Archive for reused materials

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

Green-Gift Ideas

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
Holiday table setting at Fresh Heirlooms

This setting features a handmade tiered plate and napkin rings made from Grandma's buttons.

We just added a new album of green-gift ideas to our Facebook page.  Click below to check out images of our handmade products, like vacuum-tube ornaments, scrap wood photo holders, light-globe centerpieces, and trays made from reclaimed materials.  While you’re there, become our Facebook fan. 

And remember, everything in the photos is here at our showroom at 
887 5th Ave. in New Kensington, PA. 

Our holiday hours are:
Fri. & Sat., 10AM – 6PM; Sun. 11AM – 4PM

Click here to view our photos on Facebook. 

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.