12 August 2009

Beautiful...









Keep Calm and Carry On...
Beautiful advice for hard times ~ It was one of the three posters printed by the British Government on the eve of the war in 1939.

Are you going to keep calm and carry on?

Images... 1, 5 & 6 Decorpad, 3 Notfromthehighstreet, 2 & 4 KeepCalmGallery & 7 Nascentideas

41 comments:

nookie said...

I guess I will:))
love the tote bags

Dustjacket Attic said...

... I'll try!

I didn't realise that was were it came from.
xxx

Simone said...

Love those posters and the slogans.

"Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake" was another one I saw :)

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

I love these!! I had not seen the throw rugs...how perfect, both coming and going to be reminded to just keep calm!!
have a great calm and lovely day
xoxo
bunny

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Love this! I have a framed poster in my house, great little reminder!

Nora Johnson said...

I read somewhere in the press that Cath Kidston was attributing her hugely increased annual profits (despite the credit crunch) to this slogan - people are returning to her Laura Ashley-like pastoral designs as a sort of familiar comfort "food" & away from cold minimalism!!

Lovely post!xx

xxxLOL LOLA:)

Strange Mamma said...

Fascinating the things that get picked up and last for decades. Also love the "Tea revives you".

koralee said...

I adore these...I have been thinking I need a framed poster with this saying for the longest time...love love love it! Thanks for sharing these!

Kym said...

i LOVE THAT! and yes, i shall keep calm and carry on today... ;)

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love that! Want it for the wall in my office for sure!

Fashion Moment said...

This is fantastic!

FM~FP~AF

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

never more appropriate quote! love that rug! xo

JMW said...

Love "Keep Calm and Carry On." I have a gold version of the poster hanging in my kitchen. Always a great message to see each day - especially when the kids are having a meltdown as you are about to walk out the door! Love the floor rug version you featured - fabulous!

ms. less is always more said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

I just love the Keep Calm prints... I know that pretty much everyone has them these days, but they never get old to me!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

How funny, the second blog in a row where this was the latest post. Someone is sending me a message.:) Love it!

I'll see you over the weekend, after I return from my trip.

xoxo

P.S. Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Purple Flowers said...

I will make a concerted effort to do so. I love the bags!

Jo said...

Love this ~ I currently have it written on our chalk board in the kitchen.

Jo

Kristin said...

I haven't seen it in a rug before. Love that!

Soné said...

love the post! that gallery of posters looks awesome! and those bags are soo cute!
thanks for visiting my page!

Chichi and Luxe said...

oooh wow i love your blog!
I absolutely will Keep Calm and Carry On...but only if i can keep the rug, otherwise I might throw a tanty instead.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Amanda~Weekend Host said...

It is wonderful advice for us to remember from time to time.

orange sugar home said...

I didn't know the history behind these. great posters and love the bags! I try, try, try to remain calm on a daily basis!!

lizawiza said...

That's exactly what I needed to hear right now!

Maria Killam said...

At first I thought I'd already seen this post but then i realized it's a famous poster, and now I know why? Very cool.

Draffin Bears said...

yes, I think with words like that, we need to.
Good to hear the history of the quote.

Hugs
Carolyn

Lily G. said...

Great quote!

ols1 said...

I probably need that tatooed to my forehead - but for today I will remember - thanks :)

Kellie Collis said...

I adore the row of posters!! Beautiful!!

Nora Johnson said...

Hi, me again!

Just stopped by to say have left a little something for you on my site.

Have a wonderful day & see you again soon!

xxxLOL LOLA:)

Kristen said...

I LOVE this quote, I never knew where it came from though, so thank you for sharing!1

charmaine said...

love this quote! this is exactly the way i choose to live. i love finding out where the origin of quotes, things, etc come from. thanks for letting us know. i have seen this quote so many times. i believe it has inspired a lot of other people to do quotes in almost the same style. it looks great where ever you put it. thanks for sharing and thank you for your nice comment. have a lovely day! :)

God Bless,
Charmaine

Pop Champagne said...

good advice.. i wish i can follow it... my bf says i freak out too much... and i agree! awww poor guy lol!! Sigh...

Solid Frog said...

Love the poster and the story behind. Bought a poster in London at V&A in december ...

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE inspiring words!

♥ Ms Mischievous Chubby ♥ said...

I love the quote!!

le banc moussu said...

must have born during those years cause i'm allways keeping calm and carrying on!nice poster and door carpet.
A bientôt
christian

notebookdoodles said...

this has inspired many of my doodles, actually :)

alissa said...

i never get sick of seeing these posters - its cool that they're so gorgeous and simple graphically, but also have history behind them

abby jenkins said...

I want one of each! Fabu!

Millie said...

Have had to do a bit of this myself the past couple of days, so perfect timing! Great story of its origins in dark times.
Millie ^_^

Slices of Beauty... said...

Thank you all for beautiful comments!

Always inspired by history, makes one appreciate things better and then able to change things.

Thanks for keeping calm and carrying on, beautiful!

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