Clever Gifts of Cotton

Posted by CR on Friday, July 30th, 2010

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Through Twitter we've met a wonderful company, called 1 cup Cotton. They make beautiful gifts made of towels and or baby clothes for various gift giving occasions. No, we don't make towels or sell them, but we do make the mugs that they put their creations in. 1 cup Cotton uses Anchor's Beer Mug to create gifts of beer made up of two colors of wash cloths.

They have all sorts of goodies, from cakes and bouquets to baby gifts. So the next time you need a creative present for a shower or housewarming, make sure and check out our new friends at 1cup Cotton.

*Images Courtesy of 1cup Cotton

Want a 1 cup Cotton creation for yourself?
Here's how you find them:
Shop on Zibbit
Shop on Etsy

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Craft 

TrueSeal on QVC

Posted by CR on Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Who doesn't love being on television? Yesterday QVC aired a segment about TrueSeal - we hope you take a moment to check it out! While you're at it, buy a few sets!


Categorized under: Spotlight  Bake  TrueSeal 

A Touch of Earth

Posted by CR on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

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A Touch of Earth is a place of calm amidst the bustling North Market. A place where you can pull up a stool, set down your bags and flowers and have a cup of coffee or two. It is neighbor to Pastaria Seconda and Market Blooms. Not only do they sell coffee but teas and candies as well.

Why do we love A Touch of Earth so much? Well everything we had there was delicious, but they also keep all sorts of goodies in our Glass Stackables!  Perfect for them because you can see the contents and they have BPA free seals.

*Photos Courtesy of CR

Enjoy these photos from their quaint shop, and be sure to stop by!

Visit them:
On Foot
59 Spruce St
Columbus, OH 43215

Via Phone
(614) 224-7624

What others say on Yelp

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Organize  Stackables 

Books & Brew

Posted by CR on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Anchor Hocking manufacturers and distributes a wide variety of barware.  With the current incline in American made craft beers, we thought what better place to study than where it's made?

Recently, I had the chance to visit Boston to meet with a customer, but also do some study on the culture that surrounds the city. In the near future I'll post some interesting information about American craft beers and their gaining popularity even in a down economy, but until then enjoy these images from the city of books and brews.

*Images Courtesy of CR

Categorized under: Trends  Made In The USA 

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 

Let Freedom Ring.

Posted by CR on Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Categorized under: Events  Made In The USA 

Happy Independence Day!

Posted by CR on Thursday, July 1st, 2010


We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Enjoy this moment of vintage Anchor Hocking! Don't you just love these nautical themed decorated tumblers?

Categorized under: Events 

Old School Anchor

Posted by CR on Friday, June 25th, 2010

AK and I found some pretty wonderful images of past Anchor Hocking employess, and this is one of our favorites. What a group! Based on the people in the image and their position in the company at the time, and the Mayor of Lancaster, we think this picture was taken in 1936. 

(Left to Right) President of the Lancaster Twilight Baseball League, T.C. Fulton (then V.P. Anchor Hocking Glass Corp), W.V. Fisher (then V.P. Anchor Hocking Glass Corp (also, baseball team general manager)), J.W. Huddle (then Mayor of Lancaster), and I.J. Collins (then President of Anchor Hocking Glass Corp).

We hope you've enjoyed this Anchor flashback!

Categorized under: Spotlight  Did You Know? 

Anchor in the UK

Posted by CR on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Anchor was showcased by Dexam during the 2010 Exclusively Housewares Show in The Business Design Centre in London. This show took place from June 8th -9th. Our International Sales Managers shared some photos with us from the show's Dexam booth.

Who is Dexam? We're glad you asked!
"For almost 50 years Dexam has been sourcing and supplying a wide range of top quality,innovative kitchenware and cookware to the UK market. From simple, everyday tools and gadgets like potato peelers and wooden spoons, to hi-tech kitchen knives and cutting-edge cookware concepts, we source from around 100 factories in 25 countries with the continual aim of finding unique and advanced products with the correct mix of quality and price for our customers."

We are pleased to show off our wares in the UK and all around the world. Look for more updates on our international business endeavors - posted here on the blog!

Categorized under: Events  Company News 

Tracking Down Vintage

Posted by CR on Thursday, June 17th, 2010

AK and I have been digging around at Anchor lately. We've been on the hunt for all things vintage, historical and just plain interesting. Today we give you a few of our favorite finds!

*Image Courtesy of Anchor Hocking Company - Vintage Fire-King Promotional Sheet

*Image Courtesy of Anchor Hocking Company  - Original Jade-ite Sale Sheet

*Image Courtesy of Anchor Hocking Company - Original Jade-ite Advertisement

This one is quite possibly our favorite vintage Anchor find. We just love the styling of this graphic poster for Fire-King. Maybe we should bring her back!  Everyone loves a hint of retro whimsy.

*Image Courtesy of Anchor Hocking Company - Retro Fire-King Advertisement

Loving the bakeware in that cute poster? You can still buy it today! Anchor brought back the design recently and renamed it Reflections. Be sure to check it out along with our other wonderful bakeware!

Oh and If  you like this post, come back soon -- I'll be posting many more like this!

Categorized under: Did You Know?  Trend 

Target Vendor of the Year

Posted by CR on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Anchor Hocking walked away with a coveted 2009 Vendor of the Year award from Target. Recognized for efforts in two departments, the first includes glass and ceramic bakeware, tools and gadgets, and food preparation. The second category is serveware (all materials) and pantry.

Target Buyer, Michele Scheldt presented the award to Mark Harden, Director of Sales for Anchor Hocking. The selection criteria includes; contribution to sales, production planning, new product development and shipping.

Congratulations to the many associates instrumental in receiving this honor!

Categorized under: Spotlight  Company News 

Getting Celebrated

Posted by CR on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The Ohio Glass Museum is located here in Lancaster, Ohio. Since 2002 they have been celebrating Ohio's tradition of producing both handmade and machine made glassware. They share the history of of glassware and the roll that Ohioans have played in its growth.

On May 15th an exhibit opened featuring Anchor Hocking and showcasing Gay Fad Studios. I attended the opening evening's event. Here I met former employees of Anchor Hocking, viewed portraits of I.J. Collins and other crucial leaders from the past and saw the very first sales record book dating back to 1905. The group from The Ohio Glass Museum did an excellent job collecting data, images and archival pieces of Anchorware.

"The exhibit will feature Anchor Hocking items from the morgue of the Anchor Hocking; collections of Verylene Summers, of the Summer House Antiques; our own museum archives; and a very few area collectors. These glass creations and other artifacts will tell the great story of Anchor Hocking's positive incluence on, and enormous contribution to, our community for the past 105 years." -- The Ohio Glass Museum

The show also displayed pieces of Gay Fad glassware, which is also from Lancaster, Ohio.

"Fran Taylor decorated wastebaskets and glass items in Detroit beginning in 1939. She moved her business to Lancaster in 1945 so it would be central to the glass industry. For the next 18 years Gay Fad Studios was one of the best known and most prolific glass decorating companies in the country. A large selection of items from Gay Fad historian and collector, Dr. Donna McGrady, of Indiana, will be featured in this exhibit, along with contributions of area collectors." -- The Ohio Glass Museum

Want to know more?
Visit The Ohio Glass Museum

On Foot
124 W Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130



Categorized under: Events  Spotlight 

Scooped Up in Artistry

Posted by CR on Friday, June 4th, 2010

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*Image Courtesy of CR

While out and about in the Short North area of Downtown Columbus I stumbled upon some wonderful creations in Collier West. As usual Suzi West has presented an extraodinary display of collections and art objects to dazzle the eye.

*Image Courtesy of CR

This time I saw something that was most definitely Anchor Blog material. A female metal artist, Jan Barboglio, has a captivating assortment of creations. One of which is a casserole holder which comes with a piece of Anchorware. Barboglio's holder can be snagged for a mere $148.00, but is well worth it for the metal art enthusiast.

*Images Courtesy of CR

Make sure and check out all of the pieces that Collier West has to offer this weekend at the June gallery hop, or online at


Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Bake  Serve 

Quench Your Thirst

Posted by CR on Friday, May 28th, 2010

I can't believe I've forgotten to share this for so long! It's been almost a month now since I stopped by one of my favorite places at The North Market, in downtown Columbus. I stopped by Bubbles Tea & Juice Company for the first time in quite a while and was pleasantly surprised to find that they have boat loads of Anchorware on display!

*Image Courtesy of CR

I was really at The North Market to pick up fresh flowers, but Bubbles Tea & Juice Company's tasty samples lured me in. In case you're wondering I wound up buying a delicious mango smoothie concoction.

The thing I love most about this place is the way they seal your cup. They use a special sealing process and provide a straw with a pointed end. You stab the plastic lid and you're on your way. This is perfect for The North Market shopper who is in a hurry or has their hands full.

*Image Courtesy of CR

Bubble Tea & Juice stores their ingredients in our Stackable Storage Jars with metal lids. They put a little placard on the front of each for contents description. They keep their look consistant and organized and have a fantastic BPA free sealing lid!

So if you're ever in Columbus, Ohio, make sure Bubbles Tea & Juice is one of your stops while exploring the downtown scene!

*Image Courtesy of CR

Want more Bubbles?

On Foot:
The North Market
59 Spruce Street
Columbus, OH 43215

By Ear:

Via Facebook

The Web

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Drink  Stackables 

Anchor Races for The Cure

Posted by NH on Friday, May 28th, 2010

*Image Courtesy of NH

This year a team of Anchor Hocking’s co-workers, friends and family joined over 50,000 people participating in the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. Anchor Hocking’s main headquarters are located just outside of Columbus, OH. A member of the sales and marketing team put together a group, over 50 members strong, for the event. Anchor has also supported the breast cancer cause with inspiring products, including the Hope Mug and Hope Double Wall with a pink lid. In addition, the bakeware line supports the cause with a pink lidded Batter Bowl and ribbon shaped cookie cutter, pink 16oz Measuring Cup and pink 5oz Measuring Glass all available through seasonal retail promotions in the fall.

*Image Courtesy of NH

Thank you to everyone who participates and supports this cause. Like many, this cause is near and dear to The Anchor Hocking family’s hearts.

*Image Courtesy of NH


Categorized under: Community  Breast Cancer Awareness  Give Back  Cafe Mug 

We Heart Jadite Kate!

Posted by CR on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

AK and I had the excellent opportunity to speak to “Jadite Kate” on the phone.

She started collecting glass before she went to college, about 5 years ago. Her collection started with Jane Ray pieces from Anchor Hocking’s Fire-King. Since then, her collection has expanded from a few pieces of ware to an Etsy store that is celebrated by collectors and other bloggers.

*Images Courtesy of Jadite Kate

Kate loves the colors of Jade-ite and the translucent mix between the greens of these vintage Fire-King pieces.

Restaurant ware is a personal favorite of hers as it is simple and holds up well. She uses Jade-ite as everyday ware, putting it to good use instead of collecting dust. Her kitchen cupboards are just chock full of dinner plates and Jade-ite mugs.

*Image Courtesy of Jadite Kate

She sticks to glass for her Jade-ite collection, although she does have a well preserved box that came with one of her deviled egg dishes. Many people collect old advertisements and packaging from Fire-King wares, but they are often difficult to find in good condition.

Kate’s 92 year old grandmother was the inspiration for her vast collection and charming Etsy shop. It all started with the Jade-ite batter bowl that her grandmother used, it was a Jane Ray pattern. Her mother is also a lover of glass, collecting Jeannette and Fostoria pieces. Three generations of women, all with a knack for classic glassware.

*Images Courtesy of Jadite Kate

We asked Kate if there were any heart-warming stories she could share with us. She brought up that she once had a customer who’s mother had received a specific piece as a wedding gift in the 1950’s. For years her mother was too afraid to damage the piece with use. The customer found a matching piece at Jadite Kate’s Etsy shop and purchased it. Now the customer’s mother can use the new piece and cherish the wedding gift without fear.

Some of Kate’s most common requests from her customers are batter bowls and Jade-ite mugs. Cups and saucers are often purchased as birthday and mother’s day gifts.

*Image Courtesy of Jadite Kate

Kate loves the “treasure hunt” aspect of hunting for these timeless pieces at antiques stores/shows and flea markets. She just recently went on a road trip to Brimfield, Massachusets to look for wares, which she talks about in her blog.

Want to hear more about Kate? Stop by her blog at!   You can also shop for Jade-ite and other fabulous vintage glassware at her Jadite Kate etsy shop.

We’re so glad we had the chance to talk to her and learn more about her experiences as a collector and seller of some of our most celebrated ware!

Thank you Kate for taking the time to chat with AK and I!

Categorized under: Spotlight  Trends 

Did You Know (Part I)

Posted by CR on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Please enjoy our first installment of  "Did You Know?".





Categorized under: Did You Know?  Ask Glasspert 

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 

Dust off the Heirlooms

Posted by CR on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

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Anchor Hocking has been making glass since 1905, so you can imagine there are quite a few wonderful items out there that have become adored by antique collectors. One talented artist saw the need to help people show off their collections in a unique way, where they wouldn't be packed up into boxes in the attic or in a drawer hidden away. We found Lin Glore on Etsy at  Artful Folk.


*Images Courtesy of Artful Folk

I contacted Lin in awe of the excellent handiwork. She explained how her work began, "We all have family stories that have been forgotten.  Grandmom's dishes have been packed away so they don't become damaged, but they aren't appreciated, either in a box in the attic.  We don't use the special cuts in the glass, the textures, the rich colors too much anymore.  We don't have the precision and fine craftsmanship of well-done stained glass in the Tiffany style anymore, either.  These magnificent plates cry out to be admired.  To marry these two pieces of our past has become my passion.  To bring a bit of our heritage, our traditions to a new generation is rewarding and heartwarming."

*Image Courtesy of Arful Folk

Lin has some wonderful stories of her customer's commissioned works, "I met a woman at a show who was charged with the task of "door prizes" for her family reunion.  She had her grandmother's set of depression glass that her mother had packed away for safekeeping."

Lin created eight custom panels from the heirloom pieces. The family was moved to tears and spent the rest of the get together telling stories of days gone by.

*Image Courtesy of Arftul Folk

Do you have antique glassware that you want turned into something new?
Contact Lin:
via Etsy

Don't have antique plates, but perhaps some other sort of antique glassware? No worries, Lin has a use for everything. This Ruby Red Tea Cup is given new life as a windchime.

Thank you Lin for sharing your wonderful talents with us! Best wishes!

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Glass 

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