Happy New Year! Yes, I am aware that it’s been a month since we rang in the new year and almost over two month since the last time I’ve posted something. However, I guess that’s what I love about having my own personal blog. It’s one of the few things in my life that doesn’t’ require a deadline.
Where to begin?! I must say 2012 has started off quite well. There’s something about ‘2012’; it just rolls off the tongue better than ‘2011’. Or maybe because I’m quite happy to see 2011 go. It wasn’t a bad year, but it wasn’t a great year. Anyways enough of my rambling. One of the things on my ‘New Things for 2012’ list (I just came up with this name) is home decor. I’ve (somewhat) come to terms with the fact that my plans to work and live anywhere but my hometown (it’s really a great place despite what I may give off) are temporarily put on hold. And by doing so, I’ve decided to revamp my personal haven (ie. bedroom).
For quite some time I didn’t see a point on redecorating, because I was too busy envisioning what my flat in Paris or Hong Kong would look like. But like most things in life, things don’t always go as planned. But I am a believer in that everything happens for a reason. I digress.
Anyways, so far I’ve been enjoying the process of this bedroom makeover. In my hunt to find statement pieces, I discovered one of the greatest finds! Some may not get it, but if you knew me at all you’d understand why I am in love with this ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ sign. It’s historical, vintage, and meaningful. Oh and don’t forget a steal of a deal! It definitely beats the $300 rug version I found from Anthropologie a while back.
There’s a certain sense of class to this phrase, and despite the war context it was initially made for, it makes me think of how refreshing it’d be to spot a sign like this today. Rather than seeing red zone alerts, seeing a sign that says ‘Keep Calm And Carry On’ brings somewhat of a ‘calm’ comfort…