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!

DIY · Ephemera

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

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 · Norwegian

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

DIY · Norwegian

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