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Etsomnia™ 153: History Repeating


Better keep a bucket handy. Guess what’s back this season?

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.

‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana

According to Elle Magazine, one of the big fall 2017 fashion trends is plaid. Good grief, not this again. Let’s review. They did a pretty good job with plaid in the fifties. They screwed it all up in the sixties. It got even uglier in the seventies. They attempted to make it “modern” in the eighties. It sort of hung around at the edges in the nineties. And then it seemed like it was going to just waste away. But now, here we are again. Have we learned nothing from history? Yes, sometimes, it was fun, and sometimes it worked, but mostly, it just plain didn’t.

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I imagine these are the kind of chairs people die in, and then aren’t discovered until the neighbors noticed the smell

I have linked to this shirt before, but it’s too hilarious to resist. Plus Bath Mat Chicken is a pretty good band name.

Perfect if you’re dressing as a 1960s sofa for Halloween

Well, hello, there! By 193KingsRoad

Looks like someone trying to pull off their Snuggie as outerwear. And failing.

If the seller is right and this is what passes for country chic, I’m starting to understand what’s wrong with the country

What’s worse than one ugly plaid? All of them!

Girl, no one is going to want to do si do with you if you stand like that!

This poor unfortunate shower curtain looks like it comes pre-spidered

Yes, please! By FeatherstoneVTG

How many lumberjacks had to die to make this gown?

“Never worn.” What a surprise.

Mid-century meh.

While not my color, this mini dress with matching plaid shawl sure is cute! By RoseleinRarities

I guess it’s fair to say the plaid doesn’t make it any worse

Whoever ends up with this “sexy” plaid nightgown should sue for loss of consortium

This is a memory quilt. Whoever she is, she must have banged a helluva lot of cowboys!

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!

15 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 153: History Repeating

  1. Since I did attend catholic school for a time, plaid will always hold a special place in my heart. When I picture any of my junior high school crushes…their are in their kilts.
    As for fashion….oddly enough, several people were wearing plaid at work yesterday. I used it as an occasion to teach the pronunciation of the word.

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  2. Just watched the whole slideshow. Looked like several possible Etsomnia topics to me. I’ll see if I can find a photo of my plaid uniform skirt and yeah, most plaids leave me borderline hostile.

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  3. Your “cowboy” comment made me snort with laughter. I can’t abide plaid. I think I associate it with the 1980s and all its horrors. I remember at one point, my sister-in-law had a living room with two different types of green plaid wallpaper and then different plaid again for the sofa cushions. Spending time in that living room may have made me allergic to plaid.

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  4. I confess to a soft spot for plaid – probably because I liked the pleated skirts I wore when I was very small. I think I’d look rather odd in it now. Should we blame Outlander for this recent upsurge?

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  5. I was never a fan of the plaid. I still remember a plaid dress my mother proudly purchased for me when I was aged 7 or 8 and I refused to wear it. The older me does appreciate the lime green mini-dress/poncho combo.

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  6. I actually love plaid. I love the quilt and the shower curtain. I love all kinds of tartans.

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  7. Laughing out loud at your captions! Wow, you are good!

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