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Etsomnia™ 249: Wishing You a Minimalist Holiday


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.

Stained glass mantle topper above by WestholderArtGlass

When I was a very young adult, I went through an awkward phase where all my holiday decor was Victorian. What can I say? It was the eighties, and I was’t all grown up yet. I happily got over that nonsense, and by the time I met Beloved, I was mixing it up pretty effectively. She, however, brought to the relationship the one element I hadn’t really explored yet; modern, minimalist design. If you read this blog, you know there are many, many styles that I appreciate, and our house is definitely eclectic, but B’s influence has helped me develop a real love of modern design.

Maybe you wouldn’t normally associate holiday stuff with minimalism, but after spotting the beautiful item above, I got inspired to dedicate today’s Etsomnia to spare, modern-styled holiday decor. And this week’s entries are all nice – not a naughty in the bunch!

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

Stunning origami tree topper! By Goraygami
They provide the wreath, you fill it with whatever you like. What a great idea! By RedSketchDecor
This metal nativity is just beautiful! By OakAndAnvilWorks
I’ve been considering getting some holiday-themed art to switch out with my regularly-displayed pieces, and this would be a great addition! By ModPrintCo
I absolutely love the idea of this Hanukkah banner with pockets for little gifts! By MemoryThreadsNYC
I couldn’t resist including one more by WestholderArtGlass
Stunningly simple Moravian star wreath. By PramisBastelwelt
This Advent calendar is such a cute idea! By TheBurlapCottage
This is just perfect! By SplendidSaturdays
Simple and stunning Menorah. By NadavArt
If angels are your thing, these rainbow-hued minimalist ornaments would be a great addition to your holiday decor! By HandmadeBeArt
I love setting a holiday table, but sometimes, it’s fun to keep it casual. These placemats are perfect! By VickiAnnCreations
Can you imagine a mini tree decorated with just these 200 origami cranes? By OrigamiYYC
Another delicious item by OakAndAnvilWorks
Wonderful borosilicate glass iciles! By UntamedRose
I never get tired of these guys! By NORDIChrista
I’m really into these foldable wooden tabletop trees! By Lelapinsaute

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!

12 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 249: Wishing You a Minimalist Holiday

  1. All of these items are perfectly and artistically minimalist while getting the thought across!

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  2. Great designs…..might even look ok in a non -modern home. Simple is always good.

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  3. As always, some fabulous things

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  4. So many wonderful items this week. You’ve outdone yourself, Donna. My Gran was a total Gollum when it came to shopping – if she saw something she liked then she obsessed over it and just had to have it – and she called her compulsion “having a purse attack”. I am the opposite and am very careful and probably overly thoughtful and controlled with my spending. This post, however, brought me to the verge of a “purse attack” several times. I love the stained glass trees, the glass icicles, the foldable trees, and all the wreaths.

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  5. And I thought my holiday decor was zen. Love the top and bottom trees, and that wreath.

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  6. I share Beloved’s proclivity. And my gosh, that wreath from Red something.. I need that. Or two.

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