Mar 25, 2013 - Favorite Things    4 Comments

My Favorite Babushka


Have you ever had a souvenir that you just Love?  In 1994 I took a trip to Finland to visit my sister and her husband, a Finish native.  Since we took the long trek  there we decided to make a stop in Russia at the same time.  While in St. Petersburg we picked up a souvenir or two.  Mine was this adorable little Babushka or set of Russian nesting dolls (also referred to as Matryoshka dolls).

Bright Floral Russian Nesting Dolls

I remember seeing hundreds of designs, but this one really resonated with me.  It is a small set, with only five dolls.  And it has a traditional wood shape.

Bright Floral Russian Nesting Dolls

The bright fun colors that I was drawn to back then works perfect with my basement decor today.  Don’t you love it when things come together like that?

Bright Floral Russian Nesting Dolls

The clean simple paint is almost Swiss Chalet style.  I haven’t seen another like it.

Bright Floral Russian Nesting Dolls

I love my little babushka!

Bright Floral Russian Nesting Dolls

Do you have a favorite souvenir that you have brought home?  Tell me about it or add a link below in comments!

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  • That is so sweet. I have never seen one of those. But mostly I just like saying Babushka.
    I always look forward to your posts.

  • I grew up (born in 1940) hearing the word babushka for a head scarf. Love your adorable little dolls, the colors are so cheerful. Lucky you getting to take a trip like that to visit your sister and bil. What memories you must have.

  • looking good

  • nice post

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