Friday, May 8, 2009

Wartime Wisdom

Today is another public holiday in France - Victory in Europe Day. For a country that experienced occupation, resistance and liberation during the Second World War, it's still a day of national remembrance and pride, and international gratitude.

But today is a Scottish themed day for me, because in the midst of my mother's Edinburgh treasures, I found this wonderful scarf bearing British slogans from the Second World War. (Oh how I wish I'd ironed it before I took these photos...) We begin with the bloggers' favourite: This is a rather less remembered wartime slogan, but still useful for these days of financial worries:
Here is a question which now has a good environmental message. The same goes for this one, although the pun is cringe-worthy! So we move on to slogans which highlight how different lives were then:
This was all about War Bonds, I assume. My father tells me that War Bonds are still going! What? Did this one EVER rhyme?And on that rather cheesey and perplexing note, I'll leave you with the entire (although sadly un-ironed) scarf. A very stylish patchwork theme - making do and mending, of course!


Josie-Mary said...

OMG that's fantactic!!! I think you should wear it today.... what a lucky find :)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Good morning Floss! That scarf is so unusual...have never seen anything like it! Enjoy your holiday today and thanks for visiting....I think the sun is actually peeking through a bit! Be well, Laura

Floss said...

Sorry, Joe, I left it in the drawer under the spare bed in my parents' house! Regretting that slightly...

Mr Lee said...

Thank you for your kind words.It is very much appreciated.Have a happy weekend.

Elizabethd said...

That is quite a souvenir, Floss. There were so many 'rules and regs' during the war.

marble rose said...

Wow - You know I would be tempted to put it in frame, it's so evocative of the time. Have a good weekend!

Sal said...

It's brilliant!
Have a lovely weekend ;-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How neat. i have not seen one like it before.
Thanks for stopping by. Won't be painting today, clouded up already.

Anonymous said...

That's really quite wonderful
I must send my mum a link, she'll love it.
Thank you for your lovely comment.
Glad you liked the shortbread recipe, it really is the best I've ever tasted. Betty was a really lovely Scottish friend of mine.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Far out that is quite a fashion statement isn't it?!!!

I'm not good at ironing my bits and pieces of background colour, so not to worry. We really must iron more - yeah right!

Have fun on your day off.
Sarah xx

Lace hearts said...

What a fantastic scarf, and thank you for sharing it.
You are so right about Twilight - I think they are incredibly well crafted, and as far from the trashy teen books you can get. And there's more in them each time you drop back in - I've loved reading the series.

Terry said...

Oh Floss ,they are wonderful treasures.
Thank you for posting the fantastic pictures.
I just love coming by to visit.
You have the most wonderfully fun blog to visit.
Have a great weekend
filled with many blessings.
hugs to you.