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Etsomnia™ 143: Mermaid Season!

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Don’t know if the things around her waist are floaties or breasts, but either way, she’s going to have trouble staying submerged.

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.

Recently, I was looking for a small figurine for a friend’s mermaid-themed nursery. The combination of the fruits of that labor and the fact that the Coney Island Mermaid Parade is in two days conspired to create today’s mermaid-themed post. Let the merming begin!

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

Looks like someone cut off her head and reattached it the wrong way ’round. Wonder if she’ll swim in circles now…

While not appropriate for a nursery, I think this one is really amazing! By SilentSirenArt

Why isn’t the phrase “useless as tits on a frog” a thing?

Poor Ariel was so smitten with her prince, she forgot to check the family tree before starting a family with him…

Sure, Tilda had trouble keeping up with the other girls. But no one could say she wasn’t super absorbent!

This Corgi mermaid is so fantastic, I practically needed to breathe into a bag when I spotted it! By TwoCloudStore

This is one of those occasions when the term OOAK is a great comfort.

Someone gave me one very like this beauty, and I absolutely love her! By DauphinFineArtGlass

This lovely was disqualified from the mermaid Olympics. Can you guess why?

Try as she might, Millie just could not get the hang of underwater selfies!

The same thing happens to me when I go braless. I also am way floatier on one side than the other.

Sing along if you know the words

I may need this one for myself! By SHABILICIOUSDECOR

Adeline was worried that she wouldn’t find something in her price range, then she spotted a darling duplex on Carp’s List just downstream from the nuclear plant. What a bargain!

She reminds me of a movie star…

Maxine needed to get back to Weightless Watchers. She’d be damned if she was going to go up yet another shell size!

This was the third time this week Rosie woke up in a strange conch. She really needed to stop drinking Long Island iced teas!

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!

26 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 143: Mermaid Season!

  1. There are no words. 🙂

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  2. Super cute.

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  3. Your descriptions really make this post!

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  4. Third time of the week! Rosie really need to stop. I loved the comments under each picture more than the pictures. I loved the corgi mermaid and one more beautiful one.

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  5. Love the movie star!! Thanks for another great post!

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  6. Mermaids! I love mermaids. I need to make more crochet mermaids. That crocheted one doesn’t represent! LOL

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  7. Were there mermaids in this post? I got TOTALLY distracted by a The Ragtime Gals (never watch late night tv). Now back to YouTube . . . And wine in Montreal is on me.

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  8. Your captions are hilarious as ever. I found myself snorting away while watching the news – probably not wholly appropriate but welcomingly cathartic. So many of these mermaids made me think of the Artemis of Ephesus. What is with all the freakishly pert boobs?

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  9. PS One year I really am going to make it to that mermaid parade. It’s starting to feel like a top tier item on my bucket list.

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  10. You sure do have a knack for finding these things 🙂

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