Among the traditional furnishings are a mahogany dining room suite that belonged to Bud's parents and the corner cupboard filled with willowware Bud inherited from his grandmother.
The kitchen features a cozy dining nook Joanne says reminds her of a pub in her beloved Williamsburg. And when the kitchen was updated several years ago, she retained the paneled walnut cabinets.
"I wanted to keep the old, country flavor," she says.
Carved gingerbread men representing the eight Jones grandchildren and one great-granddaughter hang on the wall. The Tiffany-style Notre Dame pendant light was a 50th birthday gift from Joanne to Bud, a fan of the Fighting Irish football team.
Plate rails and shelves in the kitchen and den hold Bud's collections: German steins; Campbell Kids dishes and mugs; Disney and Norman Rockwell plates. Also displayed are small wooden figures Bud has given Joanne, including carvings of Ralph's and Penny's, a barber shop and a flower shop in nearby Glenside.
Upstairs, Bud's man cave offers a 64-inch television, comfortable chairs, and another Notre Dame fan feature - a rug stamped with the Fighting Irish leprechaun. Santas arrayed on the fireplace mantel wear green suits matching the rug. And his collection of miniature lighthouses are displayed in a cabinet Joanne found at a garage sale.
On the wall hangs a photo of Eagles football legend Chuck Bednarik - Bud's a fan of the Birds, too - and a plaque honoring his service with the Jenkintown Fire Company, where he was a longtime volunteer and served as president for 22 years.
Nearby hang a photo of Jerry Garcia and framed Grateful Dead concert tickets surrounding a ponytail formerly worn by Bud. He's a fan of the venerable rockers, but he won't call himself a Deadhead because "I went to local concerts but didn't follow the tours around the country."
Originally, the couple's 1925 house had five bedrooms. When their son and two daughters moved out, Joanne and Frank combined two rooms to create a large master bedroom. Asian-themed decor features a Buddha statue on a low table.
"Buddhas have a calming effect," Joanne says.
That may be, but this bedroom has seen a good deal of excitement - during the blizzard in 1996, older daughter Maureen Montecchio gave birth there to a son, Dominic.
More Buddhas can be found in the basement, where Joanne has created a meditative Reiki studio.
In Reiki, a client lies fully clothed on a massage table while the practitioner places his or her hands at locations around the body. Tissue is not manipulated. Instead, the practitioner uses a light touch, allowing energy to flow from the hands.
Joanne was introduced to the practice 20 years ago, after suffering serious facial and hand injuries when she was mauled by a dog.
"Reiki helped me heal," she says. Recently, she was interviewed by Arcadia University students for a video about it.
In her basement space, Joanne makes scented candles that she says she infuses with Reiki energy.
"It always smells delightful, and our three cats love hanging out there," she adds.
Joanne and Frank are both 72, and friends have suggested they move to a smaller residence in a retirement community. Instead, the couple plan to stay put, and they have installed raised toilets and grab bars in their two bathrooms.
Bud's family has lived in Jenkintown for three generations. Joanne, who grew up in a rowhouse in Mayfair, says, "This is my dream house."
The home has a feminine, nurturing personality, she says: Its front porch welcomes visitors to come sit on the wicker chairs, and out back, the patio, with its white mini-lights and stone Buddha, "offers a Zen-like retreat."