I think the Mother-of-Pearl brooch is from a Lord of the Rings collection, so not exactly my style, but it has remained safely locked away in my jewelry box along with memories of a different time. Rhona and I have been friends since our Freshman years of high school. We keep in touch sporadically (at best) but still exchange gifts on various holidays. Friendships based on receiving presents in the mail is full of surprises.
I would never buy something so luxurious as sheepskin slippers for myself, but boy did I appreciate the heck out of them as a Christmas gift. I appreciated them until they were disgusting and dirty and worn out. And then I replaced them…making me someone who would buy something so luxurious as sheepskin slippers for myself.