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I have done a yard haunt for 4 years now and each year I buy new items to add to my collection. I find though I have collected a mass of skulls and skeletons. Not only as props but skulls on plates, bowls, cups, vintage cards, table cloths, figurines, candles, candle holders, jewelry----just about everything!

Does anyone else find they do this too with a certain item? :)
 

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I tend to collect lots of skulls as well. I've also figured out I have lots (probably too much) spider items. I'm terrified of them but not all people are. It's hard to find a variety of items without paying a small fortune for them. But, I'm determined to buy and build unique items this year that none of our guests have seen. (I host a big party every year).
 

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I am the same as you, halloweenie1!!! When I decided on my day of the dead theme this year, I realised that most of my decorations seem to be skulls or skeleton related somehow, which has worked out nicely :)
 

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pumpkins and jack ol anterns it seems here ....so i must make an effort to increase my witch items!
 

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...It's hard to find a variety of items without paying a small fortune for them... I'm determined to buy and build unique items this year that none of our guests have seen...
Hi Witch Hazel,

I understand--- I feel the same about my items as well! I find it's best to pick certain items you love and then embelish upon it at home.
Just a suggestion, have you ever checked Grandin Road's website?

Halloween Decorations, Outdoor Halloween Decor, Halloween Costumes - Grandin Road

I purchased a few things form them last year and I was very satisfied. Not cheap, but the selection of halloween items is very good.

 

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Goretraits or other framed scary pictures, any decor that looks like it's made of rock (e.g., gargoyles) - like the ones that Michael's is selling now, some Lemax but I don't go too crazy with it.
 

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Funny, I noticed a pattern in my collections as well. Mostly haunted houses and black cats.
Great thread!
 

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I'm always buying theme setters....because I used to cover ALL my walls in black plastic...so I've gotten really into the theme setters.
 

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Thanks Halloweenie1. That sight has some really unique items. I'm willing to pay a little bit more for quality things. Martha Stewart sells her stuff on there & she actually has some really neat ideas, products.
 

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I have pumpkins galore almost always it seems they are everywhere which is ok with me because I love them ...... Maybe a bit much for other people tho :p
 

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I have lots of pumpkins too but what would Halloween be without them? I use a lot of jack o lanterns because they provide eerie lighting. My guests have commented on how cool it is to see so many around & it provides a really neat ambience (along with a lot of candles).
 

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tend to gather odd things for a mad lab i have done for a while, more skulls, making my own tombstones and potions labels lol and scene setters decorations of what catches my eyes
 

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I have to say that I too have a vast array of halloween knicknacks...... maybe *gasp* too many even
 

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Most of my Halloween momentos seem to be either skeleton or tombstone related, though I'm trying to see if I can get some more unique items to shake things up a little.
 
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