Ephemera · Norwegian

Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part V, Film

The tradition of wearing Bridal Crowns and special headdress with the Bunad has luckily been filmed, this small film is from Hardanger 1954: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qNazpZRmdE Hulda Garborg revived and invigorated the Bunad tradition, she passed her work on to Klara Semb. Klara ensured several of the headdress customs were documented on silent film in the mid… Continue reading Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part V, Film

Ephemera · Norwegian

Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part V, Photography

Around the turn of the century, Norwegian photographer Solveig Lund (1868-1943) made a good living photographing bunad wear and bridal attires. She was based in Oslo, and at one point had 3 different studios in Oslo at the same time! I'm sharing some of her work here, again sorted by Bunad-districts: These images are clickable… Continue reading Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part V, Photography

Ephemera · Norwegian

Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part IV, Art

One of the most famous Norwegian painters, Adolph Tidemand, incorporated traditional Bridal Crowns in many pieces of his art: Adolph Tidemand became and has remained, one of the prominent painters representing Norwegian Romantic Nationanlism. The movement peaked around 1840-1860, but has had tremendous impact on the Norwegian identity as we know it today! All the… Continue reading Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part IV, Art

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Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part III, Gallery

The tradition of using Bridal Crowns is by no means only Norwegian. In most cultures, even today, it is customary that the bride is dressed up in spectacular fashion, and often time special headdress is included. But since we are looking at the Norwegian Traditional Bridal Crowns, this post will be sharing some more Bridal… Continue reading Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part III, Gallery

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Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part II, Family Experience

I have told you before, in the Valentine Sweetheart series 2 years ago, and also in connection with the genealogical research I did on the parts of my family which emigrated to the US, about brides in my family wearing traditional Norwegian Bridal Crowns: This is my great grandparents on my fathers paternal side, Nils… Continue reading Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part II, Family Experience

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Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part I, Facts

For centuries, it has been a tradition for Norwegian Brides to wear a Crown on their wedding day: The Bridal Crown Tradition never died, although the wearing of traditional folk costumes called 'Bunad' plummeted drastically during the 1800s. Bunad was still worn in rural areas. Hulda Garborg was instrumental in reviving the Bunad tradition in the… Continue reading Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part I, Facts

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

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

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Love Me 1914 – Pink Roses Sheet Music

Imagine the rules of dating 100 years ago... I'm not sure that I can. But I'm utterly fascinated by the romance and longing of the era, surely they were products of their time, but still! In addition to letters and postcards, music must have been a way to ponder the dreams. Today I am posting… Continue reading Love Me 1914 – Pink Roses Sheet Music