Fetching Friday: Family

Today’s Fetching Friday introduces family to family.  After all, followers, friends, and family are one in the same here at Places In The Home.


Late one night this week in a part exhausted-part heat overload-part what in the heck did I just do haze I did something to cause my pictures/download files to jump from recent to long time ago status.

The result is a blast from the past pictorial scroll.

Family means the world to me; the memories perhaps even more.

Scrolling from one founding generation to the latest you will meet the family.


Why is it that in almost every photo of my maternal great grandparents, regardless of how young they actually are in the photo, they look old?

Hard times I suppose physically aged them far too soon, but those hard times is what made these two forever young at heart and the absolute anchors of our family.

Mama and Papa were native Texans with all that that implies. God fearing, hard working folk of life loving character, I was fortunate enough to learn by their extraordinary example and to have them present in my life until my late teens.

He was full of life, innocent mischief, and a walking encyclopedia of facts and anecdotes of old Texas.

Mama Two (what I called her) was a force of calming nature small in stature and large in heart.


Mamaw never met a lake, creek, river, pond or fishin’ hole she didn’t love. Dead of summer in the South and the woman was stylishly decked out in long pants and long sleeves with a color-coordinated umbrella in hand.

Sunshine she loved, but skin cancer rays were persona non grata.

Many a family member, friend, and neighbor reaped the benefits of her late summer afternoon fishing sessions- a delicious treat we could bank on.

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Tomboy in a dress- that was the description my mother bestowed upon herself, never shy to climb a tree, barrel race, or fight the good fight when and if her baby brother (the precious and precocious blond boy to her left) needed assistance.


Daddy came from humble beginnings, and remained just that, humble, all of his life.

He moved mountains (or so we thought) for all he knew and loved, never met a stranger, and put his love of family as priority number one.


Parents to two who always knew how fortunate we were and are to call them Mama and Daddy, our house was the one all the friends wanted to be at, holiday central for family and friends who were/are family, and a place proud to call home.


“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a
supportive family is what builds a home.”

—Anthony Liccione


Dave the Builder joined the family in the early 80s and it’s been a party ever since.

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Our heart and soul, Jackson is the light of our lives.

Ollie comes in a close second.


Three generations of cousins, three times the love.


“The love in our family flows strong and deep,
leaving us memories to treasure and keep.”


Happy Friday, family!



Fetching Friday: Peaceful Easy Feeling

Today’s Fetching Friday revolves around lovely images, wise words, and the peaceful easy feeling a Friday evokes.


Relaxing and thoughtful is a Friday theme I believe we can all identify with.

Today’s post serves as a permission slip for taking a moment to scroll and enjoy.

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Jeune femme lisant dans un jardin  by Henri Lebasque

“Flowers lead to books, which lead to thinking and not thinking and then more flowers and music, music.
Then many more flowers and many more books…”

—Maira Kalman



“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales
and I like them best of all.”

― Audrey Hepburn

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“The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.”

—Mary Kay Ash



“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful;
they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”

—Luther Burbank


Belinda Fewings – Unsplash

“Spring: the music of open windows.”

– Terri Guillemets



“Give every day the chance to become
the most beautiful day of your life.”

—Mark Twain


House & Garden – Photography by Michael Sinclair

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul.

Psalm 23: 1-3

Wishing each of you a most fetching Friday and a lovely weekend filled with that peaceful easy feeling.

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A Fetching Friday Wish for Peace

Today’s Fetching Friday is centered on a wish for peace.


Peace is essential to heart, soul, mind, and country.


Hope and Peace Wall Art

We seek it, pray for it, will it, support it, encourage it, stand for it, speak out for it, imagine it, design and decorate around it, protest for it, inspire it, thrive from it, die for it, and fight for it.


Elle Decor

Peace is a heartfelt feeling so many of us appreciate, embrace, salute, and earnestly desire for the world.


“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits
of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

—Desmond Tutu


Country Living

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“Peace is our gift to each other.”

— Elie Wiesel

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iCanvas “John Lennon” by Aged Pixel Canvas Print


“Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace,
to live peace… Peace will be the last word of history.”

― Pope John Paul II

Sullivan Creek falls

“Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light
of love and human compassion enter the souls of men.”

— David O. McKay

Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (Danish, 1863–1935)

“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability
to handle conflict by peaceful means.”

—Ronald Reagan


Mood of Silence

This wish for peace is not politically motivated, but one from the heart extended to each and every one of you.

I hope you have a wonderful Friday filled with love and beauty, joy at the signs of spring, and blessings of peace.

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A Most Fetching Friday

This week’s Fetching Friday 3 features bold and stunning scenes of nature, seasons, sequins, and Saints.



Fresh Flower Arrangement Tricks – Good Housekeeping


Continental Tole Shield With Lion – 1stdibs

I highly recommend taking the sparkle and shine your way through life approach!  

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No matter the season, take advantage of the beauty of nature and color your world.

lavender hill farmsLavender Hill Farms in Boyne City, Michigan – Midwest Living Magazine

ff-cognacColor Extraordinaire: Cognac – HGTV

pumpkin-platterSeasonal Simplicity!
Pumpkin Platter Centerpiece – Better Homes and Gardens

Saints-helmtWho Dat Proud – New Orleans Saints

I hope yours is a most fetching Friday.

Love your style!