Friday, October 7, 2011

New Mugs and Nostalgia!



Welcome back to "What's the Buzz?", the Bee's Knees British Imports blog. We are excited to announce that we are introducing a new line of mugs to our selection. If you need your morale boosting, these new Keep Calm Poster Mugs are just the thing.

Keep Calm and Carry On was a poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion. Seeing only limited distribution, it was little known. The poster was rediscovered in 2000. Our range of Keep Calm mugs includes the original poster and several fun variations on the theme.
Some of our new mugs!


Talking of nostalgia, while we are working on The Bee’s Knees, Donna and I often end up chatting about memories from England. Some images are still so vivid. Over one of our many cups of tea, we were remembering the good old days of milk being delivered to the front door step everyday. The milkman would putter around the neighborhood on the eerily quiet milk float before anyone was up, clinking the chubby milk bottles as he placed them on the on the step. 

The Milk Float



The foil tops had different colors for whole milk, skimmed milk and semi-skim. Although I think in those days we all just drank whole milk, with the thick cream that floated on the top as well. You could easily change your order too; I remember my mum would write a note - 2 extra today please - and pop it in one of the empty, rinsed out bottles that the milkman would pick up the next day. We were recycling without even knowing it! You didn’t even have to pay before they were delivered; it was an honor system. We knew the milkman would deliver the milk everyday, and he knew we would pay every week. On a Friday evening the milkman would make his rounds again, this time with his big leather bag slung around his hips, and collect the money for the week’s milk. Cash only, of course!

So if you’re feeling nostalgic, or would like a morale boost – or to send a friend a morale boost – check out our new collection of Keep Calm Poster mugs at http://www.thebeeskneesbritishimports.com/categories/Keep-Calm-Poster-Mugs/

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather,
Lucinda

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