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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Custom Collection Photocards

It's not too late to order your holiday photocards from Boatman Geller! Looking for a unique and custom card this year? Find a Boatman Geller Holiday Dealer near you and follow the easy steps below. Be sure to order soon!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Adirondack Style

As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder, the urge to be cozy is a natural!  I came across a Trend Alert in Elle Decor that resonated with my desire for comfort!  Adirondack has been around for over 100 years and it is still just as appealing as ever.

An excerpt from the website Adrinoncack Design says: Adirondack architecture dates back to the 1800's. William West Durant has been credited as being the originator of this style, having created rustic estates for wealthy clients in the 1880's. His use of native materials such as birch bark wallpaper and rustic details was then and still is well known. The style quickly spread through the Adirondack Park, and eventually throughout the country, evident in mountainous areas from the Appalachians in North Carolina as far west as the Rocky Mountains.

I decided to dig through our designs and see what had this cozy American feeling. The focus on reds and greens accented with black and brown make it a great style for the holidays! Enjoy.
clockwise from top left: custom classic check small foldover photocard in cherry and midnight; 18619 kelso plaid mocha photocard; 17638 woody photocard; custom azra tile photocard in cherry and chocolate; 20909 black watch plaid wine tag; 18971 plaid red melamine plate; 19614 black watch plaid small foldover photocard; custom announcement stag in pine and chocolate

Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Plates

Boatman Geller's melamine plates add a festive touch to any table –  and they are a fun a creative gift this holiday season! Find a retailer.

18971- Plaid Red; 20941- Bright Vine Green & Red;  20922 - Chinoiserie Red; 20946 - Dreidel; 20945 Madison White & Black; 19928 - Black Watch Plaid; 20947 - Penguin; 20944 - Gingerbread

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Last Minute Halloween Costume! {Re-Post}

Looking for a last minute and cute costume? Nancy Drew is the answer! If you can still pull off an above the knee plaid skirt, this costume is for you! It's quick, easy and you probably have everything in your closet. Its great for kids and adults! 

- Solid colored flats (penny loafers if you have them!)
- Bobby socks or tights
- Plaid skirt
- Simple classic shirt, button down or polo
- Solid color cardigan sweater
- Headband
- Magnifying glass, Composition notebook and a Flashlight

Even if you don't have all of the above, you can still make it work.  To test my theory on how simple and easy this is, I dressed our youngest up this morning. Charlotte loved being Nancy Drew!  We opted for tights over bobby socks and as you can see in the photos she refused to wear shoes - we'll have to work on that for trick-or-treating!  She wore a polo style shirt instead of a button down and then all she needed were the "accessories"! While I slightly cringed at pairing the black cardigan with a  pink, green and chocolate brown skirt, I got over it - I had to remind myself it is a costume! She loved the magnifying glass and flashlight... after all, how can you look for clues without them!

If you happen to go as Nancy - or encounter a Nancy over the weekend - please send us a picture!!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Holiday at the Beach

If you have been following our blog, you might remember that our family was fortunate enough to spend the month of June on Nantucket Island. It was heavenly and inspiring! I am always working on adding beachy designs to our line - especially holiday photocards. We spent many days at Jetties Beach and our time there inspired this Jetties pattern. The Madras Patch Bright is new to our Holiday Collection and I used some of our photos from Jetties in the samples. If you are using a beach or vacation photo this year for your holiday card, BG may have the perfect photocard for you!

top: # 20620 madras patch bright large folded photocard
middle:  #20607 jetties pink flat photocard
bottom: # 20619 madras patch bright flat photocard

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sky Blue Events - Oxfords & Oysters

Boatman Geller was excited to participate in this fun and important event. It looks like it was a great time - too bad this party wasn't closer to home!

Oxfords & Oysters 2010 was the first annual end-of-summer celebration hosted by Sky Blue Events. The perfect combination of food, libations, live music, and waterfront location presented a unique opportunity to highlight and contribute to the Oyster Recovery Partnership, a vital non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Check out our checks!

We've added a new pattern to our Holiday Custom Collection - a big chunky check. I have always loved checks and plenty can be found around our home. Below are our layouts for our Custom Holiday Photocards as well as some fun inspiring checks!

an adorable room designed by Jonathan Adler - Elle Decor

a cool shirt from the fabulous Jack Wills

A cozy corner from Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten's barn - House Beautiful

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pedal or Peace?

What about Pedal for Peace? Sometimes I forget that it's ok if my Boatman Geller life and personal life overlap. They sort of merge in my daily life... so why not really throw it out there? A friend of mine, Maryjane Behforouz,  started an incredible event in Indianapolis last year - Pedal for Peace - that "supports organizations throughout the world that are committed to peace through education, especially for girls and women."

Money raised this year at the October 2nd event will be split between Greg Mortenson's Central Asia Institute {author of Three Cups of Tea} and A.W.A.K.E.N. {Afghan Women’s And Kids’ Education & Necessities}

Even after all our hard work this year, and with the event just around the corner, I still felt like I should do more. That's when I decided to throw caution to the wind and reach out to our wonderful BG followers and give them a gift if they would be generous enough to make a donation.

A little goes a long way for these young girls and women. Thank you for your consideration!

Ok Here's the deal...

What you Give:
$30+ tax deductible donation to Pedal for Peace by THIS Sunday September 26th
(see below for instructions on making your donation)

Your Gift:  your choice of our bicycle or peace note pad!

The Details 
  1. Any size donation appreciated! Donations of $30 or more receive one free notepad per donation 
  2. Go to and the online donation page
  3. Click the donate button and proceed 
  4. On the FINAL confirmation page you will be given a chance to add a Team name or rider 
  5. Instead of Team Name, enter Boatman Geller and then if applicable your choice of Peace Sign or Bicycle 
  6. Your notepad will be mailed via USPS to the address given with your donation
 top left: students at the A.W.A.K.E.N. school in Afghanistan
lower right: Greg Mortenson, © Central Asia Institute
top left: Pedal for Peace founder Maryjane Behforouz and her daughter Kayla at the 2009 Pedal for Peace 
lower right: the Geller girls and cousins at our tent at the 2009 Pedal for Peace

The Central Asia Institute name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, expressed or implied, of any product, service, company or individual.

This promotion is through Boatman Geller. Pedal for Peace, Central Asia Institute, AWAKEN and any other groups associated with Pedal for Peace are not responsible for this promotion. Donations that receive a notepad gift will be applied to Team Funatics. Cheers!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Goodbye Summer

The start of the school year always brings about a lot of purging and nesting. I am always motivated to dig through the old and make space for the new this time of year! My husband Greg found this old sketchbook over the weekend. I had forgotten how small I used to sketch. I also got a kick out of my doodles -  looks like my dreams haven't changed much through the years...

Nantucket-esque setting + friend + cocktail = excellent time!

Enjoy your Labor Day!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Designs!

We've uploaded our new designs and updated all of our online catalogs - we hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Monogram Notetotes!

At the beginning of summer we did a little product research on monogramming our notetotes. Since the tote has a stiff shell to protect the paper, traditional stitching on the front pocket isn't an option. We tried out a transfer monogram and then sent them off to some great customers and industry leaders. We were thrilled with the feedback and especially this great blog post from Whitney English Kolb of Whitney English and English Paper Company. I just love the styling for the photos!

We are extending this monogrammed notetote for only $10 extra for a limited time. If we continue to get positive feedback, we will add it to our line! When placing your order please add your monogram information in the special instructions area at the end of the checkout process. Your order total shown will not reflect the additional $10 monogram charge. Questions? Please contact customer service!

Retailers, if you would like to offer this to your customers please contact Greg Geller for details!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I Spy...

How fun are these porthole doors? I love all the charming doors and walkways of 'Sconset on Nantucket. I spent a lovely afternoon (alone!) taking photos while exploring the houses, winding streets and almost hidden bluff walks.

It is fair to say I have been obsessed with the entire beach house set for the fabulous movie Something's Gotta Give - and in particular love the swinging dining room door with the porthole (image bottom left).

As I was reviewing my photos of these doors I remembered the fun books by Wendy French and the delicious cover illustrations by one of my all-time favorite illustrators Edwin Fotheringham (top right).

So this is really an "I Spy..." of some of my favorite things!

images @ Jane Geller  |   Sconset
bottom left image from the movie Something's Gotta Give via
cover illustration top right by Edwin Fotheringham

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Spy on Nantucket...

Do you remember the "I spy" game? Maybe you still play it with your little ones. We have been playing a lot of "I spy" when out to eat or waiting for something... anything to keep our four year old engaged! I realized as I was photographing the things that caught my eye on Nantucket I was playing the game with myself... I spy an anchor... I spy pink... So I decided to post some "I Spy" images that inspire me. The first up was the most difficult to find on island - but a favorite of mine - yellow!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Around Town

There are so many inspiring images to take in as I enjoy the Island of Nantucket.  All the gorgeous roses blooming everywhere are calling to me to design a new rose pattern!

all images © jane geller | nantucket

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Summer Begins!

Ahhhh.... summer is here.  I am going to be doing frequent short posts of the sights of summer that inspire me all year long!

images © jane geller, jetties beach nantucket

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Locks of Love - A post from Becky

Are you familiar with the organization, Locks of Love? I am so impressed - this is an excerpt from their website:

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. 

I am also proud to say that my 14 year old daughter, Sarah, had 11" of her hair cut off and donated it to Locks of Love.  Sarah has always been blessed with beautiful red hair and a while ago we started talking about her doing this.  She has been growing it out (you need at least 10" to cut off) and then she wanted it long enough that it could be styled!  Last week she went to the Bobby Cooper Salon in Indianapolis where her hairdresser, McKenzie, chopped it off!  I have to admit, it made me weepy.  I have posted before and after pictures as well of some shots of the cut.

Sarah "pre-cut"

McKenzie with the measuring tape!

Cutting off the ponytails...

After the cut

The new cut which Sarah says she loves - I do know it takes her a lot less time to straighten in the morning!!

Sarah's donation to Locks of Love - she makes 
her mom & dad proud!

Unfortunately, highlighted hair (I've been highlighting mine since high school!) cannot be donated but colored hair can so if it so moves you, check out their website and see what Locks of Love is all about!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

National Stationery Show Shout Out: 2 AND 3!

What was I thinking when I decided I would have time for 3 leisurely posts about the show?! I think it was because I was still riding the wave of such a fantastic show experience. I blogged about our neighbors at the National Stationery Show (NSS) and really wanted to follow through with a post about old friends / new friends.

A big thanks to all of our accounts that came to see us this year! Of course we are also grateful to the new Boatman Geller accounts that picked up our line at the show.

Below is a quick list of the exhibitors that we always love to see at the show or enjoyed meeting this year. Visit their websites and see what makes them so special...

Jack and Lulu
Adore Julie and LOVE their new nautical goods!

Lifeguard Press
Todd and Kim are the genius behind the Lilly Pulitzer and Jonathan Adler stationery and gift lines. Yum...Fun times with Natalie!

 Dinky Designs
Denise Schroeck Albright of Dinky Designs is one of the funniest people I have ever met!

Hen and Barley
Loved meeting Jenny Morgan, also the mastermind behind a fabulous group - A Fresh Bunch
Mayfair Lane
Founder and owner Sue moves more into the family category as she used to work with us at BG and lives close by! Our kids are crazy for her light ups!
Fontaine Maury
Wonderful getting to know Haile - she is doing some really delicious things!
A big Congrats to Ralph and Anne and everyone at Printswell for all the great stuff they have going on!

American Stationery
Fellow Hoosiers and a big support to all of us at BG. Thank you!
Whitney English
So nice to get to know Whitney Kolb better - all of the English Paper brands looked great at the show!
Across the Line Cards
Founder Lynn Feltner and her sister were generous enough to let us jump in their cab one rainy night leaving Javits. The cab ride was as funny as her cards!