Friday, October 25, 2013

CAPERS Philosophy- Responsible Consumption

Did you know that most of the items we sell in our store are either produced locally or with a socially responsible mission? When you shop at CAPERS, you can feel confident that you are supporting responsible companies!

Shop Local: We feature many products made right here in the Pacific Northwest! Buying local products is not only good for the community, but it is also good for the environment because it requires a lot less energy to transport the goods to you!

Shop Fair Trade: A fair trade certification ensures that the money made from goods gets back to the laborers involved in all steps of the manufacturing process.

Shop Recycled: There are several items at CAPERS that are made from recycled products (including a door mat made from recycled flip fops and a decorative basket made from recycled straws).

Shop with a Conscience: Many companies support organizations, initiatives, and philanthropies with their proceeds. It is always a good idea to check out a company's website to see how they give back to global communities.

Shupaca Alpaca throws are beautifully crafted alpaca throws made in
Ecuador. Shupaca products are fair trade and all sales support the economic
advancement of the Ecuadorean artists.  For more info visit

Jaipur Rugs support women artisans from India. They teach weaving
skills and ensure that proceeds from the sales go back to the
women and their families. For more info visit
EmiLime supports and sells knits made by women artisans in Peru. EmiLime products are fair trade and beautifully crafted.
For more information visit

These are just a few of the socially responsible products we feature at CAPERS. Stop by our store to learn more about the great products we carry! 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Trunk Show- Le Jacquard Français

Saturday, November 2- 11AM-2PM
Dress up your table for fall!

Our Annual Fall Trunk Show is quickly approaching on Nov 2! Join us from 11AM-2PM when Le Jacquard Français representative Lynn Sultemeier will be here to take your holiday linen orders! Bring in your china and paint swatches to find the most perfect new linen for your holiday table. Place your order by November 4 and we guarantee that you will get your linens by Thanksgiving! And as an added bonus, if you order a tablecloth during this weekend, you will receive four complimentary napkins as a gift with purchase.

Le Jacquard Français is known for high quality Damask linens that will last a lifetime.  'Damask' linens are especially great because the pattern of the fabric is visible on both sides. 

For more information on Le Jacquard Français, visit their website at

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Easy Entertaining......Baked Feta Appetizer!

The Fall is here and with the cool weather comes warm parties! Be sure to bring this delicious appetizer to the next event you attend or host. We served it at CAPERS during our artist reception for the October Art Walk and it got rave reviews from our customers!

CAPERS Baked Feta Dip
8 ounces Feta Cheese (crumbled)
6-8 ounces of pitted, mixed, marinated olives
Line the bottom of a greased small baking dish with feta.
Layer the olives on top of the feta.
Drizzle with olive oil. 
Bake at 400 degrees F until warm and melted (about 20 minutes).

The recipe we served in the store was adapted from the Kathy Casey recipe below.

Makes 10 to 15 servings

1 thick (7- to 8-ounce) piece feta cheese

Lightly oil the bottom of an 8- to 9-inch ovenproof skillet, such as cast iron.

Place the cheese in the center of the pan, and then top with the Artichoke Pepper Olive Spread. 
At this point, you can cover and refrigerate the skillet for up to 1 day.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Bake the cheese for about 20 minutes, or until soft and gooey. 
Serve immediately, right out of the pan, with slices of rustic bread, crostini, pita, or pita chips.

Kathy Casey is an amazing celebrity chef from Seattle. She is frequently 
featured in magazines, on TV and radio, and she is the owner of Dish D'Lish. 
If you are looking for some great recipes, we recommend one of Kathy's cookbooks.
Visit the Kathy Casey website to find more of her recipes or to order a cookbook. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Save The Date......October Art Walk with Mary Flynn-Gillies

The West Seattle Art Walk is less than one week away!
For those of you who don't know, the Art Walk is a monthly event that takes
place from 6-9 PM on the second Thursday of each month. Shops stay open
late and display art by local artists. During the month of October, we will be
featuring artist Mary Flynn-Gillies at CAPERS.

Mary's paintings are available for viewing and purchase now in our store.

Stanley Rivers 10x8
Poppy Blue 23x30

Here is an excerpt from Mary's artist statement:

"This fascination with weathered
integrity has found a comfortable
home in her two-dimensional work.
Her desire is to achieve this sense of
time and history in her work by using
tattered, stained, and once cherished
found papers as the foundation for
her imagery.

Her imagery at first glance is ageless
but at closer inspection is interjected
with modern thought and often times
whimsy... bringing together the inspiring
dynamic of past versus present"

Visit Mary Flynn-Gillies' website for more information on her and her art.

Hope to see you at CAPERS on October 10th during the Art Walk!