The best gifts in life are the gifts you don't have to request...someone just knows.
Since I was old enough to appreciate the lovely things in life, which I'd peg around age 12, I've wanted an antique cameo necklace, ring or brooch. Don't ask me why--cameos don't really fit my usual style--but there's simply something uber romantic about them. Their age. The wispy portrait of a beautiful woman of yore. The peachy hues and milky complexion. Over the years, I've oogled many a cameo, but never bought one for myself. A cameo felt like an item I would someday get from a super-special guy who understood my silly romantic heart.
And Gabe just knew. Even though I'd not said a word to him, he just knew. (Or maybe a friend or family member tipped him off?) I found this little pretty under the tree when we reunited in December...after 20 hours of travel, loads of delays, thinking we'd not see each other in time for New Years. Yep, I'm finally getting around to telling you about my Christmas gifts. But it felt extra special, given the months we'd spent apart and the hassle we went through to see each other that evening. He even found an extra long chain, so I can wear it tucked into my blouse and close to my heart when I don't want to make it the main event of an outfit.
I adore it. But, I think this cameo may be the jumping point for another 'someday' collection...after I get bored with suitcases and globes. :)
P.S. Thank you for all your nail tips + color recommendations! I'm so intrigued by Shellac. I might have to reward all this paper writing + finals studying with a little Shellac splurge!