Monday, February 27, 2012

Meander

I thought about titling this post "It's Greek To Me" or "My Big Fat Greek Key Obsession" or some other corny clever take on Greek key, but I figured those had all been done before. So, instead, I googled the term Greek key (my form of in-depth research) and found that it is known as a meander (in artistic/archaeological terms) which means a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. Since my mind and, consequently, my blog posts sometimes meander, I thought this was the perfect title. Okay, now on to Greek key designs.  Are they over done? Can we ever have enough? I hope not, because I still love them. Exhibit A:
some Greek key trim I bought this weekend to dress up a simple white bed skirt I got at Bed, Bath & Beyond. My husband asked me what happens when Greek key goes out of style?? Can you believe that blasphemy. I didn't even answer him.

Exhibit B (and C): On Sunday, I returned to the Flea Market (I had gone on Friday with ModFruGal, got nothing, but then obsessed over one item until I had to return. It was gone. Boo.) and bought a few accessories - two of which had Greek key on them.
Do you see it?
See the tiny one at the bottom of the lighter? Not sure why I bought a lighter . . . I do not and never have smoked, but I do light candles. Of course, it doesn't work anyway. Okay, I just thought it was cool and cheap. I bought it and that onyx cube for $5. And you know I can't resist a little Asian ginger jar. It was only $3.

And, of course, there's the faux bamboo Greek key mirror I've had for a while . . .
Are you as crazy about the key as I am? Or am I just some sad Greek-obsessed nut?

12 comments:

Ashley said...

You may be a nut, but you're among friends. And shame on your husband for insinuating that greek key will ever got out of style!

nkp said...

You know what, I don't think I have as much as a smidge of greek key in my house. What's wrong with me! And you know what else, I'm certain that everywhere I go now I will see greek key taunting me.

As for husbands, what do they know. ;0)

Emily | Recently said...

Yep, love it love it love it. Just tell your husband that if it ever goes out of style it will be back "in" in 20 years anyways so no worries. And you love it so that's all that matters!

Fran said...

Yup, I don't think it'll go out of style. I was in a restaurant this past weekend that dates back to the 1300's and they had greek trim around the door!! It's amazing...it has been so influential in design.

ModFruGal said...

Sorry it was gone! You scored fun stuff though, so not a total loss!

Melissa Crochet said...

I'm obsessed with that lighter and you chose the perfect shade for the lamp. Sorry about the loss of the turtle.

Erin said...

That jar is awesomeus maximus!

I just realized I was trying to go all Latin on you, but Greek people don't speak Latin, DUH.

I obviously need to do more in depth google research.

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love it too, and now I know what it means, thanks to you !

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I missed the flea again. That should be illegal in my case. SO NOT MISSING IT NEXT MONTH!! Love that onyx box. so cool!

My Many Moments said...

Classic is never out of style. And you are one classy lady. Look at that vignette. That black lampshade is perfect.

Staci@asaltbox said...

Just came across your blog. You have great style. I love the greek key pattern and I'm thinking I need some in my home. Seriously cool vignette, I love the color of your lamp and the mirror adds such a great dose of texture!

Zane Wooder said...

I love the yellow vast for your lamp. I also love the blue lamp shade.

-zane