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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

{Romanian box with Royal Blazon: Nothing Without God}


This is a very unique, vintage box from Romania.
The blazon reads in old Romanian: 'NIMIC FARA DUMNEDEU'
Meaning: 'NOTHING WITHOUT GOD'
That was the blazon of the Royal house of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen in Romania before  WWII.
In Latin 'NIHIL SINE DEO' and translated into Romanian as 'NIMIC FARA DUMNEZEU'.
Pronounced in old Romanian as 'NIMIC FARA DUMNEDEU'.
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This very unique box is again available at my Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics.
Lined in burgundy velour this is a very special treasure.
Sorry Sold out...

In 1989 while living and working in Italy near Venice, I did watch often the Romanian channel on TV as I could understand that for about 60%, with my ability to speak fluent Italian at that time...
It was on Christmas day of 1989 that we witnessed the execution of the communist Romanian dictator  Nicolae Ceauşescu and his wife Elena... This communist dictator ruled for almost 30 years. 

It was therefore a joy to help some wrestlers from Romania from the now free nation, when they were here in my town, for some Olympic training, in 1996. 
You all know that the 1996 Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta; my capital.

They all needed special gifts for their wives and girl friends and thus the local Chamber of Commerce called on me. 
They asked if I spoke any Romanian. 
No I said, but if they speak slowly and I speak slowly Italian we can converse. 
Indeed it worked and they got their list translated and stores mentioned for finding their loved ones' wishes...
A young lady from Romania did help me out with the translation of the old Romanian, which I was not sure of... Her name is Alexandra.

5 comments:

  1. Hallo Mariette,
    das ist eine interessante Geschichte. Das Wappen und seine Inschrift waren mir unbekannt. Wieder was gelernt! Das ist fast wie ein Märchen, dass du den Leuten helfen konntest. Ist immer schön, wenn Menschen sich verstehen.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

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  2. Sending some Dutch hugs your way for a happy day, sweet Mariette xoxoxo

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  3. Wat mooi zeg.Prachtig, hoor.En zeer waar....
    Groetjes en nog een mooie avond.
    Bea

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  4. Hi Mariette, that precious Jest. I think that every nation that formed on Christian principles is a blessed nation. The nation U. S. as well as many others were formed under this status, and acknowledge and use romania has God in this way is important. Nice logo on the box, Rose Marie greetings

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  5. Hallo,
    die schachtel, Dose oder das Kistchen sieht bezaubernt aus.

    herzliche gruesse Conny

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