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

    • I’ve seen those for sale on the internet. I almost bought a set, but I already have too much stuff. The one I have was actually painted by a local lady who does these for fun. She also does some beautiful knitting.

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    • 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.


        • 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.


        • 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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