London Calling

Many of you know I recently spent over a week in London, England.   The one souvenir I really wanted to bring back with me was a “Keep Calm and Carry On” sign or print.   During World War II, the British government commissioned this poster to be posted as an encouragement for the Brits to keep a stiff upper lip during the harsh wartime period.   I’ve seen this a lot in decorating magazines lately – probably a retro revival due to the current economic recession.  Of course, I thought it would be easy to find there – but NO!  I only found a single coffee cup bearing this saying, and I really wanted something to hang on the wall.




Google and Ebay to the rescue.  I’m just gonna have to break down and order one on-line, even though I’d much prefer to say I got it while I was in London!  Now I just have to choose between the duck-egg blue, mossy green, and bright pink.  Help me decide!!!

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Please let me know which color you think I should get in the comments section below – I will likely hang it in my living room, sunroom, or dining room.  I would really appreciate your help!

 

 

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Lora
10 years ago

the duck-egg blue seems like it’s perfect for you…but then again I may just be remembering those amazing cookies 🙂 I also love the green!

Heather
10 years ago

if it were me, pink or blue. but im just really in love with that massive gilded frame around the blue one. i like the blend of styles there. a white frame is nice but somewhat predictable. what do you think?

Phyllis Hill
Phyllis Hill
10 years ago

I like the mossy green. But I think it is because I don’t like the frames with the other too. Ok, frame or no frame I like the mossy green.:)

Michelle
Michelle
10 years ago

OOH, I want one! Love the blue for me and for you. (Although the name “duck-egg blue” sounds icky for some reason.)

Jamie
Jamie
10 years ago

I personally like the green, but somehow I see the blue one in your house…especially with that frame!

Mitzi Leigh Hinton
Mitzi Leigh Hinton
10 years ago

Though green is always my favorite and you love pink – I just love the blue! – Mitzi Leigh

Jennifer
Jennifer
10 years ago

Kristie, the blue is you! Beautiful!

Diana
Diana
10 years ago

I think blue’s a good choice, will go great in you’re house…blue with an old picture frame. I love it!

Frances
Frances
10 years ago

The green is my personal favorite–as you might guess from my living room decor. However, you are much more creative that I so you can probably come up with a great idea for any of the colors. F

Shannon Reeder
Shannon Reeder
10 years ago

My first choice would be the blue, with green as my second.

Michelle L.
Michelle L.
10 years ago

I say green. But then, I will ALWAYS say green when given the choice! Honestly, I do think the green would look good in your living room.

leif
leif
10 years ago

Duck-egg Blue is my vote.

Bright pink too girly & moss green doesn’t have enough punch!

kristiebarnett
10 years ago

I’m leaning towards the duck-egg blue at this point – and I’m with Heather: I adore the gilt gold frame with it. Definitely elevates it from poster status. But the hot pink would be fun with that frame, too. Still not sure . . .

Alicia
Alicia
10 years ago

Green!

linda moran
linda moran
10 years ago

The duck egg blue seems the most calming, as it is a message of calming! The pink is fun but counter intuitive to the message. Hot pink says have fun! It’s time to party!

Daniel
10 years ago

Duck-egg blue is definately Barnett style. That frame is the way you roll.

Andrea
Andrea
10 years ago

green–with the gilt frame. (of course, you know it would be blue for my house!) 😉

Andrea
Andrea
10 years ago

the white mat is too close to the lettering on the pink one — it would be pretty cute sans matting.

Allison
10 years ago

Love the duck egg blue but the extra pick-me-up is the fancy frame. Green would be my second favorite. I don’t see them having pink signs duing WWII but I could be wrong! 😉

kristiebarnett
10 years ago

Allison, my understanding is that the original posters were done in red lettering. Definitely no pastels or bright pinks! But red just doesn’t go in my house! 🙂

Angie Ricci Seehafer
10 years ago

Blue would be beautiful or the green. What do the girls think?

Teresa
Teresa
10 years ago

Blue gets my vote, although the green is a close second. The pink is a little too bright.

Dianne Tant
Dianne Tant
10 years ago

I love the blue…love the gold frame too

Terry (Mitzi Leigh's Friend)
Terry (Mitzi Leigh's Friend)
10 years ago

I like the blue but love the green… classic and clean looking. And a nice blend with most interiors. The choice in frame will make all the difference in both.

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