Several years ago, clenching my teeth through another unsuccessful, crabby, sticky attempt at making heart-shaped pancakes for Valentine’s Day breakfast, I realized my problem: I am a lover not a fighter shopper not a maker. Instead of making heart-shaped pancakes, I should be shopping for heart-shaped cereal bowls. Since then, my only Valentine’s Day woe is that there is a low limit on the number of heart-shaped dishes I want to store for a year between uses.
Zak Designs Mini Heart-Shaped Bowls (photo from Amazon.com). The stackability of these makes them something I could consider using all year.
Zak Designs Heart-Shaped Serving Bowls (photo from Amazon.com). These tempt me to throw a Valentine’s Day party, just so I can serve stuff in them.
Yedi Houseware Heart-Shaped Espresso Cups with Heart-Shaped Saucers (photo from Amazon.com)
Hearts & Kisses Heart-Shaped Plates (photo from Target.com). When my mom and I see sets like this, we play the Dividing Them Up game: which two would you choose if splitting the set with a fellow shopper? Which one single plate would be your favorite?
Melamine Heart Dishes Set (photo from Target.com). PERFECT for my no-more-pancakes plan.
Heart Plates and Mugs (photo from CrateandBarrel.com)
Miniature Nesting Heart Dishes by JDWolfePottery on Etsy (photo from Etsy.com). I love the pretty green color of these, and the pottery reminds me pleasantly of my 1970s upbringing. These are teensy and would be good for sauces and dips and olives and, like, CAVIAR if you were so inclined, but would also be good for holding earrings and coins and beads and buttons and so forth.