So you have to explain for the umpteenth time that there is no story behind the ship in a bottle sitting on your modern side table. You just happen to like that tiny schooner, that's all. It's O.K.
Whether it be a childhood memento or an ordinary thing that just clicks with us, we all have those inexplicably tacky little items we could never part with. Regardless if the object of our affection may be a pillow, rug, painting (usually of the velvet persuasion) or kitchen tchotchkes, we love them...no matter what you say. We may hide them when you come over, however.
What is your inexplicable item?