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Welcome to  Front Door Stories...

Boutique Style Studio

Be inspired by the garden...


Closed for August 2019

book by appointment only

Will reopen

September 5th

Thursdays 11-6pm

Fridays 11-3pm

Closed January

& any events listed below.

Events & Markets:

April 11-14th, 2019

Art in Bloom at the WAG

Sept 24-27th, 2019

CanWest Horticulture Expo

Oct 17th -20th, 2019

Scattered Seeds Craft Market

In The Studio


Fresh Wreaths

Cedar Driftwood

Driftwood centrepieces

Succulent terrariums

Succulent wreaths

Potted indoor plants

Workshops 2019

check out the line up!

208 Browning Blvd

enter through the gate

on Shelly Street

Contact Sharlene




    Owner, Sharlene Nielsen has been in business as Front Door Stories for 10 years as of 2018.

    Her company provides a unique service bringing stunning first impressions to the “front door” or entrance to your home, office, wedding, event and garden. Curating garden inspired seasonal material in large scale outdoor container plantings and floral arrangements, with our northern climate in mind.

    Her background in display and merchandising for The Hudson Bay Company, while enrolled in Fine Arts at Kwantlen Collage, and working at Art Knapp’s Garden Centre in B.C. brought this prairie girl and mom of two boys, back to her roots here in Manitoba. Opening Front Door Stories in 2008 while freelancing at The Garden Room, and then 3 years at Assiniboine Park in the English Garden. Now focusing on her business full time and opening a boutique style studio space to expand her services. 

Award winning floral designer, In 2017 for the Directors choice at the WAG’s

Art in Bloom for her floral interpretation of “View from the artist bedroom,

Jericho Beach”

In 2018 was featured in an article in the Winnipeg Free press, link to article here.

In The Studio...

Eucalyptus Wreaths

Made fresh to order.

Aromatic fresh hand made

eucalyptus wreaths.

Everyone is one of a kind.

$75 each         order here

Care instructions included.

Cedar Driftwood

Foraged from the Canadian west

coast, these amazing cedar pieces

are all shapes and sizes with unique

coloring and textures.

starting at $5 and up depending

on size

order here

Driftwood Centrepieces

These designs are unique to each

piece of cedar driftwood. Sizes range

from 12” to 4 foot, pick your size,

choose an Air plant or succulent

for a one of a kind piece of art.

starting at $25 each     order here

Care instructions included.

Succulent Terrarium Globes

Cute little rosette succulents in a

hanging glass globe!

Great for gift giving.

$15 each             order here 

Care instructions included.

Succulent Plugs

Mix and match from the large selection

of echeveria & succulent plugs to

freshen up your existing dish garden

or wreath or create something new.

$3.50 each             order here 

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What we do!

Outdoor Planters

Large scale Container Gardens

for instant curb appeal

for events

Styling your front door

selling a home

or welcome friends


Everlasting wreaths & hand tied bouquets

Seasonal plants & natural decor


Customized for any group or event

either in the studio or

I bring it to you!


Cold hardy outdoor arrangements

Container Garden Designs

Container Garden Maintenance

Fall Services

Container prep for winter

Thanksgiving container gardens

Winter Services

Winter outdoor container arrangements

Indoor holiday tree & mantel decor


Contact Sharlene Nielsen at  204-918-3286

or email frontdoorstories@gmail.com

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                           Creating first impressions...

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