I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tablescape # 25

Hello Everyone!

Yes!!! I looked the word up in Wikipedia....
In 1954, Mr Fauchille, director of the Delespaul-Havez company and
Mr. Galois an employee had a surplus of cocoa and decided to create a new, original recipe to use it up. The legend says that one of the machines in the factory was malfunctioning, making the long bars that still exists today.  This sweet, in the form of a bar was christened Caram'bar.

My sister gave me six plates as a gift when she came to visit me some years ago.  She always brings a surprise for me.  I love her...

The tablescape is set with Chocolate tones. 

Of course 'Chocolate candy'

I picked some Artemisia from my garden and one Lenten Rose bloom with a few Cyclamen in the arrangement to add more deep color. 
And a simple crock for the vase.


The glass dish is from my vintage glassware collection.   

Chocolate napkin from Tuesday morning and 'Affection' silverware

Creme De Cacao liqueur would be nice....

Chocolate Candle in Fostoria 'American' Candle holder

Each of the original Caram'bars were a regulated size and weight.  The statistics are as follows:
Length: 7cm
Weight: 10g
Recommended retail price 5 centimes
Wrapper: Yellow, with red striped twisted ends

Inside of the wrappers, there were "Carambar points" which could be redeemed for various Carambar-related products till 1961, when points where replaced by jokes.
In 1972, the name changed to "Super Caram'bar".  In 1977, the name lost its apostrophe.
The candy is imported from France, so while I'm in England this summer I will be looking for the candy to bring home for my family.  Especially my sweet sister.
I have enjoyed arranging and researching the name on the plates for this Tablescape Thursday. And I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Please join me as I party hop...
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
My Cottage Charm for Treasures and Trinkets Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Thursday
I Love Pretty Little Things for Friday Pretties
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Simply Sweet Home for Friday Favorites
Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday
Bargain Hunting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
Don't forget to hop back and see more goodies.


  1. "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy I've got Love in my Tummy"! OH MY, you have made me CRAVE CHOCOLATE!!! Love your setting!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Hugs, Donna

  2. Excuse me, I'll be right back ... ok! I found some chocolate, now I can continue. Chuckle! Wonderful share ... beautiful setting ... lovely company.

    Have a lovely eve ~
    TTFN ~

    NEW GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

  3. This is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

  4. Your plates are so SWEET! (no pun intended...okay, maybe a little) :) It's 7:30 am and now I'm craving chocolate. hee hee hee It's never too early for chocalate, right? :)
    Thanks so much for linking up!
    MIssy :)

  5. What a tempting table......could just take a bite out of your chocolate candle! Your sister was so thoughtful to gift you with those darling plates!

  6. Just love your table and those are the cutest plates.

  7. Lovely table...your dishes are so cute!

  8. Those dishes are wonderful, and I love those little sweets. Fun post.

  9. Posting close up pictures of chocolate is just so wrong!! I could lick the monitor!! (Iam on a diet....and I want chocolate!!)

  10. Sisters really are the best! :-) Everything looks so fun and just lovely Betty and we are so glad that you linked up this week to Inspiration Friday!

  11. Lovely and chocolate. A wonderful combination! :)
    I wish i had a sister. :)


  12. Such a wonderful chocolatey post! Great to have you as part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. Now this was one yummy table!

  14. Cute plates Betty, fun table-enjoy:@)

  15. This one is stunning! You got a beautiful blog:)


  16. Oh what cute plates, and what a fun starting point for a tablescape. I am a chocaholic, so you know I love this table. I've never heard of this candy bar, but would love to sample one (or 2 or 3). Thanks so much for linking to Favorite Things. laurie


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