I'll Take One with Mustard & Relics
Fun at a Brighton Heights shop, Tiny House Goes Under Contract & More
With an endearing name like “Mustard & Relics” the well-curated vintage shop that sits on the corner of Brighton and Davis in Brighton Heights is hard to pass up. I had driven by on multiple occasions since first seeing their "We're Open!" sign appear on the sidewalk back in October, but finally hit the brakes while passing by last week.
The shop contains a whimsical inventory that the three co-owners best describe as “a curated mix of kitsch, Americana, mid-century modern, household personal and things that represent our quirky personalities.”
This collection has primarily come from what they’ve each been hoarding for the past 25 years, sweetened by the occasional estate sale.
The shop is airy and bright, and chances are good you’re going to discover some forgotten treasured piece of your childhood tucked into the shelves: a stuffed Hamburglar doll, artfully stacked Pyrex, painted glassware in a rainbow of colors, wall art, kitchen goods, vinyl records and a clothing rack filled with handpicked items that span the ages — everything from a 1950s full swing skirt with a 21-inch waist to neon OP windbreakers circa 1984.
(3596 Brighton Road, Brighton Heights; 412/545-3386, mustardandrelics.com)
Garfield’s Tiny House Now Under Contract
All 350 square feet of Garfield’s first Tiny House – conceived by Big Savings Pittsburgh developer Eve Picker, has gone under contract. Picker, who is also the founder of cityLAB, built the home, sweet, home with the intention of enticing others to embrace a minimalist lifestyle that would be kind to their wallet and the environment. The property at 223 N. Atlantic Ave. had been priced at $109,500.
Scholarship Deadline Set for March 31
It’s down to the wire, but there still is time for students of interior design who are attending a school in western Pennsylvania to apply for the Suzanne M. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund which was created by friends and family of Lynch, an interior designer, along with local members of The American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association.
For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit pittsburghfoundation.org/node/1715