Mar 20 2018
Don’t miss the start of the new season at CAPERS. Our Annual Spring Fling sale is this Saturday and Sunday, March 24 – 25. Join us to welcome spring with select floor models marked 10 – 70% off and gifts and everyday decor from 30 – 40% off. Don’t miss our Scratch N’ Dent furniture at up to 70% off and Upholstered floor models at up to 60% off list.
At the Spring Fling you will also find: fabric by the yard, tables, linens, candles, chairs, sofas, benches, bookshelves, lamps, and more.
Out with the old, in with the new!
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Mar 15 2018
Don’t miss rare appearance by celebrated Northwest
jewelry artisan, Susan Goodwin, at CAPERS March 17
SEATTLE, March 15, 2018—Susan Goodwin jewelry popup, Sat., March 17, 12–6 p.m. at CAPERS Home Seattle. Meet this beloved Northwest jewelry artist in person, known for her one-of-a-kind pieces and passion for pearls.
“Susan definitely has a following,” said CAPERS owner Lisa Myers. “It’s really a treat to have her at a trunk show like this, as it’s rare that she does any in-persons.”
Born in Kirkland, Goodwin traveled the world before returning to her native Seattle area and settling here until 2010. Her journey took her to multiple states and many diverse careers—working on a horse ranch in Utah and making granola in Minneapolis among them—before becoming a tour de force in the world of pearl jewelry and precious stone showpieces.
It all began in the 1980s when a friend sparked her artistic spirit with some ancient glass trade beads. “I loved the history behind them but found their form a bit rugged,” said the artist. According to Goodwin, the ‘80s were a time when styles were outrageous and she spent hours in her basement, blow torch in hand, trying to perfect crafting her own glass beads. As her skills grew, so did her own tastes, eventually leading her to swap glass beads for the inner fire and magical energy of precious stones.
Then in the 1990s, her business skyrocketed and she expanded her line, becoming widespread in high-end department stores, museum gift shops and boutiques in America, Asia and Europe.
But success didn’t keep her from staying up on changing jewelry styles. Rather, she developed a look that is perhaps best defined as a blend of timeless classics with a nod to current fashion trends. Drawing inspiration from the glamour of the 1950s, she uses influences from the natural world such as pearls.
“There isn’t a woman alive who doesn’t shine brighter while wearing a strand of pearls,” said Goodwin. “Pearls frame a face like nothing else.” She noted pearls are often utilized as reward for life’s passages—which seems especially poetic when you consider pearls symbolize an irritant becoming something prized and beautiful. Each has its own character, shape, color and luster. “Once you’ve bonded with a pearl, there’s precious little that can take its place,” said the current Willamette Valley, Ore., resident.
Today, Goodwin pursues what she loves most, producing custom works or one-of-a-kind showpieces for her loyal clientele. Additionally, she designs a limited line of boutique and museum pieces and enjoys the fresh food and local wines found in the Willamette Valley.
For more, stop by CAPERS in-store at 4525 California Ave. S.W. in West Seattle, see our calendar of events or visit www.susangoodwin.net.
CAPERS Home Seattle has been a part of the Alaska junction in West Seattle since 1985 with a philosophy committed to local artisans, fair trade, timeless design, classic quality and giving back to the community in which we live and work.
Mar 9 2018
Join us in welcoming jeweler Susan Goodwin to the shop Saturday, March 17th, from noon to 5. Susan will be showing her newest collection of one of kind jewelry made from semi-precious stones, pearls, mixed metals and found objects.
It’s a delight to see the beauty of her craftsmanship laid out to touch and try-on. We invite you to bring pictures of clothing you’d like to accessorize or swatches of colors you’d like to match. We will assist you in finding the right piece for you.Susan’s newest collection of jewelry features mixed metals in modern shapes. Semi-precious stones mix with multiple chains in this asymmetrical piece.The tree of life earring is a signature Susan Goodwin Jewelry design. This rendition mixes semi-precious stones and beading to beautiful effect.
There will be much more to choose from at the trunk show. Gather your girlfriends for a brunch and shopping date in the neighborhood. You’ll be glad you did.
Mar 5 2018
CAPERS is excited to announce that the Spring Trunkshow of Linens is Saturday, March 10, from 11 to 2. Representative Lynn Sultemeier, will be on hand to help select dining and kitchen linens.
We are loving the many new patterns and great color combinations Le Jacquard Francais introduced this spring. Blues, grays, neutrals and pastels are all well represented. Le Jacquard Francais is famous for their combinations of color and pattern and this season’s release does not disappoint.
We recommend you bring photos, measurements, swatches of paint or fabric and the dinnerware you’d like to coordinate. We will help you choose what will work best and offer a 20% discount if ordered before March 13th.
Le Jacquard Francais is a CAPERS classic and a staff favorite. We love sharing the linens with customers and love the way they perform. Made of mercerized cotton, linen, or linen blend the pieces are colorfast, stain resistant, and easy-care and are sure to become a classic in your household.