Furniture shopping? Help us help you with these easy tips

Winter is in full swing and many home good stores are offering sales, so it’s a great time to find that perfect piece to dress or refresh any room in the house. But before venturing out, we recommend considering a few key choices that often perplex patrons: size, colors, textures, how a piece is made, payment options and delivery. All great factors to think about before investing in a large purchase—and one you want to last a long time. Here are a few tips to help us help you in your quest:

  • Snap a photo of the room you want to furnish with your mobile phone—this will give us an idea of the style, colors and textures you’d like to complement.
  • Bring an inspiration item with you such as a pillow, fabric or paint swatch, Pinterest photos or magazine clippings to build from.
  • Know your dimensions—measure the height, depth and length of the furniture piece you want to replace or the space where you want the piece to sit.
  • Check for kiln-dried frames which tend to be stronger and stand the test of time.
  • Be prepared to pay in full at the time of the order or in some cases a percentage down at select stores.
  • Lastly, understand your delivery options: do you want to pick up in-store, receive local home delivery, or have the item(s) drop shipped direct to your home? Note: these latter two options are typically at an additional cost.

For more, be sure to stop by our store and ask one of our experts and don’t forget now through January 30 you can save up to 40 percent off select inventory.

Now’s the time–WINTER HOME SALE–begins this Saturday

When you realize there’s another 4 months of indoor entertaining season left it’s time to refresh your spaces, finish those projects that keep getting pushed back and add a new chair or table or rug or lamp or pillow or mirror to the mix. WINTER HOME SALE is the perfect time to re-assess home decor needs and see how the CAPERS staff can assist you in choosing just the right pieces.

The CAPERS Annual Winter Home Sale is back, kicking off this Saturday with spectacular markdowns on all things “home.”  Enjoy huge savings on upholstered furniture, dining chairs and tables, pillows, throws, rugs, mirrors, lamps and more…….
 
CISCO Brothers Essentials are a continuing special in the shop. Essentials are a collection of frames and fabrics offered at up to 40% off the list price.  These pieces are a a great value if they work into your decor scheme.
All in-stock dining tables are 25% off. The Dexter and the Robinson are new styles for us. Both will easily seat 6 to 8 and will accommodate a bench for kid seating.
Also featured in the WINTER HOME SALE:
THROWS AND COMFORTERS
• 20% off cotton throws from Austria
• 50% off hand block-printed, reversible comforters, made in India in Twin, Full/Queen and King sizes
TRAVEL DIFFUSERS

• 25% mark-down on Archipelago Travel Diffusers

ACCESSORIES
• 20% off all in-stock lamps, mirrors, pillows and rugs
• 20% off vintage Chinese screens and accessories

 

Stock the bar for all those holiday gatherings and parti

As you prep for all those special gatherings this holiday season, CAPERS can help stock the bar with unique items including mahogany corkscrews, wooden muddlers accompanied by a tasty Mojito recipe, classic brass and nickel flasks with moon phases etchings, or hand pounded nickel, brass or bronze trays, and Ancient Olive Dirty Martini Juice.

Or check out our Whiskey Stones, which chill beverages without diluting them – a great alternative to ice cubes. For beer lovers, we also stock tall pilsner glasses, hand towels, and Graf Lantz – Bierfilzl felt coasters. Impress guests with stunning hand-blown water glasses from Italy or beautiful brandy snifters.

From local West Seattle artist Nicole Pepper, we also carry one-of-a-kind, beautiful French blue and cream ceramic wine flasks.

Need a “how to?” Look no further than our sage list of authors espousing guidance on making Zen gin and tonics, arranging your bar cart, setting a table, imbibing like the French, and crafting cocktails like 007.

Perfect for cheese and crackers or other hors d’oeuvres, our marble, brass and teak wood platters are beautiful and practical. Pair them with alabaster or olive wood spreaders under $15 each – great for pâtés, dips or soft cheeses.

And we offer linen cocktail napkins – fantastic for the environment – or single use Cheers and New Year’s imprinted napkins.

Whether planning a birthday, holiday or New Year’s get-togethers, stop by and let CAPERS help you find just what you’re looking for.

Santa Shops CAPERS’ Childrens Corner

Toward the back right of our shop, tiny voices emitting roars and exclaims of joy can be heard as our smallest patrons discover, learn and play in our kids’ corner. They don’t need the magic of Christmas to venture into the world of imagination where dinosaurs roam free, sharks walk on land, and their newest best friends are an adorable penguin and octopus. CAPERS carries a variety of toys to spark the power of invention in tykes big and small. From RAWR hand puppets to Shapescapes sculptural building pieces to Pebble’s cuddly penguins, or our vibrant fish balls, children will spend hours creating a land of make believe at home.

For budding readers, story time ignites wonder with books such as You Are My Baby Pets by Lorena Siminovich, Octopus Oyster Hermit Crab Snail by Sara Anderson, A Boy and A Bear in A Boat by Dave Shelton, The Wish Tree with words by Kyo Maclear and illustrations by Chris Turnham, or MasterChef Junior Cookbook Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks.

If you’re looking for something eco-minded, drink responsibly with Two’s Company’s Peppermint Twist set of 20 paper straws. The classic candy cane stripes entice kids to sip in a winter wonderland and parents can rest easy that these biodegradable straws won’t break down while in use.

Soft felt ornaments abound this year with bespectacled owls, ballerina mice, winged unicorns, orange-hued foxes, skiing bears, chubby tabby cats and more – perfect for stocking stuffers or collectors.

Swaddle infants in our Heart’s Delight terry cloth towels with fox, bunny and bear faces and ears. We also stock plush fleece blankets, cozy sweaters, colorful outfits and West Seattle onesies and tees in multiple sizes.

Or bring a child’s room décor to life, by adorning the walls with Stacey Sterling’s vivid and friendly wild animals such as giraffes, zebras and hippos painted in acrylic on canvas.

And if you haven’t shared that wish list with Santa yet, stop by each Saturday and Sunday9am to Noon through Dec 23 to snap a selfie with your mobile phone and introduce your kids to the true meaning of Christmas – giving back – with a suggested donation of just $15 to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank. Or choose a star from our Hickman House Giving Tree and return an unwrapped gift beneath the tree by Dec 21 to help other children and their families in need.

From brilliant art to inspirational toys to the spirit of giving, CAPERS is sure to have something for all those tots in your life this season.