Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Found and Lost


You might be surprised by how often people land on this site looking for something from the set of the movie Julie & Julia. I've had several requests to contact the set decorator about napkins and lighting and on and on. I do feel like, when I reach out to folks to do these interviews for the blog, that they are doing me a favor. So, I rarely go back and say, "Um, so, where did you find the pillow?"

This is different. A very nice young man is on a quest to find these glasses that appeared in the film for a very specific person and purpose (which I may share at a later date.) I did, in fact, go back and ask the set decorator for Julie & Julia from whence they came. She's nice, as most people are, and let me know she found them at le Cafeteria in New York, but that the shop had changed hands and they might not be there anymore. They are not.

Two sources agree that the glasses are French (though I don't think that is critical to the quest.) What say you, design crazies? Can you help a guy out? Any suggestions?

22 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

ooooh pour me a glass!!!

pve design said...

They look like something that one might find at Barney's in NY, or Bergdorfs. They do have a french flair. I wonder if they are Baccarat?

Anonymous said...

Maybe he can look in Fishs Eddy (NYC) www.fishseddy.com since they are a big source for vintage glassware and tableware. If I see the pattern anywhere I'll let you know. Pam

Julie said...

Looks to me like a discontinued Juliska pattern. They have one with similar lines on their web site now that is called Emerson.

Kate from Party Resources said...

Ask Eddie Ross!

Karena said...

These are stunning, however I have not seen them. A photo sent to one of the crystal replacement co's might do the trick.

Karena
Art by Karena

purple pineapple said...

I sent you a p.m., but this shop "had" the glasses at one point. bet she'd tell you her source with such a good story brewing behind it !
http://blog.nicolejane.com/2010/01/cheers-to-julie-and-julia/

VoiceTalk said...

A GREAT store! Yes- it has changed hands. A good deal of their stock is/was from France & Brussels: that is what I remember being told when I bought similar glasses. Perhaps Belgian Pearls can be of assistance?

Flo Ingram/INGRAM DESIGN said...

If this is a seriousserious quest [as in no substitutions will do], I'd suggest your friend call the La Cafetiere French HQ in Bordeaux. According to the website, there are two LaC locations in USA: the NY location which you've checked, but perhaps also checking the Ft. Lauderdale location may yield something worthwhile.

Website: http://www.la-cafetiere.com/pl/page.pl?lg=en&pg=qui_sommes_nous

However, if this person gets fed up with the search, and simply wants something reminiscent of the authentic movie goblets, well, sigh, perhaps these French goblets on eBay might appeal:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pink-Peach-Blown-Glass-Swirled-Champagne-Flute-Goblet-/370388079869?pt=Glassware

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, I wish I could help. But, I love wondering what he needs them for! :)

Lee said...

Have you tried Pryde's? I'm always amazed by what I find there.

LDMark said...

Patricia ~ This looks more like Depression glass pattern like Queen Mary (an old Hocking pattern) or maybe Jeannette Glass company's Homespun pattern. But I could find a photo of a goblet like the one in your photo. I will keep looking in the meantime... Good Luck!

Matthew said...

They look like Nason & Moretti which are hand blown Italian.

La Maison Fou said...

Love those glasses.
Thought you would like to know, a Tulsa kitchen is in the Sept. issue of Southern Living magazine, kitchen by Moi.
L.

eddieross said...

they are pretty! I think they are vintage Amethyst Italian Venini Glass for the 50' or 60's but I am not sure. I would try to send the picture to Replacements ltd they are so great about finding anything under the sun! hope this helped and good luck! Eddie

AppleTree said...

Do tell us the back story! You tease.

Lee said...

I found several in the same shape. They were called "milk goblets" (this didn't indicate "milk glass".

Does this young man know that your readers all over the country (and possibly outside, too) are trying to help him find those glasses? That would add some charm to his story.

ADG said...

What about Lucullus (sp) in New Orleans? Can't even believe that I can comment on something like this...even though I'm sure to be way out of my element on things such. I bought Absinthe spoons at Lucullus years ago.

alixant said...

They look Italian and vintage. Nina Campbell in London usually has similar.

eddieross said...

Any luck finding those glasses? They are so nice!

E+J

Liz said...

I'm curious too! Did you find them? They are stunners.

Paul Gervais de Bédée said...

They're from Murano, just off Venice. Hand blown. A very basic model.