Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ruby Tuesday: Matryoshka Dolls

It's RUBY TUESDAY time again. Time to join in the REDNESS. Click on the RUBY and it will take you to the LIST. Sign up there, post your RED, then visit other blogs also posting RED.

"Chelsea" from Cow Parade (Harrisbug, Pennsylvania, 2004) is the cow-of-the-day for today because she has a pretty face painted on her back. The face reminds me of the face on a Matryoshka doll. When I was souvenir shopping in Alaska in 2006, I came upon a bargain. If you bought the book, you would also receive the nesting dolls. I knew my grand daughters would like them, so, of course, I bought them.

I decided to photograph the Matryoshka dolls with this old brass Russian tea pot. I think it adds some pizazz to the picture. Besides, I have got to find a worthwhile use for some of the brass I have around the house.

Happy Ruby Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by to see my red!

31 comments:

Kate said...

Hi Grandma Faith, Gosh your blog is so beautifully colourful I'll need to take a tip from you and sort out my blog . I called to ask that you call at my sit to collect a 'Brilliante Weblog' award - you certainly deserve it - I love your site. Cheers for now from Scotland, Love Kate x.

Felisol said...

Dear Grandma Faith,
Wow, you like the Matryoshka Dolls as well.
Aren't they fascinating?
Serina (daughter) and I have several series. When I worked in Kindergartens, I would always try to convince the supervisor to buy a set. Children simply loved them.
Especially the little in the middle.
What a good idea for Ruby Tuesday.
From Felisol

Columbo said...

I like all the red, especially the Matryoshka Dolls. A great Ruby Tuesday posting, thanks for joining.

shutter happy jenn said...

Those dolls are really interesting. I love that it doesn't take up much space.. =)

My Ruby Tuesday entries are now posted in my food blog and photo blog. Hope you can drop by. Thanks!

Paz said...

Beautiful little dolls and cow. I love the touches of red. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Paz

~Just Me~ said...

Oh I love those lil Matryoshka dolls, always wanted to get some for my lil girl...lol when she was lil.

Kelli said...

Such beautiful treasures! I love the Matryoshka dolls, too!
~Kelli

Dora said...

Interesting cow.

skoots1mom said...

ooooooooo, i have nesting dolls from Russia!! i love them.
i bought them when i visited San Francisco back in 1999...
love your colors today!!

Jim said...

Hi Grandma Faith. I like your red nesting dolls with the tea pot.
I will show Mrs. Jim but I don't think she will put her dolls with the Samovar she has.
..

BNS said...

I love those dolls. By the way, I have a lot of brass around my house, too, but mine is not so shiny as yours. Your photo just reminded me that I really need to find the time to polish my brass and copper things -- one of these days...

Bobbie in Hawaii

Carletta said...

I love the cow and the dolls!
I think the brass certainly shows off the colors in the dolls - good choice.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Hi Grandma Faith, I love your dolls and the arrangement and your writings are also red.
So much beautiful red for Ruby Tuesday.

Bagicha Icecream Corner

Pea in a Pod said...

I remember this Matryoshka dolls on a Sibertransiberian Movie..Or something like that name:) Very nice shots!Mine is posted HERE. Happy RT!~

me ann my camera said...

As a child I was always fascinated with these sort of stacking dolls. But the cow, I love it!! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

bj said...

OMGoodness..I had NO idea there was RED being posted every Tuesday. I kept thinking that someone needed to start one. I am thrilled...RED is my favorite color of all. I will do this NEXT Tuesday. How to do Tablescape Tuesday and RUBY at the same time?? I'll do both! I am just about to run out of tablesettings anyway.
I love the little Matryoshka dolls..so sweet.
love, bj

DrillerAA said...

Very colorful Ruby Tuesday indeed.
Very nicely done. Have a great RT.

ellen b. said...

Being a full-blooded Russian I'm very familiar with these fun nesting dolls. What a great bargain to get the doll when you bought the book. I've wanted to visit Alaska and see the Russian influence up there. I like the cow too! Have a great Tuesday...

Ivanhoe said...

I remember Matryoshkas and the tea pots vividly. I grew up in Czech during communism so they were pretty "popular" back then :o)

judicreations said...

Hi Faith!
Chelsea is a fine specimen for Ruby Tuesday as are your other cows. She's a nice treasure from your trip.

I don't have Matryoshka dolls but find them so fascinating...and the brass too.

Thank you for sharing all your lovelies on Ruby Tuesday.

Thank you for my award too.*hugs*. I'm going to pick it up as soon as I can figure out how to post it again. Thank you for thinking about me.

Have a lovely day.
Judi
ps I noticed I didn't have you on my blogroll..you're there now. See you again.

Mojo said...

The cow reminds me of one I saw used in a culinary salon exhibit *ahem* years ago. Except that one was edible. (Probaby break several teeth trying but you could eat it. (That's one of the rules of a culinary salon... everything you use has to be edible.)

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Really like the cow. Red is my fav color.

Deslilas said...

Nice "poupées gigognes" in French.
The origine of "gigogne' is not sure it could be "cigogne" (stork) or gigoter (to wriggle).

Ralph said...

I like those dolls, although little kids do love the look of the doll inside the doll inside the...The gift that seemed to keep on giving!

pammiejo said...

Did you do the Alaska Cruise - land and sea? We did that and loved it. Thanks for dropping by my blog - like I said about LOVING FRANK - liked the book but I couldn't "like" the people. PAM

Dianne said...

beautiful dolls, such intricate designs

Askew To You said...

Great photos, Grandma Faith. :D I like the folk art.

Mimi Lenox said...

The teapot is incredible. Wow.

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Angel said...

I loved your Ruby Tuesday post! I've never come across Ruby Tuesday so I will have to find something red to join in the fun next week! :-)

napaboaniya said...

I love those Dolls! Great entry for RT!
I've got a set that have carelessly misplaced the last mini one :(

the teach said...

Faith, so that's what they are called! I have a set of them and just call them nesting dolls. I love your photos! The cow is wonderful! Happy Ruby Tuesday and thanks for participating! :)