Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hallowe'en Comes In The Oddest Places

I'll let you folks decide...

This rug has been in my mom's house for years.  It's not particularly old but it is wool.  Strange how I noticed this the other day.  This conversation ensued...

"Mother, do you know you have a blue skull in the rug in the living room?"

Tromping feet down the hall to address this apparent blasphemy.

"See, it's a little blue skull."

(inspects in disbelief) "No it's not, it's a....motif.  It's just a design or something."

"Uh huh, the design and motif of a skull. You have a blue skull in your expensive ru-uuug (sing song style from her eldest impertinent son).

"No, it's not a skull or I wouldn't have bought it.  It's some kind or flower bud or something."


"It's a sku-ulllllllllll."

"It is not and don't backtalk your mother"


So, my lovelies, is it, or isn't it?  Do you side with your dear friend and Hallowe'en loving Mr. Macabre who has tried to find and spread the joy of Hallowe'en all around the world (and who has a  4 year interior design degree, class of 93, and collects skulls so he should know a %#@$ skull when he sees one!) or his mother, who albeit is a designer herself, hates Hallowe'en, thinks that it is the devil's birthday (which it isn't because it's actually in August because it's so hot and miserable here it would HAVE to be) and would love nothing more than to see her son in a 3 piece suit instead of a pair of shorts and and a Hauntcast tee shirt and his high top Converse sneaks.  But don't let me sway you, you just decide on your own without any influence from me...

15 comments:

The October boy said...

I say it looks like a skeletal bride holding flowers....
but thats just me.

Dawn (Nickols Manor/Wacky Whimsy) said...

Totally a skull, I agree. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :D

Pam Morris said...

is that the only one in the rug? if so, then I definitely go for the skull theory. if it's a 'flower' or design, then I think somebody used a skull for a model. so yes, it's a skull. :)

Spookworks said...

Hmmm...I'm getting blue skull wearing blonde pigtails. ;)

Viktoria said...

I picked up my laptop and held it upside down, left, right....it's a blue skull, case closed. And I also think the devil's birthday takes place in August.

Spookworks said...

You really must ask Mother Macabre if the Haunted Mansion held a garage sale...

:)

Old Fashion Halloween said...

I was looking at it form different angles too. Its the nose hole shape that makes the case. Is it just one skull or does the pattern repeat? If she decides its full of evil I'll take it off her hands. :o )

Kara said...

This is definitely a little blue skull. I am an expert....kinda.:)

halloween spirit said...

Skull. Maybe if she's convinced, she'll give you the rug . . . :)

screaminscott said...

Perhaps the skull only appears when there is going to be a death in the house.

MWUAHAHAHAAAAA!

ShellHawk said...

If you don't send this in to the Skull-a-Day blog with full narration, I'll be very disappointed!

You wouldn't want that, would you?

Jayson said...

I was ready to back up your mother, when I realized I was looking at the wrong blue pattern. I kept staring desperately at the dark blue circle pattern trying to find the skull. I also can't make those magic image posters work either. Those things piss me off. It's like not being in on the cool joke. Anyway, that's when the light blue little fellow jumped off the page and practically smacked me in the forehead. He's now just sitting there staring at me. Make him stop. He's freaking me out, man!

Ali said...

Well, a skull or perhaps a toadstool? Would Mom buy into the latter?

Ali

PumpkinBrain said...

This is a blue skull, I have no doubt about it. The rug is almost yours... I can sense it.

Barb said...

Definitely skull. Me thinks your mom is out-voted...