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Etsomnia™ 170: Isn’t it Romantic?!?


“Electric courtship” sculpture. He’s not much to look at, but he’s definitely getting someplace with her.

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.

Perhaps more than most of my other Etsomnia™ searches, my hunt for all things “romantic” on Etsy was fraught with peril. You can imagine what kind of weird, crazy merchandise turned up. But rather than talk about it, I think I’ll just show you. Sorry/not sorry.

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It may not be exactly romantic, but it sure is funny! By YourLegacyGifts

Valentine’s Day sweater featuring an owl, not a cat, not that that helps any.

“Romantic” tie-on bustle, because that’s definitely a thing.

Swoon! By BurntBranch

The perfect thing to wear when you’re going to a bar to read that book you just can’t put down.

I agree that there’s nothing less conducive to romance than icy feet, but enough is enough.

I am sooo tempted to wear this to one of the Fire Island underwear parties… By RetroSewCo

I don’t know what to say about this except that it made stuff come out my nose when I saw it.

While I applaud the sentiment, the slippers are still fugly.

Sweet without being embarassing! By theBLUEcoopDOOR

That is one talented dog.

This is supposed to be a vegetarian thing, but I wonder

Hot date, but not in the mood? This little number may not make you feel sexy, but once your date sees you in it, it won’t be an issue.

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™ 170: Isn’t it Romantic?!?

  1. What ever it takes….but i love the Peter Pan quote

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  2. Ah, finally fb is better than wp because fb has the ROFL button as a variety on the Like button.

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  3. The look on that dog’s face…..

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  4. One word came to mind, fits ’em all, I think: bizarre!! But in a good way!! 😀

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  5. OMG Donna I have a cold and you made me laugh, well try to laugh and then cough and cough – the crows! the woman with the mask! and then I fell down a rabbit hole listening to Samantha Bee and looking for other stuff about Ivanka’s book (I’m completely gobsmacked about how anyone could be so oblivious) and then the doilies! This was an enlivening start to my day 🙂

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  6. This post would actually serve as a visual tool for describing why I don’t really do “romantic” and why I avoid all Valentines traditions. And why did someone choose to photograph their questionable wares on a roundabout in a children’s playground?

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  7. Is that spider (crazy) a wedding cake topper? I’m confuzzled about it. This post indeed has some questionable wares, very fun.

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  8. That cat painting…holy moses. It’s like someone put the NYAN cat and a Francis Bacon painting in a blender and poured the results onto a canvas.


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