Monday, November 11, 2013

A Very Caspari Holiday

Last week, Caspari hosted a book signing for me at their lovely Charlottesville flagship store. I really enjoyed meeting everybody, including a very nice mother and daughter who drove in from Richmond to see me.

Walking through the Caspari store is like being a kid in a candy shop. Everywhere you look, there are charming vignettes filled with all kinds of stylish goods, from tabletop and home accessories to fashion, books, and gourmet food. In addition to featuring the full range of Caspari's paper goods, the store also sells such lines as Kim Seybert, Juliska, Alberto Pinto, and more. Believe me, after you see how well Caspari's paper napkins and plates go with Juliska flatware and Alberto Pinto china, you will likely be inspired to incorporate paper into your table settings.

The shop has just recently been decked out for the holidays, so there is plenty of inspiration for holiday entertaining and decorating. My favorite collection in the entire store? Hands down, Caspari's Wild Christmas collection, which features leopards and zebras wearing wreaths around their necks. How appropriate that the store's display of Wild Christmas was being watched over by some very stylish leopard dummy boards.

All photos taken by Jennifer Boles for The Peak of Chic


  1. Anonymous9:41 AM

    Thanks for the ink Jennifer! ;) We sooo enjoyed meeting and chatting with you.

    We are loving the book. It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful things and ideas with us. Come back again soon and check out the Chintz room at The Second Yard!

    Happy Holidays!

    Anne & Connie

  2. Dear Anne and Connie, It was a real treat to meet you both! Happy Holidays and I hope that our paths cross again very soon!


  3. This is a gorgeous store...but the leopard! I need him.
    Thank you.

  4. I so wish I had the chance to meet you last week while you were in C'Ville but I just couldn't get there. And I had already ordered your book from OKL which I'm looking forward to seeing! I have loved Caspari for years and always have their cocktail napkins on hand (and in storage because those holidays always come 'round again!). I also use their guest napkins for the powder room so everyone can admire my grandmother's trousseau linens and not use them! A note: Gram totally gave up on me ever getting married (I think I was 25 and had already broken two engagements) so she proceeded to embroider several of her own pieces with my initials so I would have "something nice"! Oh, Lord...but still sorry to miss you!!

  5. None of the Bunny Williams 'Faux Bois' paper napkins, etc., for Caspari? It looks like a great store.