Monday, March 26, 2018

Marvelous Matryoshka Dolls

Dolls have always been fascinating to me.

Matryoshka, or nesting dolls, hold a special place in my heart as well as in my doll collection!

They are quite fascinating.

They have tops and bottoms that fit together perfectly.
Lift off the top and there is another smaller version of the doll inside, and, if the top of that doll is lifted, yet another, and another, and another doll can be found, in descending sizes! 

  I thought matryoshka dolls came exclusively from Russia but another doll-lover said they originated eons ago in China.

Today, they are made in many different countries. 

The dolls in my collection are Russian, I am  quite sure.  They are almost all bright, colorful, and pretty.

All of mine came from thrift shops and yard sales at a fraction of what they would have cost in stores. 



Kit said...

Oh they are so pretty! I used to give my oldest daughter some of these. :) Kit

Sandi said...

I have one that doubles as measuring cups. They are all white, but have the features of these dolls.

Chatty Crone said...

I love your nesting dolls. Darn I had one and in the 'almost moving' we did I think I must have lost it.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

A very pretty and colorful with collection. I have three matryoshkas ... a traditional design, an Indian lady and a Santa.

diane stetson said...

Yes I have a set that I bought when I went to Poland. My grandchildren love to open them when they are here.

Kit said...

Hi Susan! Yes, I saw where I was mentioned in your blog, thank you so much for thinking of me, but I do not do that kind of post anymore. I appreciate the thought though. :) Kit

Red Rose Alley said...

You have quite a collection of nesting dolls, Susan. I've been wanting to get one for myself, but haven't found the right one yet. That little blue one is so cute. Dolls are fascinating to me too, Susan, especially cloth dolls. I'm glad we have that in common. : )


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love these dolls and keep thinking I might start a collection but haven't! So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Sweet little faces!


what a beautiful collection of matryoshka dolls you have. i had a set from russia that my granddaughter accidently broke when she was younger.

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