Ephemera · Norwegian

Pretty Data: Norway – Part IV The Coronation Journey

The Coronation was followed by several dinners and celebrations for almost two weeks. After the coronation festivities in Trondheim, the new Norwegian Royal family traveled south again¬†by steamer, horse carriage and train, continuing their official Coronation Journey. Everywhere they came, they were met with cheers and people dressed in their Sunday Bests, waving with Norwegian… Continue reading Pretty Data: Norway – Part IV The Coronation Journey

Ephemera · Norwegian

Pretty Data: Norway – Part III The Coronation

King Haakon VII and Queen Maud are crowned King and Queen of Norway on June 22 1906. They both receive new Royal Scepters as coronation gifts by the Norwegian people: In the weeks leading up to this date, they have slowly made their way from Kristiania (Oslo) to Trondheim. They are crowned at the church… Continue reading Pretty Data: Norway – Part III The Coronation

Ephemera · Norwegian

Pretty Data: Norway – Part II Queen Maud (1869-1938)

Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of Wales is born November 26th 1869, to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and Alexandra, Princess of Wales (later Queen Alexandra). She is their third daughter, and fifth child. She grows up as their youngest, since her baby brother Prince Alexander John lives less than a… Continue reading Pretty Data: Norway – Part II Queen Maud (1869-1938)

Ephemera · Norwegian

Pretty Data: Norway – Part I – King Haakon VII (1872-1947)

The year is 1905 and Norway is a free country, emerging from an almost 100 year long union with Sweden. The Norwegian nation is debating wether to choose republican government or to remain a Kingdom. A constitutional plebiscite¬†in November 1905 shows a vast majority of the people wishes to remain a Kingdom. The Danish prince,… Continue reading Pretty Data: Norway – Part I – King Haakon VII (1872-1947)

DIY · Ephemera

Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1908 Child’s Frame

While researching the Antique Seed Catalogs, I have really noticed the Geranium images! Today's 1908 Child's frame is (again) based on Geraniums. I have sort of thought of Geranium only as cluster flowers, while indeed the single flowers are really pretty! I t-h-i-n-k this is one of Petrine's sisters, posing as a seated model, but… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1908 Child’s Frame

DIY · Ephemera

Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1896 Burpee’s Cherub Frame

I'm sharing another delightful Seed Catalog reinvented into a cherub frame with ya'll today: This is a 1896 Burpee's Front Cover, originally with white sweepeas in the circle. But I think the romantic cherub theme fits even better for a picture of a couple! According to my friend Grethe (Petrine's granddaughter) this is Petrine &… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1896 Burpee’s Cherub Frame

DIY · Ephemera

Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1898 Maule’s Cherub Frame

Every time I post a new collage here, I want to declare it my favorite! Maybe because it is a more recent work than the previous, and thus more warm to my heart, I don't know... but I definitely love how this 1898 Maule's Seed Catalog turned out as a frame: I think it works… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1898 Maule’s Cherub Frame