A Day for Love

Good morning, dear readers! I hope that this new year finds you healthy and full of blessings. One of the most important blessings that I am always grateful for is love. The love that has been given to me by the good Lord above, my husband, parents, grandparents, and children throughout my life has shaped me into the person that I am today. My heart is truly full to the brim with gratitude.

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” Charles Dickens

In a little over two weeks, we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. A day set aside for honoring all things pertaining to love. On this cold winter’s day, I am so happy and blessed to once again be joining my tablescaping friends to bring you our Valentine’s Day tables. Our hostess is my sweet friend Rita of Panoply, and links to all of the beautiful tables can be found at the end of this post.

For my Valentine’s Day table, I chose to go with a traditional red color palette. I adore red and lots of color! It just brightens up a gloomy winter’s day.

Pink roses along with hot pink and white carnations arranged in a red urn create a simple and colorful centerpiece.

Anchoring the centerpiece is a linen runner by Crown Linen Designs. Along with the centerpiece, red and pink candles are scattered throughout the center of the table. The candles are accompanied by antique vases filled with additional carnations.

Red ruffled placemats provide a festive backdrop to the Haviland Moss Rose china.

Godinger Dublin goblets, Oneida Michelangelo flatware, and red napkins with pearl napkin rings complete each place setting.

Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy,

it does not boast,

it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others,

it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered,

it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil

but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects,

always trusts, always hopes,

always preserves.

Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Corinthians 13:13

My dear friends, I am so thankful that you gathered around my table today. I hope that you will visit each of the beautiful tables linked below. Have a most wonderful and blessed day!

Panoply – Valentine Tablescape for ‘Just You and Me’ 

Home is Where the Boat Is – Love Birds’ Bed & Breakfast

My Hubbard Home – Vintage Inspired Rose and Gold Valentine’s Table

Life and Linda – Sealed With a Kiss Tablescape

The Bookish Dilettante – Valentine’s Day Tablescape Blog Hop: Paris Is Always a Good Idea

Everyday Living – Colors of Love

thecatswhiskerz – A Frosty Galentine’s Day Tablescape

Pandora’s Box – A Galentine’s Table

Living With Thanksgiving – Let Me Call You Sweetheart

The Little Yellow Corner Store – A Glamorous Winter Snowman for Valentine’s Day

Karins Kottage – Pink and Red Valentine’s Table for Kids

The Painted Apron – Hearts and Flowers

My Thrift Store Addiction – Cupid’s Valentine Dessert Buffet

Celebrate and Decorate – A Romantic Valentine’s Tablescape for Two

Belle Bleu Interiors – A Day for Love

Dinner at Eight – Valentine’s Day – A Table Set for Tea

Red Cottage Chronicles – Fire and Ice Valentine’s Tablescape

Hyacinths for the Soul – Where You Go, My Heart Follows

Thrifting Wonderland – Start With Flowers Tablescape

Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Sweet Valentine Tablescape

Me and My Captain – Valentine’s Day for Two – 2023


  1. Shannon, your tablescape is beautiful, from the gorgeous floral centerpiece to the candles and plates! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  2. Shannon….Definitely pretty in RED! I love your table and all the pops of red in your plate stack, flowers and accessories. (And Your chairs too) Your whole decor is stunning but you always delight with your homey table. i want to pull up a chair and just enjoy. Love the red placemats too.

  3. Oh Shannon… your table for Valentine’s Day is just perfect. The reds and pinks are so pretty in your floral centerpieces. Then add your pretty china… stunning!
    Thank you for inviting us into your lovely home. Have a wonderful day my friend.

  4. Love all the red! Your flatware is so beautiful and a nice touch with your pretty napkin rings. Really well done.

  5. Wonderful!

  6. Shannon, You have beautifully brightened a gloomy winter day with your tablescape. Your reds and pinks are so lovely. You know I love your flowers. Carnations go so well with roses. And I love your crystal candlesticks with pink and red candles. Your Crown Linen runner is the perfect accent and is so beautiful.
    My favorite pic is the lengthwise view where you can see the pretty fabric on your chairs.

  7. I love your tablescape! The flowers are so pretty, and you have the perfect china for romantic settings. The red ruffled round placemats make the flowers on your china pop. Very nice pairing! I also like your linen table runner.
    But I love the scripture most of all. Thanks for sharing it and your faith with us!
    Happy Valentine's!
    Ricki Jill

  8. Hi Shannon, it's always a pleasure to visit your beautiful home! The roses and carnations on your table immediately drew me into the room to see your pretty Valentine table! I love to use red and pink for Valentines, and you have created a magical scene with the candles, flowers and beautiful china, crystal and silver. The lacy edge napkins held with the pearl napkin rings are so pretty as are the ruffled place mats and embroidered table runner. You can feel the love from your heart in this room!

  9. Just gorgeous Shannon! This warms my heart in this cold winter season. Who wouldn’t love to join you at your festive and romantic table for a meal and lots of laughter and love? Wishing you a week ahead, sweet friend! Xo Lidy

  10. Shannon, I love the roses and carnations! Carnations are so underrated and I think they are beautiful with their ruffles and spicy fragrance. The candle stands with pink and red candles add romance to your lovely table. The placemats, runner, and napkins add the perfect ambiance to your stunning room. Thank you for including the scriptures from 1 Corinthians 13, some of my favorite verses. It would be a pleasure to dine at your lovely table!

  11. What a pretty dining room! Your table is so festive for Valentines Day. Your fabric napkins are so cute and your flowers are lovely. Your guests will enjoy sitting at this pretty table, especially with all the pretty candles lit! Enjoy!

  12. Shannon, what a beautiful table! The flowers are gorgeous and the vases are so pretty. I love how you mixed the red and pink candles, and the red placemats paired with your china looks amazing. The napkins and napkin rings are really pretty too! I hope you and your loved ones enjoy a lovely meal at your table and wishing you a happy Valentine's day!

  13. Shannon, laughter and love is the key! Your romantic table is perfect for celebrating with those you love. From the gorgeous flowers to the elegant table settings, anyone dining here must feel the love. Haviland china and red ruffled placemats really says Valentine's Day to me. Always a pleasure to be on a hop with you, sweet friend. Happy Valentine's Day!

  14. Good Morning Shannon, Your red ruffled placemats frame your Haviland Moss Rose dinnerware beautifully for Valentine’s Day. I adore the use of traditional red for Valentine’s Day as well as Christmas. Your flowers and candles add the perfect amount of romance for the holiday. I always enjoy having a virtual seat in your beautifully appointed dining room, with your upholstered chairs and your collection of blue and white in your hutch and over your window. As always, it’s a treat to hop with you and I'm looking forward to sharing a cuppa with you soon! Happy Wednesday ♥

  15. A very pretty and classic Valentine table, Shannon. Your CLD runner is a nice addition to your red linens with its contrast of white against the red. I adore the flowers and candles down the table's center – such a classic look. Your china is beautiful. Thank you for bringing your classic table style to the blog hop.❣️

  16. Nothing says Valentine's Day better than roses and yours are beautiful, Shannon. I especially liked how the whole table setting looked so beautiful when shown with your red and white chairs. It really came together. The blue plates featured in the hutch behind the table add a lovely contrast to the setting. A very romantic setting for Valentine's Day.

  17. Hi Shannon, this table setting is perfect❤️❤️ I’ve always wanted the Michaelangelo flatware, so elegant. Thanks for sharing the scriptures too. I enjoy your posts so much!

  18. a beautiful table to celebrate Valentine's Day. Love the gorgeous Haviland Moss Rose china. The CL ruffled placemats look fabulous. along with those red and white napkin and pearl napkin rings. I have those Godinger Dublin goblets and we have the same chandelier, except mine has another tier. I love seeing your beautiful hutch in the background filled with your lovely blue and white dishware. Pink and red go so beautifully together. A table filled with love. Always a pleasure to join you.

  19. Shannon, checking back to see if my comment published, but not seeing it. I love the red ruffled placemats and the beauty of the Haviland china. All you do is lovely. Happy Valentine's Day, Shannon.

  20. Shannon, love the table, and the Bible quote!

  21. Shannan, How beautiful your table is with all of the bold red! The ruffled red placemats are just perfect for the holiday. I love the red and pink and white blooms in that vibrant red vase. Of course your red chairs at the head and foot of the table are just right! As always, it is wonderful to hop with you! Wishing you a happy Valentine's Day!

  22. Shannon, Your tables always set with such class, for a beautiful look. Your crystal goblets and candle stick holders look wonderful with your antique vases. I love all the red, it goes nicely with your gorgeous arm chairs. It is always a pleasure to hop with you. I hope you have a fun Valentines Day!!❤️❤️❤️

  23. Shannon, your table is stunning. I do agree the beauty of red on a cold winter day really adds joy and energy to the day. Your choice of flowers in your pretty red vases and your lovely placemats that contrasts beautifully with your floral plate stack is cozy and inviting, especially accompanying the lace edge napkins which add so much elegance to the table. The entire tablescape stands out against the beauty of the collection of blue plates on your cupboard. So refined and very much a classic. So I would say….let it snow. I would sit and enjoy this beautiful table for the remainder of the day. Happy Valentine's Day.

  24. Beautiful tablescape. Happy Valentine's Day to you~
    Hugs., Rachelle

  25. Oh, Shannon. Your table really does invoke a feeling of love and romance. I love that you have combined hot pink with red and white in your florals. It makes for a striking display. Your ruffled place mats are the perfect backdrop to the delicate floral plates. The candles in different shades of pink add to the romantic ambiance. Such a beautiful tribute to love!

  26. Your Valentine's table is lovely, and will indeed brighten any winter's day. The ruffled placemats, lace-edged napkins and pearl napkin rings bring a feminine touch, while the bold reds counter the sweetness of the dishes. The flowers in the centerpiece are beautiful and I was particularly taken by the interesting vase that they're in. Flanking the vase with the smaller ones carries the impact of the flowers down the length of the table. Happy Valentine's Day!

  27. Absolutely beautiful table setting!

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