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Welcome to  Front Door Stories...
                           Creating first impressions...

Copyright © 2010 Front Door Stories - www.frontdoorstories.com  All rights reserved

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Contact Sharlene Nielsen at  204-918-3286

or email frontdoorstories@gmail.com

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Boutique Style Studio

Be inspired by the garden...

The studio is now open

Friday 1pm-6pm

& Saturday 11-3pm

Closed January

New for 2019!

Our #gypsyroadtrip to Tofino, BC for new years eve had me foraging fresh mosses, cedar driftwood and pinecones if you want add a natural vibe to your home stop by.

All Canadian, curated, and hand picked just for you!

Come see whats growing #inthestudio


Succulent Plugs




African Violet dish gardens

Fresh wreaths

Lavender topiary

Succulent Shots

Succulent Dish Gardens

Driftwood succulent centrepieces

Workshops 2019

check out the line up!

208 Browning Blvd

enter through the gate

on Shelly Street

Contact Sharlene



Fresh for February...

Succulent Driftwood

Table top or hanging pieces are

available made to order or choose

from designs in store.

All one of kind pieces.

starting at $25 for a window sill size

order here

care instructions included

Spring Wreaths

Hang these fresh hand made wreaths

on your front door for a spring vibe

or gift them to a gardener friend.

Everyone is one of a kind.

$65 each         order here

Care instructions included.

Lavender Topiary

Aromatic french lavender surrounded

by a lush carpet of moss potting in

a tall galvanized pot.

$25 each         order here

Care instructions included.

Succulent Shots

Cute little rosette succulents in a shot

glass! Great for gift giving.

$6 each             order here 

Care instructions included.

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

    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 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. 

    In 2017 was awarded the Directors choice at the WAG’s Art in Bloom 2017 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.

                             Creating first impressions...