Creating Flair

Add some creative flair to your home this Christmas season with something unique from Rosanne’s Silk Designs.  Rosanne’s Silk Designs is a unique business which operates a seasonal Christmas show out of Brandon, called Christmas At Home, a retail store in Wasagaming, Manitoba, called On or Under the Tree and does wedding and event decorating. Rosanne’s Silk Designs has been owned and operated by Marita and Eric Dowsett for the last seven years and has been in Brandon for the last 17 years.

Christmas At Home is taking place from Saturday, October 19th to Saturday, December 21st, and is done entirely in the Dowsett’s home, located one and a half miles south of Patricia Avenue on 1st Street. Every room from bathroom to living room will be bursting at the seams with Christmas.

“When the Christmas At Home starts up the house is full. We’ve got three floors of Christmas,” said Eric Dowsett. At Christmas At Home you’ll find everything from the perfect tree ornament – there will be more than 15,000 on display, to snowmen decor to welcome your guests, to unique kitchen gifts for that hard-to-buy-for someone on your holiday list.

“We’ve really got the whole spectrum of Christmas from Christmas stockings to four-foot nutcrackers,” said Dowsett.

Christmas At Home will be open Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., but group evening appointments can be booked.

At On or Under the Tree, which will be open in Wasagaming Saturdays and Sundays until October 13th this year, you’ll find Christmas decor and gifts for every member of the family, young and old.

Dowsett said selling Christmas items most of the year between the Wasagaming store and the Christmas At Home event continues to keep the spirit alive for the business owners.

“As people come in, they are so excited when they think about Christmas, whether it be in June, July or August and they have a little bit of that spirit for the moment. It’s interacting with people and helping people make their holiday season a little bit more special,” Dowsett said.

Rosanne’s Silk Designs also does floral rentals and custom decorating for weddings and events big and small, including this year’s Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation’s Gala Dinner, taking place this September 28th.

For more information, call Rosanne’s Silk Designs at 204-725-3602 or visit them On-line at