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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!

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!

New Dig

Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Fresh Heirlooms New Kensington

Our soon-to-be new home at 887 5th Avenue in New Kensington

The shades are drawn on Fresh Heirlooms’ Lawrenceville location, but the sun is shining in our new location, just 20 miles from downtown Pittsburgh.  While we won’t be open to the public until we accomplish some major rehab work on our new building (the former home of G.C. Murphy, Co.), it’s not too early to start planning your road-trip to New Kensington.  Here’s a couple of places of interest:

  • KENSINGTON COURT is a new antiques boutique located just down the street  from Fresh Heirlooms.  Though the space is a must-see in person, read this article to build your excitement.
  • Looking for fodder for you own creative-reuse projects?  Visit Habitat for Humanity’s ReStoreScour tons of donated items, from home-furnishings to construction materials.
  • House of 1000 Beers really does have over 1000 beers in stock and 30 beers on tap!  It’s also a great place to mingle with those who call New Ken home! 

Check out the City of New Kensington for information about this cool and quaint city.  And if you’re interested in learning more about owning a piece of historic New Kensington yourself, contact us and we’ll tell you why and how we made New Ken the home of our business.

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