What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Etsomnia™ 252: Happy Blue Year


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.

Pantone 2020 Color of the Year print above by QubuQ.

In honor of the Pantone® Color of the Year, the first Etsomnia of 2020 is devoted entirely to Classic Blue! Last year’s color, Living Coral, made reference to sustainability, while this year’s twilight shade is more reflective of the new century, at once reassuring and filled with uncertainty.

“We’re returning to classics because everything has been chaotic in the world. It’s not about doing it like you did in the past, but reinterpreting it… Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

-Laurie Pressman, Pantone

I had a great time looking for items with this particular blue, and a lot of what I found was vintage. I guess it is kind of a retro blue. How wonderful! Since I’m a huge fan of this shade, today’s entries are all really beautiful. Besides, who doesn’t love blue?

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

Stunning! By Xiaolizi
What fantastic shades and shapes in this gorgeous salad bowl! By DarshanPottery
Want! Need! Love! By NeVerMindPolish
Alright, can anyone born before 2000 tell me what this is? By VintageResurgence
Gorgeous hoop earrings modeled after antique Portugese wall tiles. By Atrio.
Truly beautiful Maple and resin table! By KochutWood
I would wear these fantastic vegan combat boots all the time! By AbstractTrendz
I love the shape of this mid-century swivel chair! By HearthsideHome
I love a good vintage casque hat! By RoseleinRarities
These Chinoiserie-style painted oyster shell ring dishes are fantastic! By KCrookDesign
Really fun quilling necklace! By GermanistikArt
I’d love to hang this wonderful French door photo in my house! By EyePoetryPhotography
Heavens, that’s delicious! By Gokigenyou
What a wonderful mid-century-style kidney coffee table! By GoogieModernShop
Swoon-worthy London blue topaz earrings! By VeraidaGifts

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!

14 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 252: Happy Blue Year

  1. Oh my–the earrings and the oyster shell ring dishes, please!!!

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  2. Everything was exquisite. Thank you.

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  3. Now these are really good and beautiful. Even though I am a green lover this shade of blue is going to be a winner.

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  4. So many lucious items! I am especially taken by those oyster shells. I was surprised when Pantone announced such a classic colour but I have no complaints because this is one of my favourite colours.

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  5. Dear lord, I love *everything* in this post! (And love you and Beloved as well; happy new year!)

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  6. So much here to love. The coat! Dying! But those boots – I need those boots!

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  7. What a beautiful, timeless color. Pantone does an awesome job again. Every item you chose to picture is lovely.

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