Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Keep Calm & Carry On

My husband and I put the kids to bed last night and went to a late night showing of, the now PG-13, "The King's Speech." I thought it was such a good movie. It takes place in the years coming upon the Second World War. It made me think about the phrase "Keep Calm and Carry On." About a week ago I googled where that phrase had come from and found on wikipedia that it was a phrase the British government put on posters and posted around the country during the war to have people be "Calm" and "Carry On."

I though I would post some projects that have been made with that phrase. And now that we all know where and why the phrase exists it will mean a bit more.









So as you can see the phrase has been made and crafted into everything a crafter can think up, PLUS, remade into a thousand different new phrases. So now you have the lowdown on what it's all about. 
Go see the movie...It's really good!

30 comments:

AngiDe said...

I LOVE that saying and really need to get my hands on a poster size print to hang in my studio!! Thanks for the background info!

Fifi Flowers said...

that has become a popular saying!

Kimberly said...

love it! I think I need that carpet for my house! Now if only my kids could read :P

Counselor Musings said...

Wow- thanks for the little history on the phrase. I love it!! Visiting from comment hour!

SITS Girls said...

Love that saying and that crown. Your picture choices are gorgeous- that lunch bag cracks me up.

#commenthour

Tiffany

Sue said...

stopping by from SITS comment hr.

I haven't seen that movie yet - I want too though. Those projects look cool - esp. the rug.

Kari said...

Love it! I'm a huge history nerd and I love that you found some projects with historical meaning. Can't wait to get some awesome craft ideas from you! Stopping by from #commenthour.

Kari

Jessica said...

Beautiful blog you have here. I love the lunch bag!

Christina said...

I love the mat! I would love something like that in my house. It's also nice to to know where the saying originated! Stopping by from #commenthour!

Donna U said...

I saw the movie. Loved it and wrote about it on my blog. Good movies seem few and far between these days. Visiting from Comment Hour. I'm Just One Donna from www.justonedonna.com.

Lindsey said...

I have been seeing this saying everywhere but hadn't seen the movie. I wondered where it came from.

gin said...

thanks so much for sharing this! I was just wondering today where this came from. Now off to buy (or maybe make but I highly doubt it) some fun stuff with this saying on it.
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Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I keep hearing about this movie, I need to see it. Great blog! Visiting with the SITS girls.

scottandalie.com said...

How cute! Love the blog and the post. I want to see that movie! I am waiting for it at Redbox.

TheProDiva said...

This is officially my new mantra! I will be saying it for the rest of the week.....guaranteed! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from SITS Comment Hour!

Amy said...

I recently considered getting a plaque with that motto on it. Nice to have the back story. I can hardly wait until King's Speech shows on our satellite TV.

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Ginger said...

I will have to check out that movie. I didnt know there was one. Stopping by from comment hour!

Ginger
Literally Inspired

Miranda said...

I've heard that was a good movie, I'll have to check that out. I think that phrase should be my mantra! #commenthour

Amy said...

Keep Calm and Eat Cupcakes. My new mantra.

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MoosCloset said...

Visiting from Comment Hour!

Jenae @ Wildflower said...

My mum actually told me about them posting the keep calm saying on posters in the war I found it very interesting! thankyou for sharing all those awesome projects!
My fav Keep calm saying is:

Keep calm and Blog on!

Leslie Limon said...

I want that lunch bag for breakfast, lunch and dinner! :)

I'm trying to convince my Hubby to watch that movie with me.

Diane {Created by Diane} said...

I haven't seen the movie yet, but am happy to say I knew where the phrase came from. I made myself a fun reminder in my kitchen with the keep calm and have a cupcake on the photo. Here is a link if you'd like to see it.
http://createdbydiane.blogspot.com/2011/02/does-valentines-day-stress-you-out.html
Can't wait to read more of your blog!

Toqua's Crafts said...

Keep Calm!
Wonderful!!

I missed #CommentHour, again! Ugh!
Even though I wanted to stop by and say ‘hey’!

Toqua’s Crafts
@ToquasCrafts
http://ToquasCrafts.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

I'm a tad late, but stopping by from the SITS #CommentHour.

Love this saying. I have a poster that says "Keep Calm and Read On" with a graphic of a book instead of a crown.

I can't remember where I saw these, but I also want this set of posters: one has the original saying, the other says "Now Panic & Freak Out". HAHAHAHA!!!

Katy said...

I need the cupcake one!!

stopping by from the #commenthour-way late, lol!

Jamee said...

I love that saying! I've actually got a "keep calm and blog on" poster hanging in my office :)

Stopping by fashionably late from #commenthour :)

Stephanie the PW said...

So I'm a little late, but stopping in from last Wednesday's comment hour - I LOVE that saying and I love that rug! I recently won a giveaway for a "keep calm and blog on" poster, and I'm soooo excited to get it! :D

Beautiful blog design, BTW! I'm a fan of clean and neat! And your colors are gorgeous together :)

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Leslie Lim said...

I read your blog.I thought it was great.. Hope you have a great day. God bless.

Rica
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