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Etsomnia™ 342: Coral Fixation


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.

Now that Spring has sprung, I’ve noticed my feed and my ads are chock-full of coral-hued items. How did that happen? The last time I seriously contemplated the color coral was in the nineties, and in my defense, I was in Florida at the time. It was my mother’s go-to lipstick color (bless her), but other than that, I’ve never known anyone who was truly fond of it. Until now, I guess.

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This one’s so ugly, I can smell it.
If this isn’t meant for a child’s birthday party, I’m out.
This ruffled offense to the eyes is a $4,000 Giambattista Valli. What a blow to common sense.
Alright, I admit this is pretty snazzy, but it would have to be in a room almost entirely devoid of color to keep from looking shouty. By OurPillowStudio
So many things wrong at once… Can’t compute…
I’m assuming she’s fallen and she can’t get up.
Calling it “pop art” doesn’t make it any cuter, and neither does the $27K price tag.
On a rustic table in a beach-themed room, this would be a knock-out! By TheGlassRainbowShop
This is “unique decorative feather wall art” otherwise known as a bougie resort for your dust mites.
This is precisely what I picture when I think of the color coral. By LuvFancyDuds
Do you think if you pressed it down on a newspaper, it would pick up the ink?
This is actually pretty striking against the dark suit. I approve. By Vesterrific
Well, these suitcases would certainly be easy to spot at the airport…
Maybe if the sleeves tied in the back…
Okay, you got me. By HoneyCombStudio
There’s so much wrong with this, the color is the least of its problems.

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!

15 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 342: Coral Fixation

  1. Oh, that pink vase with the happy little kitty face! But I’m a cat mom. Only reason.

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  2. Coral is a challenging colour to work with. It is simultaneously not quite bold enough while still being aggressive. The only time I have seen it work was in a beach house where it provided pops of colour among lots of rustic distressed whites and pale greys.

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  3. Totally amazing selection and I’m hard pressed to decide which is the worst

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  4. I have SO many questions and SO many thoughts. I feel like I need to talk to you!

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  5. I got a whiplash-horror reaction after scrolling down to see that second image (the one that’s “so ugly you can smell it”?)…what the hell is that thing? And that repulsive deformed flower brooch (or maybe pendant) with the green center! I just love reading your blog in the morning…so many laughs to be had, and some really interesting things to be seen. 🙂

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  6. I actually thought that the blanket pic was a colorized still from the original The Blob movie

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