Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Show 'n' Tell Monday ... on a Wednesday!

Hi everyone!

My Show 'n' tell is late this week because I've been away for a few days - I had planned to Carry On Blogging whilst I was away, but unfortunately technology got the better of me this time ...

This is the spot where I show you mine and you can show me yours! It's all about those little treasures we like to keep, maybe worthless to anyone else but priceless to you - my house is full of them. Click on the Show 'n' Tell tab above to check out previous posts.

It could be your Granny's thimble, an old photo, the first book you read to your children, a shell you found on a beach ... anything at all really. Take a picture, tell the story and share it with us by clicking on the link button at the bottom of this post.

This week I would like to show you my Matryoshka Doll ...

This is a bit different from most of my little treasures, because I bought it for myself - most of my precious things found their way to me one way or another, but I actually chose this one.
Read about Matryoshka Dolls on Wikipedia here.

I've always been fascinated with these and wanted one of my own since I was a little girl. Can you guess how many dolls there are altogether in this set? It's more than this ....

... and it's more than this ...

... and it's even more than that!

There are TWENTY of these beautiful ladies in this set, culminating in the tiniest one of all, which is smaller than my little fingernail, shown here next to a penny for scale ...

Incredible, isn't it? These lovely ladies don't see the light of day too often, but I sometimes get them out to show the grandchildren as a very closely supervised special treat!

You can buy wooden blanks these days, which can be painted with any characters you like ... another project to add to my list :o)

Thanks for checking out my Show 'n' Tell - now show me yours!

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