I'm wild about chocolate. When I was seven years old, I was addicted to chocolate ice cream sodas. Then there was the stretch of nearly a year when I had to have seven Oreo cookies and a glass of milk each night before I went to bed. (If I had seven Oreos I finished the cookies and the milk at exactly the same time). My taste became more sophisticated and I moved on to chocolate cream pie piled high with whipped cream or meringue. Lately, it's been dense chocolate cake in a pool of creme anglaise. But in addition to all of these sweet temptations, I'm wild about anything with chocolate printed, painted or embossed on it.
These are my French chocolat dishes. Most of them were purchased for a song at T.J. MAXX.
My sister Susan bought these vintage waxed paper chocolat bags at a small collectibles shop on rue St. Paul in the Marais district of Paris. She paid 3 Euros per bag. What are the chances of ever finding another?
This wonderful old French clock is hanging in my niece's kitchen.
I just found this barometer on French eBay. How could I resist?
Gotta love chocolate!