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Etsomnia™ 238: Ducks!


Etsom·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 the 7-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the storm that changed our lives, is coming up soon, I have been in the mood for ducks. Sure, the creatures inspire a lot of bad jokes and worse products, but really, how bad can a duck be? Right? Right?

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This is an “adult rib bib.” Seriously. A bib. For adults. Featuring ducks. Mind you, I’m not suggesting I couldn’t use one. I’m just saying I wouldn’t use one.
Vintage jacket with stuffed duck elbow pads. I guess it could be worse. They could be knee pads…
This is beautiful! By EmililasTraumwerkstat
You are meant to hang this rock climbing chalk bag from your belt while climbing. Wouldn’t you expect to see real climbers carry gear that’s a little less silly?
When you’re a total mess, but your eyelashes are on point…
Just beautiful! By MillaKnitt
The feathers half-heartedly stuck to the sleeves definitely make the costume.
We all saw this one coming.
We had a rubber duckie-themed baby shower years ago, and I so wish I had these fantastic duckie-shaped sugar cubes for the party! By RainbowCakeToppers
Though the sellers are certainly in on the joke, I suspect this sweater was made unironically.
100% Etsy.

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!

8 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 238: Ducks!

  1. You must spend hours going through that website do that we don’t have to.

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  2. I love Mother Goose. and the sugar cube

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  3. Novelty sugar cubes are not a thing I had ever contemplated existing but now I am quite taken with the idea. My preschool class is called the Green Frogs and the classroom next door is the Yellow Ducks. My colleague oft complains about the paucity of cute duck items with which she can decorate her classroom. I am tempted to buy one of the horrid items in this post as a gift for her just to prove her right.

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  4. My favorites are the felted Jemima Puddleduck and the horrified duck/octopus mashup.

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