Friday, December 16, 2011

Jewels + Leather + Cashmere & Santa too.

We have you covered for holiday shopping and reveling this weekend.  Hope to see you at the last trunkshow of the holiday season or for a quick D.I.Y. Santa photo.  Cheers!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Be the Perfect Guest

Just a reminder of your responsibility when invited to events:
1.  R.S.V.P. to the party invitation quickly so the host(ess) can plan accordingly
2.  Arrive at the party slightly after the apponted time (10 minutes after not 10 minutes before)
3.  Dress in appropriate attire.  If this is a formal party it is disrespectful to show up in jeans.
4.  Bring a host(ess) gift that is thoughtful and does not require the host(ess) to do anything with it once you present it.  Note:  flowers require work once you arrive.
5.  Make a point of moving from guest to guest at the party.  Part of your job as a guest is to help mix up the conversation and to keep the party going.  This is a participatory sport.
6.  If the party is casual be attentive about assisting the host(ess) in introducing guests to each other, serving cocktails, passing hors d' oeuvres or cleaning up.
7.  Plan to leave the party before the designated end time.  If the invitation says 7-10 you should plan to leave before 10.
8.  Send a handwritten Thank You note via mail thanking the host(ess) for the invitation and lovely party.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Karen's Fabulous Prawns

My good friend Karen brought this hors d' oeuvre to a party a number of years ago.  I immediately asked for the recipe and have taken the dish to many subsequent gatherings.  It is Soooooo Simple and that's what makes it fabulous......

Karen's Fabulous Prawns

1/4 c. Italian Parsley
1/4 c. Minced Shallot
1/4 c. Fresh Tarragon Leaves
1/2 c. White Wine/Champagne Vinegar
1/2 c. Olive Oil
4 T. Dijon Mustard
1-2 t.  Red Pepper Flakes {adjust to taste}
8 cloves garlic minced
Whisk together the above and pour over 2 lbs (+ or -) precooked prawns.  {I usually use the 40 per pound size from the frozen food section}.  Let marinate for up to one day.  Stir every so often to distribute the marindade.
Pour out into a bowl or platter and serve with skewers.  Pre-skewer and serve as "lollipops" or place over a bed of greens for a lovely salad.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Susan Goodwin + Kate Endle + Lisa Defaccio

Susan Goodwin One of a Kind Necklace

Kate Endle Illustrator/Collage Artist

Lisa Defaccio Waterforms
The weekend begins with a full day of events......nationally acclaimed jeweler, Susan Goodwin, shows her fall collection of one-of-a-kind pieces beginning at 3:30.  The party continues with artist receptions for illustrator and collage artist Kate Endle and ceramic artist Lisa Defaccio.  We're calling it....whimsy and wow. Hope to see you in the neighborhood tonight.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Please Join Us

The neighborhood will be buzzing this weekend.  Many merchants are hosting events {check or for more details}.  The treelighting celebration is at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Junction Plaza and Sunday brings trunkshows 12-4 in the store and D.I.Y. Santa Photos with donations benefitting the West Seattle Foodbank. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Girlfriends Night Out & Steal This Party at Capers

We are busy busy at the store tonight getting ready for our yearly Girlfriends Night out and Steal This Party events. Entertaining during the holidays can often feel stressful and we don't want it to be that way for you! Tonight we show you amazing and easy drinks and apps to serve, all while you get to spend the night out on the town with your favorite girlfriends. Food, drinks, and friends? Sounds like a party to me!

Want more? Stay tuned for more entertaining tips, tricks, and recipes soon!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cheryl Zahniser at CAPERS

We are excited to share the fabulous paintings of West Seattle artist Cheryl Zahniser through November 30.  The large orchids and the stunning portraits are really very beautiful.  Be sure to stop by to seem them in person.

Opening Reception  | Thursday Evening | October 13th | 6-9 p.m.

Don't miss all the other artists showcasing their work in the neighborhood.

Friday, September 23, 2011

{Re}Fresh the Nest

Fall is here & Summer too!!!  I love this time of year.....nearly 80 degrees, sunny, with an evening coolness.  Thoughts are beginning to turn inside as I savor every last second of the light and warmth. Those thoughts include refreshing the candle collection, changing out pillows and summer accessories, choosing a home project for fall and getting some dates on the calendar for fall entertaining.  So much to do, I must get started.

A rainbow of color in pillars and tapers.

Media cabinets, buffets, bookcases all ready to help organize the nest.

As the days darken up a new lamp is a nice addition.

Chair by LEE Industries

Sofas in all sizes from LEE Industries
At the shop we're hosting the {Re}Fresh the Nest SALE.  All pillows, lamps, throws, candles, robes, blankets & furniture is 20%-30% off until October 4th.  This is the perfect time to spruce up the spaces you'll be enjoying this fall/winter and perhaps get a party or two on the calendar too.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


In grand style.  This is the SALE of the year.  Everything in the store, and by special order, is at least 20% off.  Our newest collection of recycled pine furniture from Four Hands is 25% off. Upholstered furniture from LEE Industries and Cisco Brothers are featured at 30% off.  We hope to see you during the sale.....more photos to be posted us for pricing........SHOP HERE NOW
You'll also find great pieces by Tozai, Roost, Arteriors Home and Tampopo.

Monday, April 25, 2011

{Re}cycled water bottles

This bag kept 3 water bottles out of the landfill.  Great for all the dog walks when it finally stops raining.  Lots of styles and colors.


{Re}think Beautiful

One of our favorite green things.  Made in the USA, Lee Furniture takes sustainability seriously.  On top of the FSC certified wood and recycled or soy foam, put a recycled or organic fabric and your chic, new, natural design will last for generations and NEVER end up in a landfill.  Cruise their website for styles and come to CAPERS to check out fabrics and pricing.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More Cool Stuff for Green-Up Weekend and Earth Month

Come on Saturday for our Earth Month kickoff.  We're going to show just what makes our upholstered furniture earth-friendly....besides the fact that it's so built and beautiful, it will never end up in a land fill.

Samples, demonstrations and presentations Saturday, April 2nd 11am-3pm

Monday, March 28, 2011

Start Earth Month with CAPERS

 CAPERS is kicking off Earth Month on Saturday, April 2nd with demonstrations and presentations of products to Green-Up your home in simple and elegant ways.  We're featuring the new Green Sweet line from  Garnier Thiebaut.  Get 4 free napkins with purchase of a beautiful tablecloth.

Local furniture makers Meyer Wells will be displaying some of their artist-made furniture.  All the wood is from locally harvested trees.  From their homepage: "Furniture is our passion and we pursue it using premium,  salvaged materials transformed into beautiful objects for everyday use."

One of our favorite product lines is Caldrea...natural, aromatheraputic, cleaning products.  Local Rep, Paul has samples for those who stop by.

Monday, March 7, 2011

ArtWalk Thursday Beata Ondikova

Beata Metzelaar
Beáta was born in the former Czechoslovakia. Her artistic talent was discovered at a very young age, and she began her many years of study under Eastern Europe’s finest instructors. She ultimately graduated from art school, specializing in fine art and art restoration. Having studied restoration, Beáta has developed a truly unique ability to understand how the masters created their works, and she applies similar techniques to her own. Heavily influenced by her native Eastern Europe, the use of color and texture are woven into her versatile style. Beáta came to the United States in 1990, and worked for many years as a textile designer and artist in Los Angeles before coming to Seattle. She continued her work as a textile designer for Eddie Bauer-Home, which included several popular bedding designs. She has also developed designs for REI and Land’s End. ArtWalk is the second Thursday of every month 6pm-9pm

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lee Industries Dining Chair Sale

Through April, we're featuring selected Lee Industries dining chair frames at 40% off.  Pick any Lee upholstery fabric to put on four or more chairs and SAVE!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Two New Scented Candle Collections at CAPERS

Customer favorite Archipelago Botanicals has added two new scents to their line.  Kashmir is a blend of orange blossom, sandalwood and vanilla for an exotic and bright blend in a light orange/yellow color.  Petale brings a reminder that spring is coming with white lilies, jasmine, Moroccan rose, and pear.  CAPERS also brings you a new personal care line with cream, lotion, and body wash in a clean fresh Milk scent.  Come in this weekend and check out what's new.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March is All About Design at CAPERS

Capers Home is kicking off their new Design Department with free classes for customers.  Divining Your Style will help participants to create a design notebook or inspiration board.  These tools will help them communicate with design professionals and salespeople and keep their purchases focused on their specific design needs.  How to Buy a Sofa gives customers tools to identlify quality in upholstered furniture.  See the Fresh List at right for the schedule.  Please call the store for questions or reservations.  Photo courtesy of Country Living Magazine, February 2011.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Design Hits CAPERS

CAPERS Home, West Seattle’s home, gift and everything store has added design services to its list of benefits offered to customers.  Two new designers have joined the staff, and they are ready and waiting to answer your design questions.
To kick off the new program, CAPERS is offering Speed Design, a free 30-minute design consultation where customers can present our designers with a single design problem and be set on a plan to fix it.  Designers can also provide in-home consultation and appointments in the store for choosing furniture, paint color, room arrangements or even tablescaping.  Call 206-932-0371 for an appointment or email

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Art as Valentine......

Kate Endle's colorful and fun collages are the perfect way to say "Be Mine" for Valentine's day.  And what a fun gift to give.  The following are hanging at the store now and ready for Valentine giving.........

{Caw, caw, won't you be mine?}

{Whoooo's the best Valentine....You, are Who}

{My love is deep for you....please be mine}

{I'll spout about my love for you.....Be Mine}
Kate's work is filled with Northwest icons and lots of whimsy.  Her work will be featured through the end of the month.  If you can't make the show take a look here at the rest of her work:  Happy Valentines Day!