Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Valentine's Day is fast approaching. In thinking about Valentine's Day, I remembered a song my parents were fond of named,  Let Me Call You Sweetheart. The song was written in 1910 and Bing Crosby made the song very popular in 1945, the year my parents married. 

Let me call you sweetheart
I'm in love with you
Let me hear you whisper
That you love me too
Keep the love light glowing 
In your eyes so blue
Let me call you Sweetheart
I'm in love with you

Beth Slater Whitson- Lyrics
Leo Freedman- Music

Welcome to a Valentine Tablescape blog hop sponsored by Rita @Panoply. We thank Rita for her excellent organizational skills in keeping these events happening. You will find many creative ideas from 21 table stylists to inspire your Valentine decorating and  their links are at the end of this post.

 I've set the table for a valentine's celebration with non-traditional colors. 
Multi-colored roses dress up a lady head vase as a centerpiece for my Valentine tablescape. Hellebores, a
lso called Lenton Roses, accent the mirrored tile, and several added to the arrangement add additional texture.
The back view shows her pearls and pink and red glass heart accents.

The mirrored tile table runner holds jasperware vases containing lavender, fuchsia, and light pink roses. And if you look closely, there is a blue and white ceramic heart box.

The place setting begins with ruffled velvet Crown Linen placemats. Horchow blue and white plates sit atop pink chargers. A Bavarian cream salad plate with gold trim holds different Wedgewood trinket dishes. Several of the small dishes have embossed greek mythology figures. The heart-shaped Wedgwood trinket dishes give a nod to Valentine's Day.

This is a close-up of one of the jasperware vases. Jasperware or jasper ware, is a type of pottery first developed by potter Josiah Wedgwood in the 1770s.
Usually described as stoneware, it has an unglazed matte "biscuit" finish and is produced in a number of different colors, of which the most common and best known is a pale blue that has become known as Wedgwood blue. The unglazed stoneware, decorated with cameo-like motifs, can be found in 18th, 19th, and 20th century versions of the original blues, as well as lilacs, greens, and whites." Wikipedia"

 Wedgwood china is made in Staffordshire, England. I love mixing Wedgwood with blue and white china.

I want to learn more about the embossed figures on the jasperware pieces, but so far, I have yet to have any luck. 

Pink napkins repeat the pink color in the chargers and roses. The napkin rings repeat the gold in the gold cutlery, gold rim goblets, and gold-rimmed china.  

The lovely vintage goblets were a Christmas present from my son's family. I love the beautiful etching. They also gave me the gold budding leaf napkin rings for my birthday last year.

This trinket dish is from Munich. This piece belongs to a friend. 

Valentine's Day celebrates romantic love. My favorite quote about love does not come from a poet but from the bible. 1 Corinthians 13 is called the love chapter and is often read at weddings.
"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 perseveres." 1Corinthians 13:4-7

 We have had so many cloudy and rainy days it was hard to take good pictures. After a few days of sunshine, the roses opened more, and I added greenery. I really like the arrangement better now.

Click on the post title to view the blog posts.

Home is Where the Boat Is - Love Birds' Bed & Breakfast
My Hubbard Home - Vintage Inspired Rose and Gold Valentine's Table
Everyday Living - Colors of Love
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
The Painted Apron - Hearts and Flowers
My Thrift Store Addiction - Cupid's Valentine Dessert Buffet
Belle Bleu Interiors - A Day for Love
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

Wishing you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day on February 14th! 



  1. Good Morning Bonnie, I love your palette of blue and white paired with pink for your Valentine table! What beautiful heart-shaped Wedgeware trinket dishes and Jasperware vases! Your lady vase is so fitting and the perfect centerpiece to pair with your Jasperware and I love how she’s wearing a strand of pearls 😊. I love the addition of the Lenton roses, paired with your roses. Our Lenton roses are behind this year and just starting to open. Your etched goblets were such a beautiful gift and make a wonderful addition to your table. As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy January ♥

  2. A very elegant table setting for celebrating love, Bonnie! How sweet that your son's family in tuned into your love of tablescaping and gifted you the stems and napkin rings. I love your combining the blue & white with the traditionally known colors of pinks and reds on this table. I've always been attracted to the Wedgwood jasperware, and the blue is my favorite, although it's only a few pieces of green that I have/had (I think I purged most of it, but honestly can't recall if it's in storage or not). Your head vase looks so pretty with the roses, and the hellebores are an unexpected delight (still have those on my landscape wishlist). Bonnie, thank you for joining the group on this special occasion.

  3. Bonnie my dear friend I LOVE the romance of your table. The blue and white Jasperware vases are beautiful and I, too would want to know the more about the embossed figures. How sweet of your family to gift you with items you would be sure to use. Always a problem for gift givers to bloggers who seem to have everything. LOL I like that you hearken back to yesteryear with all your romantic decor, especially the centerpiece, pearls and hearts and roses in the head vase. I hope to get my IT issues worked through and join you for our next hop. Until then...Happy Valentine's day.

  4. Bonnie, this is gorgeous and so romantic! I adore your rose-filled head vase--pinned!

  5. Such a beautiful table and love the content, Bonnie!

  6. Such beautiful pieces! I love that you were inspired by that old song. So romantic! Your glassware is just stunning. I too am a fan of crown linen things 🥰 Great post.

  7. Bonnie, I love your romantic table! The etched vintage goblets are exquisite as are the napkin rings, lovely gifts from your son and daughter-in-love! The head vase is beautiful with the roses displayed on the mirrored runner. The Jasperware vases are perfect along with the Wedgwood heart-shaped trinket dishes. I adore the use of blue and pink for a Valentine’s tablesetting. I know that song very well that was a favorite of your parents. I remember playing that song many times at weddings many years ago. It is always a pleasure to join you at table in your gorgeous dining room!

  8. Your table is beautiful Bonnie, and I love the color palette of blue, white, gold and various shades pinks. The roses look gorgeous in the lady vase and the pearls and lenton roses on the mirror runner look so pretty and elegant! The Wedgwood Trinket trays are a treasure and those vintage glasses with the gold rim from your sons family are so special! You really created a lovely and romantic setting ❤️

  9. This is a beautiful and creative Valentine's Day table! I like your centerpiece, and the rose "hair" is so pretty. I love Wedgwood Jasperware. Your collection is so pretty, and there is something so romantic about it. Have you ever seen the extensive collection of Jasperware at the Birmingham Museum of Art? You should come to town this spring, and we could have lunch at the museum and take a look at it (and we could ask the other Alabama bloggers, too). Your glasses are beautiful, as are the other gold touches on your table. Gorgeous as always, Bonnie!
    Happy Valentine's,
    Ricki Jill

  10. Bonnie, what a gorgeous table you have set! I love the Wedgewood blue china and it looks so lovely with your blue and white dishes and pink napkins and chargers. The roses are so pretty in your head vase with the pearls and glass hearts at the base. Those gold-rimmed vintage etched goblets are beautiful as are your napkins rings and are lovely gifts from your son's family. It was a pleasure to join you on this hop and happy Valentine's day!

  11. Truly romantic table Bonnie. Your heart-shaped Wedgeware trinket dishes and Jasperware vases are gorgeous. The roses look fabulous in your lady vase. Those gold rimmed vintage goblets are stunning. Adding the pink napkins and larger plate is lovely. Always a pleasure joining you on these fun filled blog hops.

  12. Bonnie, your table is truly elegant. The stems from your son and family are gorgeous. They know you well! I was given a few pieces of blue Jasperware. I should look for more. its lovely! I also need to pull out my own head vase and use it more. They are so striking. I have big roses in my arrangement too. They keep opening wider!
    Always a treat to hop with you on these Tablescape Blog Hops. Happy Valentine's Day!

  13. You had me with the blue and white! Your table as always looks stunning. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  14. My parents also loved that song...and Corinthians was read at our wedding....both sweet memories. I rarely see Wedgewood anymore so I enjoyed your post! Love the head vase filled with flowers - what a pretty piece! I would enjoy sitting at your table!

  15. Oh Bonnie! I remember that song. Such a sweet melody. Your table is so pretty and elegant. I love the centerpiece, and especially was excited to see the Hellebore blooms! It will still be a few months before they start to bloom here. The pink and red roses together are gorgeous. Love the pearls too! Those goblets are so striking. What a lovely gift. I often forget how pretty Wedgwood is, and it is perfect atop your pretty plate stack! Always a pleasure to join you on our bog hops!

  16. What a lovely take on Valentines Day. Your Jasperware is enviable. I started a couple pieces for our granddaughter but haven’t looked for more yet.

  17. Love this romantic table setting, Bonnie. It really speaks to the idea of Valentine's Day. The flowers are lovely in your beautiful head and make a wonderful centerpiece. The Wedgewood is a beautiful choice and goes so well with the rest of the china you chose. The pink napkins and charger pull the look together. Happy Valentine's Day!

  18. I love that you integrated the blues in there, which I really love. And of course the gold, too. The Jasperware and Wedgewood is lovely. I have a few small pieces and always enjoy seeing how people use them. Happy week!

  19. I love the colors you chose, Bonnie. The flowers complement the dishes so well. The Wedgewood hearts are darling, and I love your lady head vase. The vintage goblets are such a lovely gift! Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️💕💙

  20. Bonnie, what a lovely collection of Wedgewood. I can see why you are so intrigued with it. It is very elegant and the tranquil color blue is so elegant. I love how you played up this blue collection with the pastel pinks and the contrasting bright pink roses in your centerpiece of the woman's head surrounded by jewels. Your stemware was such a lovely gift. I love all of the etched patterns. Such a perfect tablescape for the romance of Valentine's Day.

  21. I love that you quoted 1 Corth on what truly love is. The love from the Lord can not compare to anything on this earth. You have touched my heart!

  22. This is the first time a tablescape blog post has moved me to tears. I don't know if you know that my mother passed away on December 11th right about the time of our last tablescape hop. My mom and dad would sing, "Let me call you sweetheart" together and in such lovely harmony. What a wonderful memory you have stirred in me today. Your favorite quote is also mine. I am always moved by that when it is shared at weddings, a time when my husband and I traditionally share a glance and a squeeze of our hands together. Thank you for sharing!

  23. Oh my goodness, Bonnie- your table is exquisite!!!! I am absolutely in love with your centerpiece!! Gorgeous mix of flowers in your sculpture vase!! So pretty. I think my first curiosity with dishes was some beautiful Wedgewood I saw in a display case. Your little heart plates are fabulous. I hope you enjoy your Valentine’s Day!!❤️

  24. What a lovely Valentine’s Table, Bonnie. I enjoyed the blues and pinks. The Wedgewood trinket dishes are beautiful along with your other stunning pieces. The Jasperware vases add such an elegance.
    I am so happy I got to view this romantic tablescape.
    Have a wonderful week and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  25. Bonnie, you know I love pink, and I adore blue and white. This is the perfect Valentine's Day table! It is absolutely beautiful! Your flowers are stunning, and the sweet, heart plates topping each pretty plate stack is the perfect Valentine touch. These photographs belong in a magazine. I have so enjoyed my visit, sweet friend! I hope that you have a happy Valentine's Day!

  26. I love that you used classical themes for your Valentine's table in the vase and Jasperware. The wonderful vase is filled with gorgeous flowers, both the stunning roses and the pretty hellebores. Hellebores can be a challenge to include since they naturally droop downwards -- using the mirrored runner shows them off! It's lovely to be hopping with you!


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