Tuesday, August 23, 2011

An Aladdins Cave of Russian Dolls

Whilst out and about in the holidays we happened across the most amazing shop.

So we were so excited when we saw a new shop had opened in town selling everything relating to Russian Dolls.

Would you like to see some of the beautiful things for sale?

Did you know that the Russian doll is known as Matryoshka, and is a symbol of motherhood and the everlasting circle of life?

There was a huge variety of every type of doll, from the decorative fun sets, to the true collectors pieces, the painting work on some of them was so detailed and skilled.

Speaking to the owners husband, he told me that his wife was Russian and the things they sold were all made in Russia by people known to them for a fair price. There is concern that true Russian Doll making is a dying art, Fair Trade helps safeguard the true industry for the future.
We really liked these sets. This one is the Three Little Pigs with their houses of Straw, Sticks and Bricks and the big bad wolf.
This was our favourite - run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread man!
Look at these stunning Christmas Decorations, I looove these houses.
and these...

We couldn't leave without buying something, we bought this cute brooch with a tiny Russian Doll family, but we will definitely be coming back nearer christmas to buy some of the beautiful decorations.

If you love Russian Dolls too or would like to visit their online shop, their website is here.


  1. Oooh I love Russian dolls. I had one as a child... and I rescued it from my parents loft a couple of years ago so now I have it back with me! What an interesting shop, will take a look at their website now x

  2. I've always found Russian Dolls fascinating. To think, that all those dolls on display had more dolls inside them, the mind boggles! Vanessa xxx