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 am usually anti-curtain. Let me explain. While I can appreciate what they bring to a room, soft window treatments are also high on the list of allergen-trappers, so I generally stay away. Just now, however, since we’re living temporarily in an apartment with very high ceilings and large windows, and my preferred style of shades would cost a fortune, I gave in and went with curtains. What I ended up with was cheap, quite good looking, and gets the job done. However, before I purchased the temporary ones, I confess I dawdled a bit on Etsy to see what was out there. I was really quite pleasantly surprised. While Etsy sellers obviously can’t sell things as cheaply as Amazon, there were such gorgeous, desirable, impactful curtains on offer, I had a hard time resisting them. But it’s still Etsy, so there were some wonderful tragedies as well!
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