Thursday, November 18, 2010

Matryoshka Fever

I have this thing for Matryoshka nesting dolls.

I adore the kitschy-ness of each design and the colors are always amazing.

I received my first one when I was just 9 years old. My grandmother presented me with one upon returning from Russia – one of her favorite travel spots.

I have my own little collection that I’ve pieced together, but now that I’ve been playing online, I think my collection (aka addiction) is going to expand.

First, I found this link via Rachael Ray’s magazine and here’s what I found…

These adorable Matryoshka measuring cups!

But then…on the same site, I really got into trouble when I found these

And then these...

I decided that I hadn’t been tortured quite enough, so I ventured over to Etsy to see what my fellow creative divas came up with, in the world of Matryoshka.

I'm not big on wall calendars, but one of these would be right at home in my kitchen!

Look at this yummy wallet. Yes, please!

I'm always on the lookout for cute little change purses - while traveling through Europe, those Euros take up lots of space in my wallet!

It didn't surprise me at all that these brooches are made in Latvia. Europeans have unbelievable skill in making a work of art out of felt. Beautiful!

Oh my.
So now that I see just what's out there, I want it all!

Send. Help. Please.

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Blondie said...

How cute is this? I love the look of your blog!!! Make sure to enter my Christmas giveaway before next week!

Kori xoxo

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi there,

Thank you so much for visiting Modern Country Style. How could I resist the name of your lovely blog? I'm English so it's very nice to read about your love of European things!!

I'm your new follower too!


Cheryl said...

How cute are those! Thanks for stopping by Showcase Sisters, we hope you have a great weekend!

Teena said...

These are fabulous! I also have those measuring cups, we just had to have them! <3

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

You are indeed in trouble I'm afraid. They are very cute. I don't have any ones like yours. But I do have a set of nesting Santas and a set of nesting presidents. Thanks for visiting my blog & for taking the time to comment.

angharad handmade said...

I love matryoshkas too - that wallet is gorgeous, and the glasses are beautiful too.
Thanks for including my change purse, lovely to be featured alongside such lovely items.

angela tilsher said...

i have had those measuring cups on my list for a while!!! they are to stinking cute!!!
great post!

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