Everlasting Wreaths

Sweet Annie Autumn Harvest Wreath
Sweet Annie Autumn Harvest Wreath

My small business career began with the discovery that I could fashion wild grapevine wreaths harvested from the nearby woods and sell them in specialty stores.  I progressed from plain and “primitive” wreaths to decorated grapevine accessories. 

From grapevine, I ventured into fashioning wreaths from dried [everlasting] flowers and fillers.  This progression was also life-changing.   The fragile, botanical nature of these creations fascinated me.  I soon discovered that the only way to afford a large everlasting wreath was to grow my own materials–purchasing them was expensive and limiting as far as variety was concerned. 
That is why this simple craft became life-changing.  I now grow and harvest over 90 herbs and everlasting flowers.  My profession is filled with rich and fragrant experiences with these natural elements.  My work is my lifestyle–and my lifestyle, my work.  I would have it no other way.

About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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