Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Theme Song Thursday: oh, you...

Oh, you beautiful dolls,
You tiny beautiful dolls,
Let me bring you home from Russia,
I could never live withoutsha...

Oh, you beautiful dolls,
You tiny beautiful dolls,
I want to hug you but I fear you'd break,
If I did that how my heart would ache.
Oh, no, oh, no,
Oh, you beautiful dolls.

Featuring the matryoshka dolls Dick bought for me at the gift shop onboard the MV Viking Surkov during our two-week cruise from St. Petersburg through the Russian waterways to Moscow with Viking River Cruises.

And while we're on the subject of dolls Dick bought in Russia, he also bought for himself, from a street vendor, this set representing Team Canada, the gold medal winners of the 2010 Olympic Men's Hockey series in Vancouver. (Since there are five of them, and the little one is the goalie, I guess someone must be in the penalty box.)

© Photos by Kay Davies, at home, August 2011
Posted for Hootin' Anni's musical meme
Thursday Theme Song
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Jo said...

Oh I love your matryoshka dolls, Kay. What a lovely gift from your kind hubby. I love his purchase as well. Could you find dogs (or cats) like this? Lol! Blessings and hugs Jo

Joyful said...

I love your traditional babushka. I think the hockey theme dolls are a "hoot".

FilipBlog said...

Isn't this called baboeshka?


Kay L. Davies said...

@ Jo — Oh, yes, there were lots of cats, but not many dogs. We searched and searched, and actually did find a golden dog one at a stall in Moscow, but they wanted far too much money for it, and it really didn't look like Lindy. So we got our dog-sitters a cute set of dolls with her facial expression, but not her colours, at the ship's gift shop.
— K

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Filip — yes, there are two different names for these kinds of dolls, so we're both right.
— K

Dianne said...

I love the matryoshka dolls Kay - they are so very pretty and a whole line up of them is just gorgeous - Oh! how I love the teeny weensie little one on the end!

Cildemer said...

Lovely babooshka dolls! Love those in the first shot!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a nice and happy day, Kay****

RedPat said...

I've always loved these dolls but didn't know what they were called! I have never seen that many in 1 set before.

2sweetnsaxy said...

How cool! I like the song too!

Ebie said...

Aren't they so adorable? I have never seen so many in a set. The most I have seen are three!

SquirrelQueen said...

Kay, I love your matryoshka dolls, your hubby has great taste. And you found the perfect song to go along with these pretty girls.

I like the way you have them lined up on the shelf, that would be a perfect photo for Things in a Row. The link is on my new post on The Road.

Martha Z said...

When I was a child a friend had some Russian dolls, they always intrigued me and I loved to play with them.

Lighthousegal said...

What Beautiful matryoshka dolls!! They are Awesome. Even the Hockey ones are nice. All of them have such wonderfully detailed painting to them. A very nice find, and the song is Perfect for them.
Hope you enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!!

Gattina said...

I have the same dolls but in red, and not 10 but 6 ! They are so cute ! I also have 4 with a cat face, lol !

diane b said...

They are a gorgeous set of matryoshka dolls. The Canadian ones are a hoot.

Dimple said...

I chuckled when I read the song lyrics in this post! I remember these dolls from my childhood, although I don't remember anything else about them. I think the surprise of finding one inside the other enchanted my little brain!

I really like your new profile pic!

My Mind's Eye said...

Fantastic!! I have a stackable Santa that I enjoy each year and a stackable cat set.

Have you ever read Evergreen by Belva Plain? It starts in Russia and follows a family's move the the USA for 30 years. It is one of the best books I've ever read.
Hugs madi and mom

James said...

What a great way to display them! They really are cool dolls!

You asked where I was when I took the picture of the seagull. I was flying beside him of course. No I was actually just standing on a pier. :)

jabblog said...

I've never seen as many nesting dolls as yours, Kay - beautiful. The ice hockey matryoshka are great fun and a permanent reminder of victory, if ever you needed a reminder:-)

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I counted yours, you have 10, my tow sets have 5 each.

Will you take a photo with the smallest in front?

My first set was Russian dolls, the next set, my Somalian student offered to me for $5, and they were not Russians, but an Arabian family. I couldn't say no, after he brought it to me.