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 Annie Glass Heart Bowls

Heart plates and bowls by Annie Glass are charming all year round, but especially effective on Valentine’s Day.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

These selections were chosen by MELODY LAN , who is on the editorial staff of THE NIBBLE.

 

February 2006
Updated February 2007

Marketplace / Entertaining Guide

Tableware with Heart

Love Is In The Air—And On Your Tabletop

 

It’s the time of year for loved ones to come together and enjoy good company over a romantic meal. Why not accentuate the holiday with tabletop items to complement your food? We’ve chosen a few exquisite pieces we think will enhance the delicious dishes you’ll prepare for an evening of lots of good eating and drinking.

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Drinkware

 

Yedi Housewares:
InsideOut Heart Cups

Instead of sending the usual chocolates or flowers for Valentine’s Day, profess your eternal love with this charming set of heart-shaped drinkware. Unlike flowers or candy, this set will be around for years to come! Made of hand-painted porcelain with gold accents, these delicate cups come in espresso-sized 3.5-ounce cups or tea-sized 5-ounce cups. Of course, you don’t need a valentine to enjoy this set: if you love to host fabulous tea parties or collect exquisite tea or coffee cups, this will be one sweet gift to yourself.

YediHouseware.com

yedi heart cups

Pink Heart Teacup

   

Lolita:
Love My Martini Glasses

Designed by Tracy Lolita Yancey, each of these hand-painted wine glasses features a design inspired by a delicious martini recipe, which you’ll find printed on the bottom of the glass. Our favorite for this month’s romantic holiday is the “Love” martini glass with hand-painted heart candies scattered about. The glasses are available in 8-ounce or 52-ounce sizes. Having a party? Mix a giant martini cocktail to fill the 52-ounce glass, throw in some straws, and let the festivities begin! You will be one memorable host!

SBCeramic.com

Heart Wine Glass

   

Waterford Wishes:
Love & Romance Flutes

Capture the romantic mood with these Champagne flutes etched with a sprinkling of elegant hearts, like tiny heart bubbles floating to the top. The sleek 8-ounce flutes make a dramatic presentation for any Champagne; we will be filling them with pink champagne for an extra-festive touch. Crafted with fine lead crystal in Poland, this drinkware set will be treasured by people of all ages.

Waterford.com

Waterford Valentine Flutes

Dinnerware

 

Lalique:
Heart Plates

Designed by Philippe Deshouliere with Limoges porcelain in France, these plates make even the most ordinary food seem festive. Pile them high with romantic food like oysters and caviar, or use them as cocktail or dessert plates.

CristalLalique.fr

lalique heart plates

   

Annie Glass:
Sweet Heart Bowls

We can’t control how your cuisine turns out on Valentine’s Day, but we know these vibrant gem-like bowls will transform any food into an appetizing dish. Handcrafted in the United States, these charming bowls from the Annie Glass Sweet Heart line are lead-free, chip-resistant and dishwasher -safe. Mix and match your favorite colors and sizes for a truly unique tabletop setting. Assorted heart plates are available, too. Read our full review of Annie Glass.

  • 5-Inch Bowl, $39.00
  • 8-Inch Bowl, $47.00
  • 8-Inch Bowl
    Gold or Platinum Band, $59.00

AnnieGlass.com

annie glass bowls

   

Apilco:
Heart Bowls & Plates

If you’re planning a special Valentine’s Day meal, imagine how much more special it would be served on delicate Apilco heart plates and bowls. With a soft, feminine style, these heart pieces practically emanate sweet romance. Made in France, the pale-pink plates with gold trim will flatter any delicious foods presented on top.

Williams-Sonoma.com

Apilco heart plate

Apilco heart bowl


Serveware

 

Nambe:
Heart Bowl

On Valentine’s Day, accessorize your table as you would yourself: with one-of-a-kind, romantic pieces. Nambe’s crystal heart pieces with sensual curves are a great place to start. Fill either bowl with an array of fresh, red-colored fruits like raspberries, sliced strawberries, pomegranate arils, blood-orange slices and cherries. The flared bowls are made of hand-cut, full-lead crystal from Slovenia.

Nambe.com

nambe crystal heart bowl
Crystal 6-inch Heart Bowl

nambe heart bowl
Grande Heart Bowl

Accessories  

Michael Aram
Pierced Heart Cocktail Picks

Channel Cupid with these arrow-shaped cocktail picks and heart base. Etched with impeccable detail, the 3.5-inch picks are perfect for serving hors d’oeuvres or fondue. The whole set is nickel-plated, and the arrow ends have gold plating.

  • Pierced Heart Cocktail Picks
    Set of 8, $45

MichaelAram.com

heartpicks

Appliances  

Illy:
Francis Francis! X1 Red Espresso Machine

Ultra-chic, this deluxe gift kit includes the retro-futuristic Francis Francis! X1, Italian architect Luca Trazzi’s first and most famous espresso machine. The sturdy, easy-to-use X1 makes perfect espresso with Illy’s Easy Serving Espresso (E.S.E.) system or ground coffee.

  • Francis Francis X1
    $800
    Complimentary Valentine Espresso Lover’s Starter Kit on purchases made by Valentine’s Day

IllyUSA.com

Illy Espresso Machine

   

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