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Etsomnia™ 138: Kentucky Derpy!


Perhaps the most meta Etsy item ever, a Derby hat… for your horse! By the always-wonderful MyBuddyBling

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 always amazed by how much hoopla the Kentucky Derby inspires. I get that it’s a long-honored tradition, with a deep tradition and culture, and I understand that truckloads of money changes hands over the race, but then the starting pistol goes off, and 1.59 minutes later, it’s over. Every single year, I think “Was that it?” Dopey, I know, but I’m surprised every time. I sometimes think it must be my childlike sense of wonder that you all like about me…

Anyway, last weekend’s Derby inspired loads of Etsy merch, so I thought it was worth a look around. Predictably, there was a quantity of Derby hats from good to good grief, but there was so much more!

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

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He looks very cute in his silks, but I’m not sure he’ll make it past weigh in… By dogwagart

While not exactly a masterpiece from this angle, it could certainly be worse.

A good Derby hat should never frighten the horses.

When I was a child, I imagined I’d have the kind of life where I would have a carousel horse. Still waiting. By FarmHouseFare

Felted “thoroughbred.” Looks more like a dachshund with a weave and a steroid habit.

I thought this Sharknado Derby hat was fantastic, but the cat begs to differ.

And the hat hilarity continues. Do these people not understand that Kentucky Derby hats don’t require an actual horse?

My family has been collecting Richard Stone Reeves thoroughbred art for years. This painting of American Pharoh by Lawrence Dyer puts me in mind of them. By LawrenceDyerFineArt

Last Place Picker Horses Ass Award. Isn’t losing a pile of money in 120 seconds punishment enough? By JVAPLAQUES

This feels a bit familiar…

“Bowl filler.” Draw your own conclusions.

Customizable, but I think I’d take it just as is. Cute! By KentuckyBredByDesign

Ahh beg yoah pahdon, suh. Did you just call me a hoss’s ayuss?

From the Godfather slipper collection.

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!

23 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 138: Kentucky Derpy!

  1. Pingback: Etsomnia™ 138: Kentucky Derpy — My OBT – Share Art

  2. Ha ha ha! Hilarious selection this week. My Steampunklet also loves horses and unicorns so I’m going to have to show him this post. The chubby puppy made me smile, then I got to the dachshund caption and I laughed out loud, then I got to the cat hat model and I was hooting with laughter. So funny.

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  3. Thank you once again for allowing me to start my work day with a giggle. Those hats with the horse models included–too much!

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  4. I actually like some of this stuff, especially the horse painting. N.

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  5. Your description of the “felted ‘thoroughbred'” had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes! Thank you for a good laugh! Always enjoyable to see your posts (I’m just not always in a position to comment).

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  6. That rocking horse though ❤

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