What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Etsomnia™ 118: Four Large!


Numbered Al Hirshfeld print of Marilyn Monroe sold by BlkBttrflyDsgns

Oh, how I love this Signed Numbered Al Hirshfeld print of Marilyn Monroe sold by BlkBttrflyDsgns

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.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

I hit 4,000 followers this week! In honor of my 4,000 closest friends (individual results may vary), I thought I’d take a look at $4K items on Etsy. Why not? Of course, it wouldn’t be Etsy if there weren’t at least a few tragedies and nutty items, but I was mostly very pleasantly surprised by what I found!

In some cases, the hefty price tag is clearly a typo, but I really didn’t find too many items for which the $4K price tag seemed out of place. Yes, there were some things I couldn’t live with, but that doesn’t mean their price was out of line. Okay, if I had $4K burning a hole in my pocket (I do not), I still wouldn’t spend it on a collectible, no matter how much the thing is supposedly worth. I’d much rather buy something sparkly!

I hope you have as much fun checking out these wonderful finds as I did, and thank you, thank you, thank you for all the support! ❤ ❤ ❤

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!


Glorious Reclaimed Douglas Fir Barn Wood by TinyShed

I don't know that I'd wear this as an engagement ring, but it sure is fierce! By FiorellabyAdamFoster

I don’t know that I’d wear this as an engagement ring, but it sure is sexy! By FiorellabyAdamFoster

15' Built-to-Order Wood Canvas Canoe by WoodCanvas

This 15′ Built-to-Order Wood Canvas Canoe is so beautiful, you could hang it on the wall and call it art! By WoodCanvas

The makers of these hyper-realistic (read: ugly) dolls call their craft “reborning.” The name is as disgusting and disturbing as the by-product

Recycled Skateboard Guitar by SecondShot

Intriguing Recycled Skateboard Guitar that reminds me of the paintings of Gustav Klimt. By SecondShot

Natural Tahitian Pearl Necklace With Diamond Clasp by GemGlobe

Swoon-worthy Natural Tahitian Pearl Necklace With Diamond Clasp by GemGlobe

1850 Jockey Scale sold by RevivallvAntiques

How wonderful is this 1850 Jockey Scale? Sold by RevivallvAntiques

Lifeguard Stand Doghouse by BohemianWorkbench

I guess if you can afford to live on the beach, your dog may as well have a swanky life, too! Lifeguard Stand Doghouse by BohemianWorkbench

1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle Card sold by BriarcliffMarket

I’m not much of a sports fan, but even I am amazed by this 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle Card sold by BriarcliffMarket

I thought this "art" consisting of piles of junk was $4K. I was wrong. the $4K listing is for four placemat prints of the piles of junk. That's different.

I thought it was insane that this “art” consisting of piles of junk was $4K. Then I read the listing more closely. It’s actually $4K for four laminated placemat prints of piles of junk. Alrighty.

Sam Maloof-Inspired Rocking Chair by MilovicFurniture

This beautiful Sam Maloof-Inspired Rocking Chair is a bargain when you consider an original Maloof goes for $45K! By MilovicFurniture

Carriage Crib by StollFurnitureDesign

If you have $4k to spend on a crib, you could do no better than this Carriage Crib by StollFurnitureDesign!

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!

16 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 118: Four Large!

  1. I actually dreamed of a crib similar when shopping for my daughter before she was born. No way we had that kind of cash!

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  2. Canoe, rocking chair: yes. Newborn: AAAAAAAAGH!

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  3. Donna, I’d like you to have a look at an artist whose work has fascinated me for years, Phillip Singer. I’ll bet your 4000 (congrats!) closest friends will love his work, too. Enjoy!

    Paula Lewis Scorched Eyebrow Studio

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  4. That crib is awesome! As for the lifelike dolls, I know someone who makes those. Do you have the link? My friend and her mom have made them for a while and many have been used on TV.

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  5. As appealing as some of these items are, I am not convinced any of them truly warrant a price tag of $4K – or is it just that I cannot imagine having that amount of cash spare for a frivolous or fun purchase? Could be. Except for the baby doll because that would horrify me even if it was just $4. Judder. The most tempting item for me is the signed Al Hirschfeld print because I am a huge Al Hirschfeld fan. But I don’t even have $40 to spare right now so I guess I will have to pass up that opportunity.

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