Pirates and hidden treasures have long captured the imagination of movie-going audiences around the world, first with dashing, swash-buckling Errol Flynn of an earlier Hollywood era, and now Johnny Depp, sailing the seven seas looking for treasures and world gifts buried beneath the ocean in Pirates of the Caribbean. Music also took on the buccaneer theme and romanced it in the operetta “The Pirates of Penzance,” which had its revival in 1980 and starred pop singer Linda Ronstadt.
While Errol Flynn and Johnny Depp were not seeking great gifts and collectibles for their home decor as they plundered and thundered, you can portray some of the pirate drama by adding your own treasures to your perfect pirate home hideout.
Calico Jack Rackham created the Jolly Roger in the 1700s with a skull and crossed swords. An English pirate, Calico Jack, sailed the Bahamas when piracy was at its height in the early 1700s, which was known as the “Golden Age of Piracy.” Although there were many versions of the Jolly Roger, today’s most popular design is the white skull and crossbones on a black background. The Jolly Roger, in various forms and combinations of colors such as red, white and black, was designed to frighten potential pirate victims into surrendering without a fight. The message was that the attackers were cruel outlaws and not bound by conventional laws. Although the Jolly Roger is no longer used by modern pirates –yes pirates still exist –some of today’s groups and military units use the black and white Jolly Roger to convey a message of ferocity.
Shiver me timbers, you can be a part-time pirate and fly your personal Jolly Roger flag or shop for other top sellers to decorate your home in a pirate or buccaneer theme. The Gift Goose collects pirates and skulls and you can too.
Select great gifts, world gifts, and top sellers in pirate, Jolly Roger and skull-themed collectibles. Give pirate treasures and collectibles as birthday gifts, holiday gifts or make them your personal statement at home or in your personal accessories. The skull and crossbones are still used today as warnings of toughness or danger and have additional meanings such as warnings of poison. You can express your strength with your own Jolly Roger flag or candle holder, and display them as an addition to your home decor. A buccaneer trinket box or cell phone holder will reinforce the pirate collectibles theme and when you carry a pirate skull key chain or use a pirate skull magnet or bottle opener, you reinforce your personal message through these world gifts from the sea.