These Are The Things We Love This Winter
Home editor Jessica Sinichak finds local gems you’ll obsess over.
Bloom Where You’re Planted
Known for their sparkling line of concrete and geode vessels featuring raw natural stones, Tal & Bert creators Val and Ray Talbert in November opened their second Tal & Bert Mercantile storefront in less than a year. The new spot in Sharpsburg features Tal & Bert’s signature planters as well as home goods from more than 70 women-owned and minority-owned businesses. Upcoming events at the new headquarters — which will house the Tal & Bert production team — include candle and planter workshops.
Tal & Bert Mercantile, 1003 Main St., Sharpsburg; 2892 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont, talandbertmercantile.com
A two-color letterpress print on cotton paper, the charming “Sly Fox” is one of the custom creations available at the mini-shop recently opened by Studio PDP, a letterpress and illustration studio in Millvale.
Studio PDP, 507½ Grant Ave., Millvale; studio-pdp.com ($15)
Make A Play
Relive some of the greatest hits in Pittsburgh sports history with the playbook coasters from Blue Snail Gift Shop. Each coaster in the set of four features a different laser-etched play.
Blue Snail Gift Shop, 24 E. Crafton Ave., Crafton; 412/458-0926, bluesnailgiftshop.com ($30)
Make Pittsburgh’s past your present with these one-of-a-kind vintage trolley scrolls from Black Cherry Design Shop. Each piece is framed and preserved behind anti-fade, museum-grade glass by Lawrenceville’s BeGalleries.
Black Cherry Design, 5124 Penn Ave.; blackcherrypgh.com ($1400)
Once you’re done hitting the slopes (or just in the mood to get cozy), cuddle up with the chic Apres Ski Tartan Luxe Eco Throw from The Nue Look at Home. Bonus: The blanket is made from recycled materials.
The Nue Look at Home, 200 S. Main St., Zelienople; 724/761-4000, nuelookathome.com ($175)