ODDBALLS: THE MIDDLE OF MAY – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge:

May 13, 2018


I’ve taken a fair number of odd pictures this months. I’m not sure what one might consider “oddball.”

As Alice might have said: “Curiouser and Curiouser!”


Matryoshka – Russian Wooden Nesting Dolls

I bought this set of dolls at a local craft show for what I thought was a song. Since then, having seen many others of these, I was right. These Russian nesting dolls are beautifully painted … and if I were to unpack them, there are eight of them inside her.

Atop the shelves in the living room.
In close communion with a particularly beautiful Navajo bowl.
Other Stuff

If Van Gogh lived here, he might have painted my sunflowers thusly.

Highly zoomorphic

15 thoughts on “ODDBALLS: THE MIDDLE OF MAY – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. Those dolls are collector’s items. I don’t think they are officially antiques, but they are close enough. Maybe 50 years old? I used to have almost the entire set of them, but they sold very well when I was selling things. I just kept Abe and George as well as the Roosevelts and Churchills.

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        1. Oops.. let me amend that statement. I just looked up the definition of antique and discovered something has to be 100 years old to be considered an antique! So, I’m off by about thirty years, not five.

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              1. According to my dozens of antique books, most things, it’s 75 years. But it does depend on the item. Dolls, more like 30 or more because they disintegrate pretty fast. Keeping them from dying of age is actually difficult.

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        2. This company made a complete set of all the presidents through LBJ and many movie stars, too. I have two John Waynes, a Jimmy Cagney and a Humphrey Bogart. They are surprisingly realistic, too. I used to have hundreds of historical figures. These aren’t considered dolls, but rather “figures.” They also made an entire set of first ladies, too.

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