August 9, 2010

Nesting Dolls

TeaNestingDollsMy Nonna had an amazing set of nesting dolls when I was little. They were my favorite things to play with when I visited her house (or at least, a close second to crushing potato chips in her vintage coffee grinder),  so I was pretty excited when Laura and Emily brought back these beautiful nesting doll sets from their Old world Hungary inspiration trip. They immediately made way to my desk so I could ‘be inspired’ by them, but really I just wanted to play. Every time I played with my grandmother’s dolls I was always amazed that when I thought I had made my way to the smallest doll, there was even a tinier one inside.   Turns out even now, I still get excited by this. “Oooh, there’s an EVEN smaller doll after this one!”  I’d announce to my coworkers, who were actually working and probably not that interested in my toys.

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This set’s tiniest doll even had a painted face!  Thrilling!

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Tea’s Nesting Doll Tee

Comments

  1. Zsuzsa says:

    I LOVE matryoshkas! Kind of obsessed with them, although they tend to be expensive for the larger, high quality ones. I only have 3 sets, all bought on various trips to Hungary (where they are relatively cheap). So you can imagine this Tea shirt is one of my faves from this collection. I wish it came in my size! I’ll have to live vicariously through my daughter (I bought her this matryoshka shirt).