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Etsomnia™ 94: Rainbows and Peace

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It's not that I don't find it hilarious or that the makers aren't in on the joke. (They are). It's that I've reached an age where people might assume I intended no irony. By GoodieTees

It’s not that I don’t find it hilarious (I do) or that the makers aren’t in on the joke (They are). It’s that I’ve reached an age where people might think I’m serious. By GoodieTees

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.)

My plan was to feature mermaid-related stuff this week for the Mermaid Parade and gay pride merchandise next week in honor of NY LGBT Pride, but in light of the terrible shooting in Orlando, I thought we needed some rainbows. Rainbows are often used to communicate diversity and acceptance of difference and pride in your own differences, so today is rainbow day, a week early!

I'm powerless against rainbow things, and this glorious rainbow highlighter is a perfect example! By PASHMACCO

I’m powerless against rainbow things AND makeup, so this glorious rainbow highlighter had me at hello! By PASHMACCO

Adorable AND phallic! That's going to make someone really happy! By Graciosa

I always found unicorns vaguely phallic, but if you must wear a phallus on your head, this is definitely the one to go with. By Graciosa

Wonderful Craftsman-style stained glass panel. By dreamworkspb who makes many gorgeous, affordable rainbow stained glass things!

Wonderful Craftsman-style stained glass panel. By dreamworkspb who makes many gorgeous, affordable rainbow stained glass things!

Not only is this leather feather beautiful, but $8 from every sale is donated to the GoFundMe campaign for the Pulse victims! By LucyLovesLeather

Not only is this leather feather beautiful (and fun to say), but $8 from every sale is donated to the GoFundMe campaign for the Pulse victims’ families. I bought two! By LucyLovesLeather.

What the seventies lacked in good taste, they made up for in enthusiasm!

Look! A literal sad sack!

I couldn't resist including one more from GoodieTees. I need to buy these people a drink!

I couldn’t resist including one more from GoodieTees. I need to buy these people a drink!

How cute is this? Bunberries will make a miniature keepsake of your wedding cake!

How amazing is this? Bunberries will make a miniature keepsake of your wedding cake!

I'm forever drooling over these rainbow sapphire bracelets, and the princess cuts make this one nearly irresistable. By RainbowSapphire

I always drool over these rainbow sapphire bracelets, and the fact that it’s princess cut makes it nearly irresistible. By RainbowSapphire

I can appreciate subtlety, but this is just plain lazy.

I can appreciate minimalism, but this is just plain lazy.

I am sorely tempted to buy this for Miss Columbia. (A local celebrity.) I think she'd love it!

I am sorely tempted to buy this for Ms. Columbia, a local celebrity, and New York institution. Sure, it’s terrible, but I think she’d love it!

Yes, please! By IntellexualDesign

If they wouldn’t make me look like a middle-aged clown, I would be all over them! By IntellexualDesign

"When strapping your cats to your legs is no longer an option", it's MyPetLeggings to the rescue!

“When strapping your cats to your legs is no longer an option…” (What do they mean “no longer an option?”) Custom-made leggings featuring pics of your own cat. I know at least three people who NEED these. By MyPetLeggings

A slight exaggeration. By rainbowfartsart. Who else?

A slight exaggeration. By rainbowfartsart. Who else?

I don't know anything about Transmuting Negative Energy, Raising Vibrations, and Astral Travel, but this rainbow fluorite sure is appealing! By TheVelvetLotus

Rainbow Fluorite Generators, guaranteed to Transmute Negative Energy, Raise Vibrations, and assist with Astral Travel. Or they might just sit there and look gorgeous. By TheVelvetLotus

Poor dear. I'm sure she means well.

To quote my Southern friends, “Bless her heart.”

As hilarious as it all is, it's really the old-lady girdle garters that I love the most.

As hilarious as it all is, it’s really the old-lady girdle garters that I love the most.

I'm assuming one of those gizmos doubles as a diabetes lancet.

I hope one of those gizmos doubles as a diabetes lancet.

I can't wait to have pets again, so I can dress them up and piss them off! By iheartneedlework

I can’t wait to have pets again, so I can dress them up and piss them off! (I know I’ve linked to Henry’s pics before, but they still crack me up!) By iheartneedlework

Why do I need a felted penguin with dreads? I don't know. By TheFeltsy

Why do I need a felted penguin with dreads? I don’t know. By TheFeltsy

These would look fantastic in a parade! By DancingTreeCreations

These would look fantastic in a parade! By DancingTreeCreations

Can you imagine the damage you could do throwing this vintage jewelry and duct tape wedding bouquet?

Can you imagine the damage you could do throwing this vintage jewelry and duct tape wedding bouquet? Torts for everyone!

Mind you, this is just a guess, but I suspect the artist is a lesbian.

Mind you, this is just a guess, but I suspect the artist is a lesbian.

I have a lot of fun at the expense of the felters, but if I could think of a justification for buying this perfect hat, it would be mine! By HandiCraftKate

I have a lot of fun at the expense of the felters, but if I could think of a justification for buying this shockingly beautiful hat, it would be mine! By HandiCraftKate

"Fruit stripes" pretty well sums up these sneakers. By customkicksworld

“Fruit stripes” pretty well sums up these sneakers. By customkicksworld who also make these amazing things!

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!

22 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 94: Rainbows and Peace

  1. There are actually lots of nice bits and bobs in this selection and only a few “what the actual flip” items. I know without even asking him that my 9 year old son is going to want that rainbow unicorn headband (so I have added it to favourites) and my 13 year old son is going to want a weenie felt penguin.

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  2. Nice collection Donna and my favorites are the fluorite 😀

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  3. Thank you for including my feathers in this lovely collection! I might need some of those cat leggings!

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  4. Here is your justification for that gorgeous fun felted hat:
    J.K. Rowling has verified that Dumbledore was gay. You know that’s the real Sorting Hat. It’s too literarily important a work for you NOT to own! Love this post, as I do all your posts. Peace and love from, as a dear friend calls me, Paula, Straight, Not Narrow.

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  5. Oh wow!!!! I have so much mermaid stuff for you, but NO!!! The Kitten Rainbow intro is sublime! You need no help in imagery. I LOOOOOOOVE this POST! Thank you for ALL of it. 🙂

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  6. So glad I found this blog!

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  7. I love the hat, too!!!!! Sadly, I may be too old to go anyplace where it would be appropriate!

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  8. I’ve missed you!

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    • You’re a sweetie! You’re the first to know, but I don’t think we’re going to Seattle. Most of my department is going to be out in August, and I think it would be better for me to attend the mid-year and the annual next year than to try to sneak out this year.

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