Jun 16 2018
It’s hard to believe…..33 years in the neighborhood. We’re celebrating with our annual storewide sale of all things “CAPERS”. Everything in the shop, and by special order, is at least 20% off. We’re featuring all upholstery from LEE Industries and Cisco Brothers at 33% off (off the sales floor or by special order). This is the perfect time to order so your new sofa/chair/bed will be ready for fall entertaining season.
Don’t miss the French Bistro Sets and 1/2 off summer glassware (the salad/utility bowls are fabulous), frames, linens and lanterns at 1/2 off and more more more.
Every June, we look forward to helping all those trying to find that perfect something for those graduating, getting married or simply honoring Dad. One of the most memorable moments was when a mom bought a sleeper sofa for her daughter and soon to be son-in-law, so she could stay with them for the wedding. Here are a few other suggestions we’d recommend as well.
Instill inspiration with a great read such as:
• If I Could Tell You Just One Thing: Encounters with Remarkable People and their Most Valuable Advice by Richard Reed.
• Designing Your Life How to Build Aa Well-Lived Joyful Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans.
• I Just Graduated Now What? by Katherine Schwarzenegger.
Mark the occasion with a monogram necklace and charms.
And for those just starting out, help stock their first apartment with linens, flatware, glassware and dishes. For something unique we offer word trays—“be the best you”—motivational objet.
Give them the gift of thanks—literally—with stationery for that little note to say the two words that might get you farther in life than any others, “Thank you.”
Or perhaps your grad is taking a gap year to globe-trot the world or just landed the perfect job which has them traveling for work. Try our passport covers and business card holders in all natural leather with a variety of colors such as beige, tan, red, black and more.
This is the time of year where you see Dads everywhere getting their inner Bobby Flay on, manning the grill. And we have barbecue tools, aprons, and more sure to round out their collection and keep them grilling.
We also carry select barware including mahogany corkscrews, wooden muddlers, classic brass and nickel flasks with moon phases etchings, and Ancient Olive Dirty Martini Juice. Or give him a better ice cube—Whiskey Stones. They chill beverages without diluting them as ice cubes do. For beer lovers, we also stock glassware, hand towels and Graf Lantz Bierfilzl felt coasters.
And for those who prefer brainteasers, consider Haikubes which let you create fascinating Haikus with the roll of the dice.
We’ve long been known as THE place to shop if you want one-of-a- kind pieces, if you’re finishing off your home, you want something classic, or need whole home outfitting. CAPERS has all the necessities such as bar tools, kitchenware, everyday linens, art, jewelry for bridal party, decorative accessories, great shower gifts, stationery, locally made ceramics for cooking and serving, mixing bowls, glassware, basic dishes, French Sabre flatware and serving pieces with pearlized onyx hued handles, cheese accessories and place settings and flatware (classic serve ware in contemporary colors from classic ivory to brights), marble cutting boards and teak platters from Indonesia, wooden salad bowls that are fair trade from Africa, and olive wood handled spreaders.
For showers check out our cook book and bar collections…set up a bar…or serving trays hand crafted by local ceramicists and well-known artists from Terrafirma in New York. From appetizer plates to large serving platters. We recommend anything from Revol French porcelain service pieces, Le Jacquard Français linens, or our fair trade 100% hypo-allergenic throws.
Or we can always help you put together a gift basket combining a number of items. Plus, we wrap and have accompanying gift cards as well.
Whether you’re looking for something for someone just starting out in life, a shower gift, or yes even a sofa so mom has a place to stay for the impending nuptials, CAPERS will brighten your June celebration with a unique present that will stand the test of time.
May 11 2018
Celebrate Mom all weekend with these sweet new finds….
Just in, kimonos and scarves screen-printed with vintage maps of your favorite cities: Paris, Venice, London and New York. The scarves are large enough to use as a summer wrap and the kimonos in both short and long are the perfect topper in lieu of a scarf.
Treat Mom to a little bling. UNI jewelry is made in Portland and a newcomer to the shop. The cast brass pieces are very organic and easy to wear. Mom will love this bit of gold.
Pamper Mom. The small batch made shea butter soaps, bath fizzles, and face masks from Formulary 55 are a customer favorite. The scent offerings range from: clementine and lime to vintage peony. Everyone has their own scent favorite. You’ll have to come by and choose your own.
Apr 22 2018
Long-time proponents of trying to make the world a better place, CAPERS follows a product philosophy that puts the environment first. With Earth Day, April 22, fast approaching, and many organizations marking April as Earth Awareness Month, we wanted to share what green means to us and how it benefits you, our customers.
Recycled…metals in our jewelry, plastic in our handbags, fill in our sofas and select glassware throughout our store.
Repurposed…furniture such as Vintage Chinese pieces that have been remodeled for more functionality in a modern setting or our case goods built from reclaimed wood.
Pre-cycled…quality furniture fabricated using sustainable practices and classic construction techniques—frames are guaranteed for life or as-long-as you own the piece. So, you only buy once, unlike with lower-cost items that need to be replaced often.
Materials that Matter…we love linen in lieu of cotton as it uses fewer cycles of water—try Belgian linen as an upholstery choice, Darzzi linen throws or table linens. We recommend replacing polyester or man-made fibers with natural, ultra-absorbent and long-staple fibers. They’re more breathable and compostable, unlike manmade ones which have microscopic fibers that can get into our water system with each wash. Natural fibers such as linen might require a little more work, but they’re definitely worth it in the long-run.
Locally Made…could be within our neighborhood, the Pacific Northwest, West Coast, or even proudly made in the U.S., depending on what it is. But we try to keep our product selection as local as possible, because we believe boosting our neighbors’ businesses is environmentally and socially the right thing to do. Plus, it’s fun to showcase jewelers such as Alizah Olivas, artists such as Amy Stone, ceramicists such as Nicole Pepper, children’s artwork, hooded bath towels and clothing by Stacy Sterling, or specialty foods such as Dolcetta Artisan Sweets—all made right here in West Seattle. We think there’s a misconception that shopping online reduces your footprint, but consider the cross-country shipping and trickle-down effect that causes. Shopping local for locally made goods truly enables you to go green.
Responsibly Harvested Woods…such as our upholstered goods from Cisco and Lee—frames of couches and chairs—as well as other manufacturers of our case goods, utilize Forest Stewardship Counsel Woods. Plus, with our custom orders you can upgrade to parapure feather latex cushioning, natural hemp webbing, organic muslin, organic cotton and wool batting, organic upholstery covers, water-based stains and glues and non-formaldehyde.
Reusable Bags and Totes…our French market bags are made using an age-old tradition of palm leaf weaving and finished with leather, perfect for Seattle Farmer’s Market finds each Sunday, a day at Alki Beach, or groceries.
When we started CAPERS more than 30 years ago, hardly any eco-friendly products were available to us, so there wasn’t a lot we could offer our customers or even talk about. As you can see above that’s greatly changed. Now being ecologically kind is just so much more mainstream or the norm and that’s exciting. It’s heartening to watch people become more environmentally conscientious. And we’re glad we can offer our neighbors quality goods, locally made with going green in mind.
- Alizah Olivas Jewelry
- Amy Stone – Looking Inward
- Nicole Pepper Ceramics
- Hooded Animal Towels by Stacey Sterling
- Seda Sofa by Cisco Brothers
- French Market Totes
- Darzzi Linen Throws