The minute I saw this turtle rug it was all over -- I was hopelessly in love! I happen to be a big fan of these dome-topped reptiles, but the vibrant colors and beautiful design of the rug would have won me over regardless. And it is even more spectacular up close -- yes, I succumbed, despite the mind-boggling price tag. Every once in a very great while, I do manage to snag an item on my wish list that is an all-out splurge! I told my husband that this would be a wonderful early Christmas present, and, as he is also a sucker for beautiful rugs, he agreed. Is it any wonder that I adore the man, even after thirty years?