Halloween Party Tricks

Posted by CR on Monday, October 4th, 2010

We asked you delivered! We wanted to see how you put your Anchorware to use, and my goodness did we get some great responses! Charlotte of The Paper Cupcake shared with us her beautiful images from her Happy Halloween Printable Collection photoshoot.

Charlotte uses our Heritage Hill Jars to hold bulk candy and treats. She dresses them up with her custom labels and wraps! We're so proud that our jar can be the canvas for such creativity!

*Images Courtesy of The Paper Cupcake

See more of the photoshoot...

Do you want to throw a party like this? Here's how to get the look!

For The Paper Cupcake's creative work check out their Facebook page (which has an online store built right in)  

The Paper Cupcake also has an Etsy store!


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Want specifics?
Get our Heritage Hill Jar just like Charlotte!

A big huge thank you goes out to The Paper Cupcake, for inspiring us and for supporting American made glassware!

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Categorized under: Decorate  Organize  Tips  D.I.Y.  Entertain  Heritage  Fall 

Sweet & Sudsy

Posted by CR on Friday, September 17th, 2010

We received word that milk and cookeez uses our jars to make and sell their beautiful products! We were so pleased that we thought we'd share some pictures of the jars in action!

milk and cookeez sells adorable bath and body treats that are hand made and resemble delightful treats.

They use only Essential oils, natural oils, and Phthalate free cosmetic fragrances.   They also do their best to be green, using recycled packaging and non-disposable products for manufacturing.

They just recently celebrated their 2nd birthday! Congrats to such a sweet company!

Tammy "The Head Cookee" told me all about how she uses Anchorware!

"I use The Heritage Jars to hold my Bath and Body Products.
  I also use them in my retail store display to hold my Soapopz.
 I also love how when a customer removes the jar lid, the fragrance of the soap envelops them (It’s a great marketing tool).
" - Tammy

I use them in my workspace (Heritage and the Apothecary jars) to hold my ingredients and supplies. - Tammy

Get in touch with milk and cookeez     



Inspired by milk and cookeez look? Get the tools of the trade with Anchor.



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Store Your Stuff

Posted by CR on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010





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Anchor Love's Amy Atlas

Posted by CR on Friday, July 2nd, 2010

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*Image Courtesy Amy Atlas

Recently Amy Atlas set up a beautiful display of treats and fanciful decorations at an event for Electrolux with Kelly Ripa! This is just one of the many lovely images on her blog, where she's written all about the details it takes to put on such an event.

What makes us like her events so very much? She uses Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill Jars! See those beauties? Imagine the dessert tables one could create with a bunch of those!

Check out Anchor Hocking's full line up of storage jars for your next party and take some inspiration from Amy!

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Decorate  Heritage 

The Candy Store

Posted by NH on Thursday, May 6th, 2010

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As you may know from the blog my favorite item is Anchor’s Heritage Hill jar, but that has recently changed. After coming across the candy store in San Francisco, my new favorite Anchorware piece is now the Heritage Hill jar filled with candy!

The candy store is San Francisco's premier candy boutique and they have put on quite the display. The candy store has a full wall of Heritage Hill jars filled with delicious treats! In addition to the Heritage jars, they have shelves full of Anchor’s Penny Candy Jars filled to the top with goodies! Not only do they offer a huge selection of jars filled with candy to pick from, but they are also home to a stock pile of the finest chocolates from around the world.

Even though the candy store is located in Russian Hill area of San Francisco, they offer a range of gift boxes for on-line ordering that can be shipped out to curb that sweet tooth craving or as a gift. The candy store also features a blog discussing their, news, events and delicious thoughts.

*All Images Courtesy of the candy store

Check them out:
Via Facebook
Via Website
On foot @ 1507 Vallejo Street San Francisco, CA, 94109

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Organize  Heritage  Penny Candy 

A Fabulous Little Crumb

Posted by CR on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

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"We love the classic yet modern style of the Heritage Hill Jars, and they're sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of candy shop life!” says Tess Wilson of Miette.

*Image Courtesy of Miette

I was thrilled when I found Miette. Not only are they talented and charming, but they love Anchorware! Miette is located in San Francisco, California. They create wonderful baked goods made of the freshest organic ingredients. They offer a seasonal selection of cakes and cupcakes, tarts, cookies, confections, cake stands, and other vintage dessert ware.  In case you were wondering, Miette is French for 'little crumb."

*Images Courtesy of Miette

They shared with me, “You wouldn't believe the number of people who walk in everyday and say, ‘Oh my gosh, I wish I had a wall like that in my house!’.”

Well if you’re one of those people you can have the same lovely look. Our Heritage Hill Jars are perfect for shops like Miette, but also perfect to jazz up your home pantry. Weather it be your kitchen, workshop, bathroom or hall closet, there are tons of uses for this jar. The best part is that it matches everything, because it is all glass! 

Find Heritage Hill at one of our select retailers.

Visit Miette in person:

Ferry Building
Ferry Building Marketplace
Shop 10
San Francisco, CA 94111 (map)
Sunday-Friday 10-6
Saturday 8-6

Hayes Valley
449 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 (map)
Monday-Sunday 11-7

Visit Miette on the web at www.miette.com


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Bakery of a Different Kind

Posted by CR on Friday, April 23rd, 2010

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One of the great things about the downtown area of Columbus, Ohio, is the diversity in establishments. A common stop of mine is the local Three Dog Bakery.

I love taking my black lab for walks in the Short North area and making a stop at this bakery. Upon going to the store, without her in tow, I took the time to realize that they actually use Anchor Heritage Hill Jars to store treats on the counter!

*Image Courtesy of CR

In this friendly shop you can purchase fantastic treats and toys for your pup or cat. For dogs you can purchase small treats by the pound and carefully crafted canine delicacies that look good enough for humans to eat. Take your dog with you if you please, they appreciate the visitors.

*Images Courtesy of CR

Our Heritage Hill Jars are great for this bakery because they are heavy and will not knock over. They also have a lid to keep treats fresh. Without a seal these jars make it easy to get what you want even with a dog leash in one hand.

*Images Courtesy of CR

Thank you Three Dog Bakery Columbus!

Check out Three Dog online at threedogcolumbus.com

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Lovely Loot

Posted by CR on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

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Oh Columbus, you make us proud! Your shop owners are so supportive of local business. Again we’ve found our wares in the fanciful shops downtown. This time Loot is the culprit.

*Image Courtesy of CR

Loot is a charming shop in the Short North. Their windows and wares are always intriguing. They supply the public with a mixture of Victorian era housewares, travel inspired garments, paper and accessories, artistically chosen books, prints and lighting.

Upon entering this lovely store the senses are awakened not only by the visual details but the scent of ‘aroma beads’. A variety of sizes of our Heritage Hill Jars hold these scented gems. For $3.75, customers can take home a scoop full of romantic fragrance.

*Images Courtesy of CR

We think this jar is the perfect choice for such a display. The lid keeps dust out and not having a seal makes it easy for shoppers to make their selection. What’s even better is that they’ve utilized the many sizes the jar comes in! They can use smaller jars for fragrances they sell less of, or are low in stock on and vise versa.

*Image Courtesy of CR

Thank you Loot! All the best to you.
Check out Loot’s website – www.lootstyle.com

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Whimsical Goods in Anchorware

Posted by CR on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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bink davies just recently opened in the Short North, downtown Columbus.

Upon entering their store you’ll notice they’re not the average shop. They have a little bit of everything for everyone. Whether you need “emergency chocolate” or a fancy hostess gift, bink davies is sure to please.

 *Image Courtesy of CR

I stopped in during the last Gallery Hop and met the owners. I expressed my extreme happiness with the store’s merchandise selection, and most certainly the way they display it. You see, bink davies uses tons of Heritage Hill Jars and Penny Candy Jars from Anchor Hocking to show off their delightful goodies.


*Images Courtesy of CR

The owners were so sweet, telling me all about their product, and allowing me to take pictures for the blog! They made sure to let me know they have a Facebook page, which you should visit as well.

*Image Courtesy of CR

Next time you’re in downtown Columbus be sure to check out this wonderful new addition to the Short North scene.


Get in touch with bink davies

668 N. High Street
Columbus, OH  43215


Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Heritage  Penny Candy 

Personalize with Party Perfect!

Posted by CR on Monday, April 19th, 2010

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We are so glad we found Party Perfect!

*Image Courtesy of Party Perfect

This wonderful team from Orlando creates personalized and extraordinary party themes for their clients. It also adds interest for us that they use Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill Jars, Trifle Bowls and Penny Candy Jars. They dress up the jars by adorning them with ribbons and custom cards

They specialize in Bar/Bat Mitzvah party planning and they have all sorts of fantastic ideas and imagery on their website to get your creativity rolling. Check out their website, even if you’re not planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, their images are sure to inspire.

*Images Courtesy of Party Perfect

I had the opportunity to ask Debbie from Party Perfect a few questions.

Anchor: What is your favorite part of party planning?
Party Perfect: Our favorite part of party planning is watching the vision come to life. Usually we spend close to a year planning an event with a client and seeing how everything comes together from conception to the final execution is really astounding and incredibly gratifying.

Anchor: How long have you been doing this?
Party Perfect: My partner Laura and I have officially been in business a little over two years, but before Party Perfect came to life, we were planning our own events and helping friends with parties and Mitzvahs.

Anchor: Can you give a quick tip adding a touch of class to a party?
Party Perfect: I think the best way to add a touch of class to a party is to personalize it. Do something that has some relevance to the guest of honor: make a candy bar with favorite candies and personalized signage or create a logo to use throughout the party (on napkins, give-away bags, dj screens, etc) to help "brand" the event.

*Image Courtesy of Party Perfect

We also adore their blog, "Mitzvahlicious."

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Entertain  Heritage  Penny Candy  Trifle Bowl 

Milk & Cookie Party

Posted by CR on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

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Need a new idea for a party? How about the old classic, milk and cookies? Martha Stewart suggests presenting varieties of cookies in large jars for your guests. Create some pretty labels and adorn with ribbon and you're set!

Using Anchorware helps you easily create a statement at your party. Check out our list of retailers to find Anchorware near you!

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Start the Party with Anchor

Posted by CR on Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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Yet another fantastic find! We found out that Party Starters often uses Anchor jars and cake plates. Jen and Pam are the creative ladies behind detailed displays that you can order online to make your party planning easier by leaps and bounds.

One of the best parts about working on this blog is meeting all of the inspired people (through a computer screen) that put our wares to use. When I sent a message to Pam telling her we love how they are using our ware in creative ways, she sent me a kind note back. "I would love to share my creations with your readers. Your products are a great creative base and I absolutely love using them."


Throwing a baby shower? Party Starters has this adorable package for purchase on their Etsy shop.

Jazz it up like they did by using Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill Jars to accent. Need stemware to hold candies and candles too? We've got you covered. Anchor also sells a wide variety of cake plates to retailers near you.

They have tons of ideas for any type of party you're looking to plan. Think we're kidding? They even have the Twilight fans covered! Jen and Pam have a tips and tricks section on their website too, so you can make your event look just like their pictures.

*All Images Courtesy of Party Starters.


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Photographer after Anchor's Heart

Posted by AK on Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

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On March 8th we posted an article about an image taken by Brian Woodcock. We decided to contact him and see if there were any more images of Anchorware that he would be willing to share. Brian was generous, allowing us to post more of his photography along with a short biography.

We are proud to share Brian Woodcock's excellent work.

*All images courtesy of Brian Woodcock

A little bit about Brian.

From an early age Brian had a calling for photography with a desire to capture the images of his Northern Georgia upbringing.  While the range and type of photography has expanded, he still maintains his southern sensibility.  His photography for a range of clients, which includes advertising, corporate and editorial, preserves the unique style for which he is known.  Whether shooting people, food, objects or landscapes his passion for his work is evident in the results.  When not shooting, this Atlanta-based photographer enjoys personal travel and seeking out emerging artists and designers.

Take a moment to enjoy the rest of Brian Woodcock's work at www.brainwoodcock.com

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Wrangle Up Your Ribbons

Posted by CR on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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Creativity is on the rise. So many people are writing blogs about scrapbooking, painting, sewing, crafting, etc…

This crafty blogger, Lisa from Memory Makers, has the right idea to keep her loose ends in check. She makes sure nothing gets wasted by collecting all of her ribbon scraps in one of our Heritage Hill Jars!


The Heritage Hill Jar is a common subject in our blog because so many people find it useful. The best thing about Heritage Hill is that it is all glass so it matches every type of decor.

Lisa said in a blog post, "The large glass jar is another great discovery from Crate and Barrel. The jars come in various sizes and are perfect for those assorted pieces of ribbon that are too small to fit on a spool or ribbon card."

I wrote to Lisa letting her know that I wanted to talk about how she saves her ribbons in our jars. She was so sweet when she wrote back, sharing more pictures with me and telling me all about why she loves the Heritage Hill Jars! She says, “If you're a crafter you already know that crafters love to actually see their supplies.  These jars are a perfect storage solution because they're not only sturdy and roomy but also make for very attractive displays of assorted crafts supplies.” 

*Images Courtesy of Lisa Tutman-Oglesby
“I think they look great lined up together filled with loads of colorful goodies and they certainly help me keep my loose items and supplies better organized for easier access and use.” -
Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

Make sure to check out Lisa's current blog posts. She has fantastic craft ideas and adorable pictures of her process.

Do you use Heritage Hill in an interesting way? Tell us about it on Facebook!


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Solving Bathroom Storage Woes

Posted by CR on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

*Image Courtesy of CR

Decorating a bathroom presents many challenges. Many deal with lack of space, little to no storage, moisture control of decorative items, organization and personalization.

By juxtaposing personal touches with storage jars you can create a seamless vignette. That’s where Anchor comes in. We have a wide variety of storage solutions for the home. You can buy several of one kind, or collect an array of styles for a more eclectic feel.

If you have limited space:
Find shelves that fit your style and load up on Anchor storage containers. Using a variety of storage containers can create visual depth to any space. Our classic storage jars hold cue-tips and cotton balls perfectly and tall and skinny containers are helpful in narrow spaces.

*Image Courtesy of CR

The square stacking jars allow you to choose from three different sizes while still in the same footprint.The polished metal also matches more modern fixtures.

The Bamboo Hourglass has a more contemporary shape and the lid has a rubber gasket to prevent moisture build up. The lid also works well with a variety of wood accents.

The Heritage Hill jars are all glass and offer a classic general store style.

The Cracker Jar with its threaded metal lid has a more feminine feel.

If you travel a lot:
Miniature hotel soaps and shampoos make an interesting collection in our cracker jars (they also come in handy for guests).

Categorized under: Organize  Decorate  Heritage  Bamboo Hourglass  Cracker Jar 

Pets Like Anchor Too

Posted by CR on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010


*Images Courtesy of CR

I have a black lab, Gracie, with a hearty appetite. Her food gets stored in a 2 gallon Heritage Hill Jar. This way no one has to see the gigantic yellow dog food bag in our little kitchen.

Gracie took advantage of the rare moment that her food and treat jars were open and unattended.

If you prefer a jar with a great seal, try our Montana Jar. The Montana Jar comes in a variety of lid styles and color choices. This will not only keep contents fresh, but keep curious puppies out.

Categorized under: Pets  Organize  Heritage 

EmersonMade has Heritage

Posted by AK on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

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I was scrolling through Design*Sponge checking out some of their recent posts and was instantly entranced by the interior photos of Ryan and Emerson's farm, of Emersonmade. I noticed they are big fans of Anchor's Heritage Hill Jars.

Oversized chalk pieces stored in Heritage Hill Jar.
*Image Courtesy of Design*Sponge & EmersonMade

An open pantry full of heritage hill jars storing spices and baking needs.
*Image Courtesy of Design*Sponge & EmersonMade

Heritage Hill Jar stores detergent above wash sink.
*Image Courtesy of Design*Sponge & EmersonMade

You can check out all of their handmade creations for purchase online. (they also have a great blog).

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Aunt Ruthie's Heritage

Posted by CR on Friday, March 12th, 2010

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*Image Courtesy of Sugar Pie Farmhouse

Aunt Ruthie rather likes our wares. This time she's posted a picture of our Heritage Hill Jars in her pantry.

Once again - we like this lady's style! This is such a nice way to showcase the packaging graphics but keep the contents fresh and tidy.

Thanks Aunt Ruthie!

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Ribbons on Display

Posted by HB on Sunday, December 20th, 2009

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"Put spools of ribbon and colorful peppermint sticks in jars for a useful and cheery display." That's what Country Living suggests to create quick and easy holiday decor using our Heritage Hill Jar.  We think they've got the right idea.

*See more at Country Living's website.

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Decorate  Heritage 

Halloween Treat Jar & Centerpiece

Posted by MJ on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009


Supplies Needed
 2 Gallon Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill Jar
 1 Piece of black felt
 1 Package of orange tissue paper
 2 Styrofoam blocks
 3-4 Dozen thin dowel rods
 1 Bottle black craft paint
 1 Bottle orange craft paint

1. Cover inside of jar with orange tissue paper
2. Cut Pumpkin Face using black felt; glue to jar
3. Add candy corn to eyes and nose as accent if desired
4. Stand two Styrofoam blocks length wise in bottom of jar
5. Paint dowels rods equal amount of orange and black; let dry
6. Glue assorted candy on to dowel rods
7. Arrange candy uniformly by placing dowel rods in Styrofoam

Categorized under: Crafty Lady  Heritage  Fall 

  • 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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