What's Your Weirdest Tchotchke?

What's Your Weirdest Tchotchke?

Sarah Coffey
Jun 25, 2008

My husband brought these nesting dolls back from Russia a few years ago. We like them and think they're funny, but they're tchotchkes: those knick knacks that you either love dearly and prominently display or hide away in a closet. We're not sure what to do with these...

We really don't want to look at a set of pear-shaped political figures every day - especially not George Bush or Vladimir Putin (hiding on Bush's reverse side). Still, they're so goofy, they seem to demand a place in our apartment.

One set contains the Russian and American leaders of the last decades, and another houses Victor Yushchenko's cabinet, all nested inside one another.

We're wondering how many of you have random tchotchkes that you're not sure what to do with: bizarre figurines, kitschy whatnots, obsolete gadgets. What's your weirdest one?

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