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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! 

For more information on the ShowHouse hours, directions, etc go to


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Beds 101 – a class about the mattress

We believe, everyone deserves a good night’s sleep.
If you have been into Drees this last Fall and Winter, you may have noticed that we have a mattress displayed on our floor.
Many of you have said that you are curious and confused about all the bed options available today. We took your queries to heart, and are having a “how beds are made” day.

You will hear 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. If you think you may buy another mattress in this lifetime, this class is for you. You will be a more educated consumer.
Everything you ever wanted to know about beds!
Friday, February 1st 
Tom will talk at 2:00 and 6:00
Please reply to: or 360.357.7177

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Help us un-decorate the store!

We love the Holidays and surprisingly, (or not so surprisingly) part of our fun happens the day after Christmas.  Our friends help us clear of out Holiday decor for new Spring arrivals. If you haven’t ever joined us, it is fun. What’s left is yours at great savings, 30% – 50% off. Starts at 11 am until 5 and then during regular store hours until December 31. A few added surprises every day! 

Open Wednesday, December 26th at 11am for our After Christmas Sale!


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Candles for the Holidays

As we get ready for the Holidays, I wanted to share a few words about our candles. One favorite is Creative Candle, a basic at Drees long before I owned the shop for one very simple reason: their quality.  Trained artisans have handcrafted each Creative Candle in small batches for almost 50 years. They are made from the finest blend of waxes to create an exceptional-performing candle. Not mass produced, the candles are dripless, and the burn time is close to an hour per inch. The taper sizes range from 6″ to 39.”  The 24″ and 30″ are two of our favorite tall candles. We sell mostly ivory because of the luminescence, but we also love the seasonal colors and will special order any of their spectacular colors for you.


 Bayberry Candles are another Drees Holiday favorite, made in limited batches for the season.Traditionally, Bayberry candles given as a gift and burned to the nub on Solstice, Christmas, or New Year’s will bring health, wealth, friends and good luck in the coming year Bayberry wax comes from boiling the berries and skimming off the precious wax coating.


Back by popular demand, our 100% rolled beeswax candles. Taper candles as well as fabulous pillars. We especially love the beeswax votives.


We wish all of you a very special Thanksgiving.

We will be open at 9 am Friday morning with hot coffee and sweets — for those who are not midnight shoppers, or maybe after midnight shopping!


We are celebrating Small Business Saturday on the 24th.  Open from 10 – 6.

“Downtown for the Holidays” is Sunday the 25th from noon until 5.

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What’s up for Fall?


We’re into our annual Fall and Holiday Shuffle now. Great gifts for you and others bulging out the back room; a very busy time. We have set dates for some enticing events you will want to get on to your calendar. We’re starting a new group of evening events. We”ll be sharing information about of favorite products with refreshments and good times with friends. 


 Thursday , September 27th, from 1 – 7 pm, we will be having our first Peacock Alley Trunk Show. We will show a complete new bedding ensemble on our all natural RoyalPedic mattress, and help you with wonderful bedding selections. Our favorite “linen” teacher, Lynn Sultemeier will guide us through all the bedding options. We will be sending out more reminders so be sure to sign up for our mailing list for details. Fun day, refreshments, 20% saving on orders. Bedding samples will be with us through Sunday, September 30th.


Sally Reichlin, Friendly Grove

Shelley Carr, Sandman

Friday, October 5th is ArtsWalk in downtown Olympia. This Fall we will be hosting artists Sally Reichlin and Shelley Carr. A lovely evening event to get out and see all that our downtown has to offer. Art will be at the shop Saturday as well. Friday ArtsWalk hours 5 -9, Saturday 10 – 6.


Saturday, October 27th, from 12-6 pm, we will have our Le Jacquard Francais Table linen event. We invite you to bring in your plate and table sizes for a fun evening wardrobing your table for the Holidays. Refreshments, of course! Linen samples will be with us through the weekend.

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We look forward to seeing you!