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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!

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!

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:
Lindsay@FreshHeirlooms.com

Old vacuum tubes reinvented to deck your halls

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

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.