Tablescape Tuesday: Hearts of Love

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-6‬ ‭

Some things never change…and I mean that in the best way possible!  Butch and I have celebrated Valentine’s Day the same way for more years than I can remember:  a quiet evening in with a home cooked dinner.  It is a special time for us, and it’s much better than fighting the crowds at restaurants!

In keeping with our tradition of staying in for Valentine’s dinner and still making it special and unique, I was thinking how I could jazz up the table a little!  Being the sentimental people that we are, we have saved the cards that we have given to each other through the years! So, yesterday I lived in a sea of memories as I waded through them all and found the ones we have exchanged every year on Valentine’s Day!  I thought it would be a fun and sweet idea to include some of them on our table this year!  The cards always play a big part of our evening after dinner as we open and read, with hearts of gratitude to our heavenly Father who is the Giver of every good gift, and the perfect love.  Since cards from years-gone-by will be a part of the table this year, we will be able to re-read each one and remember the many Valentines that God has given us!

 A vintage tablecloth for our table for two!

Red roses for the centerpiece, of course!

Butch loves shortbread cookies, so they had to be included!

 The heart plates with sweet words were a perfect addition!


Since Paris is known as a romantic city, I thought the dinner plates would work well for our Valentine’s dinner!


Butch always buys me at least two Valentine cards every year, so I have amassed a large collection!

Red napkins with hearts!

We love M&M’s!

Red Velvet cake is a Valentine’s Day must!

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬


How will you spend Valentine’s Day?  Do you go out to eat or cook?

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  1. Roberta says:

    Hi Pam!
    What a nice and sweet tablescape!!
    I love dinner plates with Tour Eiffel!
    I agree with you about home cooked dinner…at restaurant it’s difficult to find out a table well laid as your!

  2. FABBY says:

    what a lovely and romantic love story.
    Your table for two is lovely, romantic and so elegant, it fills your large dining table!
    I love all your dishes, specially the Paris plates.
    Happy Valentine’s to you both.

  3. dolores says:

    Querida Pam: Entrañable, romántico, hermoso…todos los calificativos positivos para este post que nos mandas.
    Casi se me saltan las lágrimas de emoción…si, en el fondo soy una sentimental…
    La cita Corintios 13: 4-6 es de las más hermosas que existen, creo que el amor no se puede definir mejor.
    Me encanta la mesa tan bonita, me encanta lo que nos cuentas, te felicito amiga, transmites mucho amor y mucho arte.

    Te felicito y te mando un fuerte abrazo para tí y para tu esposo

    Dear Pam: endearing, romantic, beautiful … all the positive adjectives for this post you send us.
    I almost shed tears of emotion … yes, basically I’m a sentimental …
    The appointment Corinthians 13: 4-6 is the most beautiful in the world, I think that love can not be defined better.
    I love the table so pretty, I love what you tell us, I congratulate you friend, you convey great love and great art.

    I congratulate you and send you a big hug for you and your husband

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Saludos, mi dulce amiga Dolores, Gracias por ustedes preciosas palabras de aliento usted! La Biblia nos muestra el amor perfecto y es sin error o fragilidad humana! Usted es tan querido en comentar! Tenemos mucho en común … la música y el amor por el arte! Usted y su marido mucha felicidad y salud continua Deseando para él! Bendiciones a ustedes dos y mucho amor!

      Greetings, my sweet friend Dolores, Thank you for you precious words of encouragement! The Bible show us perfect love and it is without error or human frailty! You are so dear to comment! We have much in common…music and a love for art! Wishing you and your husband much happiness and continued health for him! Blessings to you both and lots of love!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Dearest Pam, the words you shared at the beginning of this post were so sweet and encouraging. I greatly appreciate YOU and the love you have for our Lord and Savior. Thank you for being a beautiful testimony.

    Your table looks lovely, my friend. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Stephanie, I so enjoy sharing at your lovely party because of your sweet love and devotion to our Lord! Sending hugs and love!

  5. Carol Cook says:

    Like you, we eat in. Steve cooks something wonderful (as he does every night) and I set a pretty table (as I do every night), but now you make me wish I had saved our cards over the years.

    Your table setting is wonderful, but the cards steal the show.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Carol, how wonderful that your husband cooks each night and you prepare a beautiful setting! I love sharing on your lovely party!

  6. Cindy says:

    Beautiful table! Love the idea of getting cards from years gone by! I think I have 30 years worth! yikes!!!!! Happy Valentines Day!!

  7. Beautiful table. Staying home can be the most enjoyable tradition. The dishes (all of them) are so lovely and perfect for an intimate dinner for two or company as well. You have used some sweet touches that really personalize this table. Love the Valentine card and scripture.

  8. Cindy says:

    Beautiful Valentine’s table! We save our cards too and that’s such a great idea to pull them back out to read them again!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Cindy, thank you for featuring this post! I love saving cards and it is really special to go back and read them! Wishing you a lovely week’

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