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Etsomnia™ 203: Give Thanks


This cat is thinking about leaving you a Thanksgiving present, and it isn’t pumpkin pie.

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.

Since I don’t post Etsomnia™ on Thanksgiving (to give Etsy sellers something to be extra thankful for), I thought today would be a good time for a Thanksgiving post.

I freely admit I have kind of a problem with the holiday. Don’t get me wrong: I’m all about giving thanks and counting my blessings, but orange and brown and green and yellow bum me out. When they’re outside in nature, I enjoy the colors of the season just fine, but once you start decorating with them (or worse, dressing in them), I lose my appetite. So please forgive my general disgust with most things Thanksgiving. It really is just because I find most of it ugly.

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I was surprised at how appealing this planter was until I realized it’s made by our friends at SucculentArtWorks!

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a bird with blown pupils.

You know, I was going to get this “festive” skirt, but without the petticoat, what’s the point?

Now THIS I can relate to! By AviatePress (If they are sold out on Etsy, you can still buy them on the website.)

Gross, plus it looks like those turkeys are about to lose their giblets.

This dress looks like it’s made from castoff potholders, yet it’s still not hot.

Now, that’s more like it! By MosaicsAndMoreBaBu

That’s one way to sell a hat.

Q. Donna, why aren’t you eating?
A. The table runner is making me nauseous.

That does not look like good eatin’.

Who is she reminding me of? Oh, wait. I know.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

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14 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 203: Give Thanks

  1. too too funny! (pun intended)

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  2. The Jess Sessions baby had me laughing out loud. Your captions always make me chuckle. I am not really into Thanksgiving decorating either but not so much because of the decor but because I absolutely cannot be arsed. The thing I love about Thanksgiving is that it is a minimum effort holiday beyond the cooking and feeding people. Christmas is utterly exhausting for me with all the planning and decorating and purchasing and wrapping. I like that Thanksgiving is sort of the antithesis to that and, as such, I absolutely refuse to decorate for it. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a lazy mare.

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  3. I’m with Laura, in that I love Thanksgiving for it being about friends and food, minus the stress of gifts (notice how neatly I left family out of the equation?). But decorating beyond bringing out the Wedgwood has never been my thing; just make a pretty table! And cook!

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  4. LOL at your Thanksgiving Etsomnia post. As always I love the captions, especially about the gift giving cat. Cats are much smarter than we give them credit for. My daughter desperately wants our dog to wear clothing, but the dog doesn’t agree.

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