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Holidays in the Rough at Fresh Heirlooms, New Kensington

Ready or not, we’re opening the doors to our “showroom in progress” at our new New Kensington location, beginning Friday, Nov. 25.  Our collection of handmade, creatively reused home accent pieces includes some of the old favorites, a few new creations, and even the work of other local artists, too. 

While you’re in the neighborhood, treasure-hunt for unique, vintage, and antique gifts at  handful of shops just steps from our door!  Hartman’s Second-Hand Store is also celebrating its opening day, just across the street.  We’d love to see you!

Our holiday hours Nov. 25th through Dec. 24th:
Friday & Saturday, 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, 11AM – 4PM

Drinking glasses made from reclaimed Kombucha tea bottles

Party of four? Never forget whose glass is whose. Best of all, these glasses are made from reclaimed Kombucha tea bottles. Click to see more images!

Handmade Holidays

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Handmade Arcade is back on November 12th!Along with 139 other awesome craft vendors, Fresh Heirlooms is proud to be participating in Handmade Arcades’ 8th Anniversary holiday show.  While we are showcasing our reclaimed glassware collection (plus other goodies, too), shoppers at this free event can also find lots of other affordable, hand-constructed wares from some of the country’s most imaginative and talented crafters.

Find Handmade Arcade, Saturday, November 12 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA from 11AM to 7PM.  Visit www.HandmadeArcade.com for more info.!

Joseph turning reclaimed bottles into drinking glasses

Mt. Lebanon Magazine images of Joe at work

Find a lovely article about crafters in the Mount Lebanon area in this month’s issue of Mt. Lebanon Magazine.  There’s a feature about Fresh Heirlooms’ glassware, as well as Mt. Lebanon crafters Kim Fox, Jennifer Baron, Greg and Linda Mitchell, and Jan Loney.

Creative Reuse Workshop

Saturday, March 19th, 2011
windchime-fairly-traded-from-vietnam

This windchime, fairly traded from Vietnam and made entirely of reclaimed metals, inspired our workshop at PCA.

Fresh Heirlooms is offering a creative reuse workshop at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts on Tuesday, March 29th from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.  Gather your friends and join us for this hands-on exploration of the creative-reuse movement.  Learn more and register online at http://www.pittsburgharts.org.

Class details:
Location: Pittsburgh Center for the  Arts
1047 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh
Classroom: Upper Annex

Mar 29, 2011 (one day), 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Tuition: $80.00
Member Tuition: $55.00

Level: All

Join the creative reuse movement!  We’ll teach you about the history of this eco-conscious movement, and show you the various ways to use materials otherwise bound for the landfill or recycling bin. Participants will be provided with materials and instruction to create a functional or decorative sculpture, such as a wind chime or mobile. Participants are welcome to bring some of their own materials as well, such as bottle caps, lids, etc. Workshop led by the owner of Fresh Heirlooms, a local store specializing in green gifts and home decor.

Business of Recycling

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Fresh Heirlooms article in Trib - Feb 2011

Above: Joseph Morrison, 44, of Mt. Lebanon, co-owner of Fresh Heirlooms, arranges a display window of the company's new New Kensington location. Morrison said repurposed items have a solid feel that people notice. "The stuff that's being dumped on curbs is old, well-made materials," he said.

Fresh Heirlooms was featured, along with several other green-minded businesses, in the Sunday edition of the Tribune Review (2/27/11).  Journalist Jodi Weigand details the ins and outs of local entrepreneurs whose mission is transforming reclaimed materials into a variety of products like greeting cards, clothing, and jewelry.  Fresh Heirlooms specializes in creatively reused home decor — our reclaimed soda bottle drinking glasses are featured above, and they will soon be available for purchase in our online store!

lawrenceville artist studio tour 2010

Take a tour of Pittsburgh’s trendy Lawrenceville and see the work of talented artists and how they create their products. Download the walking tour guide of Lawrenceville to plan out your tour. Fresh Heirlooms is proud to be a participant again this year– be sure to stop by our store and say hi!

Fresh Heirlooms will feature production of glassware created from reclaimed bottles and jars. Join us for refreshments, Q&A, and a first look at our holiday inventory!

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
1 Martha Ellen & Jay Ressler, FIBER ART, AND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
5239 Butler Street, 3rd fl. /MarthaRessler.com /JayRessler.com

2 Catherine Berard, STAINED GLASS
Prism Stained Glass
5234 Butler Street /prismstainedglass@verizon.net

3 Lindsay Woge, CREATIVELY RE-USED FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS
Fresh Heirlooms
5218 Butler Street /FreshHeirlooms.com

4 Javo Studios, PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO
5137 Holmes Street /javostudios.com

5 Jay Design Soaps & Gifts, SOAPMAKING
4603 Butler Street /jaydesign.com

6 Sandra Budd, MIXED MEDIA
4300 Butler Street, side entrance /bluejaybudd@gmail.com

7 Mary Coleman, WEAVING
Gallery on 43rd Street
187 43rd Street, 2nd fl. /galleryon43rdstreet.com

8 Encyclopedia Destructica Studios, HANDMADE ZINES AND BOOKS
156 41st Street /encyclopediadestructica.com

9 Ron Donoughe, PAINTING
Paintings of Our Region
208 Main Street, 2nd fl. /donoughe.com

10 Tracey Seder-Donoughe, POTTERY
262 Main Street /pennavenuepottery.etsy.com

11 Kitty Spangler, ACRYLIC PAINTINGS, CHARCOAL DRAWINGS, CROSS STITCH,
ORIGIMI & JEWELRY
278 Main Street, 2nd & 3rd fl. /kittyspangler@comcast.net

12 Duncan MacDiarmid, SCULPTURE AND TILES
Earthview Studios
4201 Sherrod Street /earthviewstudios.com

13 Mary Mazziotti, TEXTILES AND PAINTINGS
Mazziotti Studios
125 39th Street, Bldg. 3-A /mazziottiart.com

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