Russian nesting dolls, correctly called matryoshka and NOT babushka, are all the rage right now in the crafting world. There are matryoshka stuffed dolls, matryoshka vinyl wall stickers, matryoshka art prints and even matryoshka patterned fabric. Since I myself am the proud owner of one set of slightly Yemenite looking Russian nesting dolls, it got me thinking as to how I could use them for some decorative purpose other than sitting on a shelf collecting dust.Then the obvious came to me, of course, tie ribbons around their necks and waists and invite them to your next party. That is, use them as table decorations!
It's so cute you'll want to do it for every special occasion. And why not? Interesting traditions that you create for your family are the origins of joyful memories. Your kids might even grow up thinking that everyone puts Russian nesting dolls on the table for birthdays, and that's perfectly okay, because in their homes they'll want to follow in your creative footsteps (hopefully)!
It just so happens that Russian nesting dolls are somewhat expensive, so if you know someone headed to the Ukraine to visit gravesites of Tzaddikim, ask them to pick up a set (or two, or three) for you! You won't regret having instant table decorations for your next party!