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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

Follow me on twitter , instagram , & facebook

Boutique Style Studio

Closed for renovations!

by appointment only in August

Open fall of 2018

follow me on instagram or facebook for all the messy details.

Inspiration is always free!

In stock in August 2018

Container Gardens for sun or shade

Tropicals for sun or shade

Succulent dish gardens

Organic herb buckets

Organic herbs from Sage Garden

Butterfly Planters

Living Moss wreath

Succulent moss living wreaths

Grapevine Succulent wreaths

Workshops 2018

check out the line up!

208 Browning Blvd

entrance on Shelly Street

Contact Sharlene



New for 2018...

Hand made grapevine wreath

from the grapevine at the studio

with live moss and succulents

to give it life.

Easily cared for outdoors or in.

Care instructions included

Beautifully curated

hand made moss wreath.

This living art piece is easily

cared for indoors or out.  

Care instructions included.

click here to inquire

What we do!

Outdoor Planters

Large scale arrangements for events

Styling your front door to sell a home

or to welcome clients & friends to a space.


Customized for any group or event

either in the studio or on location


Cold hardy Outdoor arrangements

Easter Vignette styling

Outdoor styling for home or office

Indoor table styling with potted plants

Container Garden Plantings

Container Garden Maintenance

Garden Guidance Visits

Fall Services

Container prep for winter

Thanksgiving Planters

Thanksgiving & Halloween table styling

Thanksgiving & Halloween vignette

Halloween Planters & decor

Winter Services

Winter planter change

Outdoor styling for home or office

Indoor tree & mantel decorating

Hotel & Restaurant holiday styling

Holiday table styling

Holiday vignette styling

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

    Her company provides a unique service that brings stunning first impressions to the “front door” or entrance of 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.

    Starting out in display and merchandising for The Hudson Bay Company in 1990, while enrolled in the Fine Arts program at Kwantlen Collage, and working at Art Knapp’s Garden Centre in B.C. this prairie girl and mom of two boys, came 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...