Hearts, Flowers & Chocolate

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I’m anticipating celebrating with a few Hearts, Flowers & a little Chocolate!

I found these Marbled Chocolate Heart Cups at World Market  that make for a quick & easy Valentine’s Day treat~

Perfect for filling with mousse, ice cream, lemon curd or any berries & whipped cream~


I kept it simple and added a tablespoon of Grand Marnier to my whipped cream for a little orange flavor, added some strawberries and garnished with chocolate curls included in the package~


 Ideal for a Valentine’s Day served with Rose Petal Tea, I also found at World Market~


 And a few heart-shaped tea sandwiches of the chicken salad variety and very thin bread from Pepperidge Farm~ a compromise with white on one side & wheat on the other :)



Table Details:

Dishes/G. Demartine & Cie~ Avenier Limoges

Chargers, Napkins & Teapot/ HomeGoods

Leaf Demitasse Spoons/ Tuesday Morning


Wishing you Hearts, Flowers & Chocolate this Valentine’s Day~ not necessarily in that order :)

Have a taste of Chocolate Chocolate,

a sweet read for Valentine’s Day. . .



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  61 comments for “Hearts, Flowers & Chocolate

  1. shirley@housepitalitydesigns
    January 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    As always, a most gorgeous table…so romantic in every way!

  2. January 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    The book looks delightful as well as your lovely table! I am beginning to get excited about Valentine’s Day!

    Ricki Jill

  3. January 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    What a charming Valentine’s Day tea table, the marbled chocolate cups are delightful and the heart shaped tea sandwiches are so pretty!
    Love your Limoges china, classic.

  4. January 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I was just at World Market yesterday. Now it looks like I’ll have to go back and look for heart shaped chocolate. Mary, I want you to move in and create for me every day!

  5. January 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Okay, that does it…I really “need” to make the trip to World Market! These little hearts are fabulous, Mary. Beautiful post, as always.

  6. January 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Darn it, I just used my birthday coupon from World Market to buy napkins and napkin rings. I would have much preferred chocolate heart cups! Your dessert creation looks so decadent! And how appropriate to accompany them with rose petal tea, which I’m sure tastes as wonderful as it looks. Love the beautiful rose themed china against the white tablecloth, and those napkins are so pretty. Thank you for sharing, Mary. It’s just as sweet as can be.

  7. Marilyn
    January 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Mary – what a beautful post. I just love everything. Wish we had World Market up here. Had my husband check out a store when he was down south, but you know men -“nothing there he had to have”! I love your chocolate cups and flowers and tea sandwichs , everything was just so well put together, but then again that is what you do. Thank you!!!

  8. January 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I saw those chocolate cups at World Market. You made them look so beautiful and delicious. I want to come have tea with you. Everything looks just perfect. :-)

  9. Clare
    January 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    What a lovely heart-filled tea party!

  10. January 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I love tea parties and yours is simply lovely…. Very romantic, from the pristine white cloth to the decadent looks of the deliciously filled chocolate cups…..but my heart started beating really fast when I noticed your leaf teaspoons! I covet them ;-)

    Thank you, Mary….gorgoeus as always.

  11. January 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    ooops….gorgeous… ;-) fingers working faster than brain

  12. January 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Okay, game over, I must have chocolate hearts. Now.

  13. January 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Oh Mary, your Limoges china is beautiful…so romantic and delicate. A lovely Valentine’s setting. The chocolate cups look so intriguing and sparks the imagination for all kinds of wonderful treats…but I must say, yours sounds wonderful and I think I just might have to give that a try. As always, beautiful!

  14. January 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    The little chocolate hearts and rose petal tea look like just the thing for Valentine’s day Drat! and I was just at World Market yesterday.. oh golly…I’ll just have to go again. :) Love your little heart shaped tea sandwiches too.What is it about tea sandwiches that make everything seem so “civilized”?
    Hope you’re having a great weekend,

  15. Pat
    January 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I’ve not seen anything as sweet as these little chocolate hearts…ever! World Market…here I come! Such a romantic post, dear one! I love roses and these on your plates, tea cups and saucers along with those gorgeous napkins nearly made me swoon! Thank you for Valentine’s Day inspiration, indeed!

  16. January 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I have to go shopping!!! This collection of treats is just PERFECT for Lovers Day & I adore your pretty dishes & napkins that you paired it all with, Mary.
    You are so very creative in so many ways.

    Thanks for telling us about the bread & where to buy the chocolate cups. I think WM is going to have a run on them soon.

  17. January 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I agree with Rett. I’m off to WM tomorrow. Reading Chocolate, Chocolate now. I know you are going to give us a splendid chocolate spread next Friday. Can’t wait. This post is full of beauty from the delicate Limoges to the yummy chocolate cups. ~ sarah

  18. January 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Delightful! I wish I had a World Market near by, I would rush right over. And the little chocolate cups look so pretty with the strawberries and whipped cream.

  19. afoodie
    January 28, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Mary, you just never cease to amaze. You have more talent in your little finger than most people possess in their entire being. I’m not sure there is an adjective to describe how incredible your posts are; time after time, after time. You amaze me.

  20. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    January 28, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Very pretty Mary! Love the wink and nod to relationships with the “compromise”:@)

  21. January 28, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Oh, if we had a World Market, I’d rush there to get those chocolate cups. Every detail is so beautiful, and what a great idea to use the white and wheat slices of bread for those heart shaped sandwiches. It’s just gorgeous!

  22. January 28, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Those heart-shaped chocolate cups are so cute…I’ll be headed to World Market for those! I love your book selection…so delicious…mmmm.

  23. January 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I love World Market and picked up the Rose Petal Tea, too. But I missed the chocolate! I’ll have to go back. Such a delightful Valentine tea post. Love the hearts!

  24. January 28, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Oh, I want those chocolate cups!!!!!!!!!! My mouth is watering now. Your presentation is perfect. Our Valentines day will be delayed til we get home. Leaving for Fl. next week (not a fun trip though). XO, Pinky

  25. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    January 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    If only we had a World Market..I would be there in a heartbeat. We were married on Saint Valentine’s Day….they would be perfect for my sweetie.

  26. January 29, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Hi Mary,Everything looks do Charming and Romantic..loving everything, especially the chocolate hearts.The bread would make such delicate sandwiches to have with tea! Wish I could soak up the afternoon chatter with you and friends. Have a relaxing day. Yvette x

  27. January 29, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I’m in love with the marbled hearts! I’m thinking a field trip is in order! And that book sounds delightful.

  28. January 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Oh, so beautiful. Love the little chocolate cups. And the heart shaped bread is perfect.

    As always, so happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  29. January 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I just came back to enjoy your table again and to let you know that
    you have just been passed along an award. Please stop by. NO obligations, it’s just to show you how much I appreciate all the work you put into your wonderful blog.

  30. January 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Those little heart-shaped chocolate cups are adorable! I’ll have to look for them next time I’m at World Market. I love Republic of Tea teas too. My favorite right now is Earl Greyer with a little lemon juice added. Pretty and romantic table.

  31. January 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I LOVE the marble chocolate heart cups! So hoping they will still have some when I get to World Market (85 miles away)! The strawberries and shaved chocolate look so pretty and I like how easy that would be. It looks so impressive. The heart shaped bread idea is neat too. Since I am on a no sugar diet the chocolate is mighty tempting but so far I am resisting. I could fill mine with blueberries and strawberries! At least this diet includes fruit.

    Pretty post as always, Mary.

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  33. January 30, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Hi, Mary. Here’s how much I love your posts–I looked at it on my phone! It was so lovely I couldn’t wait to see it on the big screen! Just lovely, and I can’t believe those darling shells come with the chocolate curls too–too, too cute!! I’ll get my iSi cream whipper going and make some chocolate whipped cream to go in them, a little Villa M sweet, bubbly wine and we’ll have a happy, happy, happy V-day!! Can’t wait!! Thanks for the heads up…I’ll be making my way there soon!

  34. January 30, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Oh my, so beautiful. Your table looks amazing and the chocolates look unreal. Fantastic. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  35. January 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    So pretty Mary, of course I am glad I spent days getting this to open on my phone, only to be shocked to see it fft time already!

    Love the little cups and all your perfect shots, if this is a warm up to food for thought you got me quaking in my boots! THIS would have been more than enough, oy what gorgeous concoctions must be coming! You know I won’t be peeking until I post mine next week, can’t wait to see what we read :)

  36. January 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Beautiful table, everything looks perfect and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  37. February 1, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Your roses are fabulous! The chocolate cups are really pretty too. Ours is about 1 hour away, but these are soooo pretty, I might have to make the trip.

    I finished Night Circus! I just loved it. Definitely going to get Chocolate! I will probably always be too far behind, but it sure was fun to read it. I was soooo inspired by your post.

  38. February 2, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Love, love, love everything about this post! I’m running to World Market today to see if I can still find these chocolate cups. What a clever idea. I don’t even think I can improve on how you filled the cups! I’m planning to copy you completely! Now I also need to go get a heart-shaped mold for cutting up the tea sandwiches. The table is lovely, too!

  39. February 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Good morning, Mary! I just LOVE World Market!!! I can stay in that store for hours just looking around and playing with all the stuff! The food selection is really incredible! They always have some of the most unique food offerings. It’s one of those stores that you just never know what you will find!!! There are 3 of them within 25 miles of my house, and I am not shy about visiting them all! You did a beautiful job here, and I love how you were able to get such a clean line on the bread when you cut out the hearts. I really think that using a thinner slice (and a steady hand!) is part of the key to that. The dishes are absolutely beautiful!!! I am partial to pink, so they really speak to me! This is a beautiful table with lots of great details and truly pretty food!

  40. February 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    What a lovely table! I love the little heart sandwiches. The dessert looks yummy too.

  41. FABBY
    February 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Fabulous table, the dishes are gorgeous, I am very partial to pink. Those chocolates are unreal, wow! The dessert makes me want to go to the pantry, lol. Hugs,

  42. February 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Beautiful post! Love your china and the sweets…so pretty! Enjoy your tea. It is perfect.
    Blessings My Friend,

  43. February 2, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Gorgeous!! Hearts, Roses, and chocolate. What could be more perfect. Beautiful table and dessert, Mary!

  44. February 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Everything looks divine. The chocolate cups, heart shaped sandwiches, and rose tea. Lovely. Great design! ~CJ

  45. February 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Oh my, need to run to World Market, Your table looks so inviting, as always. Those are really pretty dishes. The roses with the white matelasse are just stunning. xo marlis

  46. Tess
    February 2, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Beautiful, charming, romantic, delicious!!!

  47. Michael Lee West
    February 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I can almost taste those lucious berries! An inspirational post from the first picture till the last.

  48. February 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Thats a new product for me thanks for the info….they look so elegant
    I’d love for you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party going on now-Sunday midnight…

  49. February 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Totally elegant. I absolutely love it.

  50. February 4, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Looks so beautiful! So simple and so pretty! I bet it was delicious!

  51. February 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    SO. GORGEOUS! Your photography is beautiful and those little heart desserts look so yummy.

  52. February 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    its nice to be home to soak in all your beauty and goodness… i will just say oh my good ness… i am just letting it all seep in, so much to enjoy… you make cost plus look so good girl! thats world markets original name, to hard for me to convert to their new image, i have been going there since i was a kid!

  53. February 10, 2012 at 3:57 am

    How elegant and romantic. You made the Top 5 for last week’s Sweets for a Saturday. Good job!

  54. Pat
    February 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Happy Valentines Day!
    Pretty chocolate heart cups perfect for Valentines day tea.

  55. February 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Hi Mary,
    Oh my, your chocolate heart cups are scrumptious! What a perfect little something to enjoy with your tea. They are both pretty and elegant. Lovely china too. Your flowers, china, and chocolate all make for a beautiful post. Thank you so much for joining me for tea today. Happy Valentines day!


  56. February 14, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Hi Mary,

    A gorgeous post and tea table for Valentine’s Day! Your chocolate hearts look delightful and rose petal tea is my favorite.

  57. January 31, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    My oh my oh MYYYY!!!

    What an exquisite post, WOW!

    You captured the essence of St. Valentine’s Day perfectly, such luscious photos and loveliness!!

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