We picked up these little dolls at a Izmailovsky Market in Russia, on a whim because, you know, when in Russia and all that. It's really an obligation. We had picked some blank, unpainted matryoshka dolls a few years ago for our little friend Zo at Shelf in London and I had always wished we had got some for ourselves.
So this time we bought not one but two sets of dolls. The regular matryoshka shape was exactly what we expected, five nesting dolls. We only realized that the little stubby one we bought had not five but nine dolls – and the big one is only three and a half inches tall to begin with! I know it's probably going to be dusting hell but having them all laid out makes me smile.