Wednesday, December 22, 2010

We're Open Christmas Eve 10am to 3pm

Last minute shoppers, do not fret.  CAPERS is open on Friday, December 24th, 10am to 3pm.  There are lots of great gifts to be had, and wrapped for your convenience by our busy little elves.  Jewelry, scarves, soaps, and don't forget the candles.  Stocking stuffers, too.  And if we don't see you before, have a lovely time with your friends and families.  We'll be open December 26 with half-price ornaments for you bargain hunters:  11am to 5pm.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Potluck Paris Trunk Show on Sunday, December 19th

Join us for one of our most popular events of the season.  Potluck Paris sales representative, Andrea, will bring a sleigh full of fabulous pewter jewelry.  It's chunky, it's hip, it's fun.  Come Sunday 11am to 6pm.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Two Great Trunk Shows this Saturday

Come visit CAPERS this Saturday to see the fun and affordable jewelry from m.frances jewelry.  She will bring a large selection of earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces for your enjoyment (and purchase!)  Also joining us is the fabulous Nubia, creator of In Style scarves.  She will bring a great variety of scarves and shawls and she will even teach us how to wear them.  Artists will be at CAPERS 12-4.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's a Chili Kind of Day

We often receive requests for recipes from the CAPERS cafe and so this morning while I was making up a pot of Vegetarian Black Bean Chili I took the time to do some measuring......here's the CAPERS recipe that was a mainstay of our repertoire for years. This is the perfect recipe for our 20 degree weather.....adjust the chili powder to taste and you'll be warmed right up.

Seasoning
4 T chile powder
1 T smoked ancho chile powder
2 T ground cumin
1 T oregano
2 t. cinnamon

5 cloves garlic pressed
3 c diced onion
3 c diced carrot
3 c diced celery
3 c diced green/red pepper
2 28 oz cans whole peeled tomato [broken up]
6-8 cups black beans cooked

Saute garlic, onion, carrot, celery in 2-3 T olive oil. Add 4 T spice blend to vegetables. Saute until translucent. Add peppers and 2-3 more T. spice blend. Saute 3-5 minutes longer. Add beans and tomatoes and water for desired consistency. Add additional spice blend to taste.

You can top off with sour cream, cheddar, scallion or whatever condiments you prefer. Enjoy.
Recipe makes 5 qts and is easily frozen.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Form and Glaze: Paddy McNeely Porcelain at CAPERS


CAPERS is featuring artist Paddy McNeely this month. Inspired by ancient Japanese, Korean, and southwest Native American pottery, McNeely brings a modern design sense to her practical and exquisite pieces. From vases to saki sets, this elegant porcelain inspires a simplicity and elegance to home decor. While you're running into CAPERS for a tablecloth or other Thanksgiving necessity, take a minute to admire her beautiful craft.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

PLEASE JOIN US


Gather up your girlfriends for a fun evening. Food, drinks, booksigning, jewelry trunkshow, raffle, good friends & fun to benefit Northwest Childrens Fund. Hope to see you there!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Trick or Treat the Junction Saturday 1-3pm

Come join the rest of the kids on Saturday, October 30 from 1-3pm. It's about the cutest thing you've ever seen. Many parents join the kids...hilarious.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Add to the Atmosphere


There's nothing quite as warm and inviting as a room full of candles. We like to save the scented ones for the bedroom and the bath. CAPERS has a great selection of sizes and colors to grace your dining table or mantle. Don't worry, we have scented ones as well.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

If it cooks while you're gone, does it do the dishes while you sleep?


I love my crockpot. Correction: Slow Cooker. The more modern term. This new book by Diane Phillips, The Best Slow Cooker Cook Book Ever, has over 400 recipes from soups to desserts that you can start in the morning before work and take it to your neatly set table after you've kicked off your shoes and flipped through the mail. Great for you or for a gift for a busy friend.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Set the Mood Set the Table


What's cozier than sitting down to a beautiful table to eat the comforting meal you've just prepared? CAPERS has fall linens in stock: Casual to fancy, placemats to french linen. You can order the lovely Le Jacquard Francais linen shown here to arrive before Thanksgiving or choose from our stock on hand. Also from France are some practical, acrylic-coated cotton sold by the inch. You get the beauty of the jacquard weave with the ease of wipe-off coating. Perfect for the family lifestyle. Measure your table and come see us.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Skulls are IN!


All Hallows Eve approacheth. CAPERS has skulls glittered, glass, painted and printed. We have goey slime and slimey blood. Black tapers and orange pillars. Wind-ups and spider rings. OOOOOOOOOOOO.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Yummy Fall Dinner at a Beautiful Table


Now that we've moved indoors and grilling has turned to stewing, it's great to sit down to that yummy crockpot supper at a beautiful dining table. CAPERS carries the Blue Fish collection from Four Hands trading. We looked far and wide for this line....seriously...every showroom at the Furniture markets...for an extension table with a lovely finish yet family-friendly feel. This table goes from 48in round to 90in oval with two leaves. We have a rectangular style as well with self-storing leaves. Its a larger table, great for having the whole family for Thanksgiving. Come and look at the gorgeous finish and simply elegant flair.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Great Fall Linens Now in Stock


It's time to set the table for a yummy dinner of soup or stew or a roast. It's time for some new table linens in a large variety of fall colors. These are great 100% cotton placemats, table clothes, and napkins at a reasonable price. They can coordinate with some new throw pillows that are on sale through October 4th. Shop early for the best selection.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bring Backpacks for Local Kids in Need


It's time for the annual West Seattle Backpack Drive. CAPERS wants to fill the shop windows with all the backpacks you bring, along with school supplies and packaged undies. Our neighborhood kids need to start the school year off right by being prepared on the first day of school. If you don't have time to shop, you can leave a donation and we'll shop for you. Now through September 1.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer Clearance and fun in the hood


CAPERS is joining in the neighborhood fun this weekend by adding our two bits and markdowns on salad bowls, lanterns, this and that and whatever else we come up with this week. When you come by this weekend, bring a backpack and/or school supplies for the West Seattle Helpline Backpack Drive. (Donations collected through September 1st.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Back by Popular Demand...Jen Ament at Artwalk June 10th


Jen Ament celebrates the seaside in her newest collection of linoleum block prints. A reception for the artist is this Thursday, June 10th at CAPERS during Artwalk 6pm-9pm. New pieces include herons, seashells, whales and more. On Thursday, 20% of sales of Jen's work will go to the World Wildlife Federation to help the distressed birds and animals in the Gulf. For some dramatic photos, see Jen's blog http://artandlair.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 7, 2010

Anniversary Sale at least 20% CAPERS Merchandise

SAVE....SAVE....SAVE
JUNE 5TH THROUGH JULY 3RD
20% off CAPERS merchandise in-stock and by special order!
See this great article from Northwest Source.http://www.nwsource.com/shopping/home/home-garden/capers-celebrates-its-silver-anniversary-big-savings-home-d%C3%A9cor?sms_ss=email

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

{This Just In}


After all the gray outside, a hit of color is just what the Dr. ordered. We received a supply of Taxi wallets in daquiri, orange, red, pink and various bright prints just in time to chase that gray away....and possibly think of giving as a grad gift too. These wallets are a CAPERS classic: functional, well-priced and nice color too.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Outdoor Furniture is Here...Summer can't be far behind


We blocked traffic on California Avenue yesterday while unloading a big truck of Summer Classics furniture. Now it's all in stock for YOU! High quality, hand-wrought iron, powder-coated dining sets and lounge chairs. Verandah is back in black with a 30 in and 48in round table and a 60in oval table, spring chairs, arm chairs, side chairs and end tables. And Duvet is here with it's rounded shape that goes with all of the tables above. You'll want to rock a while in the Terrace Rose Spring Loungers with the thick, red cushions. All built to last and last. Come check it out.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fun in the Junction on Friday CAPERS offers 15% off to KEXP donors

KEXP Presents Hood to Hood 2010 - West Seattle

Hood to Hood West Seattle

Celebrate West Seattle’s victory in KEXP’s Hood to Hood Challenge by joining KEXP DJs, West Seattle artists and local businesses in West Seattle Friday, May 21st. Festivities include a live broadcast from Easy Street Records, activities and music for the kids at Cupcake Royale, artist showcases and KEXP DJs spinning in the evening, a gallery of KEXP in-studio photography, discounts at local businesses throughout the neighborhood and a food drive for the West Seattle Food Bank.

King County Water Taxi is providing free passage to and from Hood To Hood day for KEXP listeners. Terminals located at Pier 50 in downtown Seattle and Seacrest Dock in West Seattle with Free Shuttle service to West Seattle Junction.

Show your KEXP member card or follow this link to print out a Free Ride coupon.
RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE WATER TAXI TICKET

Alki Water Taxi

Take the Buss from the Water Taxi to Hood to Hood!

EASY STREET RECORDS LIVE BROADCAST 6am - 6pm
with live DJ sets from John Richards, Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole

7:30am - Motopony
9:30am - Head Like a Kite
10:30am - Chief Sealth High School Marching Band
11:30am- Victor Shade
1:30pm - The Lights
3:30pm - The Tripwires
5:30pm - Rat City Brass

Easy Street at night (not live broadcast but open to the public)
7pm - Damien Jurado
8pm- Erik Blood

This broadcast is free and open to the public.
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CUPCAKE ROYALE - FAMILY ACTIVITIES 9am - 5pm
Bands, activities and KEXP cupcakes and hosted by KEXP DJs Ashley Mel and John Richards
11:00pm - The Not-Its!
1:00pm - The Board of Education
4:30pm - Caspar Babypants

FEEDBACK LOUNGE 7-11pm
Live music hosted by KEXP DJ Abe Beeson
Kandi Coded
Memphis Radio Kings

PROST TAVERN 7 - 11pm
Ipod Mix Night w/ KEXP DJs Larry Rose, Tim, Shannon and Rachel.

SHADOWLAND - KEXP Music Trivia 7pm - 11pm
KEXP music trivia, DJ sets and live performances, hosted by DJ EL Toro
7pm DJ Marco Collins
8-10pm KEXP Trivia and Music Trivia
10:15pm - Brent Amaker and the Rodeo

SKYLARK CAFE 9pm - close
with DJ sets from KEXP DJs Troy Nelson & Hannah Levin
The Tripwires
The Fucking Eagles
Hotels

WEST 5 8pm - 11pm
with KEXP DJs Don Slack and Marji Makers

YOUNGSTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 5pm - 8pm
KEXP Photography Showcase, live music and KEXP DJs Larry Mizell Jr and Chilly
Live performances by Fatal Lucciauno and Youngstown Participants
DK Mars, Messiah, Militant Child, Praxis, Air 2 a Bird and Khatsini

Plus, bring food and help KEXP’s FOOD DRIVE FOR THE WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK 10am-4:30pm at the KEXP Information Tent located in front of Key Bank at 4701 California Ave SW.

West Seattle businesses offering discounts to KEXP donors:

8 Limbs Yoga
4546 1/2 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116, above Jak’s
$15 off a 5-class card. (Redeemable only at our West Seattle studio, may not be combined with other discounts.)
The class card is valid 6 months from activation date. 5-class card is normally $70. So with the $15 discount the promo price becomes $55 (a bit over 20% off.)
http://www.8limbsyoga.com/

Alki Kayak Tours
1660 Harbor Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98126
15% discount off of kayak tours
http://www.kayakalki.com/

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
4711 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Box Office: 206-938-0993
Hours: Tues-Saturday 12pm-7pm
$5 OFF tickets to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Tell Me on a Sunday”!
FINAL WEEKEND! Show closing May 23. AND $2 off tickets to “SIDESHOW”
running July 21- August 1, 2010. Discount offer valid TODAY ONLY
(5/21/2010).
Show times are Wed-Sat @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 3pm
Tickets are subject to availability. Mention code: “KEXP ROCKS” in order
to receive discount by phone or at the box office.
http://www.artswest.org/

Bakery Nouveau
4737 California Avenue Southwest>
Seattle, WA 98116-4412
(206) 923-0534
20% discount off of all items except special order cakes, chocolates and macaroons
www.bakerynouveau.com/welcome/

Caffe Ladro
7011 California Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98136
10% off of all items (not to be combined with any other discount)
(206)938-8021
http://www.caffeladro.com/

Camilia’s Boutique
4528 California SW
Seattle, WA 98116
15% off regularly priced merchandise
http://www.carmilias.com/

Clementine
4447 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
$20 off a purchase of $100 or more
http://www.clementines.com/

Cupcake Royale
4556 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116
$1 off KEXP Cupcakes
http://www.cupcakeroyale.com/

Curious Kidstuff
4740 California Ave SW
Seattle WA, 98116
20% off anything in the store
http://www.curiouskidstuff.com/

Easy Street
4559 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
10% off regularly priced CDs
http://www.easystreetonline.com/

Edie’s Shoes
4310 SW Alaska Street
Seattle, Washington, 98116
20% off non-sale shoes to KEXP card carrying donors
http://www.ediesshoes.com/

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
4410 California Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98116
A free 12oz latte or 12oz Americano and full hour of internet surfing
http://www.hotwirecoffee.com/

Husky Deli & Catering
4721 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
$1 off KEXP Ice-Cream Cone
http://www.huskydeli.com/

Jan’s Beauty Supply
4517 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, Wa. 98116
20% off to KEXP card carrying donors
http://www.jansbeautysupply.com/

Kits Camera & Image
West Seattle - Jefferson Square
4726 42nd Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
20% OFF all Photo & Imaging Services to KEXP card carrying donors
http://www.ritzpix.com/

Mission
2325 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116
10% off your tab
http://www.missionbar.com/

Mountain To Sound Outfitters
3602 Alaska Way SW
Seattle, WA 98126
20% discount off of all winter merchandise
10% off regular priced merchandise
http://www.m2soutfitters.com/

Nature Consortium
4408 Delridge Way SW #107 (inside the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center)
50% off of Nature Consortium t-shirts and sweatshirts
http://www.naturec.org/

Nucor Steel
2424 SW Andover
Seattle, WA 98106
http://www.nucor.com/

Red Cup Espresso
4451 California Ave SW, West
Seattle, WA 98116
KEXP donors will receive 1/2 lb of organic coffee beans
http://www.redcupespresso.com/

Rubato Records
4710 California Ave SW
Seattle, Washington 98116
20% off regularly priced Vinyl, CD’s and Movies

Shoofly Pie Co.
10% off all whole and sliced pies (not to be combined with any other discount)
4444 California Ave SW 98116
www.shooflypiecompany.com

Skylark Cafe & Club
3803 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
10% off food and drinks
http://www.skylarkcafe.com/

Super Supplements
4700 California Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98116
20% discount off your entire order for KEXP card carrying donors
http://www.supersup.com/

Coffee to a Tea - Sugar Rush Baking Company
4541 California Ave SW
10% off your entire purchase
http://www.sugarrushbakingcompany.com/

Sweetie
4508 California Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98116
15% off anything in the store to KEXP card carrying donors
http://www.sweetieboutique.com/

Table 35 Restaurant & Lounge
4752 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Happy Hour All Day Long
http://www.table35.com/

West Seattle/King County Water Taxi
Seacrest Dock/West Seattle
http://www.kingcountyferries.org/

Free Water Taxi Ride to KEXP members! Print out ticket HERE (Right-click to download your ticket)

West Seattle Recycling Center
3881 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
http://www.westseattlerecycling.com/

Zamboanga
4531 California Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Buy one pair of Bestow or Jag jeans and get a second pair of equal value for half price.
http://www.zambowear.com/

Made possible with support from:
Alki Water Taxi