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February 25, 2016

Throwback Thursday

We're looking at some old pictures from Eglomise over 50 years on Throwback Thursday.  We do hope that you enjoy the traipse down memory lane and share some of your own old pictures of Eglomise Designs products.

February 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday

We're looking at some old pictures from Eglomise over 50 years on Throwback Thursday.    We do hope that you enjoy the traipse down memory lane and share some of your own old pictures of Eglomise Designs products.

February 11, 2016

Throwback Thursday

We're looking at some old pictures from Eglomise over 50 years on Throwback Thursday.   We do hope that you enjoy the traipse down memory lane and share some of your own old pictures of Eglomise Designs products.

February 04, 2016

Valentine's Day - An old fashioned one

So let me tell you about my mom.  She sends cards.  For everything.  I mean everything.  She'll send a thank you card for your visit, for your card, everything.  If you visited her and brought cookies, she'll rave about those too. I don't know if I've ever met a woman who was more thankful for the small gifts and graces in her life.  

Here is the funny thing, it makes you feel special. Indeed, it may seem over the top to receive cards from her for so many occasions.  I thought she was strange until I grew up, I grew up late, what can I say.  You see, she doesn't take life for granted.  She celebrates all of the small things.  This, more than most expensive diamond can make you feel cherished.  We all like to feel special, cherished.  I now realize that I am doubly lucky in that my mother cherished me so, but also that she taught me the importance of making those around me feel special.

So remember, on this valentines day, there are those out there that may not hear how special they are every day of the week.  This is your chance.  Remember to make them feel cherished.  It doesn't have to be a diamond bracelet or a fancy Eglomise Gift.  I does have to let them know you are thinking of them.  Do something that makes them feel special, or something that makes them laugh if they need cheering.  If you want something small we have occasion cards and if you want something larger, more permanent, we recommend a mirror.

But above all, do something, remember to make your loved ones, including your sweetie if you are lucky enough to have one, feel special.

 

February 04, 2016

Throwback Thursday

We're looking at some old pictures from Eglomise over 50 years on Throwback Thursday.   We do hope that you enjoy the traipse down memory lane and share some of your own old pictures of Eglomise Designs products.

 

January 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday

We're looking at some old pictures from Eglomise over 50 years on Throwback Thursday.    We do hope that you enjoy the traipse down memory lane and share some of your own old pictures of Eglomise Designs products.

January 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday

We're looking at some old pictures from Eglomise over 50 years on Throwback Thursday.   We do hope that you enjoy the traipse down memory lane and share some of your own old pictures of Eglomise Designs products.

January 20, 2016

Customer Comments & Compliments - Some Customers Are Great Fun!

This is another delightful tale of Fun with the Customer - from Sherri, our Customer Service Representative here at Eglomise Designs, Inc.

 

His name is Edward R. and here is his story as told by Sherri:

"He married his Yankee wife over 57 years ago and moved her to Virginia – but she is still crazy for Boston!  She is from West Roxbury and he is from Worcester. They have our Boston scene pieces all over the house, which seems to bug him a bit, but he tolerates it. They have lived 'in Virginia for quite some time now.'

 So, he called about two months ago looking for a box of 24 note cards for the swan boats, which of course, I had to tell him were discontinued.  I started suggesting other items, which they already had, but I got to the charms and he gave them some thought.  He called a couple of weeks later to order the charm in 24kt gold plate - 'because she costs me enough already.' We placed the order, and then he called on Monday worried that it wasn’t going to arrive for her 80th birthday coming up on Wednesday. I verified with Sandra and we determined that it would get there in time by ground delivery. He took me at my word.

 Well, he called back today to thank “the girl,” because not only did it arrive on time, but it was 'very lovely, and they were both very pleased.' He's really pretty funny reported Sherri, 'I said I liked that size charm because it is petite yet sparkly, and he retorted that she just  likes expensive!' When I asked if I could use him as a reference, I also asked if we had permission to say it was her 80th. birthday gift, and he said that 'she is so old, she won't remember!'

And strangely, he remembers our location at the "Old Army Camp Devens" because he remembers coming here as a child, to see the German Prisoners of War singing together. That would have been in 1944-46, perhaps for a Christmas Concert.

 

November 10, 2015

New Minimalist line

For the past year we have been working on developing a new line for Eglomise Designs.  We aren't finished yet but we have a sneak preview available for you.
Eglomise Designs Minimalist Boston State House
We would love to hear your thoughts.  This is our new paperweight.  We are working on a black box with a black and gold cover, yes reverse painted glass on all of these.  We are also working on a set of mirrors and pictures in this new style.  It is such a change from our old styles we have yet to be able to decide on the frame style but we can guarantee it will not be all silver or all gold.  We're looking for something different, something that appeals to the person with the sleek and understated office or decor.
We're quite excited about this new line.  All of the men at the factory are oohhing and ahing over this new line.  Drop us a line info@eglomisedesigns.com and let us know what you think.
Eglomise Designs Minimalist paperweight Boston State House at angle
October 29, 2015

Martha's memories ~ Travelling saleswoman

In the first decade of my business, I was the only salesperson. I researched retailers all over the country that I thought would be a good match for college products, and off I went - driving, or flying to rent a car at my destination. All of this to connect with new customers for Eglomise Designs. I had already made my best effort to interest different professional representative in selling my college mirrors and pictures. Unfortunately, the idea of selling college memorabilia was novel, almost strange, at that time. Much of what was available was very inexpensive, perhaps poorly made plastic, key-chain type mementoes. Better college merchandise did not exist and most sales"reps" did not want try their hand with college merchandise. I became my own "rep" discovering different regions of the country, different accents and different diners. But after traveling from Maine to Florida I longed to discover the west coast, especially when I heard there was a cluster of charming towns north of San Fransisco that had groups of enchanting retail stores.

I bought a ticket to San Fransisco and was scheduled to arrive in the afternoon. As it was then and as it is now my plane was delayed until 10:00PM. I still had to rent a car, drive to that little region, and find a room. To this day I can't understand why I didn't reserve a hotel room in advance but I didn't. By midnight, I found myself crossing the Golden Gate bridge. I was alone as usual, it was pouring rain with a storm that I hadn't experienced before in New England. I was terrified. I could hardly see the road and desperately needed to rest. I spotted a hotel sign in the distance from the bridge and headed there. It was a sort of bed and breakfast and I knocked on the door. Hesitatingly a woman answered and let me in after I told her my story. Not too many women from Boston showed up at midnight asking for a room, but she must have decided to help and gave me a room.

 

When I think of that night I am once again reminded that I didn't have a cell phone. They weren’t invented yet. I was on my own, and couldn't call the police or get directions from my GPS. GPS hadn't been invented yet either. I had put myself in a risky situation, and managed to have it turn out OK. That first California trip was very exciting and the stores that I visited then continue to buy my college products to this day.