Planted with Love

Posted by CR on Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Wedding Trends with Anchorware

As we all know everyone loves to save a penny or two, especially when it comes to planning your big day. The good thing is – homemade decorations and gifts are a huge trend in the wedding industry right now. What better way to show your love to your guests than to create a gift together for them?

*Image Courtesy of MadeByMavis
(Premade terrariums on Etsy in Anchorware: Glass Stackables)

Other trends that are taking the industry by storm are earthy, natural and green (the color and the lifestyle). Using plant life in unusual ways can liven up a room at any time of year. By purchasing a few affordable things you can create a relaxing and serene venue for your big day. Creating terrariums and unique plantscapes using glassware you can tag your wedding as eco-friendly, cost-effective and right on trend.


*Images Courtesy of MadeByMavis; High Street Market: Apartment Therapy
(Anchorware: Fountainsquare Jar, Elegance Serveware, Large and Small Apothocary Jars)

What you’ll need to create a terrarium:
Potting soil
Spanish moss
Plants (succulents work great and you can neglect them)
Stones (these are optional but add some extra character – hobby stores will have a wide variety)

If crafting and planting just aren't your cup of tea, don't worry we've found some people who can help you, we've listed resources below.

*Images Courtesy of Anchor Hocking; WarmCountryMeadows

Terrariums come in all shapes and sizes, and you can put them in just about anything. We’ve found some great ways to use glass for terrariums and a couple of ingenious ways to carry the trend all the way through your day.


*Images Courtesy of Brides.com; Martha Stewart Weddings; ILOVED
(Using non-footed containers that are lower in height are great for decorating the bathroom or areas where decorations could get knocked over, tables with children can also benefit from such displays. Continue the moss and succulent trend by using them in bouquets and other bridal party accessories. This Etsy seller creates jewelry out of reindeer moss, glass, silver and copper, perfect for special guests or bridal party members.)

Terrarium resource:
Terrarium Man

Wedding resources:

Etsy terrarium lifesavers:

So go on - have some fun! Maybe even get the bridesmaids together and make cute or silly terrariums for the shower!

*Image Courtesy of Jennifer Perkins

Categorized under: D.I.Y.  Floral  Terrarium 

Greenhouse in the City

Posted by CR on Friday, April 30th, 2010

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What a wonderful day to shop for flowers and other gardening goodies! The perfect place to find great plants in Columbus, is Baker's Acres Concrete Jungle. The Concrete Jungle is located in the Short North area of downtown Columbus. What a concept - amidst all the cement and metal and brick emerges a beautiful and friendly greenhouse!

"AK" told me I ought to stop by and check out what they were doing with Anchorware. So I popped in and found a variety of our storage jars being used as terrariums! They sell them empty next to literature, rocks, moss and delightful succulents. They use our Cookie Jar, Heritage Hill Jars, Bamboo Hourglass Jar and Glass Stackables.


*Images Courtesy of CR

I was quite pleased to see our wares, but even happier to see the creativity of the warm and inviting people who work there! 

Make sure to check out the blog on Monday - I'll have an article about glass terrariums as a wedding trend!

*Image Courtesy of CR

Visit the Concrete Jungle:

In person - 940 North High Street Columbus, OH 43201

Online - www.bakersacresgreenhouse.com


Best wishes to my new friends at Baker's Acres Concrete Jungle.

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Floral  Stackables  Penny Candy  Bamboo Hourglass  Terrarium 

Tabletop Terrariums

Posted by CR on Monday, April 12th, 2010

Anchorware Everywhere

We've found our jars being used as terrariums! Will Kalif shows his readers how to create their own miniature landscapes. He has a special section where he focuses on using apothecary jars for smaller tabletop versions.

This is a pretty clever, affordable and space conscious idea.

We have a vast selection when it comes to storage jars. Whatever size space you have we certainly have the jar for you! Using our stackable jars would be a great way to grow several varieties and create a tower of terrariums.

You can easily transform any of our jars into your own terrarium creation using Will's helpful tips!

*Images Courtesy of Will Kalif

Thank you Will for all of your wonderful ideas and helpful advice!

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Craft  D.I.Y.  Stackables  Terrarium  Montana Jar 

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

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

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 

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