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Etsomnia™ 95: Under the Sea

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I have no words.

How much do you want to bet this girl  has a lot of these?

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.)

It’s the week after the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, so since mer-folk are much on my mind, I thought it was the perfect time to explore some of the better (and worse) mermaid -related items for sale on Etsy.

I definitely need some of these! By MermaidsDreamJewelry

I definitely need some of these! By MermaidsDreamJewelry

And I thought MY breasts were crooked!

And I thought MY breasts were crooked!

These are amazing, and I love them with those shoes! By BZRshop

These tights are amazing, and I love them extra with those shoes! By BZRshop

I don't think it was seaweed we were smelling all day at the Mermaid Parade ... By FoothillPrimitives

Love! However, I don’t think it was seaweed we were smelling all day at the Mermaid Parade … By FoothillPrimitives

Wowie! By Europeanlighting

Those Victorians really knew their way around a mermaid! By Europeanlighting

On the other end of the spectrum ...

This chandelier is a cute idea for a little girl’s room, but I don’t think I could work with those colors.

So pretty, but the graduated colors make her look terribly droopy.

This shell bra is so well executed, but the graduated colors make it seem like her, um, shells are pointed toward the ocean floor.

I love this giant clamshell sculpture, and it would come in really handy when you wanted to play Little Shop of Horrors! By TurnNBurnArts

I love this giant clam shell sculpture! By TurnNBurnArts

The poor thing looks so uncomfortable!

With posture that bad, I imagine she can only swim in circles!

I promised myself I wouldn’t include any mermaid-skirted gowns. Then I saw this. Sigh. By YIMISTYLE

Somebody save poor Barbie! She's drowning in a sea of nope!

Somebody save poor Barbie! She’s drowning in a sea of nope!

Gorgeous! I might need a couple of these. By ArtMasha

Gorgeous! I might need a couple of these. By ArtMasha

I got both of my girls mermaid blankets for Christmas last year, but they weren't this fancy! By WhimsiesCrochet

I got both of my girls mermaid blankets for Christmas last year, but they weren’t this fancy! By WhimsiesCrochet

It's a little-known fact that dolphins were in attendance at the birth of Jesus.

I had no idea dolphins were in attendance at the birth of Jesus. This explains why we found dolphin-related souvenirs in the Ozarks.

Stunning! By BluffCityDesignCo

Stunning, but she’s making my back ache! By BluffCityDesignCo

That is one cute, drunk baby! By TwoBeanieBums

That is one cute, drunk baby! By TwoBeanieBums

That's an unfortunate figure.

She might be related to this guy.

Hands down, the best $20 mermaid tail necklace I've ever seen! By CandyShockUK

Hands down, the best $20 mermaid tail necklace I’ve ever seen! By CandyShockUK

She doesn't look like she'd have a very easy time staying submerged. Maybe she wears tail weights.

She’s so top-heavy, she doesn’t look like she’d be able to stay submerged. Maybe she wears tail weights.

Yoga lesson: this is Upward Farting Mermaid pose

Illustration of Upward Farting Mermaid pose

Highly desirable wall hangings. By TelesticDesign

Highly desirable wall hangings. By TelesticDesign

Mermaid dustcatcher dreamcatcher

Wilma? Is that you? Fantastic custom wall hanging by ToHellinAHandbag

Wilma, what will Fred think? Fantastic custom wall hanging by ToHellinAHandbag

I saw a woman wearing these at the Mermaid Parade last week, and she let me check them out. Hers were made of zip ties and colored plastic wrap! By LinnylaVanteCostumes

I saw a woman wearing these at the Mermaid Parade last week, and she let me check them out. Hers were made of zip ties and colored plastic wrap! By LinnylaVanteCostumes

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!

14 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 95: Under the Sea

  1. “Los peces en el río / que ven a Dios nacer” / Mexican carol: The fishes in the river come to see God being born.” Dolphins too, I would imagine. Why ever not? 😄

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  2. The selection this week seems to be evenly split between items I love and items I think are hideous. I love those mermaid earrings in particular but I think if I could only have one item from the selection it would be that clam shell.

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  3. Saving this post for when Master and i move in together, just in case W/we wind up near the beach. 💜

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  4. That dress!!! Now I need to find a prom. Or be cast in a princess movie!

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  5. Seaweed and the blanket for the BIG win win!!

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