Monday, July 25, 2011

The Etsy Experience

I've been cruising a lot lately, and I'm pretty much super excited about it.

Not the amount of time I've spent on there, that's more than a little concerning.  I'm excited about all of the awesome things a person can find on there.  I'm thinking of doing a regular little feature of things I've found on etsy that I'm in love with and you can buy and send to me check out if you'd like.  As an FYI, etsy is an online marketplace where you can buy vintage and homemade goods.  And we're not just talking yardsale stuff here, people.  Noooo.  We're talking wood work and quilts and nice jewelry and home decor items.  Its pretty awesome.

The problem is, defining my "own personal style" is a little intimidating for me.  Not quite as intimidating as suggesting to someone, "Hey, this looks like your style" because more than once, I've had said someone go, "Really?  You think so?  I don't like that at all." and then I don't talk for the rest of the day.  Picking out and sharing with you my own personal style is not quite as nervous making as that, but its close.  Mostly because I'm not sure of my "own personal style".  Is it possible for a person to not have a style?  Like, what if my "style" is cheap, not-see-through, and clean?  Is that an actual style?  What if my only requirements are covers my swimsuit area and costs less than a gallon of milk (or 2)?

Anyhow, the other problem is my disability: style-blindness.  Its sort of like color blindness, in that, when I like something, I really like it, but I can't tell if I like it because its really pretty/cool/awesome, or if I like it because its throw-it-in-the-dumpster-and-apologize-to-the-garbage-man ugly.  Seriously, just like someone who confuses red & green (which are waaaay different), I can't tell the difference between liking something because its nice and liking something just because its not.  When its for important stuff, like an interview suit or something, I take other people shopping with me; its necessary.

So back to the subject at hand, its a little unnerving for me to pick things out and publicly declare that I like them, as it may very well expose my disability.  But, I'm willing to go there, mostly because I'm a glutton for punishment, and a little bit because maybe you can help me hone my style skills if you tell me when things are awesome and when they are ugle' (thats french for ugly) (no, its not really).

Anyhow, I may be starting an etsy segment, I'm not sure.  But I did want to share this with you.  I found it on etsy one day, about a year or two ago, when I was doing a "pounce" feature.  On etsy, you can randomly look at shops that either (a) just had a sale or (b) are waiting for their first sale.  I'll let you decide which one this came from.  FTR, I found this guy before he was famous.  I'm a trendsetter like that.

Named: Url - Fish in a squirell suit.
Frightening children everywhere,


  1. Bisgusting! Not a typo.

  2. We must have the exact same sense of style. Just so you know.


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