Call for artists in our new Marketplace

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Fresh Heirlooms Marketplace is coming this springFresh Heirlooms is thrilled to announce Fresh Heirlooms Marketplace, a two-weekend event held at our indoor showroom this spring!  The Fresh Heirlooms Marketplace will feature unique wares handmade by local and regional artisans and crafters.

SAVE THE DATES:
Friday, March 21, 2014: 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, March 22, 2014: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, March 23, 2014: 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Friday, March 28, 2014: 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, March 29, 2014: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, March 30, 2014:  11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

BE A VENDOR: Our vendors are invited to help us transform our showroom into a bustling market through creatively outfitting your vendor booth with fixtures, signage, and staging that will show off your creativity as well as enhance and sell your products.  View the application here.

We are also interested in working with local musicians and non-profit organizations. If you/your band/your organization is interested in being a part of the event, contact Lindsay [at] FreshHeirlooms [dot] com by Feb. 21.

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Shop small. Shop local. Shop HANDMADE!

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Fresh Heirlooms invites you to shop smart this holiday season through supporting your neighborhood small businesses and local craftspeople.
Zero-waste bottle top ornamentWrapped glassware at FHCelebration cork tray and carafe
We are open this holiday season Thu. & Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4, and Sun. 12-4.
We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, but we are offering freebies on Black Friday and free totes on Small Business Saturday.  ALSO:

HANDMADE ARCADE

Can’t make it to our New Kensington showroom?  Plan to visit us and 150 other vendors for the 10th annual Handmade Arcade event, which will feature our reclaimed glassware collection and other spirited creations.

Knock on our wreath-studded door; check out our Facebook page for regular updates; and see Pinterest for more holiday inspiration!

TAKE A SURVEY & WIN SOMETHING GREAT!

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Win this set of 4 glasses made from beer bottles.

Enter our drawing to win a free set of 4 reclaimed beer-bottle drinking glasses.

PENN STATE NEW KENSINGTON’S Principles of Marketing students have taken an interest in improving Fresh Heirlooms for you!  To that end, please click on the link below to take their 20-question customer-profile survey.  In exchange for your 2-4 minutes of survey-taking time, you may enter to win a set of reclaimed glasses, perfect for holiday entertaining.

TAKE THE SURVEY!

Then, bring a printout of your survey receipt (the last page of the survey) to Fresh Heirlooms to be entered in our drawing.

(Or email your screenshot and contact info. to Lindsay [at] FreshHeirlooms.com.)  No purchase necessary.  Survey expires 11/21/2013.  No purchase is necessary to enter drawing.  One entry/survey per person (adults 18 and over only) please.  Surveys are also available for completion at Fresh Heirlooms, 887 5th Ave., New Kensington, PA.  Winner will be notified by 11/29/13.  Prize must be claimed in-store; no shipping or delivery available.

SHOP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:
Thursday & Friday, 10-6
Saturday, 10-4
Sunday, 12-4

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Gift-making workshops

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Join Fresh Heirlooms for a series of handmade gift-making workshops this November.  Or, shop our creative-reuse showroom for unique gifts made from reclaimed and repurposed materials.

 

Fresh Heirlooms holiday shopping hours (Nov. 2 – Dec. 22): Thursday & Friday 10-6; Saturday 10-4; Sunday 12-4
(Closed Thanksgiving day; OPEN for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday specials; OPEN Dec. 23 & 24th 10am – 2pm) 

 

Gift-making workshops:

(Space is limited — Register now!)
Make Tags, Cards, & More, Nov. 2, 10am-4pm: Use reclaimed materials to create unique trimmings for your holiday packages.  A free drop-in activity in celebration of New Kensington Winter Festival Market
Give Cash Cleverly, Nov. 9, 1-2:30pm: Craft your own bar of soap embedded with your gift of money; then use reclaimed paper such as comic books to make a functional wallet perfect for presenting a gift card or cash. ($30 fee)  REGISTER
Sweetie Pie Gifts, Nov. 16, 1-2:30pm: Concoct your own scented sugar scrub to give; then use cut, reclaimed bottles to create a sweet-lover’s personalized candy dish. ($35 fee)  REGISTER
Boot Camp, Nov. 17, 1-4pm: Make all projects from Give Cash Cleverly and Sweetie Pie Gifts! ($55 fee)  REGISTER

 

 

Make it a Fresh Heirlooms Summer!

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

We are teaching around town all summer long!  Join us:

The sun is out at Fresh Heirlooms

A vase made from a reclaimed wine bottle is perfect for summer blooms!

Drawing for Kids (ages 7-11), June 17-20, 9:30AM – noon
@WCCC New Kensington Education Center
Register: 724-925-4204

Daring Designers (grades 5-8), June 24-28, 9AM – noon
@ Penn State New Kensington
Register: http://www.nk.psu.edu

Wacky Art Gardens (grades 2-5), June 18, 2-3:30PM
@ People’s Library New Kensington
Register: www.PeoplesLibrary.org

Library Story Hour in the New Ken Community Garden, July 10, 11AM
Register: www.PeoplesLibrary.org

Dig into Drawing (grades 2-5), July 27, 11AM – 12:30PM
@People’s Library New Kensington
Register: www.PeoplesLibrary.org

Book your own workshop in our classroom: Lindsay@FreshHeirlooms.com

Our summer shopping hours are Fri. & Sat. 10AM – 2PM
887 5th Ave. @ 9th St. in New Kensington
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We are on Pinterest!

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Have you been looking for some fantastic ideas to put your scraps, odds and ends, doodads, and non-recyclables to good use?  Check out our Reuse Not Refuse pin board for lots of great ideas.

And while you are there, take a look at what you are in store for with out Pin Party!

Come down and check out our Pin Party on April 13 1-5pm

Spring clean!

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Bewitching Brew soaps are hot, hot, hot!Good-bye, winter; hello, hot!

Just in time for your spring self-cleaning, Bewitching Brew Soaps have arrived at Fresh Heirlooms.

Wash away winter’s chilly wrath with creative, cruelty-free scents like “Hot Stuff” (right).

Check out these soaps, bath teas, and enchanting bath salts as well Fresh Heirlooms’ regular supply of creatively reused home accents this spring:

Fridays & Saturdays 10AM – 2PM

We’re cooking up some springtime events, too, so stay tuned!

Toast the holidays and Handmade Arcade!

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

 

Handmade Arcade 2012 is December 8th

Ciroc tumblers and vases - oh la la la la

Find us at Handmade Arcade on Saturday, December 8th at the David Lawrence Convention Center.  The show runs from 11AM – 7PM.  Fresh Heirlooms will be showcasing our collection of glassware made from reclaimed bottles, like the Ciroc vodak collection (above).  Check out www.HandmadeArcade.com  or this nifty article in the Trib for more!

Please note that Fresh Heirlooms’ New Kensington showroom is CLOSED on Sat., Dec. 8, as we attend Handmade Arcade.  Our regular Holiday Hours are:
Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4.
We will be open on Christmas Eve 10am – 1pm.

Thoughtful gifts galore

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Santa's Workshop at Fresh Heirlooms

Holiday Hours: Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4

Need a gift made with TLC?

Fresh Heirlooms is “Thoughtful-Gift Central.”

GIVE a gift for under $25, such as:
- a funky vase made from a reclaimed liquor bottle
- a duo of scented soaps made by a local artisan
- a desk clock made in the USA from reused bike chain
- a birdhouse created from recycled candy wrappers.

RECEIVE satisfaction knowing that your gift:
-supports small business and our local economy.
-creates opportunity for talented local artists and crafters.
-keeps American workers employed
-provides living wages and safe working conditions for artisans in developing countries.
-supports sustainability through the REUSE of materials.
-was handmade with LOVE!

get creative this summerGet bit by the creativity bug? Check out our list of classes and workshops for grown-ups and kiddos who are looking to make something this summer.

JUST ADDED: Papermaking workshop at the Lower Burrell People’s Library for children up to 3rd  grade.  Register via People’s Library.

Click here to see the complete list of what we’ve cooked up or read on for descriptions and registration information.

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