Le’ Jacquard Francais Trunk Show

As the Le’ Jacquard Francais Trunk Show approaches, we want to highlight the quality and durability of these linens to give you the “why” behind choosing this brand.

Le’ Jacquard has been a textile manufacturer since 1888. They are a leader in the high-end table market and have over 2,000 retailers across the world. The fine-combed, long fibers are made of linen and cotton. The weave is criss-crossed throughout, enabling the color to show through on both sides. Le’ Jacquard set out to break traditional norms of white table linens and bring extreme color into the home, that will withstand the test of time.

 

This floral-themed tablecloth is made of 100% cotton and coated in acrylic gloss. Just like the coated placemats and napkins, the acrylic provides an easy-to-clean linen in which you can just wipe down with a damp sponge; no solvent required. This material is waterproof and stain resistant. This is handy for family meals and is designed for frequent use.

 

The Pondicherry Spices tablecloth is 100% linen and perfect for fall! This India-inspired cloth is a beautiful design with three contrasting colors that add a pop of color to the room. Linen that is well-cared for will last for years and years and make for a great addition to any home.

 

The Provence Beige runner is 100% cotton and is inspired by the south where a table can be the balcony, a patio, the grass, etc. This item is perfect for year-round entertaining and can be accented with colored napkins or tableware. A runner softens up your dining table and adds a different dimension to your table setting, while allowing your table’s character to still show through.

 

The trade show will take place on November 3rd from 11-3pm and the entire line will be 20-30% off. Bring in color swatches of your home along with table measurements, and we will pair you with the perfect table cloth and home linens. If you already know what you want, you can head to the store any time between October 13th and November 10th to receive the discounts as well.

 

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Celebrate Fair Trade Month with CAPERS Home!

October is Fair Trade month! We wanted to share some of our items that are fair trade, in appreciation for everything that these workers do.

You’ve probably heard of fair trade in regards to chocolate and other foods, but any product can be fair trade! This simply means that social and environmental standards are improved to create better trading conditions that are ethical and is generally in regards to developing countries. This also means that producers are paid fairly. To confirm that a product is fair trade, you can check the label! The Fair Trade Foundation was created in 1992 and is still carried out today. Fair Trade products went from 0 to thousands within 25 years.

One success story of the Fair Trade Act is the company Shupaca. After an adventure through Ecuador, the founders of Shupaca decided to use their new-found fabric of Ecuadorian Alpaca to create their business centralized around the soft aterial.

An example of their lovely Alpaca products is the Apricot throw. This throw is 80% Alpaca and 20% Acrylic and is natural and hypoallergenic! The packaging is also recycled or biodegradable.

Another Fair Trade triumph is the Spencer Devine collections of travel bags. A part of the profit from their Assam collection goes directly to funding support programs and getting sewing machines for the artisan women below the poverty-line in India.

The materials are made of recycled plastic and leather and all products made by hand. This Assam Totepack can be worn as a backpack or a tote!

Starting from a small room in Bangladesh, founder of Pebble Child invited 5 local women to her home to teach them how to knit. After 3 weeks of practice, they began working on their first order of handmade children’s toys and stuffed animals.

Expanding on her business, Samantha Morshed began mass producing her products with the help of local women and launched her brand in Australia and the UK in 2010. This 100% cotton and 100% polyester-filled Giraffe is one of her many popular products.

Lastly, the Dharma Door is an organization created by a couple who traveled through Southeast Asia to pursue their dream of bringing needed resources to remote villages to mix traditional skills with modern design and ensure ethical production. The company provides the workers with education, healthcare and fair wages. This Jute Bowl is an example of the extraordinary handmade baskets that the women make.

 

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6 Ways to Preserve the Life of your Candle!

We all know the basics of candle etiquette: Keep a burning candle within sight, be sure to blow out the candle before leaving and never leave a candle burning on or near anything that can catch fire. But do we know the secret rules to preservation, better aroma and proper placement? This blog will go over all of the do’s and dont’s and everything in between!

The history of candles is said to go way back to ancient Egyptian times where burning candles was a spiritual medium. The purpose was to release negative energy and encourage positivity to flood in. Furthermore, candles have been used for support, symbolism and light.

Here’s need-to-know information on all things candle burning:

1. Good Vibes. Remarkably, the Egyptains weren’t too far off when it comes to positivity in relation to specific candles! Beeswax candles give off almost no smoke an

d they clean the air by releasing negative ions into the air. These ions can bind with toxins to help remove them from the oxygen.

2. No Smoking. Ever wondered how to get rid of the smoke that fills the air after blowing out a candle? The trick: Instead of blowing out the candle, use a pencil to dip the wick into the wax. This strategy prevents the candle from smoking and preserves the life of the wick!

3. Clean Burn. Unrelated to the type of candle, soot is formed when the wick is too long or too short. To prevent soot and get a clean, bright flame, cut your wick to ¼ of an inch between every burn. This also prevents a smoke ring from forming inside of your glass.

4. Even Burn. In order to prevent wax walls from building, be sure to let the candle burn long enough to pool all the way across to make for an even burn. This means that you shouldn’t set out to burn a candle unless you have time to spare, especially on the first lighting!

5. Keeping Clean. To keep the glass or container clean, keep the flame away from moving air including vents, fans, moving people and windows. Moving air leads to black marks and residue on the container.

6. Longer Burn. To ensure that your candle burns for longer, be sure to keep the candle out of direct sunlight. Sunlight makes the candle burn hotter, therefor faster. It can also fade the color of the wax over time. Additionally, keeping your candle away from other burning candles can also help to preserve the life-span. By grouping, the flames of other candles will produce more heat and again, burn quicker.

Now that you are a candle expert, head over to CAPERS to check out our huge selection of candles!

These GreenTree columners are also made of Beeswax and fun for fall.

This soy candle is from Soap and Paper, in the best-selling scent: Roland Pine. This scent consists of Siberian Fig, Pine and Cilantro!

GreenTree Candles are made of all beeswax and have a nice, clean burn!

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This Month’s ArtWalk features artist: Cheryl Zahniser

Every 2nd Thursday of each month, West Seattle hosts an Art Walk where local businesses showcase artists from all walks of life. This month’s featured artist brings a twist of multi-media, using everything from oils to acrylic.

What does art mean to you? To West Seattle local, Cheryl Zahniser, the process of ‘creating’ has been one of her greatest sources of joy and pleasure. Her focus on portraiture and figurative work has enabled her to explore the fascinating personalities of individuals, and to express the vibrant colors and textures of nature in her work.

For the month of October, Cheryl’s paintings (including over a dozen brand new pieces) will be on display and available for purchase in store! The collection ranges from abstract to landscapes to portraits and presents storytelling using lively colors and consistencies.

To the left are two of Cheryl’s eye-catching works of art that are currently on display, called The Power of Orange x2. These two paintings can rest side-by-side or as individuals and make for a great dining room focal point.

 

Another piece, titled “Hello Seattle”, is a large painting, depicting the view of Seattle from West Seattle’s Alki Beach. The breathtaking skyline from the corner-view has been captured beautifully in this painting. Seattlites can show support for their home town, while newcomers and visitors can respect the reflective beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

“The Blues” is an abstract painting using acrylics on canvas. This art work is wild and fun, yet up for interpretations. Cheryl states that she loves the sheer physical involvement it takes to move paint on a large canvas. Because of her enjoyment in the activity, many of her paintings are on very large canvas. Her wide array of talents are best seen in person, where the texture pops out and is defined.

 

Cheryl’s self portrait, featured on the right, depicts how she Cheryl sees herself. She has studied with many well-known artists and continues to pursue her love for art while exploring different mediums. With many of Cheryl’s incredible works of art in store, CAPERS is excited to invite all art lovers, furniture enthusiasts and gift seekers alike to come and enjoy the sights and scents.

To view more paintings, visit https://cherylzahniser.com/.

 

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