Skull Decor

I couldn’t tell you when or how this began but I can tell you we have an epidemic of skull decor going on in our home. I started glancing around one day and suddenly found myself counting how many pieces we had that either was a skull shape or had a skull on it.

Case in point.

Skull Salt and Pepper shakers from Target.

Skull Salt & Pepper

Skull pendants that I picked up at a flea market in New Orleans and turned into a necklace.

Skull necklace

Doomed Skull shot glasses from Tapiture.

Skull Shot Glasses Tapiture

Skull dress from H&M kids. As seen in Today’s Parent Halloween costume ideas.

Skull Dress Kids H&M

One of several – several – skull sweaters.

Skull Sweater Joe Fresh

One pair of who knows how many pairs of skull earrings.

Skull earrings

And a newly purchased Skull Candle from Target.

No really, Target. On clearance no less. I know!

skull candle

None of this includes our Halloween decorations. Skull ice cube trays. Or stickers in my daughters room. Or her shoes with skulls all over them. I won’t even get into her Monster High backpack and t-shirts and dolls.

Oh wait maybe that’s who I can blame this on. The invasion of Monster High in the house. Sadly no. I am pretty sure this goes back to my love of Victorian Gothic decor which started years ago when I was a teenager. My husband has also always had shirts with skulls on them.

And in some strange way this all somehow fits into our Scandinavian farmhouse in the suburbs decor we have going on.

Can you relate? If so, I want to hear from you.

What do you have an abundance of in your house? Skulls? Cats? Birdcages? Cowboy hats? Leopard print? Gold? Glitter? Cowboy hats with glitter?

Sound off in the comments!


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    Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project
    October 30, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Shot glasses – which we collect from every place we go on vacation! OH – and tribal masks. Jesus how my hubby is a sucker for a tribal mask. I’m not sure how those two fit together, but we have a ton of both! Should make for interesting decor options once the Dreamhouse is finished I guess..

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      November 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      We just finished our mini bar (almost) in the basement so I am going to join you in the shot glass search.

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    October 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I do love skulls- don’t have in our everyday decor but love those shot glasses. We have skulls quite prominent in our halloween decor. My favourites are a black feather wreath ala artofdoingstuff and a black rose & skull centrepiece ala eddie rose.

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      November 7, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      I just went and looked up the Eddie Ross centrepiece. Love it!

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    October 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    yikes! that should read eddie ross.

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    now at home mom
    October 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    🙂 ha!ha! you guys it’s skulls (this year it’s pumpkins for me) 🙂
    I saw a ‘gold’ skull at Zara’s (home) back in September it was very nice, I think you would’ve liked it for your home 🙂

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      November 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Gold has been growing on me and let me say that is a huge thing for me to say b/c I have always been a platinum and silver kind of decor person. You rarely will catch me for example wearing gold. But that skull sounds delicious.

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    October 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Wow, what a “head” trip! You’ve got some serious skulls going on, girl. LOVE ALL OF THEM! SInce I have skeletons hanging on a wall in my house you can assume that I love your collection. I have to say that candle from Target is pretty darn cool. How did I miss that? Halloween or not .. skulls are so “hip”. ummmm, well you know what I mean. (laughing)

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      November 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Oh you know I love your skeleton at home but my heart still belongs to the Red Arrow and the custom bed Richie made. That was killer!

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    Alex - Hydrangea Girl
    October 30, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    We’re seriously sisters from other misters. I also have an abundance of skulls permanently on display. And (hand on heart) I just finished showing husband a picture of a GIANT black skull I wants so bad and he is beyond supportive in my quest.

    Seriously. Sisters.

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      November 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Oh I know you love skulls! I love the way you style yours around your home! 🙂

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    Tara @ Suburble
    October 31, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Woodland creatures. Spray painted/brass/ceramic. They’re all over my house, and I just can’t can’t help myself.

    I’m probably going to make some woodland creature art too. It’s an addiction.

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      November 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Great now I am going to scour thrift stores, see them and think of mailing them to you!

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    Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
    October 31, 2013 at 9:45 am

    That is why I don’t let myself go into Target… I leave with ALL KINDS OF STUFF. That I am required to store for 11 months of the year.


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      November 7, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      We just got Target here in Canadaland. And I am still trying to master when they have their sales.

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    November 1, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I don’t have an abundance of anything… well wreaths, and junk. BUt I can’t wait to shop Target so I can get on my collections! Ha

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      November 7, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      Did they bring Target out East yet? Wait, let’s backtrack, do you have an IKEA??

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    Mako Haus
    November 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Wait, your collection won’t be complete without a chalkboard skull. You got to take a look at it because it is nice decorative piece as well. You’ll find a picture here if you are interested:

    Let me know, what do you think?

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