Lititz, PA

Local Finds at Calkins' Vine and the Branches in Lititz, PA

Sara Melissa Frost

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Calkins' Vine and the Branches in Lititz is a shop focusing on home decor, and inside this local store, there is so much to choose between, especially if you like the farmhouse style or are into vintage finds. Calkins' Vine and the Branches sells hand-finished furniture that is done in-house. From beautifully colored accent pieces to unique hutches and desks, the pieces they sell all feel like one-of-a-kind treasures.

Candles and scents

Once entering the shop, you're met with a lovely scent of candles and soaps. I immediately went to their handmade soap section and found locally made Lititz soaps. I ended up with an Oatmeal & Lemongrass soap made with shea butter and olive oil. I also found vanilla hand lotion by Pennsylvania Soy Candles. Their candles are made with 100 percent pure soybean wax, cotton wicks, and fragrance oils. In an effort to leave them as natural as possible they do not add any color dye to the products. All of Pennsylvania soy candles and hand & body lotions are made in the U.S. and are not tested on animals.

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Calkins' Vine and the Branches is the kind of store where there is so much to see. Every corner, every wall, is filled with unique items. Some are made locally, some are vintage, and some are new.

Quality products

The shop has been in Lancaster since the 80s. They originally started in 1988 as Calkins' Country Crafts. A few years later they changed the name to Calkins' Country Corner, and later emerging as Calkins' Vine and the Branches. While their name and basic style has moved with the times, their dedication to the quality of products has not changed, and while browsing the shop it is easy to tell that the products are solid.

Throughout all the changes, the owner Kathy has been continually doing decorative painting, everything from miniatures to signs, and full pieces of furniture. Calkins' Vine and the Branches also offer painting classes teaching how to successfully paint furniture.

If you need something new for your house, this place carries a carefully curated collection of home decor featuring everything from farmhouse to shabby chic, bohemian, and vintage. Even if you're not looking to buy something, it is fun to look around in this store checking out their locally made items.

Calkins' Vine and the Branches have two locations in Lancaster County, one in Lititz at 55 North Broad St, Lititz, PA 17543, and one in Bird-In-Hand, at 2709 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505.

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