Wednesday, May 14, 2014

“Wednesday Wee Ones” Things I don’t collect

I don’t collect these but I think they are very neat and when the price is right, I buy them.

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I got the first set for $2 and they are my favorites.

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Wikidpedia’s definition, “A matryoshka doll also known as Russian nesting doll, refers to a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other.”

Then I found a second set for $2.

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And last week I bought a bag for $3 that included all of the rest of these and a few other Christmas balls not shown.

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These are neat.

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They are not nesting dolls but bells.

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I’ve packed them up in my Christmas stuff and left the dolls out to display.

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I don’t like too many things with my books,

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just some of my favorite things.

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Looks like someone’s been helping me decorate!

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HHMMMMM!

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My comments won’t publish today. I’ll be outside playing. And when I come in, I’ll read, publish and ENJOY! Thank you!

Have a fabulous day!

Take time to PLAY!!!

56 comments:

Laurie M said...

oh what a beautiful collection!I like the old Christmas bells, they are lovely Have a super day,

NanaDiana said...

Morning, Diane. What fun...and what's the old saying? If you have more than THREE of something it IS a collection.....just so you know~ lol Enjoy playing today- xo Diana

Diane said...

Very cute! And I hate to tell you this, but it looks like a collection to me! Ha, ha...

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, I enjoy seeing your wonderful collections, really great.,Blessings Francine.

Jill said...

Looks like a big collection to me and a nice one!!!

Montanagirl said...

Aren't the nesting dolls so neat? I have bought a set of those for my daughter every Christmas (and sometimes birthday) for many years. So she has quite a collection going. She brought me a set of them from Russia when she was over there for six weeks with a group of students and chaperones her senior year of high school in 1996. I didn't rest easy until she was back in the U.S.A.

Susie said...

You have such cute collections. I like those dolls. Hope your day is nice and warm..it's getting dampish here after all the rain and it's to cool off some. xoxo,Susie

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I have a set of the nesting dolls a friend brought me from Russia and I can't say I've ever seen them anywhere for sale here. Hmm, does look like the beginnings of a new collection for you. :-)

ann said...

So cute. You find such neat stuff then display it so nicely.

Cookie said...

Love your collection! And, being a true Nosey-Rosey, I loved looking at your bookshelves. How fun that you have a Russian fairy tales book on that shelf! Thanks for letting us take a peek.

Nancy's Notes said...

What an adorable collection, just love them!

Beca said...

You got some great deals. I especially love the first set. They are very interesting. I am folowing you now too. I'll be back for another visit soon.
xx Beca

Jeanne said...

They are so sweet. I love the kitty one.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I enjoyed seeing your cute non-collection! lol! (Sorry, I couldn't resist.) Have fun outside!

Vee said...

Looks wonderful! Now you have fun playing today!

LBP said...

LOL!!! You HAVE to go take a look at the title of my blog today! It's things I don't collect too! Yours are cute!

Linda

Musings from Kim K. said...

Keep on playing!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You have a fantastic collection of nesting dolls!! And books!

TexWisGirl said...

they are cool. :)

Lynnie CottageGalstyle said...

LOL it sure looks like you collect them, I can't image if you really did how many you'd have. Nice Collection.
Hugs, Lynnie

Sam I Am...... said...

My daughter loves those nesting dolls and I do too but I am on an all out campaign to clear out and I was starting with my books and bookshelves. I wouldn't need to if mine were as neat as yours.

Jean Berryessa said...

Collecting is fun especially if you find a bargain. Collect away. Have a play day of fun. Off to sit with my grandson(7 months old. Another hot day here at the coast.

Carla from The River said...

Very nice collection.
I love nesting dolls. I have two everyday sets and three Christmas sets.
I visited Ukraine in 2006 for a missions trip. When visiting the market I could not believe how many nesting doll venders. It was funny because many were American style, like Star Wars nesting dolls...so on. :-)
Fun post, thank you.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Are you sure you don't collect them? Because they are collecting you!! I love those, don't have any, but they make me think of my grandma. She was Russian and always wore a babuska!

Simply Shelley said...

I have always liked the nesting dolls as well, but as you am not a collector of them. I think I have one, not the set, but just one :) I posted today about my recent Teddy bear find....thought you might like to go meet him. Blessings my friends

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice collection of matryoshka dolls! And I always sit here trying to read the spines of your books. LOL Have a wonderful day, Diane!

Amy Jo said...

The nesting dolls are so cute! As is the decorating of your helper.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

cucki said...

So cute x

Carola Bartz said...

When I was a child we had a set of old Russian dolls and we loved them. Somehow they got lost overtime.
I like your little helper!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi I love your little collection!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

They are so cute on your shelves. I have a set and they are Winnie the Pooh characters. I found them at the thrift shop and they live here for Tiger to play with.

Hugs, Linda

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun collection and the prices were definitely right. Thanks for sharing Diane, hope you had a great day.

Margaret said...

Very nice collection! I also spotted some Hardy Boys books on your shelf :) Nancy Drew and the Hardy brothers FOREVER :) Maggie

Shug said...

These are really neat....I just never seem to come across bargains like this....I know that someday these will be worth a lot of money...so unique..

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Well for someone who doesn't collect matryoshka's, you seem to have a lovely little collection started! Hope you had a lovely day, Deb

Maggie Ann said...

Diane, I love seeing how you arrange your book shelves....just so special...art in fact! =) I've been sorting through my books to weed out a few boxes for our school yard sale. My poor husband had back pain from carrying some stacks of coffee table books out. I love a good book.....I love childrens's book illustrations. Books have always been the dearest things to me. Your Russian nesting doll collection is nice and its amazing how many sets you have been able to pick up. I've enjoyed your post...=) Hope your day is sunny and sweet.

Poppy said...

What a lovely and colourful display of books, trinkets and charmers!

Have a great day, Diane!

Hugs,
Poppy

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Lovely collection of Matryoshka dolls. Lucky you! I don't know whether or not you crochet but there is a free pattern out on the Web in order to make crochet Matryoshka dolls.
I love your books.

Stephanie said...

Hello sweet Diane! Long time no talk, at least it feels that way :) I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

You sure know how to find a bargain - I should come shopping with you sometime! Wouldn't that be fun? :)

Enjoy your weekend, friend!

podso said...

Love your collection even though you are not collecting them. I can't believe the great prices you got these for. I've always wanted a set so need to look where you are looking. I'm guessing a flea market or somewhere like that.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Diane, I got distracted looking at the books, had to go back to look at the cute dolls!

Patsy said...

Your collection finds are great.
What fun!

Kathy said...

What a fun "accidental" collection. I have a few of those around and haven't posted about one in a while. thanks for the reminder!

BeachGypsy said...

are you SURE??----because that sure looks like a collection to me!! ha ha ha ha ha LOL love your bookcases, they make me want to curl up and read there with so many neat books to choose from!!

Helen Philipps said...

I love your sweet doll collection, and the old Christmas bells are adorable!
Happy weekend, Diane!
Helen xox

ladyfi said...

What an adorable collection.

Crafy Lady said...

You look like you collect STUFF like I use to. Love your blog.

BarbaraD

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
I JUST LOVE THESE DOLLS, just one more thing we have in common. I have seen them around, but haven't bought any for myself yet. They look so charming on your book shelf. They are the cutest dolls, and I love that little bear peeking over too.

love,
~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

Oooops, not sure if that's a doggy or a bear hehehe.

love,
~me

Incipient Wings said...

So cute!
What a great find:)
I have a set of Halloween ones.
Hope you have a fun day!

June Caedmon said...

Hmmm, not a collection? They're lovely! and fun to, um, not collect :) Hope you had a fun day!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I have one nesting doll set..from a customer that I used to have in the Ukraine. And that happens to be extremely fascinating to the grand kids..they just love her! :) It's amazing what you have / what fun :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love nesting dolls, you have some lovely ones and at such great prices, too!
Hugs,
Patti

Diane Writes said...

Your books and your humongous TV, I would love to see them both in person!

pattisjarrett said...

My daughter likes nesting dolls--and books. A room just isn't complete without them, is it?

Sharon said...

I wanted a closer look at the books on your shelves - with so much variety you are never without something to read. Your additions to the shelves make them special.