Feb 14, 2018

{Because He First Loved Us} Tablescape

Happy Valentine's Day



I hope that you all are having a "lovely" day on this day of showing expressions of love to others.



I chose to use some of my most favorite plates for a Valentine's celebration. Though the salad bowl is hiding it, on the bottom of each plate is a scripture.



My lovely napkins with a C which could stand for Cindy or Conner right, was made and gifted to me from my friend Vicky.
I just love them. 

My little Cherubs I have had for years. 

I chuckled looking at them. One is praying and one is resting. Maybe the one that is resting is all prayed out! LOL! 


Centerpiece of roses and rose petals.


Simple tablescape but I think it speaks "Love".


"We love because He first loved us".
1 John 4:19


I have a little devotional calendar that always gives a scripture and quote for the day. This morning here is what my calendar said; 
Love one another as I have loved you.
May seem impossible to do.
But if you will try to trust and believe,
Great are the joys that you will receive.
"The wise of heart will heed commandments". Proverbs 10:8

My husband and I eat our meals at our breakfast bar. Not just breakfast but most every meal with exception of Sunday dinners because it then takes my table and breakfast bar for my family. Though I always use my dishes I decided since it was Valentines to do a little breakfast bar tablescape.


I love these plates and I only have four of these but it worked out perfect as my fatherinlove and my youngest daughter was there to eat.



Our Valentine dinner was Turkey Tetrazzini, Green Beans, Green Salad, Rolls, and of course, a Red Velvet Cake. 

It is amazing at how the little things in life sure seem to bring the greatest pleasures. 

I enjoy all the holidays but Valentine's Day just seems to hold a special message. It's not just about the candy and flowers and gifts. Though don't misunderstand me, I love those things. I love giving little things to my grandbabies for all holidays. I love doing for my man. And yes, it nice to be on the receiving end as well. That's an added blessings.  But, the bottom line is that it's all about LOVE! Loving one another regardless of our faults, our short comings, and our failures. YES, with some people, it's very hard to love. But through Christ we can do all things because He gives us strength and it's only because of Him that we are loved! 
BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US! 

Happy Valentines Friends

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Joining Debbie for Friday Photo Friends

http://www.jeremiah-2911.com/2018/02/friday-foto-friends-118.html 

52 comments:

  1. Oh what a lovely post, Cindy...your table settings are so festive and beautifully set! Yes, our Father loved us first and that is what we ALL need to be celebrating. It is easy to get caught up in the hearts and flowers and I appreciate the most important message of your post. Valentine's Day Blessings on you, dear friend!♥♥♥

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    1. Thanks Debby. The older I become the more important I realize what truly matters in life.

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  2. Another beautiful tablescape!! Happy Valentine's Day.

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  3. Love the table setting and the breakfast bar Cindy. Love those plates with scripture. Where did you find the hearts? I wish I had a slice of that cake! YUM!
    Yes indeed. He first loved us.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie, the little hearts I printed out and cut out and just sat on the plates. Simple, but tells the story of LOVE to me.

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  4. What a beautiful table you've set, Cindy, and so is the kitchen bar! Your menu sounds wonderful and red velvet cake is the perfect ending. Thank you for sharing the scripture verses and all your sweet sentiments. Happy Valentine's Day to you, sweet friend! xo

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    1. Thank you Kitty. I think the cake was a winner at my house. LOL!

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  5. Such a sweet sweet post...I always love your tablescapes. The dinner plates are so nice...love the Scripture verse on them! Your meal sounds delicious, Cindy. Yes, it does seem that the little things bring the greatest pleasures. xx

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    1. Thanks Dianna. I love those plates. I use them often. But anything can be put with white so we always need white plates. LOL! Or so this DISHAHOLIC thinks so.

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  6. Oh man, does that cake look amazing! What a pretty tablescape too! You always have the prettiest accessories for every occasion!

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  7. That was delightful! So nice to see people celebrating like this together, and making it really special...and remembering the best LOVE of all...the Love of Jesus for His precious children. Beautiful post. Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. So glad you stopped by Pamela. Yes, there is no greater love than the love of Christ.

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  8. How lovely and you featured the greatest
    Love of all!....Christine

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  9. What a lovely tablescape and dinner, smiles. A very Happy Valentines Day to you and yours, smiles.

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  10. Happy Valentine's Day, Cindy. Love your table setting and focal point: Jesus! We can't find better love than that! Hugs!

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  11. Your pretty table is perfect for Valentine's Day and the first day of Lent. Your cute cherubs reminded me of my mom's angel collection. She used to have tons but she eventually downsized her collection.

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    1. So glad you came by . Dear Margie , i got your precious card tonight when coming home from church with that lovely tea on which i know is going to be awesome . Thank you so much . Made my valentine complete .❤️

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  12. I LOVE Valentine's Day as well, a favorite of mine. Your table is so lovely and definitely says love and happiness. Always a joy to stop by.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by . I hope your Valentine’s has been great .

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  13. Lovely post, Cindy! Yes, we can love because God first loved us even with all of our faults. ❤️❤️ Your two table settings are both so pretty! Your setting at the breakfast bar really shows off your beautiful kitchen. That tetrazzini sure sounds good...share that recipe soon? Hope you’re enjoying your Valentine’s Day! Zenda

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    1. Thank you sweet lady . Yes i must share that recipe . It was actually very good . Happy Valentine’s Day .

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  14. Cindy, what beautiful tablescapes that are full of messages of love! I have always admired the scripture plates. You truly shred what the real meaning of love is. I hope you and your man had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Hugs~

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  15. Hi Cindy, Love your dishes! You have certainly created "sweetness" for everyone! Nancy

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  16. I love all of your Valentine things here. The plates with scripture must be sooo pretty and makes one feel wonderful, eating from the plates.

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  17. This is a beautiful post in absolutely every way! And maybe that second cherub is an example of 'let angels prostrate fall.' Blessings on you this day!

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    1. Like your way of thinking about that 2nd Cherub. Thanks so much lady for stopping by.

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  18. I know I'm a little late, but I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day, sweet Cindy! It looks and sounds like you did! Your tablescapes are just lovely indeed. You do such a great job! As I thought of your cherub that looks like it got tired praying, I felt like I could relate! LOL! Whew, sometimes, we can become weary in well doing, can't we? Thank you for another uplifting, encouraging post. It is always such a blessing to visit with you!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl . Yes indeed we can become weary in well doing . Sometimes the prayer warriors need to be prayed for .❤️

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  19. Your tablescapes are always so pretty...this is one of my faves! Glad you had such a great time celebrating the day of LOVE!!! <3

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    1. Awe thanks friend . I love my little old tablescapes .

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  20. What a beautiful table setting! I especially LOVE those plates with Bible verses on them. Where did you find them?

    Have a beautifully lovely day!
    love and blessings,
    Ashley

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    1. Thank you Ashley. I actually found those sweet things at Ross. They had 8 and they only cost $24 for all 8. Girl, I was all over those things!

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  21. What a beautiful table. Love it!

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  22. So lovely!Just a beautiful post. Your tables are wonderful. You are so creative.

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  23. Beautiful Table settings Cindy. Love all your dinnerware and especially those adorable angels. Have a day of blessings.

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  24. This is my favorite Valentine's Table I have seen this year. Beautiful! God bless.

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  25. Oh my dear friend, your Valentine's setting this year was outdone by you. Everything is gorgeous, every detail end element. Love it !
    Hugs,
    Fabby

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  26. Hey, Im in Texas visiting grands but got a few minutes to check my emails. Love your table of love. The scripture plates are so awesome and all your Valentine touches look so pretty and festive.

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy