A possible spider infestation.
The black pumpkin-head straws (which also make really good whistles) are of the last few I have left from a purchase of about a thousand (no joke) of them ten years ago. It's to the point I'm sure people refer to me as, "Oh yeah. I know her. She's that weird lady that gives us the same whistles every year. I've got 6 black and 4 orange ones now."
P.S. Spot any bloopers in the pictures above? Well, obviously the placement of my flatware is not correct. I did it like that more for fun. But, in my rush to post pictures for my first tablescape I didn't notice part of my kitchen sink showing in one picture. Yep. Kinda tacky.