Home Tour of My Mom and Dad’s House

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in home tour | 69 comments

My Dad turned 75 this week.

My family drove over for a quick party.

I brought my camera along, of course.

And, was able to snap a few quick pictures of their house before the guests arrived.

So, welcome to my Mom and Dad’s house!

Set in the middle of 50 acres in Mississippi.

Traditional Farmhouse @ DaisyMaeBelle

My Mom and Dad @ DaisyMaeBelle

Meet my folks:

Bobby and Gloria

(AKA Ward and June Cleaver)

Foyer @ DaisyMaeBelle

While June spends her days dusting and cooking inside. . .

Deck @ DaisyMaeBelle

Ward spends his days building and cleaning outside.

Foyer @ DaisyMaeBelle

June creates welcoming areas inside her home. . .

Gated Vegetable Garden @ DaisyMaeBelle

While Ward makes sure the vegetable garden looks like it is ready for a magazine.

Guest Bedroom @ DaisyMaeBelle

June concerns herself with making her guest rooms as welcoming as possible. . .

Outhouse Garden Shed @ DaisyMaeBelle

While Ward builds clever garden sheds to keep his supplies organized.

Guest Bedroom @ DaisyMaeBelle

June arranges her silk flowers. . .

Garden Cart @ DaisyMaeBelle

While Ward builds garden carts for her real flowers.

Guest Bedroom @ DaisyMaeBelle

June fluffs the pillows. . .

Back Porch View @ DaisyMaeBelle

While Ward mows.

(Yes, he keeps 50 acres mowed!)

Master Bedroom @ DaisyMaeBelle

June keeps her room serene. . .

Organized Garage @ DaisyMaeBelle

While Ward keeps the garage serene.

(Seriously, this is what their garage ALWAYS looks like?!)

(Ward has built cabinets to hold everything.)

(Maybe I was adopted?)

Master Bedroom @ DaisyMaeBelle

June picks new fabric for her well-loved chair. . .

Chairs at Backdoor @ DaisyMaeBelle

While Ward builds chairs for their backdoor

so, they can have a place to sit to take their shoes off.

(Seriously, who does this?!)

Great Room @ DaisyMaeBelle

Ward and June have created a warm, loving home for the past 53 years.

And, I hope I can be just like them when I grow up!

Life to the full!



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  1. How precious! You have lovely parents, but you know this. Thank you for the visit.

  2. Oh, Melissa…you have me laughing!! Your parents are so cute! And their home is lovely! They remind me of my parents, too, although they are gone now. So much attention to detail and everything done perfectly even though they moved 10 times slower than me! Yep, I think I was adopted, too!! 🙂


  3. Love thier house. Thank you for the visit.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this tour! I LOVE home tours! Your parents have a lovely home. I seriously can’t fathom mowing 50 acres though! Wow! Sure wish my garage looked like theirs. 🙂

  5. Beautiful home! Very very neat!

  6. So lovely!!! Thanks for sharing your parents house and home 🙂 ~Pernilla

  7. Wow what a beautiful home. I have a hard timekeeping up with a 3 bedroom house and yard.

    They really have a beautiful place inside and out. Thank you so much for sharing. I better get crackin.

  8. Such a lovely home and garden! Your parents are two very creative and talented people with impeccable taste!

  9. OH! I just loved this peek into your parent’s home. Wonderful!!

    Now I’m curious–where in Mississippi do they live? My sister and her family live just outside Senatobia. I myself grew up further south in Hinds County. MS folks are salt of the earth!

    • Amen, on salt of the earth. I was born in George County, but lived in Vicksburg, Marks, and Meridian at some point of my growing up years. Have dear friends still in Jackson (Hinds County).

  10. Just a wonderful place to come home to. Your parents seem like neat-nicks like me and my Hubby. I hope that we will be on earth for our 53 anniversary. Congrats to your parents and Happy Birthday to your Dad.

  11. So enjoyed your parent’s home tour and you made me smile when you called them Ward and June…so cute. I can’t believe he mows that much grass!

  12. Going to visit your parents must be like visiting a Spa/Bed & Breakfast!

  13. This post made me smile all over. What a lovely place and in a lovely state. I’m Mississippi born and still call it home. Your parents remind me of my parents, very active (at least Dad was until he took a tumble from the roof right before Thanksgiving last year, to our dismay, and is now “grounded.”)

    That garage is, seriously, unbelievable.

  14. i wish i had parents like this!! but seeing them makes me keep hoping and praying to be different. their home is so warm and welcoming. (and clean). thanks of the tour.

  15. Their home is stunning! They obviously make the perfect couple. I love the colors and all the decorating choices inside. Love love love the 50 acres all looking so beautiful. Thanks for sharing their home with us. Happy Birthday Dad!

  16. Thank you so much for sharing that beautiful post! It made me smile and bring me back to my childhood. Your parents are so cute! And a garage that you could actually park a car in…unheard of!! haha!

  17. Your parents home is amazing ! It is wonderful that they both have such great talents ! Thanks for sharing their home 🙂

  18. What a wonderful story; its all perfect.

  19. Melissa – Now I see where you get your decorating talent. What a lovely home (inside and out) your parents have. I’m a little jealous of that garage though! Blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

  20. You are a very lucky child. Should we all be so lucky. This is a lovely story.

  21. WOW!! I hardly have words. The home is beautiful! The outdoors are beautiful! I cannot believe that garage…oh my goodness. I want to be them when I grow up.

  22. Happy Birthday to your Dad! I live in North Mississippi and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Your parents have a beautiful place.

  23. Great post! Your parents home is beautfiul as is the location! They both are so talented! Thanks for sharing!

  24. I know where you get your decorating skills from now! What a beautiful place they have! And Dad mows that acreage?! Amazing! And it looks like a park. That garden cart he built? To die for!! If I had a garage, mine would look just like theirs…seriously. – Karen

  25. They have SUCH a beautiful home!

  26. Melissa, this was such a great post! It is evident that your parents have put so much love and care into their beautiful home! Every room feels so warm and inviting. You should be proud!

  27. Their house is amazing! Love the tour and you could eat off your dad’s garage floor with his tools I bet!

  28. What a sweet couple and a gorgeous home too. I’ve sent a link to this post to my mum because your parent’s home is so similar to my parent’s home here in Australia!

    Happy birthday to your dad too!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  29. Melissa— I can see all of your girls in your dad, but especially Annabelle! do you? the smile!!!

    they are precious.

    and their GARAGE!!! they would be very sad if they could see my garage right now. oh my.

    I tell Mike we should refer to it as the “staging area” rather than the garage..

  30. Oh my goodness, their home is gorgeous and so are the grounds. I love it all. Her style is wonderful and I love, love, love her decor. Hugs, Marty

  31. Awww….. what a great post! And how lucky you are to still have both parents with you. Mine have been in heaven many years now, and I still miss them both. Enjoy your time together and encourage them to do as much as they are able….. there may come a time when they cannot!

  32. I really enjoyed your post!! Your parents are an inspiration!! Their home is lovely, your post is a nice tribute to their wonderful home.

  33. Obviously good taste runs in the family!

  34. Perfect! I had to smile at your name for them. They look like the dearest of folks. And that garage…*sigh*

  35. Oh, your parents are adorable!! What a beautiful home they have created. No wonder that you turned out to be a person who decorates and blogs about it. The acorn does not fall far from the tree!! Thanks for the lovely tour! I just signed up to follow you – I thought I already was. Ugh!

  36. You had me giggling with the adopted question!! Your parents have a beautiful home inside and out. Thank you for sharing. Happy Belated Birthday to your father.

  37. What a lovely tour and commentary! I popped over from The Rustic Pigs link party. So nice to meet you!~~Angela

  38. Mercy Daisy! How have I not seen your blog before now! By the looks of your dear parents, we must be related somehow. That generation of Southerners knows how to keep house and home spic and span clean! Congratulations on the happy occasion, and I’m glad I found you through Savvy Southern Style.

  39. Beautiful, of course! I remember how lovely your childhood home was and how jealous I was of that playhouse! Glad to see your parents are doing well.

  40. Such a beautiful home, beautiful grounds, and a beautiful couple! I enjoyed a nice chuckle at the “outhouse” shed. So cute!

  41. What a sweet post! Your parents are so cute!! Love how active they are. My Mom just turned 75.

  42. What a lovely post to your wonderful parents who have indeed created a beautiful home! I have resided in Jones and Lamar counties in MS . . . MS is a great place to call home!

  43. Your parent’s house is so beautiful! I can’t believe your dad keeps 50 acres mowed. How does he do that?! And that garage…wow, you could eat off the floor! Do they actually park cars in there?! My garage is shameful, lol.

  44. I want to be like your parents when I grow up also. My goodness, everything is beautiful! What a garage!

  45. Melissa, Your parents are adorable and sooo talented! Their home and yard are beautiful and I only wish our garage could be that neat. Thanks for joining the Open House Party.

  46. Your parents are so adorable and what a lovely, elegant house. I adore those birds on the night stand. Very beautiful house..thanks for sharing.

  47. Melissa, your parents have such a beautiful home! I love the entry table with those gorgeous plates above it on the wall and I would love to cozy up in that guest bedroom! Everything is just so light and airy! Gorgeous home! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  48. I am almost speechless! What a GORGEOUS home kept immaculate! HOW do you keep 50 acres mowed????? My hubby lived on 6 acres as a young boy and that was a never ending job! Your parents are adorable and I want to hire them:):):) XO, pinky

  49. Your folks are amazing! What a great post!

  50. What a sweet post about your parents. And their house is pristine! So cute and thanks for sharing. I must get offline and call my parents now, ha!

  51. What a beautiful, warm and inviting home! There isn’t one thing that looks out of place! Love all the warm colors and little details. Beautiful!

  52. Wow! Your mom and dad’s house is gorgeous! Talented decorator and gardener! And their home/yard is so very neat and clean! Amazing! Enjoyed the tour! 🙂

  53. What a beautiful home! I love how wonderfully tended it it – inside and out!

    Happy to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

    – The Tablescaper

  54. What a lovely and tastefully furnished and decorated home.. oh! and I haven’t forgotten”Ward”! His yard and building skills are beyond belief. As well as that garage! Impressive doesn’t even begin to cover my reaction. How fabulous that you shared your parents with us and documented that day! Brings a smile to my face and I’m not even related!!

  55. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous home, inside and out! Everything is so neat and perfect – how do they do that? And the views are so serene! Happy birthday wishes to your Dad!

  56. Oh, Melissa, what a truly lovely post! They certainly do look and sound like Ward and June. Their home is just beautiful!

  57. What a lovely home inside and out! I like your Mom’s style and your Dad does an amazing job with the yard/garden and garage! I think my husband and I are destined to be the same way! They have a lovely piece of property!

  58. Melissa your parents home is stunning!! I can see where you get your impeccable taste from!

  59. I saw you featured over at Southern Savvy Style and had to stop by to check out your parents home. What a beautiful home and what a wonderful couple. You can see that their home is filled with so much love. Wow your dad mows 50 acres!!! I would love for you to come and link this up to my Swing into Spring party that opens each Tuesday evening at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

  60. What a beautiful home, and wonderful partnership! An example to us all of teamwork and commitment! Thanks for sharing.

  61. Wow, I want to be like them too…..
    Beautiful home, lovely 50 acres….love the view!
    Thank you for sharing…

  62. FABULOUS home, your parents are a beautiful couple, and wow, are they special! Thanks for sharing their gorgeous home and property with us. xo

  63. Oh my gosh…this post is just precious! Your parents remind me of my grandparents…they are truly an inspiration and I don’t even know them!! Thank you for sharing!

  64. Oh my….will they adopt me? I will mow for them! 🙂

  65. That’s how most people that are older and have been married long time live huh? Ok lets not ever be asking to see a tour of our place, I’d be so embarrassed. I’m not neat like that, and our yard isn’t either. We’re clean but not neat.
    Bless their hearts, 53 yrs? That’s so wonderful, they deserve applause for their commitment. 50 acres, that’s alot of land to keep mowed. Your dad is quite a craftsman himself. They’re so cute.

    Their home and property are gorgeous, can tell it’s in Midwest/southern part of U.S. Your parents must stay very active to keep up a large home and property so beautifully. You have inherited their good taste and ingenuity. Happy Spring days

  66. A beautiful home. I can tell it is and was filled with love. god bless both your parents. Some of us was not blessed with parents like this and its always such a warming sight to see.

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