Ever since I can remember, I was particularly fascinated by little things.
When I was little, my favourite toys were those tiny animals made of rubber that are actually a choking hazard to every child but since I promised not to put them in my mouth, I was somehow allowed to play with them.
Another toy I really liked to play with was my matryoshka doll set and I particularly loved to take the mini-doll, the tiniest one in the middle, out and play with it.
On the web, I found some pics of matryoshka dolls – aren’t they pretty?
I can’t even decide which ones I like best but I’d probably go for the set in the top left corner if I had to choose one.
Matryoshka dolls have a long history – may I quote Wikipedia to introduce you to the early beginnings of Russian doll-making:
As pretty as they are – nowadays matryoshka dolls can be so much more than “just” colourful toys.
A little while ago I discovered a set of measuring cups that was basically a set of matryoshka dolls:
I just wished there weren’t any shipping costs… I don’t really want to order overseas because shipping costs and airfares are always so high.
Still – both items are on my wish list!
But here is my absolute favourite: a matryoshka carafe set!
Just like with the tea set, you can pop off the head and turn it into a cup.
I’m actually thinking about taking the risk despite the shipping costs…
When doing my Easter shopping last week, I came across another matryoshka-related product: a book.
I can’t tell you if the book is any good but judging on what I’ve heard so far it must be a really good read and I put it on my list of books I need to check out.
Do you know of any more matryoshka-related products or would you like to share your matryoshka-story?