Both of my parents were born in Russia in the 1920’s. They escaped into Iran and then met each other, were married, and immigrated to the U.S. shortly after WWII. I have a collection of Russian lacquer items and other souvenirs my parents brought back from more recent trips to Russia. Some of the items I acquired here in the U.S.
The little silver finish one is a gift from my SIL Christina that she found at an antique mall.
Lacquer Boxes with Fairy Tale Scenes, the larger one on top was an anniversary gift from Dear.
Wooden Spoons and Cups
Russian Barbie (Katie’s)
Winnie the Pooh in Russian
This was one of the dreaded school books we used. I had to go to Russian School on Saturdays. I thought this was the worst punishment in the world! Sometimes I’d hide when it was time to go and then when they found me I would stomp my feet and declare “I don’t want to go to Russian School.! I’m an American! “
This is the group of close friends and family that immigrated to the U.S. from Iran after WWII. They were close even though they were from different religious backgrounds, Russian Molokans, Russian Baptists and Russian Orthodox.
There are more Show and Tell Friday sites to see at There’s No Place Like Home.
My photos are being held hostage at the Photobucket site as of July 2017.