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4 hours ago, ginger90 said:

I can't tell what the picture above the couch is of, but this is the first time I have ever seen any type of art in a fundie home.  No gigantic sign stating: JESUS!  FAMILY!  LOVE!  JOY!! BARN!! LIVING ROOM!

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12 minutes ago, louannems said:

I can't tell what the picture above the couch is of, but this is the first time I have ever seen any type of art in a fundie home.  No gigantic sign stating: JESUS!  FAMILY!  LOVE!  JOY!! BARN!! LIVING ROOM!

Part of it:

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2 hours ago, Sew Sumi said:

I'm sure it's something Jesusy. 

I'm not sure. I think there's a possibility it's not. .... I'm don't know that Vision Forum went with the "no art" thing like the Gothardites and a lot of others.

They seemed to see themselves more as a sophisticated group that was savvy about Western culture, including art (and even science), and didn't just write off things that weren't explicitly Jesus-y. LIke in VIsion Forum remnant Geoff Botkin's stuff, they seem to set themselves up as religious cultural interpreters that actually kind of revere a lot of cultural stuff and discriminate (and of course twist in their own fashion)  but don't just reject ...

They're pretty heavily into promoting the white man's culture as a good thing, beyond just what's blatantly Christian. ANd they definitely look down on a lot of stuff as lowbrow and tacky. .(Here's a Botkin thing --  https://westernconservatory.com/products/the-worldview-of-the-creative-mind

Wouldn't surprise me if the Seewalds go with this and have some typical European-western-culture-type art on their walls, includng some that isn't explicitly religious. Considering how he used to write in his blogs, Mike fancies himself a cultured intellectual in that way, I think....

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Jessa seemed to put in some effort to prove Spurgie looks like her. So odd that she's not doing the same with Ivy.

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I think Ivy looks more like Bin. The resemblance is especially strong in that picture that was taken of her at the TTH.

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2 hours ago, ginger90 said:

Part of it:

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That looks like a Kirkland’s special. Or it’s a knock off of Oak Alley.  It’s very popular here since that plantation is right up River Road.  

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1 hour ago, Ijustwantsomechips said:

That looks like a Kirkland’s special. Or it’s a knock off of Oak Alley.  It’s very popular here since that plantation is right up River Road.  

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I was also thinking it could be a painting of “Jesus on the Road to Emmaus”. My grandparents had it in their living room above their couch. 

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54 minutes ago, irisheyes said:

I was also thinking it could be a painting of “Jesus on the Road to Emmaus”. My grandparents had it in their living room above their couch. 

Mine too!  Memories!  😁

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12 hours ago, Kiss my mutt said:

Isn’t it a requirement for all Christian homes to have a Thomas Kincaid reproduction picture on their walls?

For my brand of Christianity, Thomas Kincaid is too secular.  We are mandated to have a picture of the Last Supper in the kitchen/dining room, and the rest of our art can be found here https://www.leafletonline.com/religious-statues-and-decor/wall-art-all

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also the fake brass door knocker that says "But as for me and my house we will serve the lord" Joshua 24:15

common with evangelical homes - haven't seen one on a married duggar house because we all can see they worship the money, mama and daddy most of all

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23 hours ago, Ohiopirate02 said:

For my brand of Christianity, Thomas Kincaid is too secular.  We are mandated to have a picture of the Last Supper in the kitchen/dining room, and the rest of our art can be found here https://www.leafletonline.com/religious-statues-and-decor/wall-art-all

The art on this site is lovely.  I don't think that you would find many of them in the Duggar homes....

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On 9/3/2019 at 5:35 PM, Ohiopirate02 said:

For my brand of Christianity, Thomas Kincaid is too secular.  We are mandated to have a picture of the Last Supper in the kitchen/dining room, and the rest of our art can be found here https://www.leafletonline.com/religious-statues-and-decor/wall-art-all

I'm Catholic and know no one who has art like that in their home. Luckily in my country we can have all the secular art we want and have no required pictures. 

Ivy is a real cutie and I like that her clothes aren't particularly girly. 

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Still can’t with that rag on her head. The color next to the white in her onesie makes it look dirty.

She’s a cute baby. (Yawn.)

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Ivy's an adorable, little pudge!  I like the lat pic, where she's enjoying her thumb and attempting to remove the stupid headwrap.

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1 hour ago, Dirndl said:

I'm Catholic and know no one who has art like that in their home. Luckily in my country we can have all the secular art we want and have no required pictures. 

Ivy is a real cutie and I like that her clothes aren't particularly girly. 

I'm Catholic, too, and agree that most of us have regular secular art in our homes, but my grandparents certainly had the classic 'Head of Christ' picture on the living room wall as well as a massive reproduction of Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' in the dining room.  Both far better works of art than stupid Bible quotes and Thomas Kincaide crap.

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12 hours ago, doodlebug said:

'm Catholic, too, and agree that most of us have regular secular art in our homes, but my grandparents certainly had the classic 'Head of Christ' picture on the living room wall as well as a massive reproduction of Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' in the dining room.  Both far better works of art than stupid Bible quotes and Thomas Kincaide crap.

Every Catholic grandma I know had that art, including mine.

The head wraps are the "thing" now,  the trend doesnt seem to be going away.

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56 minutes ago, doodlebug said:

I'm Catholic, too, and agree that most of us have regular secular art in our homes, but my grandparents certainly had the classic 'Head of Christ' picture on the living room wall as well as a massive reproduction of Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' in the dining room.  Both far better works of art than stupid Bible quotes and Thomas Kincaide crap.

Lutheran family here.  Didn't everyone have these two pictures?  My grandmother's "Last Supper" was not huge, although "Head of Christ" was of good size.  And the old farmer couple praying "give us this day our daily bread".  We had that one, too.  And I agree, much better than the Bible quotes on wood.

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6 minutes ago, CalicoKitty said:

Lutheran family here.  Didn't everyone have these two pictures?  My grandmother's "Last Supper" was not huge, although "Head of Christ" was of good size.  And the old farmer couple praying "give us this day our daily bread".  We had that one, too.  And I agree, much better than the Bible quotes on wood.

My Catholic mother has the old couple--it's brown, and large, and did i mention brown, and it hangs above our brown couch.  My mother loves a brown living room.  We used to have that couch back in the 80s.  If you don't know what I am talking about, just Google it.  

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No skirt or dress over Ivy's cute little onesie.

That's going to be Jessa's new secular schtick - gender neutral clothing. She notices any positive feedback from haters and jumps on it. Just like the old days with the internet FUs.

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8 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

Just like the old days with the internet FUs.

Wait...those stopped?

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7 hours ago, CalicoKitty said:

.  And the old farmer couple praying "give us this day our daily bread".  We had that one, too.  And I agree, much better than the Bible quotes on wood.

Oh yes!  This too!  In my grandparents’ dining room!

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I find family cultures fascinating. Jessa's house is filled with pictures of themselves. The TTH is half Hobby Lobby, half schoolhouse. You all are mentioning religious art, and in my childhood home we had a pencil sketch of JFK on our living room wall and one Bible in the house.

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35 minutes ago, ginger90 said:

Better picture of the picture:

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Okay, I'd say it's just a very standard generic landscape picture of a road lined by trees on either side. That's an awfully popular picture subject. And my guess is they chose it because it is generic -- nice enough but doesn't call any attention to itself or its subject matter because its subject matter is so common and it's so dang symmetrical -- and because its color scheme goes with everything else.

(Wouldn't  entirely rule out somebody vaguely remembering one of those "road to Emmaus" pictures from their childhoods....but if they'd actually wanted that I think they would just have picked it instead of a generic road with some light pouring between the trees down at the end of it.....)

Looking at their little knick-knack shelf there, I'd say there's a lot more matchy-matchy fits-the-decorating-scheme decision-making going on in their decor selections than ideas about "I picked this because of its meaning." 

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On 9/4/2019 at 11:13 AM, ginger90 said:

4 pictures:

she is wearing pants, no skirt or dress! Kidding aside, she is a cutie. 

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I like it that another poster caught the Sam-like side-eye on Ivy.

The name's starting to grow on me.  The fact that it's spelled the way one would suppose is good.  Weirdly-spelled names are not my thing.  

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10 hours ago, not you again said:

Speaking of which, this never fails to make me chuckle:

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That is awesome!  I love it!  

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No Eyevee Jayne? Or Ivey Jainne?

9 hours ago, xwordfanatik said:

I like it that another poster caught the Sam-like side-eye on Ivy.

The name's starting to grow on me.  The fact that it's spelled the way one would suppose is good.  Weirdly-spelled names are not my thing.  

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6 hours ago, galaxychaser said:

No Eyevee Jayne? Or Ivey Jainne?

Of course, given some of Jessa's experiences. I.V. Jane might be kind of appropriate. 

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19 minutes ago, louannems said:

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I had this one hanging on my childhood bedroom.  Didn't every Catholic child?

I remember that print from a Catholic elementary school textbook. It was illustrating a story about a kid who stole a statue of Mary to give to their mom for Mother's Day. It did not go well for the kid. I wonder if Jilly Muffin uses phonics to teach the kids to read? I remember the colored vinyl records we used to have in school for phonics lessons. I wonder if Jill's kids use a Bible geared toward children or must strictly adhere to the original version of the KJB?

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1 hour ago, louannems said:

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I had this one hanging on my childhood bedroom.  Didn't every Catholic child?

I do wish the Seewalds and all the Duggar married offspring would hang any kind of art rather than the big words.

Even before I opened the link, I knew it would be the creepy painting of the kids in the woods with the guardian angel stalking them.   When I was little, I thought they were Hansel and Gretel.

I didn't have that one in my room, but my best friend in grade school sure did and it creeped me out when I slept over at her house.

Even with the spooky, stalky angel; I still prefer this to some stupid plaque saying 'Bedroom' or 'Jesus is watching' or whatever the fundies are putting on their kids' walls.

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My Catholic parents had a creepy Jesus statue with him exposing his actual heart!  Needless to say, I never went into their bedroom! 😉

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1 minute ago, jmt111 said:

My Catholic parents had a creepy Jesus statue with him exposing his actual heart!  Needless to say, I never went into their bedroom! 😉

My grandparents (not Catholic, maybe Lutheran) had the praying hands.  When they died we gave them to a distant cousin.  They creeped the rest of us out. 

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21 minutes ago, Natalie68 said:

My grandparents (not Catholic, maybe Lutheran) had the praying hands.  When they died we gave them to a distant cousin.  They creeped the rest of us out. 

Yeah, I thought those were a little creepy, too. 

"Guess your prayers didn't work that well cause somebody cut your hands off."

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1 hour ago, jmt111 said:

My Catholic parents had a creepy Jesus statue with him exposing his actual heart!  Needless to say, I never went into their bedroom! 😉

I guess that's one way to avoid having a million kids since the hardcore catholics also don't approve of birth control lol. 

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My grandparents on both sides were what I call "Southern Baptist lite" and there were no Jesus paintings/artwork/statues.  But damn there were books.  I got a box of books from one grandma and it was very entertaining.  The only one I kept was "Bad girls from the Bible".  Simply because I couldn't get over the title. I do remember that both grandmas had the Birth of Venus painting.  The only Thomas Kinkade things were always blankets/throws.  And they had a bunch of them. 

(to keep it semi on topic) The new trend & something all the Duggars seem to love is the Bible verse wooden crap.  Or basically whatever Hobby Lobby is throwing up everywhere.  I'm just waiting to see which one of them is ballsy enough to try out the new letter/name/crossword puzzle style.  il_1588xN.1203432448_7s2l.jpg

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2 hours ago, Steff said:

My grandparents on both sides were what I call "Southern Baptist lite" and there were no Jesus paintings/artwork/statues.  But damn there were books.  I got a box of books from one grandma and it was very entertaining.  The only one I kept was "Bad girls from the Bible".  Simply because I couldn't get over the title. I do remember that both grandmas had the Birth of Venus painting.  The only Thomas Kinkade things were always blankets/throws.  And they had a bunch of them. 

(to keep it semi on topic) The new trend & something all the Duggars seem to love is the Bible verse wooden crap.  Or basically whatever Hobby Lobby is throwing up everywhere.  I'm just waiting to see which one of them is ballsy enough to try out the new letter/name/crossword puzzle style.  il_1588xN.1203432448_7s2l.jpg

Sierra has it on her wall.

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50 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

Sierra has it on her wall.

I do hate this obnoxious self-conscious cult of motherhood. That said, what on earth does it mean to "Tarzan" someone's underwear?

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