If you’re a reader of this blog, then you know my fondness for the Greek key pattern, which is key to my logo, to the new Versace appetizer plates I bought myself for Christmas (see earlier post) and to the beautiful shawl that A., editor of this blog and administrator of this site, gave me.
Now there’ve been more sightings. Gump’s winter catalog features a gold Greek key pillow ($165, gumps.com). Touch of Class’ spring preview catalog contains the Greek key-bordered Athens II bedding collection in slate and chocolate colors (touchofclass.com). Last but certainly not least, Bloomingdale’s new china collections include Versace’s Iconic Heroes pattern, with the Greek key pattern ringing the dinner plate. ($70 to $285, bloomingdales.com).
The set’s orange cup with brick-colored figures echoes the red Attic vessels of ancient Greece. But what the cup really reminds me of is the moment in “The Birdcage” in which the bride’s conservative parents visit the groom’s gay ones and dine on dishes decorated with boys who look like their playing leapfrog.