WEEI have featured traditional nesting dolls in the past (the awesome Russian nesting dolls depicting past Soviet/Russian leaders) and talked about how cool I have always found these clever items.

I see so many nesting dolls in my travels, most of which are good but not particularly special. However, when I recently stumbled upon the Lion, Cat and Owl Nesting Dolls from Wee Gallery I was totally charmed.

About the Lion, Cat and Owl Nesting Dolls from Wee Gallery: “This set of 3 Nesting Dolls are made in Russia and include the Lion, the Cat and the Owl. The Lion is 4 1/4 inches, the Cat is 3 inches and the Owl is 2 inches tall. The three come packaged one inside the other and all safely tucked away in a white felt bag with black tie. This is a specialty item with limited availability. Small Parts Warning: The owl is small enough to require a small parts warning. This item is rated for 3+. It is not a toy for babies or toddlers. Please keep out of reach of children below 3.”

I love that the Lion, Cat and Owl are rendered in black and white, a refreshing change from the usual over colored designs on most nesting dolls. I think these guys would look great on a mantle of amongst books on a shelf.

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