About a month ago, A Little Prairie Charm Gift Boutique and Tea Room became a member here with us at Tourism Moose Jaw. When Jacki (Executive Director at Tourism) told me about this Tea Room she was so excited. She explained how welcoming and friendly Shirley (the owner) was, how beautiful the Boutique is and how she was thrilled to have them on as members. Naturally I wanted to check it out for myself so this week I went and met Shirley.
I felt welcomed the minute I walked in. Shirley was excited to show me around her store and I was excited to see everything she had. For starters, passion for what she does just radiates from her in an infectious way. You can tell just how much she loves what she is doing. Secondly, I was amazed at everything this little shop has!
We started the tour in the kitchen area which is filled with all sorts of China. Instantly I was reminded of my Grandma’s beautiful set that was always on display in my Moms China Cabinet. Now we never really used my Moms Fine China…but Shirley not only lets you use them, she rents them out! If you are looking for something classic and timeless or you are more into shabby chic, she has just the right set for you!
While we were going over the different dish options, Shirley started to tell me about all the events they have been holding in the Tea Room. From birthday parties, Christmas parties, baby and wedding showers and even a psychic medium! Her Tea Room seats about 35 people. It can be rented just as the room and you are welcome to bring in your own food or caterer or you can go with their full tea service. I can see having my daughters Birthday Party here or my parents Anniversary Dinner, the options are really open and the space is quaint and charming.
The Boutique area in the front of the shop is the cherry on top! All the beautiful items to buy are perfectly placed. There is a little bit of everything, from natural and homemade items, tea blends specifically mixed for the Tea Room, blankets, bird baths and my personal favourite, the hand crafted (by Shirley’s Husband) birdhouse/feeders. The birdhouse is a tea pot that points down to a tea cup that you would fill with seed. The roof is finished in stucco and it all is mounted and secured on a wooden base. I think it would add a unique touch to any backyard or patio!
Another thing I picked up on while being at A Little Prairie Charm is how happy everyone is to be there. From the ladies getting ready for their second tea since the Tea Room opened to the young women that came in to do school work, everyone was smiling and enjoying themselves. I left with a really good feeling that what Shirley has created is a great addition to downtown Moose Jaw.
I would like to finish by thanking Shirley, for the tour, for being so welcoming and for the lovely Lavender Earl Grey Tea. You truly have something special at A Little Prairie Charm!
If you are still looking for that perfect Christmas gift or just want to spend an afternoon sipping some tea with the people you love, I highly recommend stopping in to see Shirley!
See you around,