what's personal

some of the most prized personal possessions are those not necessarily with any significant monetary value to them but rather the story behind the purchase or the finding of each item.  my cocktail ring - a tiger's eye sort of cabochon ring is probably one of my favorite pieces of jewelry ever.  when i was little, i had a tiger's eye rock i considered to be good luck that stayed with me for years.  not quite sure what happened to it, but i can consider this ring my grown up version of that kid rock. when i "grow up", i want to have a gorgeous library in my home full of great reads.  i have started collecting but so far, only have enough to stack on my dresser...one day, one day.

below are some snapshots from my jewelry tree, "library", as well as some fresh tulips which always make me smile.