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Exciting Ending and Bright Beginning

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Noel from Fresh Heirlooms!

Fresh Heirlooms is extending our holiday shopping hours and offering deep discounts on last-minute treasures!

Find us daily through Dec. 23rd, 10AM – 2PM.

We are thrilled to be a part of First Night Pittsburgh, our favorite family-friendly way to say hello to a brand new year!  Find our “Scrap-Fabric Factory” at the CAPA Gallery in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

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12.06.14: HA

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Our location at 887 5th Ave. in New Kensington will be CLOSED on Sat., Dec. 6th, as we make our annual trek to Handmade Arcade.
We will be showcasing our reclaimed glassware alongside tons of other creative artists and craftspeople vending their wares.  Finish off (or start!) your Christmas list and support local micro-businesses!


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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.


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]  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.

Thursday & Friday, 10-6
Saturday, 10-4
Sunday, 12-4

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Calling All Kids . . .

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Kids creating at Fresh HeirloomsFresh Heirlooms is offering some exciting and imaginative programming for little ones this spring and summer! 

Up  next: Join us on Saturday, March 17th at the Pittsburgh Public Market for a special class!

Crafts from Grandma’s “ARTtic”

Explore a trunk full of treasures from Grandma’s Attic as you invent new ways to use old materials in an art project all your own.  Create and recreate sculptures made from unwanted fabrics, trinkets, and surprise materials while tinkering with how structures stand up and stay together, how parts move, and how one Grandma’s trash is another kid’s artful treasure!  Each participant will complete one “Fresh Heirloom” to take home.

Class date: Saturday, March 17th, 1:30PM
Age range: Ages 7 – 10
Class cost: $8/ child
Register through Pittsburgh Public Market or email us for more details.

We are also leading summer camps in New Kensington.  Coming this June: Camp Creative at Westmoreland County Community College – New Kensington Education Center.  In July, Daring Designers will run at Penn State New Kensington.  Adults can also join us at WCCC for an exciting “cameraless film” class, too!  Stay tuned.

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the NEWK

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

The NEWK, our favorite local blog, gives you an insider’s look at New Kensington, PA and the areas that surround it.  The NEWK covers everything from event and restaurant reviews to local personality profiles and news updates.
Today’s post is about Fresh Heirlooms!  Thanks to our friends at the NEWK!the NEWK blogClick the image to view the post!

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A dose of holiday inspiration . . .

Sunday, December 18th, 2011
safety pin christmas tree

We found this enchanting Christmas tree -- tucked away on a shelf of mismatched dinner plates, rusty tools, and years-old bric-a-brac-- across the street at Paul's Second Hand Store. A crafter from way back created it using beads and safety pins, and it has been inspiring us daily!

Find thoughtful, handmade green gifts this holiday season at Fresh Heirlooms.
Visit Sunday, December 18 11 AM – 4 PM
Friday, December 23, 10 AM – 6 PM
& Christmas Eve, 10AM = 1 PM
Email to visit this week by appointment, any time:

Old vacuum tubes reinvented to deck your halls

Old beer bottles becoming drinking glasses . . . and awaiting you to get you nog on

Grannequin poses at Fresh Heirlooms

Is it Grandma? Is it a mannequin? It's Grannequin!!

Check out Grandma Shirley, seen here posing in her Halloween costume as a showroom “Grannequin.”  Someone please give this woman extra treats for that costume! 

Also, Fresh Heirlooms turns four today!  We are celebrating by polishing up our showroom-in-progress for our opening on November 25th and by polishing a ton of reclaimed glassware in preparation for Handmade Arcade on November 12th.

We hope to see you soon!

Sneak a peek!

Thursday, July 14th, 2011


Sidewalk Sale July 16 2011 at Fresh Heirlooms New Kensington

Visit us at our New Kensington location Saturday, July 16th between 10 AM & 4 PM.  While you’re in the neighborhood, check out the GIGANTIC annual People’s Library Book Sale!  Our friends at Kensington Court Antiques Boutique would love to see you, too!

A Big Weekend Out!

Monday, June 20th, 2011
Quartz cutting board

Our cutting boards are created from food-safe quartz countertops. Choose from a variety of colors!

Fresh Heirlooms is hitting the road this weekend to showcase our creatively reused goodies at two amazing events: the Big REMake at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and Crafty Sundays at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip.

Get your hands on our NEW, pretty & practical quartz cuttng boards made from reclaimed tile samples.  We’re also toting along drinking glasses made from used bottles, message centers made from funky odds ‘n’ ends,  & more treasures.
Find us:

Saturday, June 25th @ the Big REMake -  Grown-up Play date, 7 PM – 10 PM at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse ( Construction Junction site)

Sunday, June 26th @ the Pittsburgh Public Market – 10 AM – 4 PM at Produce Terminal Building,
Smallman St.

The big REmake at Pgh Center for Creative Reuse

Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip

Handmade Arcade

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Handmade Arcade and Fresh HeirloomsDrinking glasses handmade from reclaimed juice bottles and sandblasted with a permanent designHandmade Arcade returns to Pittsburgh, and Fresh Heirlooms is honored to join over 100 independent crafters at this annual event.

Find Us: Saturday, April 16th, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm at the David L Lawrence Convention Center

What types of crafts are sold at Handmade Arcade?
All kinds of cool crafts! You’ll find innovative jewelry, scary and sweet stuffed creatures, knitted accessories, silk screened prints and tees, felted fashions, hand bound books, spun yarns, stationery, ‘zines, housewares and lots more.  Fresh Heirlooms is showing off its new collection of glassware created from reclaimed bottles and jars!

Look for:
Drinking glasses, vases, & candleholders . . .
- Odds & ends like candy dishes, pencil holders, toothbrush holders, soap dishes, & even pet food dishes . . .
- Repurposed vintage soda bottles, many of which were bottled locally . . .

. . .  all diverted from the energy-intensive recycling process!

And, of course, Grandma’s famous reclaimed fabric gift bags are FREE with purchase for Early Birds!

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