the doll museum

Today we visited a lovely gem of a museum tucked away in a less visited part of St. Petersburg. I discovered it last summer and the girls and I happily returned this year. And this year they started allowing photography, so I have lots to show. Quite a bit of the displays are behind glass, I only managed one good picture of those and it just happens to be an art quilt. A pretty scene done with sheers and solids and even denim. Unfortunately I could not find the name of the artist anywhere. There were dolls in all sorts of genres, representing fairytales and literary characters from all over the world. On the second floor you can even watch artisans at work. The biggest art quilt I loved was a very traditional style firebird hung high above the displays.