Monday, May 16, 2011

Babushka, babushka...

We all know how they look traditionally but I think it's true to say that babushkas can look equally as lovely when translated into other mediums.

They make beautiful dolls-

Gorgeous matyroshka dolls by Red StitcH, Frute Juce ,Liz Tuff, Handmade With Joy and Lilmisspolkadot

and wearables -

Babushka: messenger bag, pendant, brooch, skirt, hair pins and dress

and look great when used to decorate a space -

Wall stickers by LoveMae, cute pillows by sugarandfig and prints by Munieca - either side of this gorgeous ottoman

Babushkas are rather cool when made into things that are graphic and quirky -

"Zombie 3", part of a very cool "babushka" series by Artmind , "Matryoshka Family" wall stickers, Custom Family Portrait Matryoshka by Luvin Every Minute, "The Family Vampyre" Babushka dolls by bobobabushka, "My Little Bird" Babushka pincushion by twocrowsart and Nautical Russiann Dolls pillowcases by wengergirl

and they can embrace multiculturalism -

Matryoshka magnets

and even represent the seasons -

Prints by Amy Perrotti

buy my favourite babushkas are these measuring cups -

Image via: Lauren in Laurence

aren't they just too cute?!

Image via: salihan

And, yes, I have a set! You can see them "in action" at ChezB here!

So there you have it, lots of Matryoshkas of the non traditional variety for you on a Monday!

See you soon,
Stephie x


  1. I do so love this, Stephie. I want to own everything on it. Simply marvelous and I will be checking out all the links. Thanks so much for posting this, I love it. xx

  2. Thank you for including my magnets and prints! I have those measuring cups and love them. They also make measuring spoons! :)

  3. I love the Babushka apron, so cute!

  4. Hi Steph,

    There is something about Babuschka's! The prints by Amy Perotti are my favourite!

    Have a lovely day

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  5. Hello there...I love those measuring cups! They are on my wishlist! Have you seen the measuring spoons..very cute too...I will have them in an upcoming "kitchen" post shortly! Hope you have a good week :)

  6. Hello:
    We have so enjoyed looking at the wide variety of 'babushkas' that you show here. You are so right in that there has to be one for every taste and every situation from this extremely comprehensive collection.

    We have always wanted a set of Russian dolls which fit inside each other and, perhaps when we make our long planned visit to Moscow, we shall obtain them at last. As we spend most of our time in Budapest, the journey is not too difficult but the paperwork is unbelievably complicated.

    We have really enjoyed reading previous posts. You have a most intereting and stylishly presented blog, to which we shall return!

  7. Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments! It is always so nice to hear from you all and to welcome new visitors too!

    I hope you are all having a wonderful week - Wednesday already!

    Hugs, Stephie x