DIY · Ephemera

100 Christmas Cottages – No 106-108 – The Royals

With this series of Christmas Cottages, I hope to have shared my love for vintage ephemera, and especially with focus on Christmas symbols! It has been a blast designing all these little cottages, and I'm quite sad to let you know that today's 3 cottages are the very last ones in this series! Here are… Continue reading 100 Christmas Cottages – No 106-108 – The Royals

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)

Ephemera

Pretty Data – Queen Elizabeth II (born 21st of April 1926)

The newborn Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge's great-grandmother is  Queen Elizabeth II: Coronation Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on April 21st 1926, and was at the time third in line for the throne, after her uncle Edward and her father. Her uncle was young at the… Continue reading Pretty Data – Queen Elizabeth II (born 21st of April 1926)

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Pretty Data – Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

The newborn Princess of Cambridge is 5Xgreat-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, descending directly through monarchs! So what is more appropriate than presenting her ancestry with a few details about her royal lineage, and my favorite images of the monarchs? Starting of course with Queen Victoria herself: Queen Victoria was born almost 200 years ago, on May… Continue reading Pretty Data – Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

DIY · Ephemera

Congratulations on the Royal Princess!

Congratulations to William and Catherine on the newborn Royal Princess! And congratulations to Great Britain and Queen Elizabeth too!! I had a feeling it would be a girl, so I had a little something prepared to celebrate: I did of course design my garland with the Union Jack flag, and Prince William's coat of arms!… Continue reading Congratulations on the Royal Princess!

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Pretty Data – Help Wanted 3

Duchess Catherine of Cambridge is in labour! Her royal baby will be the great-great-great-great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria, descending directly through monarchs! (Assuming of course that the grandfather Charles will follow Queen Elizabeth, and the father William thereafter.) This baby will be fourth in line to the Commonwealth throne, after Charles, William and the older brother… Continue reading Pretty Data – Help Wanted 3