Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Year, New Home, New You!

Now that the holidays are over and the dust has settled, it is time to focus on the year ahead! Whether your New Year's resolutions included organizing your house, supporting local shops, or eating healthier, CAPERS is here to help! Our resolution for 2014 is to continue to provide tips and tricks on all things decorating, giving, and entertaining.

To kick off the New Year, here are some easy ways to add structure and organization to your home. After all, it is best to start the new year off with a tidy home!  At CAPERS, we have some great storage options that are both practical and fun.

These bins made from recycled straws are the perfect
catch-all for toys, shoes, or clothes!
Small wicker boxes are great for keeping unsightly
gadgets out of sight. 

Trays are a more organized way to display vases,
candles, or coffee table books.
These colorful bags come in varying sizes and they
are perfect to use as a hamper or even as a tote!
                         


Don't forget your planner! Stay on top of all your appointments
and plans with a colorful and simple 2014 appointment book. 


     

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jewelry Trunk Show featuring Alizah Olivas!

Don't miss the Trunk Show this Saturday, December 14th from 10am-6pm! Local jewelry maker Alizah Olivas will be at CAPERS selling her beautiful silver and gemstone pieces. This is the perfect opportunity to get a gift for a special lady on your list!



A little about the artist...

Alizah was born and raised in West Seattle and picked up jewelry making about 10 years ago. Ever since, she has been learning, creating, and making jewelry and has many admirers in the area. For more information, visit her website at www.alizahsjewelry.com.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December Art Walk- Featuring Cheryl Zahniser




Save the date for the last West Seattle Art Walk in 2013!  
This Thursday, December 12, we are featuring local artist Cheryl Zahniser. 
Her beautiful oil portraits and still life paintings on canvas and glass deck 
our walls and will be up during the entire month.

Come in to CAPERS on Thursday from 6-9pm to see beautiful artwork by 
Zahniser and meet the artist herself! We will have treats and drinks while 
you shop and there will even be a surprise performance by the Mistletones!







A little about the artist...

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Cheryl Zahniser graduated from the University of Oregon in 1975 with a BFA Degree in Painting. After graduation, Zahniser worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer in Portland and then moved to Seattle to work for Nordstrom as a graphic designer. Zahniser retired 24 years later as the Vice President, Brand Creative Director of Nordstrom. Since 2006 Cheryl Zahniser focused her passion on fine art, opening a studio and studying with a number of well-known artist.  For more information, visit Cheryl's website, cherylzahniser.com.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Annual Giving Tree is Here!

Our Annual Giving Tree is officially up and we are excited to start accepting donations for the Hickman House. Simply come in to CAPERS, grab a star (or a few) from the tree, and return your gift to the tree before December 23rd. Donating a gift is a great way to give back to the local community this holiday season! 




The Hickman House is a local shelter that provides safety for women and children who have been victims of domestic violence, and they provide resources to help these women start new lives for their families. For more than 25 years, CAPERS has been collecting gifts and toys for the brave women and children who are transitioning from very abusive situations. This mighty holiday tree collects thousands of gifts each year for these families. 

For more information, call CAPERS at (206) 932-0371



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Be the Perfect Guest this Holiday Season

Many of you will find yourselves as guests next Thursday or in the following month of holiday events.  This post will provide you with some great tips to ensure that you are the perfect guest and get invited back year after year!


  • It is always a good idea to bring a nice gift for the hostess; after all, he/she likely spent several days preparing the delicious feast!  While wine is always welcome, try and think outside of the box this year. Here are some ideas for thoughtful hostess gifts this season. 


Some festive paper napkins and a nice candle votive
A dish towel with some scented dish soap

A cocktail book accompanied by some glasses
Candles and wooden candle coasters


  • Be on time! If you are going to be late, call and let the hostess know. 
  • Call an hour ahead to see if there is anything the hostess needs- perhaps a last minute run to the grocery store.
  • Always offer to bring something such as an appetizers or dessert. 
  • When you get to the hostess's house, offer to help.
  • Be sure to introduce yourself to the other guests and circulate the room.
  • Don't overstay your welcome.
  • Send a thank you note the following week!


Friday, November 15, 2013

Susan Goodwin Trunk Show!



Susan Goodwin Jewelry Trunk Show
Saturday, November 23rd
12-5pm
CAPERS Home, 4525 California Ave SW


Susan will fill a 10 foot table with her one-of-a-kind pieces-- this is an event you don't want to miss!

The talented Susan Goodwin will be setting up shop in CAPERS next Saturday with hundreds of beautiful earrings and necklaces. This is the perfect time to stock up on gifts for the holidays! Susan is a local jewelry maker who has been designing jewelry for more than 25 years and she is internationally known for her gemstone and pearl jewelry designs. 



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Here is an excerpt about the artist from her website, susangoodwin.net. You can learn more about Susan and see more of her designs on her website!


"Susan Goodwin has been a celebrated jewelry artist and tour de force in pearl and precious stone showpieces since 1980.  Born in Kirkland, WA in 1954, Susan traveled the world before returning to her roots and settling in Seattle. Her early years and first artistic influences were formed in the still exotic, tropical paradise on Hawaii. Her spirited mother fled the gray skies of the Pacific Northwest and moved to Honolulu when Susan was only three years old. It was there that Susan recalls becoming entranced by nature; exploring the beach, the jungle and the world around her and developed her passion for color, texture and light."

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Save The Date...Holiday Open House and Susan Goodwin Trunk Show!

Saturday, November 23 from 10am-5pm

Our Holiday Open House is coming up in just 2 weeks and you need to be sure not to miss it! We have been busy stocking the shelves and decking the halls to prepare for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to stop by on November 23rd to pick up everything you'll need for the holidays. Plus, we will have treats and specials all day throughout the store!



Our Susan Goodwin Trunk Show will also be happening on Saturday, November 23rd from noon-5pm. This is an annual customer favorite! Susan is a local artist who has been designing jewelry for more than 25 years and she is internationally known for her gemstone and pearl jewelry designs. Susan will fill a huge table with her one-of-a-kind pieces, so this is an event you don't want to miss! For more information on Susan Goodwin, visit her website at susangoodwin.net