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Friday, September 12th, 2014

Be part of a Tinker Tank at Fresh Heirlooms

A hands-on approach to a “think tank” and friendlier than a “shark tank,” Fresh Heirlooms’ Tinker Tanks are an opportunity to explore a new medium, receive encouragement and feedback, and build your own heirloom to take home and treasure!

10/16: Tinker with paper collage.  From the French word “coller,” meaning “to glue,” collage is a great medium with which to tinker without fear.  We’ll bust out the glue sticks and scads of paper scraps and help you cut and snip your way to a clever composition.

10/23: Tinker with fabric collage.  The stakes are raised as we open our overstuffed vault of fabric scraps and samples.  This session, we explore how fusible web and hand-stitching can aid us in creating a warm and fuzzy work of art.

11/06: Tinker with assemblage art.  Often referred to as 3D collage, assemblage art relies on found objects, trinkets, and mixed-media magic to create a layered creation that that tells a story or simply looks stunning.  Bring momentos to build a personalized creation.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE HERE.  We recommend preregistration as spaces are limited.

Questions?  Email Lindsay [at] FreshHeirlooms [dot] com for more info.

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!

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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New stuff for a new year

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Stash your winter goods in our stylish container made from reclaimed metals.
Stash your winter goods in our stylish container made from reclaimed metals.

We’ve added a lot of new items to our inventory, like Valentine’s day vases created from reclaimed wine bottles.  We also have new handmade creations, like this unique container made from radiator grating and a film canister, as well as fresh industrial vintage finds.

Click here to see our list of WORKSHOPS, as well as a FREE-TUITION OFFER!

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.

A Classroom is Born.

Monday, September 19th, 2011
New classroom space at Fresh Heirlooms

Even without tables, our classroom space is already an ideal spot for crafting!

The room in our building that once held our bicycles, empty cardboard boxes, and an old lab table on nasty red carpet is just about ready to seat you in a Fresh Heirlooms workshop!

Join us by appointment beginning in October to learn how to “sandblast your trash.”  Bring glass jars, bottles, and vessels from your recycle bin or overflowing kitchen cupboards and learn to create permanent, original designs on them.

These handmade and functional works of art make great holiday gifts!   Learn more here!

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