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

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Congratulations on the Royal Prince!

Congratulations to Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Chris O'NeilĀ on the newborn Royal Prince earlier today! And congratulations to Sweden and KingĀ 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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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)

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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

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Pretty Data – Help Wanted 2

I'm really getting deep into my image-research on European Royalty, and I'm having a blast! Today I'm sharing a supplement from the Frank Leslie's newspaper, dated 14th of July 1877: This is queen Victoria with her (already) extensive family. The source also had the key to identify who is who, information like this proves invaluable… Continue reading Pretty Data – Help Wanted 2