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A Photo Diary of Making Blintzes   10 comments

I took pictures of my sister Ellen making blintzes today – 675 pictures to be exact!





Posted June 5, 2010 by Lana G! in Cooking, Family, Fun, Photo, Photography, Russian

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Blue Monday – Russian Music Box   22 comments

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Happy Blue Monday and Welcome March!  Today I am sharing my Russian Music Box with you. 

This was a gift brought back from Russia by a friend.  Maybe one day we will visit Russia.


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Posted March 1, 2009 by Lana G! in Blue Monday, Photo, Russian

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Tablescape Tuesday – Russian Christmas Table   26 comments

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It’s Tablescape Tuesday time!  This week I would like to share my Russian Christmas table with you.  I am Russian and my parents were born in Russia.  It is a heritage I am very proud of and I am happy to be able to share some of my Russian pieces with you.    These were all gifts brought back from Russia…


Here is how the table ended up incorporating all these wonderful treasures…


The black chargers are actually my gold chargers turned upside down.  I loved that it had the black lacquer look of the Russian painted pieces. 

So come on over for some good Russian soup, we have a chicken noodle type of soup called Lopsha at Christmas – one of my favorites that I am looking forward to this year!

The red plates and stemware are from Sur La Table.  The white soup bowls were made in England and I purchased them at Goodwill!  The tablecloth  and napkins (on the chairs) are also Russian and were brought back from Russia.  

I hope you enjoyed my Russian Christmas Table.  Now head on over to Susan’s at Beyond Naps on the Porch for more Tablescape Tuesday posts! 


Blue Monday – Matroyshka Blue   13 comments

My mom and dad brought this wonderful Matroyshka doll back for me on one of their trips to Russia.  Isn’t she a cutey?  I’ll share some others with you again soon!

For more Blue Monday posts, head on over to Smiling Sally’s!

Posted September 29, 2008 by Lana G! in Blue Monday, Matryoshka Dolls, Photo, Photography, Russian

Blue Monday – Friendship   11 comments

Blue Monday

For Blue Monday this week, I am showing you my Russian Friends figurine and sharing a poem on Friendship!

Author Unknown

Friendship needs no studied phrases,
Polished face, or winning wiles;
Friendship deals no lavish praises,
Friendship dons no surface smiles.

Friendship follows Nature’s diction,
Shuns the blandishments of Art,
Boldly severs truth from fiction,
Speaks the language of the heart.

Friendship favors no condition,
Scorns a narrow-minded creed,
Lovingly fufills its mission,
Be it word or be it deed.

Frienship cheers the faint and weary,
Makes the timid spirit brave,
Warns the erring, lights the dreary,
Smooths the passage to the grave.

Friendship – pure, unselfish friendship,
All through life’s allotted span,
Nurtures, strengthens, widens, lengthens,
Man’s relationship with man.

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Posted September 8, 2008 by Lana G! in Blue Monday, Friends, Friendship, Photo, Photography, Poetry, Russian