Front Door Stories
The Studio is now open:

11-6pm Thursday's & Friday's
11am-3pm Saturday's

come experience the scents of the season & find garden inspired treasures to bring into your home, office or for gift giving.


Location: 208 Browning Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba
enter through the gate on Shelley Street

Now accepting all methods of payments

Stay connected with daily posts and current updates on the links below or read on for details of what's new in The Studio.


What's New!


It has been a very busy summer for us at Front Door Stories.
We are growing and The Studio has welcomed some new faces. Claudia (my mom) and Jane Kesselmen (Master Gardener) will be in the studio more this winter season so I can focus on my client orders and building new designs.

This past September I traveled to British Columbia to The CanWest Horticulture Show and entered the Container Garden Competition, I won 2nd place from the Judges and 1st Place by the people for my Vintage inspired design.

Met with new suppliers and will be showcasing some new metal pieces from Alberta, made by women who garden, using raw iron sourced locally in their area.

We foraged for Cedar Driftwood off the shores of the west coast, Pinecones from the Okanagan Valley, and all this will be
showing at

The Winter Open House
November 14th from 6-9pm

Along with my 2019 Winter Collection of new Container Garden Designs and Fresh Hand tied Wreaths.



Did you know?

We sell: Hand tied fresh wreaths
Every season I try to come up with some
new designs.

Full Mixed Wreath: The first photo above on the blue back drop.
The Cotton Wreath: The top one is fashioned with real cotton and soft magnolia leaves.
The Boxwood Wreath: The middle was inspired by the old English boxwood hedges with softness and texture, embellished with Magnolia leaves and quinoa stems I grew in my own garden.
The Block Wreath: The bottom is a more modern look with block patterning materials and can be created with any of the materials we carry in the studio


See below for the list of what you can choose from for any of the wreaths showing..

You can: pick your materials

White Pine, Cedar, Incense Cedar, Hemlock, Boxwood, Magnolia, Bears Grass, Cotton, Seeded eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus, baby blue eucalyptus, eucalyptus seed pods, dried fruit, pine cones, rose hips (red berries), & Oregonia.


Choose your size:

$75 for a 18" finished wreath
$95 for a 25" finished wreath


Gifts From The Garden!

Handmade garden inspired gifts for anyone in your life that would enjoy a growing gift or something unique for the person who has everything.



Workshops Winter 2019 !

Wreath Workshops:
$75 for a 18" or $95 for a 25"
Nov24- 11-1pm 5 spaces available
Nov24- 6-8pm 5 spaces available

Outdoor Container Workshops:
$95 (aprox 24"w x 36"h)
Nov30 4-6pm 3 spaces left
Dec1- 2-4pm 1 space left
Dec1-6-8pm 5 spaces available

Outdoor Container Workshop at Assiniboine Park:
$95 (aprox 24"w x 36"h)
Dec15-11-1pm
Location: Qualico Family Centre: follow the link below to register

Indoor Table Centrepiece:
$75 (Vintage glass vessel & garden inspired material)
Dec22-11-1pm 5 spaces available


Have Sharlene design a
"One of a Kind"
look for your Front Door!

If you are not able to make it out to the studio and still want to book a wreath or arrangement instalment.

Please feel free to contact
Sharlene via email or
call 204-918-3286 to order.



"Make Your Own" Front Door Story!
Freshen up your outdoor Containers with winter inspired material.
We always have zone hardy material available to purchase in The Studio no matter what the season or reason!



Indoor Decor!



We do fresh Mantel dressing for the season, pricing will depend on size.
Approximately $200 for a
6ft mantel
Typically this is done closer to the holidays so it will stay fresh as long as possible for all your entertaining.
3 weeks is the
estimated lasting time.



Winter Centrepieces can also be pre ordered for your holiday table. We make these fresh to order using garden inspired flowers and fresh greens in vintage glass vessels.
Starting at $75 and up depending on size and vessel.
Order by Dec 22nd for delivery or pick up



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