Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chocolate Eye Candy

What is Valentine's without chocolate?  My earliest recollection of Valentines is a heart shaped box of chocolates.  My dad always brought home a beautiful box of chocolates for my mom and me every Valentines when I was growing up. (Must be why I'm emotionally attached to it!) Now, I just automatically expect a box on V-day. One year, hubby waited too long (he always buys gifts 30 minutes prior) and could not find a box.  He really surprised me by being creative (not normally his style) and bought every kind of candy bar he could find.  Then he wrote me the sweetest letter telling what each one represented, i.e. Milky Way- "You are my universe, you send me over the moon and stars, Payday- That's how I felt the day I married you," etc etc.  Needless to say, that letter is kept close by in a drawer. I always buy chocolates for my children. They've come to expect it too. The dr does not like chocolate!  Can you imagine a person not liking chocolate?  I don't know how we became one with such a fundamental difference! (I'm slowly trying to convert him.)   A dear friend of mine said when she dies, she hopes to be buried in a vat of chocolate.  That's pretty much how I feel about it.
This post is a double one.  I'm participating in a fun party over at Brambleberry Cottage- 14 days of love.  First day is "how do you make this day stand out from the rest?"  Chocolate.  We don't binge on it every day, although I'd love to.  But at my house, you're allowed to eat as much chocolate as you want on the 14th.  The only other day which comes close is Oct 31st. 
Then, of course, this is my next to last post on the color challenge, romantic eye candy.  The color today is brown chocolate.  Wonder when the color word was changed in the decor world?  Sounds much more delicious and beautiful.  So enjoy these chocolate images! (Thanks to all the photographers/artists/owners of them all!)  Two of my favorites are the ginormous Chocolate Fountain at the Bellagio in Vegas and the solid chocolate room by Godiva.  All of these are simply, chocolicious!

Flowers, food and edible treats-
Things to wear...
 

Around the house...

  
Gifts ...



Places to go....

Ways to get there...

8 comments:

Cindy said...

A most delicious post, Tammy! Personally I prefer DARK chocolate. There is NOTHING BeTtEr!!! Enjoyed all of your images! I am still vacationing in Western Washington state and no way to download photos, so I will post as soon as I arrive back home in Manitoba. Hugs, Cindy S.

© Jennifer Raley said...

I just saw Cindy's comment - yes, dark chocolate, yum. SOme of those chocolate images you could just about dip your finger in from the screen. And those are some sassy chocolate flowers, clothes and love that sassy Volvo. Neat post. Thanks! Jenn

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Hmm! My dad bought a small heart-shaped box of chocolates for me every year as well. Good excuse for a chocolate addiction! LOL

So glad you joined the party! Please join in often.

~Liz

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Every time I look at your pictures I think I must certainly be living the wrong life :) I was meant to drive a luxury car while driving to the fabulous house filled with fresh flowers all the while eating delicious chocolates after coming back from riding my horse.

Really.

Destination Seaborn said...

MMmm...You gotta love chocolate! I had to scroll FAST through the food images, they looked so delish! I loved the chocolate wall with the silver starburst mirror. Classy! Lisa

Weeble's Wobble said...

Wow I think I gained 10lbs just scrolling through here :) Yummers.

vignette design said...

I really enjoyed seeing all of your chocolate images. A beautiful study in brown, by the way--my favorite color. And chocolate is my favorite flavor. Beautiful post....

D.B. said...

You have made my weekend. I always thought I was a blue girl but I know now it is Chocolate! I even painted one of my bedroom walls Bittersweet (Benjamin Moore). I highly recommend it!