Wednesday

Norwegian brides...


A Hardanger bride I'm sure...

I'm sorry to say thatI don't know anything about these 
Norwegian brides...so just enjoy - I found the photos here


I wonder where she's from...


I think, these two photos
are of Hardanger brides as well




 from Hardanger - a photo by Solveig Lund -
I think some of the other photos are by the same photographer
see the photo in colours here


She is from Hardanger, as well
her dress looks like this bridal dress

Adolph Tidemand (1814–76)


Grandmother's Bridal Crown
link


The Wedding Trek, 1873
link

The bridemaids...


Anders Zorn: 'The Bridesmaid', 1905


Two women dress a bride, Blekinge
Nordiska Museet


Carl Larsson: 'Bridesmaid'

The Norwegian bride...


 Bride from Hordaland with a psalmebok (hymnbook) in her hand
 Hordaland is the region of Norway centred around Bergen

Photo by Solveig Lund
Norsk Folkemuseum
via




'Queen for a Day'


by Johan Severin Nilsson (1846-1918)

Nordic wedding - antler wedding rings


 Wedding set including both a ring for him & her.
The men's ring is wide and makes a statement ~ approx. 10 mm wide, 
sanded and waxed to a perfect finish. The Womens ring are approx 5mm wide 
and have a beautiful Saami pattern engraving. The engraving is made 
traditionally by hand with a sharp knife

Purchase the rings here:


Brides from Skåne, Sweden



Brides from Ingelstads härad, in Skåne, Sweden, 1870-1920
The photos are by the Dane Emil Christian Agerbundsen (1846-19209
His studio was in Ystad, Sweden

I found the photos here 




Monday

Carl Larsson (1853-1919)


In Mother's Bed, 1908
link

Large vinrage, wooden Dala horse candleholders


 These handcrafted Swedish Dala horses are in excellent condition. 
Hold regular size candlesticks. Made in Illinois by Nils...

25 cm/10 inches tall
23,75 cm/9.5 inches long
6,3 cm/2.5 inches wide

Purchase the vintage Dala horse candleholders here:




Børnenes Bog - The Childrens' Book


Børnenes Bog - The Childrens' Book. 
The illustrations are by Albert Edelfelt, Carl Larsson, among others
From Danish Gyldendal, 1907

Purchase the book here: 

Natural, woven birch bark decorative basket


 Adorn your table or shelf with a little piece of Sweden. 
This little object will bring you a whisper from the Scandinavian countryside, 
a little bit of earthy, folksy, artisanal joy!

Purchase the basket here:


Tollundmanden - The Tollund Man



The Tollund Man is the naturally mummified corpse of a man 
who lived during the 4th century BCE, during the period characterised in Scandinavia 
as the Pre-Roman Iron Age. He was found in 1950 on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark
buried in a peat bog which preserved his body. Such a find is known as a bog body
The man's physical features were so well-preserved that he was mistaken at 
the time of discovery for a recent murder victim. welve years before 
Tollund Man's discovery, another bog body, Elling Woman
had been discovered in the same bog


Photo by Sven Rosborn
link 

The Tollund Man lay 50 metres (160 ft) away from firm ground, 
buried under approximately 2 metres (6.6 ft) of peat, his body arranged in 
a fetal position. He wore a pointed skin cap made of sheepskin and wool, fastened 
securely under his chin by a hide thong. There was a smooth hide belt around his waist. 
Additionally, the corpse had a noose made of plaited animal hide drawn tight around the
 neck and trailing down his back. Other than these, the body was naked. His hair was 
cropped so short as to be almost entirely hidden by his cap. There was short 
stubble (1 mm length) on his chin and upper lip, suggesting that he had not 
shaved on the day of his death. Scholars believe the man was a human 
sacrifice rather than executed criminal because of the arranged 
position of his body, and the fact that his 
eyes and mouth were closed
Examinations and X-rays showed that the man's head was undamaged, 
and his heart, lungs and liver were well preserved. The Silkeborg Museum 
estimated his age as approximately 40 years and height at 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in), 
a relatively short stature even for the time. It is likely 
that the body had shrunk in the bog.

Ceramic dragon


from Danish P. Ipsens Enke,  
signed Axel Jensen and dated 1904





Saturday

Elsa Beskow


 Ridder Göran - Göran the Knight
From 'Görans bok' - Göran's Book - 1916

Danish Knabstrup coffee/ tea cup set


The Swedish potter Inger Persson (1936-) worked - beside her own 
studio - at several series for Knabstrup during the 1970´s. One of her series 
is 'Partyline'. A rustic tableware in shades of brown going towards 
black. The design is simple and light.

The cup comes with saucer and plate. 
 It's oven and dishwasher proof.

Purchase it here:  The Little Black House, Etsy


The street Damstredet in Oslo



Damstredet is a small and narrow street, located in Oslo, 
in the borough of St. Hanshaugen. Damstredet has managed to survive 
intact as a charming part of town, with well-preserved and inhabited wooden 
houses, now one of the few streets that retains the then small town 
character of Oslo in a genuine manner


Photo by N Engstrøm taken between 1910 and 1920


Photo taken by Fritz Holland, 1928 
link 

Damstredet was mostly built from 1810 to 1860, as part of the expansion 
of Oslo that begun at this time. The first house, 'Solberg', was erected in 1756 
by sculptor Ole Meyer. His nephew, sculptor Andreas Hansen Meyer, took over in 1767, 
while his son Ole, also sculptor, erected another building in 1838. His friend, author and 
poet Henrik Wergeland, then newly wed, moved in and spent two of his most 
productive years here, until moving to Grotten in 1841. 'Solberg' was later 
home of architect Heinrich Ernst Schirmer, and General and  


 Section of Damstredet
Photo by Trond Strandsberg


Damstredet
Photo by Trond Strandsberg


Another photo by Trond Strandsberg


...and in romantic winter snow...

Vintage Cathrineholm - orange Lotus Bowls


 A classic Scandinavian design by Arne Clausen for Cathrineholm of Norway. 
Although Grete Prytz Kittelsen is recognized for it, it was Clausen's design. 
This particular design has a white lotus on an orange background
Approx. measurements: 14 cm/5.5" across x 6 cm/2.25" tall

Purchase a bowl (or two) here:
 House of Seance, Etsy






Vintage Norwegian travel poster