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Etsomnia™ 273: Your Biggest Fan

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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.

The minute the weather starts getting steamy, I start reaching for my beloved hand fans. I keep one (or two) in every purse, and I used to have one for every occasion and outfit. Unfortunately, I’ve loved some of them right into the ground. So it’s time for some new fan finery! I always feel like they make a special accessory for a fancy event, and being a Woman of a Certain Age, they are plenty practical as well as adding a little pizzazz (have I really reached the age where I can use words like pizzazz non-ironically?) to your personal style. I also love that they’re an inexpensive way to dress up an outfit.

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

That little pop of color makes this one extra awesome! I’d carry this with everything. By FANCYHandFans
I’m a real sucker for a hand-painted fan! By ThePoppyFlower
If you’re going to carry a clacker fan, it may as well be self aware.
This African fan is making me happy! By AhumaDesigns
This one is in my shopping cart! By ZenMR
If Rexulti made hand fans.
I love Memphis style! By LaFolleFans
I don’t think this one would survive a week in my purse, but it’s soooo cool! By AbanicosDeAnita
But how on earth did they get my Nana’s kitchen wallpaper?
(GASP!) Want, want, want… By FANSofSPAINshop
This is a lot of luck, but for a parade or festival, it would be magnificent! By Fansay
Also clearly intended for festival use…
Another unique fan by ThePoppyFlower
Yes!!!! By FANCYHandFans
Derp makes a surprise appearance.

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!

10 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 273: Your Biggest Fan

  1. I had a friend that collected fans. She would love these. I also think they are beautiful also. Hal

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  2. So surprised they came from etsy. Not their usual…..stuff, you know? These are beauties!

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  3. Haven’t thought of one in years. Maybe I should look for one to add o my already stuffed purse.

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  4. These are nice. I have seen one or two twenty-somethings use them at church.

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  5. My Gran had a fan in every handbag when I was wee. Of course, as an adult I understood it was probably to help combat hot flashes (because Scotland never gets that hot and stifling) but when I was wee I just thought it was extra glam of her. My Scottish body – mainly my forehead – does not cope well with the humidity here in PA so I think I should invest in a fan at some point. There are some utterly gorgeous ones here. Funnily enough, my favourite was the peacock one so I was not remotely surprised that you had that one in your virtual shopping basket.

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