Keep calm and carry on

I took this wood frame with a wood back that had some 1980's style vegetable painting on it and made my own signage that is hot right now. Just printed out the motto in Word and glued on some vintage music paper and it's ready to be hung.

Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, and was intended as a "last case scenario" in order to stiffen resolve should the Nazis succeed in invading Great Britain .

Two-and-a-half million copies were printed, although the poster was distributed only in limited numbers. It was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products. Below is the original poster:

This saying is my mantra at present because this year has been so difficult and challenging. So it helps to be reminded to "stay calm" and carry on with life.
Yeah, I used to have snackies in those jars...but I'm on a diet, so I'm shopping the house for fillers for these. But maybe, come Christmas, they will be filled with cookies again. :-)


TJ said...

What a great sign. I may just have to copy. :)

Lori E said...

Good advice for everyone. You did a great job on the sign.

The Stylish House said...

Interesting since I've seen this sign around, but never knew the story behind it. Good use of materials you had on hand for a new look.