Pop-Up Benefit for Christine Olson

On Christmas Eve this last year, local artist – Christine Olson – lost her art studio to arson. As many of you have heard, a fire was started in Fremont on December 24th, 2018 and burned down Sfingiday – Olson’s studio, that was newly opened and featured gifts, art and fine craft from around the U.S.

To assist Olson in getting back up on her feet, CAPERS is holding a pop-up benefit in her honor on January 26th and 27th. The pop-up will run all weekend long, however Olson will be present in-store Saturday, the 26th from 11am-4pm. All proceeds from art sales (Olson’s and other local artists that she promotes) will go directly to Olson.

Please invite friends and neighbors to come to the event and enjoy drinks while supporting a member of our community.

Some of the art that will be available:

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Winter Home Sale

CAPERS annual Winter Home Sale is underway and deals are hotter than ever! From January 19th- February 3rd, there will be specials on furniture, pillows, rugs, cookbooks, holiday items and more.

ALL IMAGES BELOW ARE ITEMS AVAILABLE IN-STORE CURRENTLY.
(Special orders at differing discounted prices are available).

Furniture:

33% off dining tables

 

20% off side tables, counter & bar stools, consoles & buffets

30% off upholstery by Cisco Brothers and LEE Industries

 

Vintage Chinese Furniture:

20-30% off vintage Chinese cabinets, consoles & benches

Pillows:

25% off all pillows

Rugs:

30% off rugs

 

Cookbooks:

25% off cookbooks

Winter Clearance:

75% off holiday items

Decorative Accessories:

20-50% off vases, mirrors, frames, lamps & trays

 

 

SEE YOU THERE!

 

 

Art Walk and Invitational

CAPERS is hosting the Artist Invitational on January 10th from 5-8pm. This invitational will feature artist, Genna Draper, who specializes in mixed-media paintings on canvas. Draper likes to work with neutral colors and create different textures and intriguing palettes.  The artist is from Canada and currently resides in Seattle, WA. She has been painting for over 20 years and her collections can be found all over North America.

 

“I PAINT BECAUSE I LOVE IT, PURE AND SIMPLE. I LOVE THE CHAOS AND THE PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF EXECUTING MY IDEAS INTO TANGIBLE WORKS. ABOVE ALL ELSE, I LOVE THE CONNECTIONS I AM ABLE TO CREATE WITH PEOPLE THROUGH MY WORK.” – Genna Draper

Getting Your Guestroom Ready for Guests

Less than a week until Christmas! Is it just me or has time flown by this year? This is such a fun time of year where family and friends come to visit, hearts are warm and laughs are plentiful.

It can be difficult to focus on a specific task during this time because so much is going on. It’s important to remember the key things that you need to accomplish and make a list!

With company coming, one of the first tasks is to get the guestrooms organized and ready. You will want to start with the basics.

Foremost, you want to make sure that you have clean bed linens and that the bed is made up with decorative pillows and a cozy throw over the end. If you are shooting for a holiday theme, find pillows and a throw that accent your current color scheme, while also capturing the holidays. It’s always important to make sure that the room feels homey and the bed is the first point of focus as you walk in a room.

 

After you’ve set up the bed, you may want to hang art or a mirror above, to pull the room together. Being in Seattle is such a treat because we have so many artists around us. The West Seattle Junction hosts the Art Walk every second Thursday and many shops still have up the art from the last walk. Try to find something that ties in with your pillows and color scheme. You don’t want both the pillows and your art to be really busy, so pick one or the other to have a strong pattern and leave the other more simple.

 

You also want to make sure there is a bed side table with a lamp that is easy to get to and an outlet that is easy to get to; if not, plug in a power strip for easy accessibility.

Next you will want to stock up the hangers in the closet and make sure that there is drawer space. A nice addition to the drawers would be sachets for a nice, fresh smell. Another fun add on could be an extra robe and slippers so that the guests truly feel at home.

The final decorative touches are the best part! This time of year, you could set out mini trees around the room (always in groups of at least 3). To add some extra color, you can get a couple of vases and fill them with flowers such as poinsettias or white lilies.

 

For the last few things in the bedroom, you could add a few candles or an oil diffuser so it smells nice and clean.

With the room all set up, smelling nice and decorated, your guests will surely vote you best host!

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