Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead is about 3 weeks away and I’ve ramped up the search for cool and colorful items!
I can always count on World Market to have a great collection of sugar skull items. In fact, they call it the Los Muertos (The Dead) Collection. After several years of picking through their collection, I think I have most everything I really want. But when I went by the store a few weeks ago, I was surprised to find orange and black sugar skull mugs and small plates! I’m thinking these will be great this month for weekend coffee and a light bite of breakfast.
Target has started carrying a larger collection of Day of the Dead items which thrills me! Of course with Target you can take your chances and wait for things to on sale OR you can go ahead and pay full price – which is really not terribly high – and get it when you see it. I chose the later…plus, I had about $40 in Target gift cards I had been holding on to so…
I really do love the sugar skull wreath with the colorful florals the best. That was my first purchase and it goes on my front door this weekend. They had some wooden sugar skulls on stands and some lanterns but those didn’t interest me as much. Then a few weeks later I ran in to Target to pick up a few things for supper. Naturally, I wandered over by the Halloween items and found individual hanging male and female sugar skulls! LOVE the top hat on the male! Had to have!
The $1-$3 dollar bins at Target are always a treasure trove. They have great seasonal items and I used to love getting the little Christmas buckets to use in class when I taught 4th grade Sunday School. I always walk through and without fail, find something I can use. Most recently, I found these sugar skull socks. I know what I’ll be wearing to the local Birmingham Day of the Dead festival next month!!! I think they glow in the dark too!
Walgreens surprised me while in Austin, Texas two weeks ago. I found this cute sugar skull bobble head. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised in Texas…so when I got back to Birmingham I went to the Hoover store and found a few things – just not the bobble head. The one item I decided to add to my collection was the beverage holder or Koozie!
I love the fact that several people I know send me texts or emails when they see Day of the Dead items at stores. I always check them out to see if it’s something I can’t live without. I’m sure there are plenty more items out there that are just waiting for a home. Three more weeks to find them!!!