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

Etsomnia™ 132: Trunk Show


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Though mommy would never say who her daddy was, Beatrice still had her suspicions…

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 finally managed to watch the movie “Water for Elephants” this week. I loved the book, and I thought the movie was quite well done. Since watching it put me in the mood for elephant stuff, I headed off to Etsy to see what I could turn up.

I have concluded that Elephants are a little like pizza. Even when they’re bad, they’re still kind of okay. And on Etsy, most of the elephant-related stuff I found was positively adorable! Mostly. (I know I keep doing that to you, but that’s the last time. I promise. Maybe.) Elephants are really popular on Etsy, and I found plenty of familiar elephant references from  Dumbo to Dali and from Babar to Ganesha. All in all, I had a really great time checking out the costumes and statement jewelry and housewares and baby stuff. And, you know, other things.

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

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I know that look. Lately, I get that look any time I watch the news. By NatalyTools

This is the sweetest new mom gift I’ve ever seen! By ElseJewelry

There was a surprising quantity of elephant slippers on offer, but these were definitely my favorites. Derp for your feet!

Spectacular silk scarf based on an original painting by AWildLife

Kimmie was so excited. Her first rave! And she was ready, thanks to that rave mask tutorial on Pinterest!

“Flying Elephant running skirt” because if there’s one thing you want to remind people of as you lumber past, it’s Dumbo.


That is just an unfair quantity of cute. By LocustTree

Looks like this poor creature was the victim of a knit and run.

“UV protection for the Playa”

I desperately need somewhere to wear this fantastic thing! By FabHatters, who clearly need their own feature article.

I feel like sneezing rainbows is something I should be able to do. By NicArtsAndCrafts

When even the mannequin is rolling its eyes, it’s time to quit crafting.

This double-pupiled tragedy is listed as “whimsical” and “festive.” I don’t think that means what you think it means.

Life IS too short to wear boring shoes! By my new fave shop ShoeniqueLifeIsShort

And here’s something dignified and masculine from the men’s clothing section…

Great Scott, is that elephant wearing a monocle?

Wait! Don’t tell me. Let me guess. Is it an anteater?

Why yes, I DO need an army of adorable origami elephants. How did you know? By ElegamiPapercrafts

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™ 132: Trunk Show

  1. I am cleaning up coffee that I spit when I read the “knit and run” comment – great one!

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  2. 😂😂😂


  3. So many of these were destined to go wrong!

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  4. Very cute and clever post. 🙂

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  5. The wooden elephant face with the truncheon nose reminded me, very worryingly, of Clockwork Orange. Judder.

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  6. “Knit and run” is indeed a great line. And I couldn’t figure out for several minutes WTF was going on with Kimmie . . .

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  7. On a positive note…the elephant poncho would be a great choice for someone who has to wear a snowsuit under their Hallowe’en costume because, where they live, it’s winter by October 31.

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  8. Those origami elephants are refrigerator magnets and she has a giraffe and sloths. Too adorable!

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