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Tinker with us.

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!

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

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!

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!