Lana's The Little House
Storybook English Cottage
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What's New

Tea & Tour Reservations As soon as you have date of interest give Lana a call or email to secure your reservation and experience.
Guest Photos May 19, 2016:  Check out our Facebook page to enjoy guest visits.
 https://www.facebook.com/LanasTheLittleHouse/

Also see guest photos on our website at:  http://www.lanasthelittlehouse.com/gallery/index.php/

Top 20 Tea Blends September 28, 2015:  The end of 2015 is approaching.  Will Snowflake Tea stay #1?  Will Walnut Green remain in the #2 spot?  Go to our Facebook page and leave your comments.
Tea Cocktail Parties September 28, 2015:  We had a Tea Cocktail Party here recently for a St. Bonaventure Retirement gathering.  It was a great success.  Contact Lana for details.
10% off various teaware items Until September 26, 2015:  Shop until 9/30/15 for 10% off various teaware items.  www.LanasTea.com
New Online Tea Store January 5, 2014:  Our new Online Tea Store is open!  Check it out!
2013 Top 20 December 27, 2013 -- only 4 days left until we publish our Top 20 Tea Blends from 2013.
What's New Updates December 27, 2013 -- we are using our Facebook page for updates too.  You can always check it at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lanas-The-Little-House/213585565323122
Online Tea Store Upgrade December 22, 2013 -- we are upgrading our online tea store!  During the interim please call Lana to place your orders.  716-965-2798.
Lana's Workshops - 2012 Workshop Schedule - Enroll January 26, 2012 -- Our 2012 Workshops and Learning Events Schedule is here!  Reservations required.  Space is limited.
Lana's 2012 Top 20 Tea Blends January 26, 2012 -- The results are in! Check out Lana's 2011 Top 20 Tea Blends.
2011 Garden Workshops with Sara Baker Michalak June 16 ---  July 21 --- Aug 18 --- Sept 17 --- Oct 20
Great workshops with Sara Baker Michalak
Learn More
Top 20 Tea Blends Sold in 2010 January, 2011 -- Here are the top 20 tea blends sold during 2010:
 

Lana's Top 20 Teas - 2010

2010 Rank 2009 Rank Tea Blend
1 1 Lana's Snowflake Tea
2 2 Earl Grey
3 3 Cinnamon Orange Black
4 6 Chocolate Cherry
5 4 Christmas Tea
6 10 Chautauqua Blend
7 9 English Breakfast
8 5 Irish Breakfast
9 8 Chocolate Strawberry
10 7 Cacao Red Peppermint
11 20 Blooming Tea - Red Flower Celebration
12 19 Vanilla Cinnamon
13 23 Vanilla Ginger
14 70 Assam Bukhial
15 11 Chocolate Orange
16 NR Diet Green Tea
17 18 Apple Cinnamon
18 25 Chocolate Mint
19 NR Black Chai
20 NR Blooming Tea - Sweet Jasmine Flower
2011 Workshop Series & Schedule January, 2011:  The 2011 Workshop Series is ready for your enrollment.  Please click here for the workshop schedule.  You can also print the workshop schedule if you wish.  Pass the workshop schedule along to friends.  Reservations required.
Expedited and International Shipping Available November, 2010.  In addition to our quick delivery standard shipping, we now provide expedited and express shipping worldwide. 
Friends of The Little House Garden November, 2010:  The Friends of The Little House help me maintain the lovely cottage garden that surround The Little House.  This special group of garden lovers have put the garden to bed for winter for the 3rd consecutive winter.  Here is our 2008 gathering: 
Tea & Tour April 24, 2010:  The Tea & Tour is available daily year round.  Read more about the Tea & Tour. Reservations required.
Garden  Workshops April 24, 2010:  The 2010 Garden Workshop Schedule is set.  Read more about the Garden Workshops.  Reservations required.
Quiet Times at The Little House Workshops April 24, 2010:  Quiet Times at The Little House
Schedule is set.  Read more about Quiet Times Workshop.  Reservations required.
Tea Tasting with Lana April 24, 2010:  Tea Tasting with Lana June 19 and July 29 at 6:00 p.m.  They are on Saturday evenings and you have two dates to select.  Read more about the Tea Tasting with Lana.  Reservations required.
2010 Workshop Series & Schedule April 24, 2010:  The 2010 Workshop Series is ready for your enrollment.  Please click here for the workshop schedule.  You can also print the workshop schedule if you wish.  Pass the workshop schedule along to friends.  Reservations required.
April Newsletter - Multiple Copies April 24, 2010:  The April 2010 Newsletter was distributed via email this week.  Many of you received multiple copies.  My apology for the inconvenience.  The problem is resolved.  Thanks for your understanding.
Top 20 Tea Blends for 2009

November 14, 2009:  As of today here are our Top 20 Tea Blends for 2009.  Lana's Snowflake Blend remains number 1 for the third consecutive year.

Top 20 Teas - 2009
Lana's Snowflake Tea
Earl Grey
Cinnamon Orange
Irish Breakfast
Christmas Tea
Cacao Red Peppermint
Chocolate Cherry
Chautauqua Blend
Chocolate Strawberry
English Breakfast
Citrus Coconut Spice
Chocolate Orange
Apricot
Lung Ching
Vanilla Cinnamon
Apple Almond
Pomegranate Black
Peach Oolong
Cottage Garden Roses
Chai Hara Green Chai
2nd Annual Holiday Shopping Open House

November 14, 2009:  Our holiday shopping open house tradition continues!  Guests continue to ask for it and it has stayed on the top of the "Guest Idea List".  The tradition requires it occur on the first Friday and Saturday of each December.  So, you will always know when and can mark you calendars.  Reservations are required.  So, call or email to reserve your spot and get your directions.  Yes, we have acheived another year of keeping the address a secret to ensure a private and personalized experience that is never commercialized.  Thank you to all guests who have helped to keep one of the best secrets in WNY alive!

 

2nd Annual
Holiday Shopping Open House

Fri, Dec 4th:  9:30 a.m. to 100 p.m.
Sat, Dec 5th: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Reservations Required
Call or Email to RSVP

Fall 2009 Workshops

September 20, 2009:We are starting up some workshops shortly for this Fall --- Quiet Times at The Little House.  Call or email for reservations.

Tea Sampler Kits

February 1, 2009:  Tea Samplers are here!  Check out the variety.  Click here:  Tea Samplers.

1st Annual Holiday Shopping Open House
December 12th and 13th

 

December 1, 2008:  Lana's The Little House 1st Annual Holiday Shopping Open House.  December 12th and December 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.  Free admission.  Reservations required.  Call or email for your reservation confirmation and directions.  Come to the cottage for your holiday shopping.   Enjoy shopping for world class teas, memorable scones, Amish rugs, teapots and unique memorable gifts   Meet other great guests, taste teas and be included in the 1st Annual Holiday Photo Gallery. 

Tea Time Magazine

October 23, 2008:  Tea Time Magazine has chosen our Valentine Recipe for Chocolate Chewy Bars.  The recipe, photos and article about Lana's The Little House will be included in the January-February Issue of Tea Time Magazine.  Tea Time Magazine contacted many teahouses around the country for recipes.  They created each recipe at their kitchen location, taste tested and chose the winner - Lana's The Little House.  Of course, Laura, our Master Baker, is delighted.

Lana's Tea on the Road

One HSBC Lobby - Buffalo, NY
December 8, 2008

October 23, 2008:  Lana's Tea on the Road hits the One HSBC Lobby in downtown Buffalo, NY on Monday, December 8, 2008  from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  You can shop for World Class, Teas, Memorable Scones, Amish Rugs, Lana's Specialty Gifts and Tea Accessories.   Lots of stunning Teapots too!  Make sure you go to the correct location ---- One HSBC Center at Main and Seneca (the tallest building downtown) --- not the HSBC Atrium over by the Arena!

Lana's Tea on the Road

One HSBC Lobby - Buffalo, NY
November 10, 2008

October 23, 2008:  Lana's Tea on the Road hits the One HSBC Lobby in downtown Buffalo, NY on Monday, November 10, 2008  from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  You can shop for World Class, Teas, Memorable Scones, Amish Rugs, Lana's Specialty Gifts and Tea Accessories.   Lots of stunning Teapots too!  Make sure you go to the correct location ---- One HSBC Center at Main and Seneca (the tallest building downtown) --- not the HSBC Atrium over by the Arena!

Lana's Tea on the Road

Lafayette Court - Buffalo, NY
October 27, 2008

October 23, 2008:  Lana's Tea on the Road hits the Lafayette Court in downtown Buffalo, NY on Monday, October 27, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..  This will be our second appearance at Lafayette Court.  You can shop for World Class, Teas, Memorable Scones, Amish Rugs, Lana's Specialty Gifts and Tea Accessories.   Lots of stunning Teapots too!  Of course, you can always shop online at www.LanasTheLittleHouse.com.  You can also order by phone, if you prefer.

Lana's Garden Club

October, 2008:  We have a small group who have joined our little garden club.  We call it "the friends of the little house garden".  Trish from Clarence is our leader -- we lean on Trish for direction and education.  Trish has been here many times during the season.  Thank you, Trish!  We met last week for winter preparation work.  It was so much fun.  If you are interested in joining Lana's Garden Club -- email or call Lana.  It is free to join.  You will enjoy great camaraderie, great tea, and the joy of helping this very special garden here at Lana's The Little House.

Upstate Gardeners' Journal Article

July - August, 2008:  A spectacular article about Lana's The Little House garden appears in the July-August issue of Upstate Gardeners' Journal on pages 16, 17.   The article, written by Sara Baker Michalak, is titled "The Cottage Garden, Revisited".  The photos are beautiful.  Sara Baker Michalak is a talented writer, artist from Fredonia, NY.  You can pick up a copy of Upstate Gardeners' Journal at nurseries throughought central and western New York.  You can also visit it online at www.upstategardenersjournal.com.

New York Curiosities

June, 2008:  New York Curiosities includes 2 pages on Lana's The Little House.  The author, Cindy Perman visited last year in search of New York offbeat stuff.  It is a great book filled with over 300 pages of quirky characters and roadside oddities throughout New York State.  Cindy was a writer for the Wall Street Journal Online Edition for 9 years.

Buffalo News article - Girl Time Getaways

May 18, 2008:  Once again, Toni Ruberto, Staff Writer for the Buffalo News mentioned Lana's The Little House.  The article generated lots of phone calls and emails.  Toni loves the Lana's The Little House and we than Toni for including a photo of the cottage and providing an overview of the experience for girls friend getaway planning. 

Lake Erie Living Magazine

April - May, 2008:  Lake Living Magazine included an eye catching piece in the April-May, 2008 Issue, page 75.  It's called "of the beaten path".  It shows the signature photos of the cottage with an artsy teapot.  Lots of folks learned about the little house via this piece.  Thank you Lake Erie Living Magazine.  They are out of Cleveland and focus on cool things to do on both the Canadian and US sides of Lake Erie.  Pick up an issue or better yet subscribe.  It met them at the Chautauqua Wine Festival this Summer --- really nice people. Buy their magazine! www.LakeErieLiving.com

Lana's Garden Club

April 26, 2008:  Lana's Garden Club met for its second meeting.  This gathering was our first work session.  It was so much fun!  We accomplished a lot of cleanup work which created many wheel barrow trips to the burn pile.  The garden is looking great already -- and -- we are just getting started.  If you are interested in joining Lana's Garden Club -- email or call Lana.  It is free to join.  You will enjoy great camaraderie, great tea, and the joy of helping this very special garden here at Lana's The Little House.

Lana's Tea on the Road

Lafayette Court - Buffalo, NY
April 17, 2008

March 27, 2008:  Lana's Tea on the Road hits the Lafayette Court in downtown Buffalo, NY on Thursday, March 6, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  This will be our first appearance at Lafayette Court.  You can shop for World Class, Teas, Memorable Scones, Amish Rugs, Lana's Specialty Gifts and Tea Accessories.   Lots of stunning Teapots too!  Spend more than $30 and get a free ticket for the Raffle Drawing at 4:00 p.m. ---  Gift Certificate for Tea for One at the cottage!

Tea on the Road - HSBC March 6, 2008 Raffle Winner

The HSBC March 6, 2008 Raffle Winner Number is #395064
You have won a Free Tea for One at Lana's The Little House.  Call or Email Lana if you are the lucky winner!

Lana's Tea on the Road

One HSBC Lobby - Buffalo, NY
April 29, 2008

February 26, 2008:  Lana's Tea on the Road hits the One HSBC Lobby in downtown Buffalo, NY on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  You can shop for World Class Teas, Memorable Scones, Amish Rugs, Lana's Specialty Gifts and Tea Accessories.   Lots of stunning Teapots too! 

Lana's Tea on the Road

One HSBC Lobby - Buffalo, NY
March 6, 2008

February 26, 2008:  Lana's Tea on the Road hits the One HSBC Lobby in downtown Buffalo, NY on Thursday, March 6, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  You can shop for World Class, Teas, Memorable Scones, Amish Rugs, Lana's Specialty Gifts and Tea Accessories.   Lots of stunning Teapots too!  Spend more than $30 and get a free ticket for the Raffle Drawing at 4:00 p.m. ---  Gift Certificate for Tea for One at the cottage!

Valentine's Day Gifts & New Blends

February 9, 2008:  Read the update and news about Valentine's Day, new blends and great tea reviews. 

Tea on the Road - HSBC December 7, 2007 Raffle Winner

December 7,  2007:  The Raffle Winner is Ticket Number Ending in 5014.  You have won Tea for One at Lana's The Little House.  Please call Lana for details!

Lana's Tea on the Road

One HSBC Lobby - Buffalo, NY
December 7, 2007

November 17, 2007:  Lana's Tea on the Road hits the One HSBC Lobby in downtown Buffalo, NY on Friday, December 7, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  You can shop for Exquisite Teas, Memorable Scones, Amish Rugs, Lana's Specialty Gifts and Tea Accessories.   Lots of stunning Teapots too!

 Lana's Tea on the Road

 O'Connell & Company - Snyder, NY
 December 3, 2007

November 17, 2007:  Lana's Tea on the Road hits the O'Connell & Company, Snyder, NY, December 3, 2007 from 5:300 p.m..  More details coming soon.  This is a fundraiser so come and shop for the holidays or stop by and place an order for delivery later. You can shop for Exquisite Teas, Memorable Scones, Amish Rugs, Lana's Specialty Gifts and Tea Accessories.   Lots of stunning Teapots too!

Tea on the Road - HSBC October 12, 2007 Raffle Winner

October 12, 2007:  The Raffle Winner is Ticket Number Ending in 5006.  You have won Tea for One at Lana's The Little House.  Please call Lana for details!

Lana's Snowflake Tea

September 11, 2007:  Lana's Snowflake Tea continues as the most popular tea purchased by guests at the cottage.  Lana is a lover of Buffalo and Western New York snowstorms.  Lana is also a snow spotter for the National Weather Service in Buffalo.  So, of course she loves snow storms.  Lana's signature blend is Snowflake, a black tea with coconut and almond flakes with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon.  It is delicious hot or cold.  Buy Snowflake Tea.

Lana's Stationery  - collection grows

September 11, 2007:  Lana's The Little House Stationery collection has expanded.  You will find a lovely selection of cottage and garden note cards.  Browse the store for Lana's Stationey.

Tea Tasting Events

September 10, 2007:  Tea Tasting Events are coming soon.  Lana is in process of developing a collection of tea tasting to be held at the cottage.  Details coming shortly!

Lana's Tea on the Road

One HSBC Lobby - Buffalo, NY
October 12, 2007

September 10, 2007:  Lana's Tea on the Road hits the One HSBC Lobby in downtown Buffalo, NY on Friday, October 12, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..  You can shop for Exquisite Teas, Memorable Scones, Amish Rugs, Lana's Specialty Gifts and Tea Accessories.  

Next Workshop - Sat. June 16, 2007
reservations asap

April 23, 2007:  The first workshop of the 2007 season is June 16, 2007.  Reservations required asap.  Join Sara Baker Michalak for her 3rd year of creative learning at Lana's The Little House for Terra Cotta Sonata. Get workshop details.

Lana's Tea on the Road

One HSBC Lobby - Buffalo, NY
May 9, 2007

April 19, 2007:  Lana's Tea on the Road hits the One HSBC Lobby in downtown Buffalo, NY on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..  You can shop for Exquisite Teas, Memorable Scones, Amish Rugs, Lana's Specialty Gifts and Tea Accessories.  Perfect for Mother's Day gifts

2007 Workshop Schedule

March 1, 2007:  The 2007 Workshop Schedule is ready!  Take a look.  You'll see a new twist this year thanks to guest feedback.   The workshops are longer (3 hours).  Of course, world class teas and exquisite desserts will be available during the workshop for your enjoyment.  Book early.  Reservations required 1 month in advance.  Get a group together! 

Lana's Tea on the Road

One HSBC Lobby - Buffalo, NY
March 12, 2007

February 28, 2007:  Lana's Tea on the Road hits the One HSBC Lobby in downtown Buffalo, NY on Monday, March 12, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..  You can shop for Exquisite Teas, Memorable Scones, Amish Rugs, Lana's Specialty Gifts and Tea Accessories.  Perfect for St. Patrick's Day gifts.

Lana's Tea on the Road

One HSBC Lobby - Buffalo, NY
February 8, 2007

January 30, 2007:  Lana's Tea on the Road hits the One HSBC Lobby in downtown Buffalo, NY on Thursday, February 8, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..  You can shop for Exquisite Teas, Memorable Scones, Amish Rugs, Lana's Specialty Gifts and Tea Accessories.  Perfect for Valentine's Day gifts.

Chester has a new home ..

January 16, 2007:  Chester has a new home.  What a lucky little dog.  Two guests of Lana's The Little House, Robyne and Debbie, worked for days searching for Chester's new home.  Debbie found it.  I delivered Chester to his new home in Buffalo to a happy family waiting for his arrival.  They bought all kinds of toys, treats, bedding for his arrival.  As soon as Chester arrived at his new home I knew he belonged with them.  I stayed a long time.  It was difficult for me to leave Chester behind.  Chester goes to the vet for his checkup on January 24, 2007.  We will see how much weight he gained!  (ujpdate:  Chester weighs 4.2 pounds - that is a 40% increase in weight from Christmas) He is doing great!  Thanks to everyone who helped to save this little guy.  Here are photos Chester and his new family.

 

 

 

 

 

Chester needs a new home!

January 8. 2007:  I have an allergic reaction to sweet Chester, the rescued Christmas dog.  I need to find a new home for Chester.  Here are some more pictures of Chester.  He is such a good dog.  He is 1 year old.  I took him to the vet and he has his shots.  He is not neutered yet.  He was too skinny and needed to gain weight to have the operation.  He is gaining weight quick.  He weighed 3 pounds when I took him to the vet two weeks ago.  He looks so good now.  He is housebroken already.  Chester is very smart and sweet.  He gets along with my cat and bird too.  I am very saddened to have to give Chester away.  I helped him these last two weeks.  Now I need to find someone to love him and care for him his remaining years. 

 

Meet Chester!

December 26, 2006: Chester, one year old mixed terrier, arrived at Lana's The Little House the day after Christmas.  Chester was found abused and close to starvation.  Chester was brought here for adoption.  He is so cute.  He weighs only 3 pounds and needs to gain a lot of pounds.  He loves the cottage, Barney, Specs and all the guests.  Welcome, Chester!

Top 10 Teas at Lana's in 2006

December 20, 2006:  Here are the results. 
 

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Tea Blend

 

#

Tea Type

1

Japanese Sencha

 

1

Loose Tea

2

Lana's Blend

 

2

Silken Tea Sachets in Tagalong tin

3

Hot Cinnamon Sunset

 

3

Individually Wrapped silken tea sachet

4

Holiday Tea

 

4

20 count silken tea sachets in tin

5

Cranberry Autumn

 

 

 

6

Earl Grey

 

 

 

7

 Paris

 

 

 

8

Midsummer's Peach

 

 

 

9

White Christmas

 

 

 

10

Hot Cinnamon Spice

 

 

 

 

Online Store is open for business

November 29, 2006:  Lana's Online Store for exquisite teas, scones and more is now open for business!  Lana invites you to browse and shop.  You have secure access to order teas, scones, Lana's Gifts, Amish rugs, tea accessories, stationery, teapots, teacups and more.  You can keep track of your order history, submit product reviews, receive product update news and be kept up to date on your order delivery status.  Let Lana know if you like the Online Store -- or -- suggest changes.

Lana's Online Shopping ... expanding to include the teas and  more ...

October 18, 2006:  The online store is expanding to include all the world class teas available at the cottage.  Also, your online shopping experience will include a history of your orders, reviews and much more. A big announcement will occur as we approach the grand opening. 

One HSBC Lobby - Buffalo, NY
December 11, 2006

October 18, 2006:  You are invited to visit Lana's The Little House at One HSBC Lobby in downtown Buffalo, NY on Monday, December 11, 2006 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.  You can shop for Amish Rugs, World Class Teas, Lana's Specialty Gifts, Lana's Scone Mix and Tea Accessories.  Learn more...

What's New (backlog of updates)

October 13, 2006:  The 7 posts shown below dated October 13, 2006 are all "what's new" updates for events that occurred since May 30, 2006.

Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

October 13, 2006 (published on website); October 5, 2006 (actual event date):  Lana's The Little House showcased at the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.  The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce held the 2006 Annual Banquet at the Williams Center at SUNY Fredonia.  2006 business highlights were presented and Lana's The Little House 21% increased sales were included.

Mr. Harney visits Lana's The Little House

October 13, 2006 (published on website); June 12, 2006 (actual event date):  John Harney, master tea blender of Harney & Sons Fine Teas visited Lana's The Little House on June 12, 2006.  Mr. Harney celebrated his 50th reunion at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY June 10 and 11, 2006.  Mr. and Mrs. Harney traveled a few hours west to Forestville, NY and Lana's The Little House for a June 12, 2006 afternoon tea.

Lana's Blend of Tea - available for sale!

October 13, 2006 (published on website); June 2, 2006 (actual event date):
Lana's Blend of tea available for sale beginning June 2, 2006.  Thank you to Mr. Harney (Harney & Sons Fine Teas) for assistance.  Lana's guests requested Lana's The Little House blends of tea.  The overwhelming interest was small elegant tins perfect for gift giving as "stocking stuffers".  So, Lana's Blend was created - a mellow loose English Cottage Breakfast blend of tea in a stunning green tin with gold trim and Lana's The Little House brand labels.  Contact Lana by phone or email to purchase Lana's Blend or any of the world class selection of Harney & Son Fine Teas available in the "little" gift shop.

Buffalo News - Sunday Profile

October 13, 2006 (published on website); June, 2006 (actual event date):
Buffalo News - Sunday Profile / Lana Lewis - "Cottage tells story all its own"
By LOUISE CONTINELLI
News Staff Reporter
6/11/2006
This article generated the most inquiries of any article written about Lana's The Little House. 

Rochester Magazine

October 13, 2006 (published on website); May-June, 2006 (actual event date):
Rochester Magazine - "Happily ever after, Lana wants you to stop for tea and step into a fairy tale."
By Nancy O'Donnell
Rochester Magazine is a beautiful publication.  Click here to learn more about it.

Barney the Cat

October 13, 2006 (published on website); January, 2006 (actual event date):  Little Barney, the female calico colored silky cat, arrived in the neighborhood at my neighbors barn.  They could not keep her -- so -- I adopted her -- and -- named her Barney.  She is so sweet, very beautiful, loves all the guests and prefers to stay outside most of the time.  She enjoys being photographed.  My Mom says Barney really thinks she is Elizabeth Taylor due to her beauty.

One HSBC Lobby - Buffalo, NY - June 2, 2006

May 30, 2006:  You are invited to visit Lana's The Little House at One HSBC Lobby in downtown Buffalo, NY on Friday, June 2, 2006 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.  You can shop for Amish Rugs, World Class Teas, the premier of Lana's Blend in the Lana's Little Tea Tin, Lana's Scone Mix, Tea Accessories.  Learn more...

Passing of Sebastian & Sophie

April 13, 2006:   A special thank you to all guests who sent thoughtful sympathy cards about the passing of Sebastian and Sophie.  The notes and cards have helped during this sad time.  Sebastian, my beloved silky terrier, died on February 6, 2006.  Sebastian was 17 years 7 months old.  Sophie, my beloved orange and white rescued cat, died on March 17, 2006.  Sophie was rescued in 2001 and we estimate he was 17 years old.  They are both buried here at "the little house" in the woods near the cottage.

Lana's Blend of Tea ...

February 12, 2006:  Coming soon --- Lana's Blend of  Tea. 

Workshops ... continue to expand

February 12, 2006:  The Workshops continue to expand.  Workshops are scheduled monthly for 2006.  Check the workshops schedule here.  You'll find incredibly talented accredited workshop presenters in the subject areas of Garden Workshops, Journaling Workshops, Relaxation Workshops.  Of course, all workshop guests will enjoy the traditional Lana's The Little House experience of cottage tour, world-class tea and exquisite culinary desserts.

Holiday Business Events

December 19, 2005:  Lana's The Little House is a unique location to have your business or company holiday party.  It is the perfect spot for a small group of 20 or less to enjoy a memorable personalized gathering to remember for many years.   This year, the first business to hold their holiday part here is The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation.  We are so excited about having Diane Hannum and her group visit us on December19, 2005. 

Website Popularity

December 4, 2005:  We monitor our popularity on the internet regularly.  When we opened Lana's The Little House on June 21, 2003 our web presence rank was at 5,611,000 and our web presence daily reach was not even measurable.  Today, our web presence rank has skyrocketed to 725, 464 for the 3 month average.  Better yet, our one week average has hit the all time high of 182,199.  Even better news, we are moving so quick up the charts our daily reach (per million) visitors is now on the daily reach graph.  Our goal is to break the 100,000 mark by year end 2006.

Saint Vincent Health Center Cancer Treatment & Research Fund

December 1, 2005:  Lana was invited to bring her tea and scones and share her story at the Holiday Tea held at the Niagara Ballroom at the Avalon Hotel in Erie, PA.  Proceeds from the event went toward advancing the Cancer Treatment and Research Fund at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, PA.  The fundraising event ran from November 30, 2005 to December 4, 2005. 

Server Upgrade

November 23, 2005:  We keep growing!  Today we moved the Lana's The Little House website to a bigger server.  The process was successful thanks to the help of www.nvision.com.

Time Warner Cable 8 News - James Reed Visits Lana's The Little House

October 13, 2005:   James Reed of Time Warner Cable 8 News - or just "Cable 8 News" for short  - aired the first of a two part series on Lana's The Little House.  Part Two will air October 20, 2005.  James has a weekly segment for the news called "V.I.P. Chautauqua" - covering Very INTERESTING People in our community.  It airs every Thursday night.  It airs weekdays at 7:00pm and 10:00pm.  Each of these live shows is repeated immediately after the live broadcast - AND the 10pm show is rebroadcast the next morning.  

Cable 8 News was voted "Best Source For Local News" for two years running in the Chautauqua Region WORD alternative newspaper.  James Reed has also been honored with "Best Male TV Personality" by the WORD's readers for the last two years.

2005-2006 Special Events Calendar ...
Garden Workshops ...
Journaling Workshops ...
Cottage Concerts...

August 23, 2005:  The 2005/2006 Special Events Calendar is available. Garden Workshops are set.  Journal Workshops are in final preparation stages.  Two new music guests are planning for cottage concerts. Make you reservations early.  Click Here to Learn More

Our 2 Year Anniversary

June 21, 2005:  Lana celebrates the 2 year anniversary on June 21, 2005 making guests happy.  Guests continue to return for a journey back in time.  Guests enjoy a personalized experience the way shopping use to be in the "old days" before the big box stores and malls.  Read the Rave Guest Reviews.

Brian Kahle visits Lana

April 28, 2005:  Brian Kahle visited Lana and wrote a wonderful article for the travel section of local publications in Western New York.  Click here to read the article from the Niagara Gazette newspaper. Brian Kahle is the owner of Magic Marketing, a publicity and public relations firm in Wilson. He is also the co-founder of Discover NY West and the host of Kahle and Company, heard at noon Tuesdays on WHLD-AM 1270.

WNY Wine Festival

April 16 & April 17, 2005:  Visit Lana at the WNY Wine Festival at the Hamburg, NY Agri-Center Fairgrounds. 35 Wineries will be present with wine tasting.  You will also enjoy cooking classes and more.  Lots of exciting tasting and learning.  You'll also enjoy tasting Lana's world class teas.  See Lana at Booth 36.  To learn more click hereThe winner of the $20 Gift Certificate Drawing on April 17, 2005 is Shawn Stapleton of Buffalo, NY.  Congratulations Shawn!

Press Release

March 18, 2005:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.  You Don’t Have to Go far to experience the English Countryside.  Head to “Lana’s The Little House” in Chautauqua County.

Journaling Workshops

February 2005:  Journaling Workshop June 21, 2005 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.  Click here for details.  Space is limited.  Make your reservations early!

Cottage Concerts

February 2005:  Cottage Concerts April 14, 2005, May 17, 2005 and June 15, 2005 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.  Click here for details.  Space is limited.  Make your reservations early!

Garden Workshops

February 2005:  Garden Workshops May 11, 2005 and June 9, 2005 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.  Click here for details.  Space is limited.  Make your reservations early!

Special Events - April to June 2005
Cottage Concerts, Garden Workshops and Journaling Workshop

February 2005: Special Events (Cottage Concerts) (Garden Workshops) will occur during April, May and June 2005.  Information will be mailed/emailed early March, 2005.  Make your reservations early.  Space is limited. 

Tea & Scones  ....

December 2004:  A memorable gift for anytime of the year ---- Lana's The Little House Afternoon Tea and Scones.  Chose from an exceptional list of the finest world class teas.   Include the famous Lana's The Little House Scone Mix and you can deliver Lana's Afternoon Tea to your friends and family.  Call Lana at 716-965-2798 or email Lana for your order. 

2004 Guest Holiday Tree

December 2004:  Let the tradition begin!  Decorate the 2004 Guest Holiday Tree.  Bring a decoration for the guest holiday tree.  Include your name, hometown and 2004 on your ornament.  Be a part of the annual tradition.  Each year we'll keep adding more guest ornaments.  See the Guest Special Events invitations for more information.

Shop online  ....

November 20, 2004:  Many gift items.  Many new gift items too. You can shop online at www.LanasTheLittleHouse.com or  you can telephone your order to Lana at 716-965-2798 or you can email your order to Lana at info@LanasTheLittleHouse.com.  Check out the Amish Rugs, Calendar Prints, Teapots, Teas, Lana's The Little House famous Scone Mix, Note Cards, Greeting Cards, Post Cards, Mugs, Tile Boxes, Aprons, Tote Bags and more.

Gift Shop open for holiday shopping

November 20, 2004:  Gift Shop open for Holiday Shopping to former guests.  Many guests have asked if they could come to "just shop".  So, the "little" gift shop is open for your holiday shopping needs.  Call 716-965-2798  or email Lana for your shopping reservations!

Special Events - Tea Tasting & Desserts

November 20, 2004: 

I am pleased to announce the first Special Events Invitation --- Tea Tasting and Desserts.  These Special Events during December 2004 are private by reservation for former guests.  Meet other interesting guests who have found Lana's The Little House.  Decorate the Guest Holiday Tree!  Make your reservations early -- space is limited

Lana's The Little House in the News ...
November  4, 2004:
 Read Mary Bailey's article published in The Sun - Hamburg, NY weekly newspaper.  It is a real keeper! Mary shares more news about Lana's The Little House and Forestville and Betty's store the Collector's Corner.

Art in the Barn

September 7, 2004:   Art in the Barn.  A Gallery Showing by Barbara Castiglia, Marlene Coles, Alice Seeley, Tootie Stark and Joan Tiberi.  Friends & Friends of Friends Welcome.  Make a day of it!!  October 2 & 3 from 11am ~ 4pm.  1843 Sweet Road.  "The Barn Behind" on Underhill Road.  East Aurora.  You'll find Lana's The Little House art work by Marlene Coles at Art in the Barn!

TV Garden Series Airs

August 10, 2004:  Lana's The Little House airs on TV tonight at 7:00PM on Adelphia.  The garden series is "In the Garden with Gwen".  Thank you Annette Herrman and Gwen Frey!

Local TV Gardening Series Filmed here at LLH

July 28, 2004:  A local TV gardening series was filmed today at Lana's The Little House.  The name of the TV gardening series is "In the Garden with Gwen".  Producer & Director Annette Herrman along with the series star, Gwen Frey, completed the filming today.  The air date will be posted here as soon as it is known! 

Afternoon Tea  - maximum seating increased to 15 guests!

July 8, 2004:  Afternoon Tea (which includes a modified tour) has increased maximum seating to 15 from 8 guests.  We can thank Loretta Worth and her Red Hat Society group for her 15 seating tea.  It was a success!!!

June, 2004: Lana's The Little House featured in the June 2004 issue of Leisure Group Travel  Magazine.  Leisure Group Travel is a Premier Tourism Marketing Company.

Marlene Coles - Fine Art

May 17, 2004: Marlene Coles, Fine Art Watercolor artist, has partnered with Lana's The Little House.  Marlene began painting today. Marlene will be painting the cottage, garden and flowers.  Marlene's art in the form of paintings, cards and prints will be available for sale in the Lana's The Little House Gift Shop.  Marlene's work is available at the Albright Knox Art Gallery Rental Office. 

WIVB TV - Channel 4 - Why Guy visits

May 12, 2004:  Kevin O'Neill, The Why Guy, from WIVB TV Channel 4 in Buffalo showcased Lana's The Little House on News 4 at Noon.

Afternoon Tea available daily

May 2, 2004:  Due to rave guest reviews and demands, Afternoon Tea (which includes a modified tour) is available daily.  Originally, Lana held one seating at 1:00pm daily.  Now, you can request a reservation for any time frame, subject to availability.

Amish gift items now available

April 30, 2004:  Lana's The Little House GIFT SHOP has Amish gift items for sale.  You'll find Homemade Amish Hit or Miss Rugs, Pot Holders, Spice Pads and Jewelry Bags.  These are crafted by the same Amish who made Lana's Amish quilts.

Afternoon Tea continues beyond 3/31/04!

March 21, 2004:  Lana's The Little House Afternoon Tea will continue beyond 3/31/04.  Due to rave guest reviews, Afternoon Tea is available at 1:00PM.  Reservations required 3 days in advance.  Click here for details.

Lana's The Little House Scones

March 13, 2004 Now available -- the original Lana's The Little House Afternoon Tea Orange Cranberry Scones mix.  A big guest request is now here!  Purchase yours now!

Visit the latest Little House G I F T S & STATIONERY

March 10, 2004 Shop for your very own English Cottage Apron, Tote Bag, Mugs, Hat, Tile, Teddy Bear -- all with the mystical Lana's The Little House handcrafted storybook cottage logo!

Lana's The Little House in the News ...
March 4, 2004:
A Step Back In Time - once upon a time there was a little house..
Read Mary Bailey's article published in The Sun - Hamburg, NY weekly newspaper.  It is a real keeper!

Links to Lana's The Little House continue to grow!

February 1, 2004 Who is linking to Lana's The Little House? Check it Out!

Guest Reviews

January 15, 2004:  Are you wondering how guests have enjoyed their experience at Lana's The Little House?  You can read all the guest reviews at "Notes to Lana".

Gift Certificates

 

November 25, 2003:  Purchase a Gift Certificate for Tours, Afternoon Tea or Lana's The Little House STATIONERY and GIFTS. 
The perfect gift for Christmas, Holiday, Birthday, Anniversary, Business Meeting or any special celebration.  Just send an email to Lana
with the details for your gift.  The Gift Certificate is a lovely presentation onto itself.  Teas are $25 per person.  Tours are $20 per person.  Reservations required.  For Retreats, Meetings or Special Events Call Lana at 716-965-2798 for rates. 
 

Afternoon Tea Begins 11/22/03

November 22, 2003:  AFTERNOON TEA AT 1:00PM EVERY MONDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NOW THROUGH 3/31/04. 
Make your reservations early. Maximum 6 seats.


 

 

Lana's The Little House featured in Verizon Telephone Directory for Chautauqua County, NY.
November 2003:  Lana's The Little House featured in "Must-See Attractions" along with such spectacular locations as:  Chautauqua Institution, Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff, SUNY Fredonia and The Summer Wind Chautauqua Lake fine dining cruise.

Two photographs from Lana's The Little House collection are shown, including the masthead for the "Must-See Attractions section of the Verizon Superpages Directory.

You may order your directory anytime at 1-800-888-8448.

See Us On Television  10/16/03 to 10/18/03

See Lana's The Little House ON TV
Thursday, October 16, 2003:  Adelphia Cable Channel 13 at 3PM. See taped show throughout the weekend too! Thursday 10/16/03 at 3:00 pm; Thursday 10/16/03 at 6:30 pm; Friday 10/17/03 at 10:00 pm; Saturday 10/18/03 at 12:00 pm.

Lana's The Little House
2003 HOLIDAY CARDS

 

Holiday Cards are NOW AVAILABLE!
October 23, 2003:  Order your 2003 Lana's The Little House Holiday Cards online via a secure Pay Pal transaction.
Or, you may order directly via email to Lana.

Lana's The Little House in the News ...
September 20, 2003:
In The Driver's Seat - Breaking for Whimsical Cottage

 

Lana's The Little House in the News ...
August 21, 2003 Check It Out - Beauty is in the charm and details

 

Order your English Cottage Stationery.
Buy your Lana's The Little House Stationery online via a secure Pay Pal transaction.
Or, you may order directly via email to Lana.

Check out the latest Guest Notes to Lana!
Share the joy of Lana's The Little House with the Guests.

 

 

 


 

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