Buy beautiful linens and take care of them

Nothing brings spring color to your home like new table linens.  This is where you can really feature your flair for color.  CAPERS is the home of gorgeous linens from France:  Le Jacquard Francais.  This classic french linen company puts together unexpected combinations that are as surprising as they are iresistable.  And the color lasts literally for generations.

This season we are featuring the newest collection of “enduite” or vinyl coated cotton table clothes and placemats for easy cleanup of outdoor entertaining.  Liquids bead up to let you just wipe off.  For occasional machine washings, use cool water and gentle soap (no bleach or stain remover).  Even the kids can sit at the glamorous table.  Leave it to the French.

When you get your new linens home, soak them for a few hours in warm water alone, or run them through a cycle in the washer without detergent.  This removes the sizing which can trap stains if left in.

If necessary, use bleach on your white linens, but mostly hot water and oxyclean can do the trick.  

Stain Tips:

Red wine–Wipe it up quick.  Baking soda or soda water is good to treat the stain.  Soak in cold water if you can’t get to it right away.

Fruit, Lipstick, Pollen–Rinse in cold water and dab gently with rubbing alcohol, getting up as much stain as possible.  Rub with dish soap, (I use Dawn cuz they wash oily ducks with it!) and then wash in the machine.

Wax–scrape up as much dry wax as possible.  I use spray air (for cleaning computers)to freeze the wax and it scapes up well.  Put brown paper on both sides of the stain and iron until no more wax comes through on the paper.  Rub with dish soap then wash in the machine.

Tea or Coffee–Get quickly, as tea really stains.  Use dish soap, or glycerine to loosen the stain and wash as soon as possible.  

Grease–Rub with dish soap or stain remover.  Go with hot water if stain persists.  We love gravy after all.

New Le Jacquard Francias Table and Kitchen Linens for Spring

The newest collection of Le Jacquard Francais is being introduced this weekend, March 25 and 26th.  The new colors and patterns are stunning this season.  Vivid fuchsia, sky blue, lemon yellow, periwinkle and citrus are found throughout the new introductions.

Brooklyn by Le Jacquard Francais is a current CAPERS’ staff favorite. The combination of geometrics, florals and color is quite beautiful. The tablecloths, placemats, and runners in this collection are coated for easy care.


Provence is one of Le Jacquard Francais’ most popular designs. This spring it is introduced in yellow, lime and tangerine with some black for grounding.


Jardin de Paradis is a new coated cotton design for spring. Beautiful flowers and fruits are featured in wisteria, light blue and apricot.


Coated placemats by Le Jacquard Francais are the perfect way to stylishly add color and pattern as well as protect your table.

Le Jacquard Francais Trunk Show

le jacquard francais trunk show

We’re looking forward to seeing you this weekend at the Le Jacquard Francais Trunk Show. This is the perfect time to review the entire collection and add to your linen wardrobe. Bring paint swatches, table measurements, a piece of china, and anything else you would like to coordinate with. We’ll help you choose your new linens for Spring and Summer entertaining and you’ll save 20% (30% off on coated tablecloths/placemats and runners too).*

*save 20% through March 26th, including special orders & 30% off on coated merchandise through April 30th.