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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!

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!

The cat is out of the bags!

Monday, August 29th, 2011
What's in the bag -- fabric, fabric, fabric!!

What's in the bags? Tons of fabric swatches, samples, and scraps -- all waiting to be transformed into inspiring green gifts and home accents galore!

THANKS TO SOME SPECIAL FRIENDS IN THE WINDOWARE INDUSTRY, we are loaded to the brim with scrap fabric!!!

Production is already underway on great, green gift items made from funky, mod, and elegant fabrics otherwise bound for the landfill!

Fresh Heirlooms is planning several events for the fall and holiday-shopping season.  Stay tuned to see what fabric goodies (and other fun, repurposed home accents) you can find in our new showroom and when our doors will be open.

If you just can’t wait, contact us to schedule an appointment to view our showroom today!  Or, if you’re feeling crafty, ask about booking a workshop by appointment!  We offer a range of custom, creative-reuse workshops for adults, families, and children.

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

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!