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 capers.home@gmail.com

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:  http://www.kateendle.com/  Happy Valentines Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Love is in the Air

{Love Potion no. 9 by Sweet Petula & This is Love by Rob Ryan}
What a lovely gift to you from Sweet Petula......and the perfect gift for your Valentine.........here's the link www.sweetpetula.com/blog.htm  Hope to see you in the neighborhood this weekend.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kate Endle featured at CAPERS tonight at Art Walk

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Kate Endle makes collage art that is sophisticated and intelligent for kids and adults using decorative and hand painted papers. Influenced by folk art, with a touch of Asian inspiration, and a dash of eclectic whimsey, subject matter includes floral still lifes, flocks of birds and the always popular owl motif. Her work can be found on greeting cards, children books, magnets, home decor products, and calendars. She attended The Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio and currently resides in West Seattle with her husband and creative collaborator,  children's musician, Caspar Babypants.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Adding Soul to the Mix


Carved Altar Table from Shanghai {ideal for a small space}

Vintage Cabinet from Manchuria {new finish, perfect hall chest}

Vintage Tea Stool  {side table, pair for a coffee table, extra seating}


Vintage Plant Stand {Perfect Side Table}
I had the pleasure of meeting with my friend Eugene this weekend and choosing a number of vintage furniture pieces he had collected on his last trip home to China.  I always love the stories behind the pieces.  I quiz him non-stop about the item and what it was used for.  A piece I thought was a console turned out to be an artist's table and another a butcher's table {who knew}.  I'm always fascinated by the original use for the pieces and how they can be repurposed for our homes.  Put on your thinking caps, this is what makes a home your own.