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Beds 101: a class about the mattress


Everyone deserves a Good Night’s sleep!
Many of you have said that you are curious and confused about all the mattress options available today. We took your queries to
heart, and are having a “how beds are made” class – Beds:101
Many of you have also asked, why does Drees sell a mattress? It all started with needing a bed to show our beautiful bed linens. Taking advice from interior designer David Goularte, who has always loved Royal-Pedic for his clients, we introduced Royal-Pedic at Drees. He encouraged us to use this mattress and make it available to our customers. One thing led to julietta in canada another, and we now have many very happy bed owners in the region. We have also have had these beds delivered to second homes in Sun Valley and Palm Desert. 
This Wednesday, you will learn more from Tom Sarkala, who has been in the home furnishings business for 30 years. He will explain how most beds are made, most importantly, what they are made of (most with polyurethane), and how true quality mattresses are constructed today. He has a vast knowledge of the bed industry, and will share the history and construction of the Royal-Pedic and other true quality mattresses at Drees. 
If you think you will buy another mattress in the future, this class is for you. You will be a much more educated consumer.
Everything you ever wanted to know about beds in less than an hour.
Wednesday January 29th at 5:30 
Please reply to: or 360.357.7177

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Welcome 2014

The New Year is always a great time to feel the optimism of a new chapter.  2014 is no exception.  The best news of 2013 was Ruthann receiving a new kidney and recovering well. 

Looking to 2014, we will be celebrating the 85th year of Drees in downtown Olympia.  Of course, Ruthann has not been around Drees THAT long, but she has kept the shop moving forward over the past thirty-eight years.  The shop has created quite a following over its lifetime and we plan to celebrate a few of its milestones throughout the year. We hope you will enjoy and celebrate with us.  We’ll keep you posted.  We plan to have fun!

Here’s to 2014 and thank you to all our wonderful supporters – the reason we are still here and healthy.  May your year be the best!

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Un-decorate the shop with us!

We love the Holidays and surprisingly, (or not so surprisingly) part of our fun happens the day after Christmas.  Our Drees friends help us clear of out Holiday decor as we prepare for our new January arrivals. If you haven’t ever joined us, it is fun. What’s left from Holiday is yours at great savings, 30% – 50% off. Sale starts at 11 am until 5 on the 26th and continues  during regular store hours until December 31st. 

 Join us!  Thursday, December 26th at 11am for our After Christmas Sale.

It’s a tradition!

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Simon Pearce Gift with Purchase

Why the tennis picture today?   I just loved seeing Simon Pearce bowls being used as prizes!  At Drees, we have enjoyed helping groups and individuals select engraved and personalized Simon Pearce for presentation gifts. Subtly engraved for the occasion, celebration, prize or recognition, we can’t think of anything better.  Great items for engraving have been Frames, Decanters, Bowls and Vases. Next time the need of a prize or trophy comes up, let us help you explore Simon Pearce engraving options. 

Now, a Fall treat from Simon to his loyal brick and mortar store customers. Thinking about a Simon Pearce Gift for the Holidays, a special birthday, gift for colleagues or employees? Through November 30, you will receive a set of three Trefoil votives ($90 value) with any purchase of Simon Pearce over $250. The votives give a beautiful glimmer and come gift boxed. We have an abundance of wonderful Simon Pearce now including new items for 2013.     Hope to see you soon! 


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No tricks, just treats!


No tricks in this treat!    Six days until Halloween.  We’re doing a Halloween special.   Here’s our deal . . . . . .Save 20% on all Halloween decor under $50,  and save 30% on all Halloween decor over $50!  Great party table decorations, too!  Foodies, don’t miss our sophisticated sweets, and new chocolate offerings for Fall. 

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Le Jacquard Francais Linen Trunk Show

Le Jacquard Francais Linen Trunk Show  – Saturday October 19th  This is our most favored Trunk Show of the year.  New patterns emerge that always surprise us and this season, France has introduced charming new coated patterns for Fall. They are washable, iron-able, and wipe-able. All in gorgeous Fench colors.  Don’t miss this weekend at Drees.  France has given us one order with 20% savings we pass along to you only during this Trunk Show weekend, Join us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!  Lynn Sultemeier will be with us Saturday afternoon from 12 – 4 to talk linens and show how to use the French cloths in many different ways. Refreshments of course!

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Summer Sale 2013


Look for the Bright Lanterns!   June 28th through July 14th. Gifts, Home Accessories, dinnerware, furniture, personal care products, jewelry, and linens at fabulous prices. Look for the tables under the hanging bright lanterns.  You’ll find  savings on discontinued items and some long time favorites. Sale items added every day of the sale. Buy one sale item………receive 10% off the rest of your regular priced purchase.  And, that’s not all……in-stock furniture and upholstery 25% – 50% off, 20% -50% off on all in-stock lamps, 25% off all special order Lloyd Flanders Outdoor Wicker, 25% off special order pillows from Lee and Hickory Chair. Join us Friday morning, we’ll be kicking off the sale with fresh pastry and coffee.  



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Peacock Alley Trunk Show


Do you love a comfortable, practical, and luxurious bed?  You will love our newest Peacock Alley bedding!  We hope you will join us on Thursday, June 6th, for our Peacock Alley Trunk Show. Our representative will be with us from  3pm – 8pm to talk about all the options for your bed from Peacock Alley. She will have new fabric offerings, sheets, towels and accessories as part of this event . All Special Orders taken this evening and through June 9th, will be offered with 20% savings. Not only a fun evening, you will get some great ideas on putting your bed together.  Peacock Alley uses only the finest cottons and linens. Learn all about the different issues with thread count.  Peacock Alley is also doing Mongrams, on pillows, sheets, towels, and even their dog bed. We ordered one for Sofie that is wonderful! Come and check it out.    Mark your calendar – bring a friend. Refreshments, of course!    THURSDAY, June 6th, 3 – 8pm!



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Mother’s Day Garden Party!


It’s a tradition, our Mother’s Day Garden Party!  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 10, 11, 12.  Enjoy selecting one great gift for you or your mom at 20% savings while sipping delicious refreshments and tasting our newest gourmet food offerings!  Beautiful complimentary  wrapping and gift with each Mother’s Day purchase this weekend.

ps. We would love your help with our snail mail list. Let us know if you would like to continue receiving invitations from us via mail or prefer email.




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Lakewold Designer Showhouse April 3 – 21

Exciting event for Drees! We have been working overtime this past month preparing for the Lakewold Gardens Designer Showhouse. David has been asked to design and furnish the Master Suite. The work is a collaboration of David Bettencourt Goularte Interior Design with furnishings supplied by Drees. The event benefits Mary Bridge Hospital of Tacoma, Washington State Chapter of ASID, and the lovely Lakewold Gardens. 

For us at Drees, this is an opportunity to show what we can do for your home, and to show more of what we can offer  you through Drees.  The room will be featuring exquisite upholstery from Hickory Chair combined with hand picked accent pieces and custom drapery. David and Drees have had many years of projects together.  We would love to hear what you think. If you go, be sure to allow some time to see the lovely gardens.  

Postcards from Drees will be going out this week with the opportunity to win two design hours with David.  We will have extra copies in the shop.  Should be fun for everyone! 

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