Ephemera · Norwegian

Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part IV, Art

One of the most famous Norwegian painters, Adolph Tidemand, incorporated traditional Bridal Crowns in many pieces of his art: Adolph Tidemand became and has remained, one of the prominent painters representing Norwegian Romantic Nationanlism. The movement peaked around 1840-1860, but has had tremendous impact on the Norwegian identity as we know it today! All the… Continue reading Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part IV, Art

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Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part III, Gallery

The tradition of using Bridal Crowns is by no means only Norwegian. In most cultures, even today, it is customary that the bride is dressed up in spectacular fashion, and often time special headdress is included. But since we are looking at the Norwegian Traditional Bridal Crowns, this post will be sharing some more Bridal… Continue reading Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part III, Gallery

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Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part II, Family Experience

I have told you before, in the Valentine Sweetheart series 2 years ago, and also in connection with the genealogical research I did on the parts of my family which emigrated to the US, about brides in my family wearing traditional Norwegian Bridal Crowns: This is my great grandparents on my fathers paternal side, Nils… Continue reading Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part II, Family Experience

DIY · Ephemera

Congratulations on the Royal Prince!

Congratulations to Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Chris O'Neil on the newborn Royal Prince earlier today! And congratulations to Sweden and King Carl Gustav too!! Here is Princess Madeleine just two days ago, attending the Royal Wedding of her brother, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. The new Swedish Prince is ALSO the 4xgreat grandson of Queen… Continue reading Congratulations on the Royal Prince!

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Princess Sofia of Sweden – DIY GRATTIS Bunting

I have just watched Queen Victoria's 3xgreat grandson Prince Carl Philip of Sweden marry his beloved Sofia Hellqvist: Sofia Hellqvist was made Princes of Sweden upon her marriage. "Grattis" is the Swedish word for congratulations. So if you are like me, you might want to welcome the new Princess and celebrate the Swedish Royal Wedding with my… Continue reading Princess Sofia of Sweden – DIY GRATTIS Bunting

DIY · Ephemera

June 6th: Swedish National Day – DIY GRATTIS Bunting

Are you celebrating the Swedish National Day, June 6th? If so you might like a quick bunting to hang for your party: "Grattis" is the Swedish word for congratulations. I don't know if the Swedes actually say "grattis" during the National Day celebrations, but the word is very typically Swedish, and they'll use it for a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g that… Continue reading June 6th: Swedish National Day – DIY GRATTIS Bunting

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May 17th: Norwegian National Day – DIY Royal Instant Art

Working with my Pretty Data project, I have delved into some pretty amazing archives around the world! And one of them is the Norwegian Digitalt Museum, which holds imagery of museum objects from all the Norwegian museums. From their vast collection of royal ephemera, I have printed a couple of pieces resized to A4, and… Continue reading May 17th: Norwegian National Day – DIY Royal Instant Art

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May 17th: Norwegian National Day – DIY Sash

Another idea for May 17th, the Norwegian National Day, and all that flag colored ribbon the stores are offering, is combining a rosette with a sash: This sash is made from 5cm wide ribbon, here modeled by my oldest daughter Guro (age 12).Easy peasy, and makes for a fabulous look on the National Day 😀 The… Continue reading May 17th: Norwegian National Day – DIY Sash

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May 17th: Norwegian National Day – DIY Vintage Rosettes

Are you celebrating the Norwegian National Day, May 17th? If so you might need a rosette to wear during the celebrations: Here in Norway you can buy rosettes and clothing decorations similar to these in the stores, they are very cheap, but also very cheap looking...:-O However, the last few years the stores have also… Continue reading May 17th: Norwegian National Day – DIY Vintage Rosettes