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May 28, 2009

new glasses, thank you blogland

Sometimes I wonder what my life (and my house) would be like without the charity and wisdom of other bloggers. I wouldn’t know about so many of my now favorite things. It would be sad and I’d probably still have the hideous yellow leather couch that came with my house, barren walls with only a few pictures hung here and there, no squash trellis, and I wouldn’t know about Seed Savers. I would never have found our amazing wedding photographer. The wedding in general wouldn’t have been nearly as cute (or as time consuming). Things would be different.

I also wouldn’t have a brand new set of glasses (in 3 sizes).

We’ve been looking for inexpensive, but semi-stylish glasses to replace our lovely Ikea set, but I hadn’t found any that I was sold on. We break them all the time (apparently not an issue with Duralex, thankfully), so I didn’t want to register for nice drinking glasses that we’d be replacing once a month.

And then I read Jora’s Blogger Favorites on Simple Lovely this week. Duralex Picardie! How had I come 31 years in this life and not known about them?

I almost bought them on ebay, for a much inflated price. That would have been too bad. I read the Apartment Therapy article that Jora linked to, but was crushed when the glasses weren’t available online. Yesterday, before I clicked “buy it now!”, I called our Cost Plus just to see if they by some chance had any in stock. 20 minutes on hold and yes, they did. In 4 sizes. And I made the poor guy check to make sure they said Duralex on the bottom.

So now I have them. And the entire purpose of this post is to tell you that if you want them too, just go to Cost Plus. They apparently carry them all the time. Our store has a new shipment coming in on Monday or Tuesday.


  1. Grace said on May 28, 2009

    We had those picardie glasses growing up and I just adore them. They are so sturdy and lovely.

  2. Anonymous said on May 28, 2009

    Just found your blog. added you to me weekly must check. Love the recipe posts.
    I was married last year in May, I did most of the planning ourselves, made our own invitations, personalized favors the whole bit. I could not have done it without daily inspiration and advice from bloggers.
    Best wishes

  3. lovelymorning said on May 28, 2009

    Thanks Liz!

    Aren’t blogs just the coolest? It’s like, what did we do before there were hundreds people’s lives to peer into via the internet?

    If you HAPPEN to check this, send me pics of your wedding! We’re always looking for sweet, handmade weddings for 100 Layer Cake.


  4. kitchendoor said on May 29, 2009

    Those are just darling! Old-fashioned and pretty, but still wicked practical. Love that.

  5. Hi.d said on May 29, 2009

    Yes I agree blogs are the best! I love reading yours – I saw your squash trellis post awhile ago and built one for this year and have been meaning to write you a note to say thanks!

  6. Molly Jean said on May 29, 2009

    ooooh, i love these! thanks for sharing!

  7. The Chiconomist Celine said on June 4, 2009

    You just gave me flashbacks! I was (and still am) the clumsiest child ever, so my family always had Duralex glasses that I couldn't break. I think I still need these!

  8. Carolyn said on June 12, 2009

    I also bought them @ World Market after seeing them on Simply Lovely, but only the two sizes in the middle. For larger glasses I found the Working Glasses from Crate and Barrel to be much better.

  9. Rita Finn said on June 13, 2009

    I LOVE Duralex glasses! You can never have too many of them.

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