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Celebrate the 4th in Style

Posted by CR on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Here at Anchor Hocking, we are always so inspired by the beautiful parties and decorations and goodies that our friends online are coming up with! We wanted to try our hand at creating a fun 4th of July gathering - chic and cheap.


*All images courtesy of CR 

Wondering what all we used to create this swanky little get together?
Well all of the glassware is, of course, Anchor Hocking Company. The balloons were around 5 dollars from
Party City, the beautiful red Gerber Daisies were also around 5 dollars from Kroger, and the vases were old wine bottles with the labels taken off.

What did we use as a table? Well that is a fantastic vintage trunk that this little blogger got for a steal at a local antique store, The Olde Shoe Factory Antique Mall. It was just our luck that it was blue and big enough to house all of the glassware and goodies!

My my! What is in that triffle bowl?
Layers of vanilla wafers, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and whipped cream (original style).

That adorable Montana Jar (64 oz) is full of Strawberry Soda! You could jazz it up with a little prosecco or champagne too!

We couldn't forget the cherry pie!
We also chose our fine Stölzle champagne flutes for an Independence Day toast! You ought to hear those babies ring!

Inside our 4-in-1 cake dome is a double layer chocolate cake with tons of decadent frosting, whipped cream and fruit decorations!


All together:
Food/drink cost under $30.00 (wine not included)
Decorations under $12.00 (trunk not included)
Anchor Hocking Company Glassware under $100.00 (this includes our Bakeware Tote Set, not shown)


*All images courtesy of CR

 

You can get the look too! Check out Anchor Hocking's Online Store to get everything you need to have a cheap and chic holiday party!

 


We would love to hear from you! Tell us all about the parties you're throwing - and we might just showcase it here!

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*Cheers*

Categorized under: Entertain  Serve  Drink  Design  Reality  Montana Jar  Stolzle 



Drop the Anchor on Breast Cancer

Posted by CR on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Anchor Hocking always looks forward to this time of year! It's such a great opportunity to give to a wonderful cause as a business family.

We thought we'd give you an inside peek at our race shirts for the 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Columbus, Ohio).

The race is Saturday May 14th, and we'll have a team of 129 there.

A big thank you to everyone who helped pull this year's Team Anchor Hocking Company together! An extra round of applause to Moe, our team captain, co-worker, friend and survivor for all of her hard work!

Team Anchor Hocking has 6 pink shirts to hand out this year, which denotes survivors of breast cancer.

All photographs courtesy of CR

Want to see the other designs that were in the running before we chose this one?

 

 

All shirt graphics courtesy of CR

Stay tuned for pictures of the race day! We hope that if you're in Columbus on May 14th you can make it out to race, or to help cheer on the participants!

And the next time you get a chance, raise a glass in hope! Together we will find a cure!

Need some Hope? We've got Hope items in our online store!

Let us know what you think of our shirts via Facebook or Twitter!

 

 

 

Categorized under: Company News  Breast Cancer Awareness  Events  Spotlight  Design  Made In The USA  Community  Give Back 



IHA 2011

Posted by CR on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

About a month ago we attended the International Housewares Show in Chicago. We visit every year as exhibitors and take several employees to evaluate trends. Our designers explored the show and found some very exciting colors, materials, and brilliant new ideas.


*Image Courtesy of CR
(We loved this fun "garden wall" made of tabletop products)


*Image Courtesy of CR
(Image from Pantone Colorwatch -These colors were prominent at the IHA Show)


*Image Courtesy of CR
(Who can't smile when they see these fun characterized kitchen products?)


*Image Courtesy of CR
(Eveyone loves matching their car with their cookware right?)

We attended presentations on trend, eco-friendly design, and the ever growing world of technology. One of the biggest excitements of the IHA Show is watching it grow every year. Last year there was the addition of the twitter feed wall, which continued this year. The conversation was had by including #housewares in your tweets. This year we also saw several booths and printed materials making good use of QR Codes. QR Codes allow you to scan a bar code with your smart phone, which then takes you to an app or a website. This is an excellent marketing opportunity which we intend on seeing more and more in the houswewares marketplace.


*Image Courtesy of CR
(Presentation at IHA on Technology's influence on the market)

Don't worry. We made time to enjoy the beautiful windy city (and boy, was it windy that weekend)!


*Image Courtesy of CR
(View of the setting sun, and martini on the 96th floor of the Hancock Building, Signature Lounge)

For this Anchor Blogger, the high point of the trip was finally working up the nerve to ask chef Curtis Stone for a picture. Goodness is he tall!



*Image Courtesy of CR
(Anchor Blogger "CR" with chef Curtis Stone)
Folllow Curtis on Facebook

 

We hope you enjoyed our brief reflection on the Houswewares Show! Did you check out our booth at IHA? Share pictures on our facebook page!

The Kitchn was excited about our new products at the IHA Show - Read about it!

 

Categorized under: Events  Company News  Spotlight  Introducing  Trends  Design 



Get the Trends

Posted by CR on Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Here at Anchor Hocking we have a team of designers who develop new products. Part of their process involves creating trend reports based on their global research of products, fashion, architecture and art.

We wanted to share a sampling of their 2011 Trend Reporting that was compiled during the Fall of 2010.

We hope it inspires you and helps you push the boundaries of your own home decor, party designs or craft projects!

 

 

Let us know what you think!
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Categorized under: Trend  Tips  Trends  Design  Graphics 



What We Do for Innovation

Posted by CR on Monday, October 26th, 2009

*Outside of the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China.
 

Anchor Home Collection is a quickly growing part of Anchor Hocking's business. This product offering provides our customers with glass, ceramic, wood, silicone and various other material choices. By developing our sourcing business Anchor is able to innovate and create designs that are new and more exciting than ever before.
 

In an effort to expand our knowledge of sourcing capabilities and evaluate foreign trends that will eventually trickle to the United States, we traveled to China. Three of of us spent a week there studying trends, materials, design and culture.
 

What does this mean to the consumer? It means that our product offering will be bigger, better and bolder this year compared to years past.
 

Get ready - we're excited about what we can offer you.

Categorized under: Events  Design 



  • In November 2009 Anchor Hocking's True Seal was recognized by Good Housekeeping

  • In November 2009 Anchor Hocking's True Seal was recognized by Good Housekeeping

  • Woman's World gives a round of applause to True Seal in their November 2009 Issue.

  • Woman's World gives a round of applause to True Seal in their November 2009 Issue.

  • Homeworld Business creates excitement around Anchor Home Collections new line of Bamboo products in their June 2009 edition.

  • Anchor Hocking's Sigma Beverageware is given an Award of Excellence by HFN in April 2009.

  • Anchor Hocking is acknowledged for expanding beyond glassware by HFN in April 2009.

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