Wednesday, May 13, 2009

An Important Mid-Week Reminder.

One of my favorite mantras is "Keep Calm and Carry On."

The phrase was coined in 1940s England to "stiffen resolve" during the war and printed on now-iconic posters (though, in their time, these posters were not widely distributed).

Rachel Ashwell, the Brit behind Shabby Chic, sold pale pink reprints of these posters in her shop before it closed. Fear not, you can still order a poster on Etsy, among other outlets.

Jessica Kagan Cushman has made a scrimshaw bracelet featuring this maxim that I just LOVE. (And, rude though this may sound, I've NEVER liked JKC's bracelets before, and generally eschew graphic apparel/accessories, but when the right piece comes along, I'm willing to change my tune!)

On a day where I find myself continually thinking "It's ONLY Wednesday?!" this is a good thing to bear in mind...

Chin up, Soldiers.


Em said...

Christine, that is exactly the message I needed today! And yes, I am thinking 'is it only wednesday?!?'

Kate said...

We have this poster on our living room wall :)

ms. mindless said...

i've never like those bracelets either, but that is one of my favorite messages. if i bought one, it would be that message. still don't think it is worth $130 though. i'll be content with a poster.