What's On Your Desk?

Posted by CR on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Working at Anchor usually means your office or cubical is chalk full of Anchorware. Many of us use mugs and glasses for organizing pens and pencils.


*Image Courtesy of CR

Since the café mug comes in three colors I keep one of each on my desk, that way pens, sharpies and graphic markers stay separated.

I use a vintage Anchor divided dish to keep my push pins all in one spot and my paper clips from getting entangled with binder clips.


*Image Courtesy of CR

Other things that keep me inspired adorn my desk, like fabrics from Knoll, a vintage typewriter and this year’s hottest pantone color swatches.


*Image Courtesy of CR

Do you use Anchorware in an interesting way? Let us know on Facebook!

Categorized under: Organize  Decorate  Cafe Mug 



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

Anchorware Everywhere

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).

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Organize  Heritage 



Become a Fan

Posted by CR on Friday, March 19th, 2010

Now you can follow us on Facebook too! Wether you like to use Twitter, read blog articles or catch up on Facebook, anchor can be found where you socialize.

Categorized under: Company News  Introducing 



Lazy You Can Appreciate

Posted by AK on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Our Anchor Home Collection's Lazy Susan (in bamboo) was featured in HFN's Show Issue.

*Image Courtesy of HFN Magazine

Our Lazy Susan is perfect for veggies or chips and dip. Check out all of our bamboo accessories for the home!

Stay tuned, as we'll be updating you soon on our experiences at the International Home Housewares Show!

 

 

 

Categorized under: Serve  Spotlight  Lazy Susan 



Aunt Ruthie's Heritage

Posted by CR on Friday, March 12th, 2010

Anchorwhere Everywhere


*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!

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Organize  Heritage 



Stackable Fanatic

Posted by AK on Friday, March 12th, 2010

Anchorware Everywhere

*Images Courtesy of TheKitchn.com.

Look at all those stackable glass storage containers! I can spend a whole day on a rainy Sunday reading thekitchn.com or apartmenttherapy.com. I find it amazing how often I find anchor products.

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Organize  Stackables 



Compost with Anchor

Posted by CR on Friday, March 12th, 2010

The HFN Show Issue is out! Inside, it contains sneak peaks of what will be seen at the International Home and Housewares Show (March 14-16)



*Image Courtesy of HFN.

On page 34, in the Kitchen Capable section, Anchor Home Collection's portable compost pail is featured!

"From Anchor Home Collections, the portable compost pail is designed for countertop use and has a built-in carbon filter to eliminate odors," says HFN contributer Andrea Lillo.


*Image Courtesy of HFN

Categorized under: Spotlight  Company News  Green Love  Compost 



Irish Spirit with Anchor!

Posted by CR on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Anchorware Everywhere

Martha Stewart frequently uses anchorware in her photos for recipes and craft projects. She has showcased our Café Mug holding one of her favorite St. Patty’s day cocktails, The Nutty Irishman (we’ve included the recipe below).


*Image Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Ingredients
1 ounce Irish cream liqueur
1 ounce Frangelico
1 ounce Kahlua
5 ounces hot coffee
Whipped cream, for garnish
Green sanding sugar, for garnish (optional)

Directions
Place Irish cream, Frangelico, and Kahlua in a coffee mug; pour over coffee. Top with whipped cream and sanding sugar, if desired.

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Drink  Cafe Mug 



John Kessler's "Tomolives"

Posted by AK on Monday, March 8th, 2010

Anchorware Everywhere

I am always looking for new and interesting things to do on Sunday afternoons. Recently, I came across this great recipe from Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer, John Kessler, for pickling tomatoes to make tomolives.

The online article by Angie Mosier, from Atalanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, included a photo by Brian Woodcock of pickled tomatoes stored in an Anchor Montana Jar and an Anchor Cookie Jar. Yet another great use for Anchorglass. I personally love both those jars for different reasons. The cookie jar has a classic shape and is all glass all American made in Ohio. The Montana jar has a great sealing lid and the polished metal is very stylish on your kitchen counter.

*Image Courtesy of Brian Woodcock Photography



Ingredients:
1 quart green cherry tomatoes or quartered large green tomatoes
1/2 bunch dill (about 6-8 stems)
1 or 2 hot peppers, such serrano or habanero (if you are brave) sliced in half (optional)
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
5 large cloves garlic, peeled and thickly sliced

Directions:
Stem the tomatoes and pierce each at the stem end with a
thin chopstick or skewer. Place in a clean, heat-proof quart Mason jar.
Top with the whole dill sprigs and optional pepper.

Bring 11/2 cups water, vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic to a boil.
Pour the hot liquid over the tomatoes to submerge. Stir the dill and
garlic pieces into the jar a bit.
Cover and let come to room temperature.
Store overnight in the refrigerator.

*For a recipe like this that is basically spicing a vegetable - instead of using a mason jar, think outside of the box and reach for a large Anchor jar.

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Terrarium  Montana Jar 



We Tweet Too!

Posted by CR on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Go on, you know you want to. Click the above image and start following us! We'll do our best to keep you entertained.

 

Categorized under: Company News  Spotlight 



Eco Glass

Posted by NH on Monday, March 1st, 2010

"Anchor Hocking brings Eco glass to the environmentally conscious consumer. The generously sized 18.5-ounce tumbler is dishwasher-safe and contains a minimum of 35% recycled and reclaimed materials and is 100% recyclable, according to the company."  - Housewares Design Awards (read more)

Green-trust.org likes our wares too

Categorized under: Drink  Spotlight  Eco Glass 



IHA Chicago - Here We Come

Posted by CR on Monday, March 1st, 2010

This month we'll be headed to the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. This is a very busy time of year for us, as we get ready to show off our newest and greatest anchorware.

Are you going to the show? We hope to see you there - we'll have a special booth this year. Showing off more than just our product, but how we've become more in touch with our consumers. We'll also be blogging, tweeting and facebooking directly from the show.

The show runs from March 14th - 16th. For more information and details visit the International Home and Housewares Show website.

Stay tuned!

Categorized under: Events  Company News 



The Perfect Pair

Posted by NR on Friday, February 26th, 2010

Wine & Food
The economy and other factors have turned more and more people towards dining at home or hosting parties. This cold Ohio winter hasn’t made me excited about going out and about either. At-home dinners and dinner parties are getting savvier as the food industry has continued to bring us new cooks, recipes, movies and products right to our TVs, email accounts, and supermarkets.

Our tastes in beverages are also branching out.Wine and beer tastings are more popular than ever and even the smallest groceries are working hard to bring variety to their shelves. While some view this as wonderful, others (like me) are slightly overwhelmed by the presentation of options. If I make it proudly home with a selection, I then become overwhelmed with figuring out the best way to serve my offerings. What is the perfect beverage to accompany the perfect meal? How do you serve the perfect beverage to bring out the flavors as the brewers and sommeliers intended?

Let’s start very basic. First, if there is a particular wine that you love no matter what the meal, by all means drink it! Wine tasting and pairings should be an enjoyable experience and what you end with should be based on your own tastes and preferences so experiment away! The following suggestions are just that: suggestions based on which wines will bring out the best in a given food and vice versa. Test them out for yourself to see what works with your palate. Also, as a general rule, in the same way you start a meal with lighter, more delicate tastes (in appetizers and salads) and work your way towards the hearty/heavier, you do the same with wine – working from light to dark. Reds go nicely with heavier foods and aren’t normally served with appetizers.

The Basics
White Wine
Most common white wines:
Chardonnay: most popular white wine variety, dry white wine in a range of flavors: buttered, oak, fresh fruit

Pinot Grigio: crisp, dry white wines with smooth overtones

Sauvignon Blanc: light- to medium-bodied white wine that is crisp and refreshing with a range of flavors

Riesling: dry to sweet, light to full-bodied, very fresh in taste and versatile in food pairings. Typically apple, peach, pear, and floral undertones

Paired best with: appetizers, soft cheeses, fish, seafood, chicken, pork, and pasta with white sauce

Red Wine
Most common red wines:
Cabernet Sauvignon: big, full bodied and tannic, one of the best varieties in California

Merlot: medium bodied – i.e. less tannins than the Cabernet Sauvignon, berry/plum/currant flavors

Pinot Noir: medium to light bodied with a soft tannic structure

Syrah/Shiraz: typically fruity flavors with a hint of pepper and spices

Zinfandel: wide range, from big and hearty to light and delicate

Paired best with: strong cheeses, red meat, pork, beef, pasta with red sauce, and chocolate

Cheese
Both wine and cheese are natural products aged to perfection, so maybe that is why they go so well together!! White wine tends to go better with softer cheeses and red wine can go with harder/stronger cheeses, but we can all be the judge of that.

If you are new to exploring wine, I highly recommend visiting wineries for wine tasting, or even hosting or attending a wine party – have each guest bring one or two bottles of their favorite wine for everyone to taste test. You can’t go wrong with good wine, good food, and great company!

Check out these helpful sites:
Food & Wine Pairing
Wine Web Central

 

Categorized under: Drink  Entertain 



Versatile Entertaining

Posted by HB on Friday, February 26th, 2010

Anchor Hocking has many products that are beautiful, yet versatile. Did you know that most of our Cake Dome Sets can be used as a Punch Bowl, or how about a salad bowl? These multi-function items save space in your cabinets and look beautiful on the table.

Trifle Bowls are multi use too! Try these great ideas; trifles, salads, centerpieces bowl, or add a candle and some marbles and you have a gorgeous centerpiece that you can change by the season or give as a gift.

Punch Bowls aren't just for punch any more. With the entertaining craze, we're all having large parties. Use your Anchor Hocking Punch bowl for tossed salads, potato salads and party snacks.

Storage Jars come out of the kitchen! Your Anchor Hocking storage jars are great in every room of the home.

  • Sewing rooms-buttons, ribbons, thread
  • Garage-nails, nuts & bolts
  • Laundry room-detergent, softener sheets, pocket change
  • Bedroom-jewelry, potpourri or change
  • Bathroom-cotton balls, soaps or bath salts

Categorized under: Entertain  Tips  Montana Jar 



Bienvenue a la Maison & Objet

Posted by CR on Monday, February 1st, 2010

images courtesty of CR

We set out on a journey to Paris, France. Our goal was to explore trends, fashion, design and culture. During our visit we attended the Maison & Objet show, which is always sure to please. Flourishing color, vibrant patterns or cultural influences on design were everywhere we looked. Our exploration led us to new materials, textures and color palettes that aren't typical in the states.

On this trip we went outside of the box, allowing our minds and eyes to wander beyond just housewares. We found inspiration in just about everything, be it a window display of couture fashion or new ways to create furniture. No stone was left unturned as we treked the city visiting shops, cafes, eateries and historical sites.

This trip was something to remember. Paris is full of all the images you see in art history books, and seeing those things in person can bring a person to speachlessness.

 

Categorized under: Events  Trends 



Substance

Posted by CR on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Anchorware Everywhere

While on a trend hunt, we found a store called Substance. It was the perfect place to pull inspiration for textures and patterns. Although they don’t sell housewares, they hand craft clothing in the store (which we deemed as pretty cool). Their colors and material choice are something to admire, but the way they store their ribbons and buttons we just couldn’t help but share. They have a collection of our cracker jars to hold their notions.
 

 



Substance is a store in the Short North area of Columbus, Ohio. They have a wide selection of hand crafted, sustainable and designer wears. Their website is www.shopsubstance.com, where you can also find their blog.

 

 

 

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Organize  Cracker Jar 



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