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Etsomnia™ 91: Pirates’ Booty!

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Now here's something you don't see every day! Pirate chiminea by UniqueBurners

Now here’s something you don’t see every day! Amazing pirate chiminea by UniqueBurners

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)

DISCLAIMER: Though I do enjoy a good joke, and Etsomnia™ is one of my favorite things, my intention is never to discourage artists or makers of any kind. All wisecracks and criticism are meant for humorous effect only.  Please take them as seriously as they are meant, which is not at all.

If you’re wondering why this week’s theme is pirates, there is no reason. I just felt like it. And I love nearly everything I found! Sure, the term “pirate” is pretty loosely thrown around on Etsy, encompassing everything from furniture to clothing to prayer candles to whatever this is. My biggest criticism of the pirate booty was that many of the prices are a bit ridiculous. And by a bit, I mean a lot. Of course, if your budget is more Smee than Hook, there are many awesome, more attainable, more reasonably-priced items, too. Predictably, though, it is really the pricey stuff that I love the best.

As usual, links to the items for sale appear below each picture. For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

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This particular pirate seems a little anxious to get off the ship (and out of the costume). By PetKrewe, who also sells a cat version, but lost their nerve after the hat

Looks like this pirate has been smoking more than seaweed. By SacredCirclesArt

Look at those pupils! I think somebody may have sampled the mushrooms. 

Even pirates are not so cool that they're immune to derpery. By CrescentAster

Even pirates are not so cool that they’re immune to (expensive) derpery. 

Unbelievable pirate tree house. By TinyTownStudios

Unbelievablly fantastic pirate tree house. By TinyTownStudios whose work is so awesome, it might need its own post

Steampunk pirate angel lamp, perfect for your nightstand. Because there’s nothing like waking up to a lamp that makes you think you died in your sleep. 

His mom is going to be so pissed when she finds out he made a "Playa" pirate coat out of her comforter. He might even get kicked out of the basement! By Savageheartboutique

His mom is going to be so pissed when she finds out he made a “Playa” pirate coat out of her comforter. He might even get kicked out of the basement! 

Looks like someone's been hitting the 151 a little too hard. By MotleyCrewPirates

Looks like someone’s been hitting the 151 a little too hard. 

Pirate-themed... wait for it... baptism set. You heard it here first. And, presumably, last. By eAGAPIcom

Pirate-themed… wait for it… baptism set. You heard it here first. And, presumably, last. 

Careful, girl. You know he’s known for chasing tail. By CrimsonMuse

Something funny and not homophobic. By KelseysCreationsShop

We all go through the phase when we fall for the bad boys. Luckily, these are just badly-dressed boys. 

I don’t need it. I wouldn’t wear it. But I confess I am still enamored of it. By MorticiaSnow

Hey, gurl, HAAAY! By MeercoMeerschaum (P.S. This looks just like my neighbor. Hey, Gary, haaay!)

This gorgeous solid gold triple skull ring makes me want to be a pirate! By DeMerJewelry about whom I have waxed poetic before

This fabulous solid gold triple skull ring is so gorgeous it makes me reconsider a career in piracy! By DeMerJewelry about whom I have waxed poetic before

I'll bet DeNiro's character in Stardust would have loved this! Poor thing. By HausofTrashglam

I’ll bet DeNiro’s character in Stardust would have loved this! He really did need some style advice. 

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

25 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 91: Pirates’ Booty!

  1. Love the doggie costume – hahaha so cute! I’m eyeing the eye patch because I wanted to bling one out when I have to occasionally where them. The one pictured is a bit overkill but would fit right into a Mardi Gras themed event. 😉

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  2. What a great idea for a post! Luckily I haven’t really got into Etsy, but I am a serious Pinterest addict!

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  3. What a delightful post!

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  4. I love this page so beautiful and takes you away from daily routine. Thank you.

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  5. Love the pirate knuckledusters. They are like a camp version of the things gang members sported in my home town growing up. That tree house is Ah-May-Zing! I want to go and set up a secret club in it. Not much in the way of pirate treasure here. Most of it needs dumped in Davy Jones’ locker.

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  6. “He’s known for chasing tail.” :::snicker::: And oh my, the baptism set… no words. That tree house is beyond awesome.

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    • The tree house is killing me! They’re in Houston, so feel free to go snoop and report back! I’m actually writing a feature on them, but there’s so much to say, I have to stick a pin in it until I have more time.

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  7. StellaKate Blue said it all except…Heeey Gurl.

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  8. I want the gold skull with the ruby eyes. (Ruby is my birthstone and I do have a birthday this year.) I want to be a pirate. Can’t figure out how to get there from here but I haven’t given up yet.

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  9. Plus I am already known for my scary hair. Maybe I’ve made more progress on being a pirate than I realized.

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