I have always loved nesting dolls, but have never gotten around to getting any. Today I was shocked when Father John handed me a gift from an elderly parishioner wrapped in a humble grocery sack. I opened the bag expecting a tin of cookies and found this beautiful set of matryoshka dolls! Each doll has a Russian church painted on it. It is truly the most gorgeous set that I have ever seen. The little ones are completely enchanted by it. For now, I have them up on a high shelf where they shine like a little secret in the living room, but I think that it would be lovely to set them up somewhere more prestigious. Wouldn't it be nice to decorate the mantle with these beauties for Pascha (Easter)?