Local business gets back to ‘Nature’

By on August 29, 2018

Nature’s Lot, a family-owned business specializing in handcrafted wreaths and birch home décor, opened Aug.11 at 735 Rothsville Rd., Lititz.

“I was looking to do something that would allow me to work with my hands and be creative,” says Chad Miller, who co-owns the business with his wife Chris.

Chad (left) and Chris Miller have opened Nature’s Lot at 735 Rothsville Rd., Lititz.

The team began selling wholesale in early 2012. One year later, they would open an online Etsy store. Soon after, they began to do craft shows, and expanded their made in the USA line of products into products like birch pillar candles, potpourri, trays and many varieties of wreaths.

“Originally, we were helping my grandfather with his chrysanthemum business, and to pass the time in slow periods, we would make wreaths,” he added. “We started by making twig wreaths from trimming people’s shrubs for free along with whatever other twigs we could find.” Miller explained that “One of the things we enjoy doing is to find things that most people would discard or consider useless, and then use it to make something beautiful.” During the summer, the couple harvests corn tassel from local farmers and then dries it to make fall wreaths.

“We get our birch poles and twigs primarily from Maine, but we harvest some products locally from different farmers, nurseries, and even alongside the road.”
The Lititz location plans to have normal business hours during the week (10 a.m. 5 p.m.). On the weekends, the Miller’s do craft shows up and down the east coast, so they encourage customers to call in advance to make an appointment.

“We plan to sell a wide variety of home décor items, with a large percentage of them being made by us,” he added.

“One thing that will be unique about our shop is that although we will have finished products to purchase, people will be able to come in and put together their own pieces. Since we make all of our own wreaths, we can easily modify wreaths to a customer’s needs.”

Cory Van Brookhoven is a staff writer for the Lititz Record Express. He welcomes your comments at cvanbrookhoven@lnpnews.com or 717-721-4423. 

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