Our company began as Display and Costume Supply in 1952. Tyler Kaune and his wife Merry combined their interests in display, theatre, costume, and make-up at an early location at Westlake and Denny. Business grew as party and Christmas decorations were added and the company moved to the corner of Second and Bell Street. Seafair float builders, dance teachers, and television producers made the store their home base for supplies and inspiration. The company's seasonal decorating materials were to be seen in many of the Northwest's grocery and retail stores. As the 60's became the 70's, Halloween was becoming a major national holiday. The store's wide selection of costume fabrics and trim as well as hats, tiaras, wigs, and thousands of ready to wear costumes dazzled shoppers at Halloween and throughout the year.
As the founders began to retire, daughter Susan and husband Dallas Carleton became the second generation and continued to grow the family's small business. The store, bursting at the seams, moved to a new location in 1985 on Roosevelt Way near Northgate Mall. Additional stores in Everett and Issaquah expanded the company's market in the 90's and into the new century. We are proud to be in a third generation of family ownership. Margaret McGowan, Dallas and Susan Carleton's daughter, is now directing the company's future.
Every day is a never ending parade of Moms, Dads, and kids looking for just the right balloons, plates, and napkins for those special family celebrations. Don't forget weddings, retirements, warm hellos, and cards that are just right for those close friends to receive. We are especially proud to offer hundreds of ways to celebrate the next Seahawks season. Our new homepage is a great way to get a good look at what's in store for you on your next visit into the store or phone call to our friendly staff.