What is a Fresh Heirloom?
A Fresh Heirloom is a keepsake for the 21st century — a handmade item created from reclaimed materials that you can be proud to display in your home, office, or garden and pass on from generation to seventh-generation. Consider it historic and environmental preservation coupled with progressive social responsibility, sophisticated artfulness, and multi-faceted meaning!
Where do our recycled home decor and green gifts come from?
We make most items here in Pittsburgh from materials diverted from our local landfills.
Many products are collaboratively designed and created by the owner and her skilled family members! (Be sure to look for Mom’s knitted plastics, Dad’s custom lighting, Grandma’s famous scrap-fabric bags, Papa’s scrap-wood creations, and even napkin rings created from Great Grandma Baba’s button collection.)
We are also proud to represent the work of Pittsburgh-based salvage artists Josh Andra, Dalenne Sauers, Alex Lobus, Matthew Gatto, Michelle Jenkins, JR Holtz, and Francy Jones. Additionally, we carry items produced by socially and environmentally responsible US cottage industries as well as recycled creations from fair-trade enterprises.
Where can I find Recycled Gifts and Reused Furniture?
Fresh Heirlooms is located in the neighborhood of Lawrenceville in Pittsburgh, PA. A short distance from Pittburgh’s famous Italian Market, the Strip District, Lawrenceville offers a collection of unique botiques, antique shops, and a variety of restaurants and coffee shops. If you are not in Pittsburgh, or prefer to shop online, browse our online gift shop of recycled home decor accessories…
Fresh Heirlooms also holds creative art workshops for youth and adults in the Pittsburgh region.
Fresh Heirlooms is a member of the 16:62 Design Zone, a collection of home interior businesses located in Lawrenceville, PA.

Reconditioned desk with reclaimed accessories by Fresh Heirlooms

This desk and chair set were reconditioned and outfitted with repurposed and vintage accessories.

DESIGN-SOLUTIONS for today’s home-and-office involve consideration of environment, community, and cost. Fresh Heirlooms satisfies this need through reclaiming locally sourced materials to both transform and invest in the spaces in which we live, work, and play. Retailing unique items for interior spaces and one-of-a-kind custom pieces, Fresh Heirlooms unifies the principle of form and function with the art and science of creative reuse.


Founded in 2007 in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Fresh Heirlooms relocated to a new facility in New Kensington, PA in 2011.

 

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