Friday, January 29, 2010

From my travels...

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Whenever I go away, I like to buy a Babushka doll. I don't know how that tradition came about, but now it's a nice little thing to do. The first isn't from my travels, but was a present from my mother. The second was my first Babushka doll that a bought on my 21st birthday from a little shop in Melbourne.

My favourite, is the third. He originally lived on Miyajima Island in Japan. This island is inhabited only by deer. They wander the streets, searching for silly tourists like me to feed them. The last doll, lives on a fob chain, that has been in my family for over 60 years.

As I mentioned in a previous post, my brother is moving to Denmark for seven months, he has kindly offered to buy me a few more for my collection!

What are your holiday traditions? I know the lovely Porcelain Blonde takes a candle with her whenever she travels.... (such a gorgeous tradition ♥)


  1. These are adorable! I would love to go to Europe and buy myself a Babushka doll :)

  2. This little dolls look so happy!!

  3. I love babushkas!!!!!!!!!!!

    I made a post about them and found a site that you can make your on paper! Take a look


  4. I love these little dolls! I have one and am suddenly craving many more.

  5. The Japanese one is so cute! Off the top of my head, I can't think of any holiday traditions :s

  6. Gorgeous! I love these dolls but alas don't have one.
    I remember admiring them last year in jewellery form, when Chanel did that russian collection... so pretty!

    And that island sounds like heaven, I adore deer - to have them roaming around, I'd fatten them up for sure :)

    I really like the way you write. It's very natural and warm.
    Ohh, and thanks for the shout out!
    Hope your weekend is going great sweetie <3 xxx

  7. I forgot to say! I tagged you with an award, see my I'm Over The Top post! :)

    <3 xxx

  8. Thanks so much PB, that means so much to me :) I would love to be a writer!

  9. Those are so adorable. I love the third one, and how happy it looks!

  10. I know! That's why I love it too Francy :)

  11. This is so cute, well the babushkas themselves, but the fact that you collect them from different places! What would you do about countries or cultures that don't have babushka dolls :D? Just curious really hehe I wish I collected something from places I visit... Once I decided I'd take pictures of toilets of countries I've been to but thankful returned to my senses before exploring for a very 'french' toilet.

  12. Most of them are from countries where they are not usually available. I think that's why it's so fun, having to hunt them down :) That is such a cool thing to do with the toilets!

  13. Oh, Babushkas are one of my all time favorite things! How kind of your brother to offer to pick up a few new pieces for your collection.

    For me, whenever I'm on holiday, I like to buy a necklace. It makes me think of my travels whenever I wear it!! :)

  14. ohh finaly i got to see them :-) lovely collection!
    xx cat
    CiTiEs of B

  15. AMAZING. So jealous. Love your blog. x


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