Cork Creations from Lotta Corks
Decorate your home with vineyard-inspired décor such as custom-made wreaths, wall hangings and trays from Gillespie-based Lotta Corks.
Renee Katich, a regular visitor to Central Illinois wineries, began the business after retiring from her career in banking.
“I love wine, of course, and just last fall started to collect the used corks from friends, wineries, restaurants and eBay,” Katich says.
After setting up shop in her basement, she began creating her wreath and tray creations for local craft festivals. She sold out by Christmas and noticed her trays on display at a nearby Italian restaurant, which now supplies her with corks.
For more information on Lotta Corks’ products, call (217) 825-4065 or visit facebook.com/lottacorks.