A few weeks ago I loaned out my favorite glasses to a friend who was having a dinner party. In the process of borrowing and returning, a number of glasses were broken, and I no longer have a complete set. C'est la vie. I want to replace the broken glasses, Crate and Barrel no longer carries it.
Enter the Picardie glass.
The Picardie is ubiquitous in France; made from tempered glass it can be used for hot or cold drinks. The Picardie can be seen in bistros and cafes across France and in French homes. Small enough for a child's hands, these glasses are even used in school cafeterias.
Manufactured by Duralex since 1929, the Picardie is available from a number of vendors, including Design Within Reach and Williams-Sonoma. I've also heard they can sometimes be found at World Market. (And if you don't want to pay a premium price for the original, IKEA has a Picardie knock-off that bears a resemblance to the original.)
Don't you love affordable, authentic French touches for your home? Don't you love these glasses?