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Welcome to  Front Door Stories...

Boutique Style Studio

Be inspired by the garden...


Nov 14th 6-9pm

The studio is open:

Thursdays 11-6pm

Fridays 11-6pm

Saturdays 11-3pm


I have a new payment system in place now so I can take debit and credit cards.

Closed August & 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

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”

The Winnipeg Free press article in 2018, featured Sharlene’s design work

in Container Gardening for all four seasons, photos of her spring look for a booth display at The Winnipeg Home Expressions Show with JD Penner and Client planters showing a summer look, with tropicals.  link to article here.

Recently at the 2019 CanWest Horticulture Show in

Vancouver, BC, Sharlene took home Second place

awarded by the judges and First place awarded by

the people for her Vintage themed Container Garden.

Follow her on twitter , instagram , & facebook

for whats happening on the daily!

In The Studio...

Mixed Winter Wreaths

Made fresh to order using the

highest quality greens, hand tied

and accented with dried fruit, that

we dry ourselves. Pinecones

collected from the Okanagan valley

in British Columbia. Rose hips &

eucalyptus if you choose.

Everyone is one of a kind.

$75 - 18” width         order here

$95 - 24” width         order here

Succulent Pinecones

These designs are unique to each

size cone. All hand made with

a variety of succulents and fresh

moss all fashioned onto a pinecone

picked from the Okanagan Valley

in British Columbia.

$20 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 $15 and up depending

on size

order here

Winter Potpourri

Scent your home with fresh fragrant

evergreens & dried fruit. All hand

mixed and packaged for giving or

place in a pretty bowl at your front

entrance to be welcomed by the


$12 each             order here 

Winter Table Centrepiece

Garden inspired Table centrepieces

made fresh to order in vintage glass

vessels using the freshest greens

and garden inspired flowers, berries,

succulents and whimsical branches.

All nature inspired.

Pick your color and vessel.

$65.00 and up depending on size and vessel choice

order here 

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

Follow me on twitter , instagram , & facebook


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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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