Skull decor is part of a larger trend in Gothic decor. I think that has really been passed down from the Victorians who just love skulls and thinking about death. Many of them went on expeditions to Africa and the South Pacific and came back with many ghoulish artifacts. I live in a rambling fixer-upper that was built by a 19th Century sea captain, who traveled the world. I admit that skull decor fits the sometimes foreboding gloominess of this house.
As with all things in home decor, skulls are changing style. The increasing Latin influence has made skulls prettier. You'll notice this with the Day of the Dead salt and pepper shakers. Goth kids are getting grown up and marrying. You can even buy them a skull salt and pepper shakers dressed like a bride and groom. Dare I say it? Skull decor has gone mainstream. There is a skull salt and peppers shaker set for everyone to love.
The first three examples of skull salt and pepper shakers that you see below are inspired by the Day of the Dead. Never fear I also found a very creepy human skull holder for your salt and pepper shaker set. Fantasy art fans will love the dragon and skull salt and pepper shaker holder that will also hold tea candles. Ever wonder what would happy if Hello Kitty met space aliens. That last skull salt and pepper shakers answer that question.