This will be my family’s first Christmas in our newly-built farmhouse. I absolutely love the look of whitewashed wood, whether it be board-and-batten siding, cedar shakes, rafter tails, shiplap, window trims, floors, cabinets or heirloom furniture. And I’ve chosen to do it ALL in … Continued

Centuries Old

Talking about chimneys during “Santa Season” seems like the right thing to do…ho, ho, ho! My simple farmhouse has only a few exterior adornments including window boxes, gooseneck farmhouse lights and of course, my three-story chimney. Each of these adornments helps to create that old-world charm I was after. You can create old world charm … Continued

Beauty, Rhythm and Order

Exposed rafters and rafter tails were common elements in early farmhouses. Rafter tails were true continuous extensions of a building’s rafters and existed for reasons of efficiency and economy during construction. Simple plumb-cut rafter tails created an overhang with no extra effort or material. When notched, they allowed gutters to be placed directly within the … Continued

Riverside Views

I fell in love with the tall narrow windows of my Little White House shop on Glover in Fort Langley and knew that someday several tall white-mullioned beauties would adorn my own modern farmhouse. Farmhouse architecture began in the fields of Scandinavia and Germany, then in the 1700s, made its way to rural farm lands in … Continued