These great examples of Russian folk art are at the Turnabout Shop, thanks to David Mandel, one of our volunteers. David presented these charming pieces of art to the shop as a gift from his parents. Thank you, David! This Bakery Shop, with customers, sits on a table in the book room, along with the other charming figures shown below. While you're perusing the collection be sure to read about David's father, who has a fascinating history.
More Russian dolls anxious to get to the Bakery Shop for some of that wonderful bread!
Here we have a bright blue and green plate, as well as a wooden bowl with what looks like horse-head handles! As usual I can't tell what the piece of pottery is next to the plate, maybe a jar to hold olive oil? I'll have to wait until I tap twice on the picture, which is like opening a box of treasures in a magic cave!
Tap on this picture twice and take a look at that curious wooden treasure next to the vase at the far right. It contains a little drawer, which could hold stamps, or paper clips, maybe even a tiny scissor. Whatever you want can reside in that drawer as long as it's small. I find this object particularly interesting as it's very modern, while most of the other things to be seen on the table are old and quaint. Also, while just about everything else appears to be Russian in origin, the box all the way to the left looks to be Japanese! David's parents have an international collection, it seems!
Our wonderful Dollar Rack, filled with so many things--shirts and sweaters and blouses. Don't miss it!