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.
Glorious reproduction custom-carved newel post above by OrnateCarving.
I have been noticing a recent trend in NYC real estate that’s making me very happy. Landlords are moving away from the white box apartment model and have begun adding back in vintage (or vintage-looking) architectural details. It turns out character is back to being a good thing! (Thank heaven. I’m lousy with the stuff!) This week, we’re look at some of the more interesting antique and reproduction architectural elements available on Etsy. No horrors this week, just some really cool stuff! By the way, I really recommend you check out all of today’s sellers. I had so much fun in their shops!
For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!