DIY · Ephemera · Norwegian

Norwegian Royal Family Christmas Tags

For those just wrapping the last few gifts, you might enjoy these Vintage GOD JUL Norwegian Royal Family Christmas Tags: Princess Ragnhild was born on June 9th 1930 and Princess Astrid was born on February 12th 1932. Their younger brother, King Harald was born 21st of February 1937, so the photos for these adorable gift tags… Continue reading Norwegian Royal Family Christmas Tags

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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

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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

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)

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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