Monday

~Nesting~

~Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile.~
William C. Bryant
Melissa, of The Inspired Room, is presenting Fall Nesting, this week, beginning September 2. She has invited everyone to join the festivities by leaving a link, at her site, leading to their Fall nesting and decorating posts.


Because Fall is my favorite time of year, I am excited about the event and will leave a link at The Inspired Room.
Missouri weather is varied, to say the least. During Winter we're accustomed to ice storms and blizzards, loss of power for days and yes, we've been snowed in! Spring brings interesting and dangerous weather in the form of electrical storms, tornadoes and floods. Summertime high temperatures, into the 100's can happen, along with humidity. This Summer, we had a bit of a reprieve, with dog days only lasting a short time. Our lawn, instead of becoming brown and crispy in mid July, is still fairly lush and green. There is something lovely about every season, here. Out of all the seasons of the year, I look forward to Autumn's calmer Missouri weather and sweet days, with the most excitement. I see it as a season of preparation for rest and renewal.
With nesting in mind, I added a red duvet cover and shams, to the bed in the Master Bedroom.

I pulled the round table and chairs from the living room and added red and gold pillows, from the Hearth Room.

A corner of the Master Bath.
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A Cabinet Makeover
I've often thought of adding fabric to the back of this cabinet, in the Hearth Room. Over the weekend, I finally accomplished what I had in mind.
Saturday afternoon, I found fabric at Hancock Fabrics. I purchased foam board and set to work, Sunday afternoon.
We recycle cardboard shipping cartons. J made a delivery to the recyclers, recently. The cartons would have been ideal for cutting to size and mounting the fabric.
I measured the cabinet back sections, cut the foam board to fit, then cut the fabric about 1.5 inches larger. It's important to notice pattern repeat, when using print fabric. Fold the fabric over the foam board or cardboard, mitre corners and secure with tape all along the edge of the fabric.
The cabinet before.
A close up of the results.

A few photos of Fall Nesting, at our house.









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101 comments:

sandra/tx said...

Beautiful, Pat. Your decorating is such inspiration for the rest of us. I love the fabric on the back of your china cab, but then, I love your china cab. :-)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your home is just beautiful Pat! I love all of the special touches you provide. I have added fabric to the back of two of my hutches and love it. Your fabric pattern is one of my favorite toiles.
Penny

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Pat,
I always love seeing photos of your beautiful home.

The fabric looks wonderful in the cabinet, and I really love your fall table arrangement!

nikkicrumpet said...

Your house is simply beautiful!! All the little additions are so very pretty...but I especially love the warmth that was added with the fabric in the hutch. Your home looks like a magazine spread...but with more charm and character than most designers accomplish!

SASSY said...

Absolutely beautiful, Pat. I have long admired your beautiful home on GI and it looks even better on your blog! We are now in NE Oklahoma and really love the weather here. Bring on fall!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Pat. it's beginning to look like fall at your house. You have everything looking so nice.
I especially love your cloches. And the fabric looks great in your cabinet. I love the collection of white pitchers also.
Have a blessed day Pat !

The Feathered Nest said...

Pat, your home is breathtakingly beautiful!!! Exquisite is another word that comes to my mind. I love your taste....each and every corner reflects your wonderful taste ~ the back of the cupboard is just beautiful with the fabric inserts!!!! Wishing you a wonderful day, xxoo, Dawn

Deb said...

Beautiful Pat ~ I love the fabric on the back of your china cabinet idea! Thank you for the Fall Nesting link ... Fall's my favourite time of the year as well.

Twice as Nice said...

I love everything that you do. You are a lady with fine taste and you have a flare for putting it all together. It's always simply elegant!

salmagundi said...

I especially love your cloches with their little treasures! Enjoy the Fall weather. Sally

bj said...

Oh, every thing looks so pretty at your cottage, Pat. You are so talented and I adore how you use things from other rooms all the time. That's such a smart thing to do. It shows how your rooms flow with ea. other.
I love the fabric you used on your hutch...very pretty,indeed.
I am still looking for a large swan like yours. I have the perfect place to put him.
bj

Teri said...

Love your fall nesting. I've thought of adding something to the back of my china cabinet, but couldn't think of how to do it without damaging the original background--so thanks for the tips. Also, I'm wondering where everyone finds their cloche's. I love that look, but can't seem to find them in my area.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Pat, Everything looks so nice and I love your white dishes and accessories. I just can't bear to do Fall yet. I usually wait until we close the pool because to me, that finally signals that summer is over. ~ Lynn

kari and kijsa said...

Beautiful photos! Have a wonderful Labor Day! Thank you for all your prayers and blessings,
kari & kijsa

smilnsigh said...

Oh Pat! You did it once again! You outdid yourself, with how you have decorated your home for the coming season. All just beautiful...

And I especially appreciate the way in which you describe Autumn... As the season of preparation for rest and renewal. I particularly love these words.

Happy September!
Miss Mari-Nanci
Smilnsigh blog

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh Pat, I LOVE what you did to your china cabinet. Beautiful.

Thank you for your nice compliments on my courtyard fountain. We purchased it about 3 years ago at Costco. It wasn't too much either ~ somewhere around $300 I think. It's funny where you said you want to place one like it ~ outside of the dining room, front of the house and against the garage. That's exactly where ours is placed. Our oldest daughter's bedroom is right above the dining room on the second floor ~ and she loves to hear the fountain as she drifts off to sleep.

sheila said...

you know, Miss Pat, you always just find the Perfect Finishing Touch :)

the cabinet is lovely, but the fabric on the back side makes it just perfect...

and the little pumpkin in the nest is funny :)

I like decorating that doesn't take itself too seriously :)

Brenda Kula said...

Your decorating is always amazing to me. Tranquil and cozy. Your tablescapes are phenomenal. I am tempted to print it out to emulate. You so inspire me.
Brenda

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Just awe inspiring!ALL of it!

The fabric on the cab?...sensational!!

Pamela said...

always so gorgeous.
your house looks like a fancy bed and breakfast.
do you take reservations (:

Catherine Holman said...

Pat, Your home is breathtaking! I especially love the way you put the fabric in the back of your cabinet. I may have to borrow that idea! It looks absolutely charming!
Hugs,
Cathie

dana said...

Your home looks so welcoming---I am envious of your decorating skills. Just love the red touches in the bedroom and the fabric addition to the back of the hutch...what a difference. Your fireplace looks so cozy with the pumpkins and lantern! A great nesting place, for sure! Dana

Judy said...

Your pictures take my breath away! You are a very talented photographer and of course, have a wonderful "subject" (your home!). I love that fabric from Hancocks as I've seen it and admired it and wondered where I could use it in my home....you've given me an idea for using that exact fabric on my 3corner cabinet in the kitchen...might have to go get me a sample!

We're getting rain from Gustav but not much else right now....let's hope it stays that way.

Have a great week!
Judy

Anonymous said...

Lovely as always Pat :)

Kathy :)

Neutral Dwelling said...

Your home looks grand!

Shelia said...

Oh, Pat, how beautiful! Your home is just stunning and you have such a flair in decorating! I love the cabinet you spiffed with the fabric. I did the same thing to a little hutch in my breakfast area Saturday, but used scrapbooking paper. Mine is not as elegant as yours. You're wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Jessica said...

your fall decorating has inspired me! I especially love your master bedroom and the toile for your cabinet!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Pat, you are the master nester for the seasons! I love all the special touches!

Thanks so much for sharing about Fall Nesting Week and for doing such a wonderful post for us all to enjoy!

Happy Fall!

Melissa
PS. I'll add you to Mr. Linky, I don't see it there.

xoxo

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, I see it now Pat! Thanks.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Beautiful....love the swan. I have always loved your big harvest table....cherry

Kat said...

Oh myyyyy! Id love to nest at your house. The chairs and table are perfect in your masterbedroom! I dont know how you ever leave that room.
The fabric you used in the hutch is gorgeous! Now your pretty white dishes pop!

Cote de Texas said...

PAT!!! my favorite is what you did to you china cabinet - that looks sooooo fantastic!!! love it!!!!

Marie said...

Your house is GORGEOUS! I'm in awe!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Pat your pictures always leave me speechless (in a good way, LOL) always so inspiring. I love the picture of your bedroom and that cabinet - what a great addition that fabric is. My fall decorating will be starting next Monday - to much going on this week to dig in and do it right. So I can't join along but I'll be watching others nest.

Hugs - karen

Bella Casa said...

I'm inspired!

I love your dining room table, it's so big and so inviting! I also love the centerpiece that you made for it!

I love your HUGE pear! I saw some big old apples at Marshall's last week, but it didn't do much for me...but my 4 year old loved them...so when we went back yesterday, he was looking and looking for them, but they were gone, he was bummed!

I love the arches on your hutch! So pretty :)

Bella

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Pat, it's all just so gorgeous. You really make me want to decorate more for fall. I haven't even thought about it yet. I love, love the new fabric on your china cabinet. Stunning! All those white dishes against that toile, lovely. You really know how to do it up right.

I added a couple of outdoor fall pics to my post that you might enjoy seeing.

Rhoda

Linda said...

Hi Pat..gorgeous touches of Fall. I love the fabric you added to your hutch...so pretty. Hugs, Linda

Hooked on Houses said...

Pat, I know I've said this before, but I love your style. Your home always looks so warm and welcoming.

That centerpiece is beautiful! I might have to steal that idea and try it in my dining room. -Julia :-)

kristi_temple said...

I have that fabric from your hutch project on my windows in the living room. I love it. I also love you dining room table. We are so outgrowing ours. You have decorated your home so beautifully.

paintergal said...

Love the colors in that toile! It looks great in the back of your china cab. I used liquid starch to adhere fabric to my laundry cab doors. Peels right off when I'm tired of it.

Inspired Tokens said...

I'm off to the Inspired Room, but before I go ....your room are so beautiful. They look like they are straight out of a magazine. I love the added 'red' duvet!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, stunningly beautiful! Your home is incredibly well decorated!

Cheers,

Rosa

Darlene said...

WOW...your Fall nesting is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love all of your gorgeous touches everywhere!!!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

You really have an eye for arranging--your fall displays are just lovely! And I LOVE the table & chairs in the master bedroom--looks just like a b&b! Thanks for the inspiration-I'll be back :).

Blessings,
Stacey

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Pat, love all your Fall Nesting, esp. the cabinet redo. I think I might have the same fabric, so pretty!!

Beverly said...

Pat, you are always a beautiful inspiration. I need to begin to get in the autumn frame of mind. I need to take a tour through my seasonal decorating closet.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Everything looks so pretty Pat!!
Love the fabric in the back of your cabinet..
It is just starting to get a little chilly here so its feeling like Fall a bit. I have to bring out all my Fall Fixins and decorate my nest too!

Mrs. B said...

Pat, I love all your fall nesting touches! It all looks so cozy! That cabinet makeover is so pretty. The fabric you used is absolutely gorgeous!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Just beautiful! Your master bedroom looks like a sweet retreat! ...love the bunnies incorporated in your Fall decor! Very nice touch! :) ~Rhonda

lindaharre said...

Dear Pat.....I am so glad you had a nice visit with your long time friend! They say..."Old Friends are The Best"....not sure if I believe that, but in this instance it seems to fit:D Your home looks lovely and ready for whatever Fall has to offer! I must get started....ha..ha!

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Wow, your home is so cozy and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Your hutch looks great with its new fabric.

Rose Mary said...

Beautiful fall decorating, Pat! I love the fall weather, too~and thankfully we usually have a long autumn here before it's really cold!

R~Mary

Julie said...

I love the red duvet in your bedroom...but red is one of my very favorite colors too. The fabric behind the dishes in the cabnet looks wonderful!!

auntpittypat said...

I guess I will just have to stop on the way home and check out the changes! :)

The weekend at the lake was wonderful, seeing all the family and the HS friends in Lebanon. Hope your trip down was safe and the birthday party was fun.

Trying to decide which day to head home so I don't run into rain the whole trip. Nothing is looking good.

Love all of the changes. You continue to amaze me!!!

Love to you both!

tidymom said...

It's all just BEAUTIFUL, as always!! Now if I could just get my organizing done, THEN I can think about fall decorating!!

~Cheryl

Joy said...

I just love your decorating style! It looks just like a beautiful model home. Love what you did with the china.

Teresa said...

Love it- I've used that same fabric in my home- Your home is divine!

Tricia Anne said...

The simplicity and clean lines of your decor is lovely. Your home is beautiful.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Pat said...

Pat your home is so inspiring! This post could ahve been a feature of any fine home decoating magazine! Just wonderfful!

Hugs, Pat in NY

Daisy Cottage said...

Hi Pat!
Oh, I LOVE what you did with your cabinet - wonderful! I enjoyed seeing all of your inspiration today - we are probably a month or more away from any fall arriving here.
xo,
Kim

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Pat, can I make a reservation?? it all looks absolutely wonderful.
xo Lidy

Andi said...

I love your cabinet makeover...the fabric is the perfect touch. Everything looks amazing and the centerpiece on your diningroom table is beautiful. I'd say you're "nesting" quite well. Happy Fall to you and J!!!

Ms. Tee said...

Your home is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us! :)

Nikki said...

Your home is beautiful, I really like the fabric you added to your hutch.

Elizabeth said...

Pat-The hutch looks great with the fabric!
You're decor is so classy, as usual!

Maven said...

This whole nesting theme is so much fun. I have bookmarked your blog - loved it!

Picket said...

Morning Pat! How are you sweetie? It seems like weeks since I have talk to you! lol I love all the Fall touches you have done girl and that fabric in the cabinet...ohhhh I have got to try that! So glad you have a great visit with your friend...man I feel like I have missed so much lately that I will never catch up on my friends! lol I hope you are having a great day girl and that it just gets better for you! Take care!

Mary said...

Everything looks fabulous Pat -and makes me realize I'd better get moving if I'm going to do any Fall decorating before leaving for France! It's still in the 90's here but less humid, however a bit hot to get into the Fall mode.

Perfect toile for your china cabinet background, and love the red touches added to warm your bedroom for the chilly months ahead.

OOOOh! I'm all fired up and must away to do something around my cottage today!
Warm Fall hugs - Mary.

dec0r8or said...

Is it Fall already?! Next thing you'll be telling me is Christmas is just around the corner! Ack!

Adrienne said...

Pat, your home is always so lovely and autumn is no exception. You have a wonderful way of putting it all together to make a place of grace and beauty and welcome. Thanks for sharing your home with us again. ~Adrienne~

Rosemary said...

Wow Pat!!
Beautiful!
I love Fall nesting!
Your home is so warm and inviting. I especially love the fabric, and how it works in your china hutch!
You always inspire me!!
Thank you,
Rosemary

The Vintage Kitten said...

You have such a beautiful home. It looks like something from a magazine shoot, Stunning

Rue said...

Hi Pat :)

I'm so glad J had a nice birthday and that you enjoyed your time with Aunt Pittypat.

Your home looks absolutely beautiful for Fall and so warm, I want to curl up somewhere and read a book with a cup of cocoa :)

hugs,
rue

justabeachkat said...

Pat

It's always fun to visit you. You inspire me with your creativity. I love, love, love how your china cabinet looks with the fabric added!!!

Hugs!
Kat

Meghan said...

What an absolutely fabulously decorated home!!!
WoW!
When can I move in?
I promise to not bring my 3 boys & my manchild!!!

Leigh said...

I love you r farm table. And your bedding. Beautiful home, Pat! I love fall too. It seems so hot still this farsouth to decorate....maybe in a couple weeks I will be more inspired...though your post gives me great inspiration.

OH! Your dining cabinet looks so differnt. Gaw-jus! It looks like you sepnt some big $$$ on it!
Great makeover! You should send that one to The Nesting Place.

Janet said...

Your home looks wonderful Pat; you have such lovely taste. I adore that snippet of your Master Bath...might want to copy that shelf.

Janet @ Housepeepers

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh, that toile!! I'm sorry you had already brought your cardboard to be recycled, but happy that you're recyclers. ;-) That cabinet came out so fantastic.

Your home is just lovely...thanks so much for sharing!

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Oh my goodness, your red paisley duvet is gorgeous! Thanks for letting us into your home and sharing your Fall Nesting with us all:)

Southern Lady said...

What an elegant and gracious home you have, Pat ... from your beautiful classic furniture to all the special little decorating touches that are so "you."

I loved seeing your fall "vignettes," and your gorgeous china cabinet. I envy your talent to tackle a job like lining the back with fabric. I know that wasn't easy and it's truly beautiful.

I look forward to seeing your fall photos of Missouri. I'm sure it's beautiful there.

Sincerely,

Janie

Deserae said...

Your home looks gorgeous...love all the little touches you have added for fall :o)
~Des

Tamara Jansen said...

very lovely! How about some garden mums on the exterior....hint, hint :)

Rue said...

Hi again Pat :)

I joined in on the fun too!

hugs,
rue

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Beautiful Pat! Just recently found your blog & love it! I started a blog myself (yesterday). Please stop by when you get a chance to say "Hi"

Darlene
Our Creative Life

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Pat!!

Your home is just gorgeous!! I love your "nesting"!!

You have the same fabric (toile) that I do. I'm not quite sure what it will be put to use on...but I like your idea of using it on the back of your cabinet.

Two pix below the fabric-backed cabinet...there is a painting of a lighthouse. Just curious where you got it, cuz it's done by an artist friend of ours from Door County, Wisconsin...KATHY GLASNAP!! I'd recognize her artwork anywhere!!! It's pretty!

~Blessings,
Jan

jill said...

Love all your special touches! Your home is beautiful.

Lallee said...

Pat, I love your fall touches. You always have the magic touch! Lovely all the way through.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What an absolutely gorgeous home you have .... so elegant and welcoming at the same time. Your hutch really turned out nice. It's time for me to redo mine again. I've been in a stripe mood lately.

((hugs)) Rosie

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your home looks absolutely beautiful, and that fabric is just perfection!!
You have helped inspire me in my own autumn decor, which I'll begin this weekend.
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home!
Becca
:)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Your fall decorating is beautiful!! And I love the fabric you used in your hutch.

I like that you did your centerpiece for the table in a tray. That would make it easy to clear off the table if you need to.

Jen r. said...

I just love how your house is decorated, so warm and cozy and so well put together!

Jen r. said...

I just love how your house is decorated, so warm and cozy and so well put together!

Patricia said...

I love the fabric on the back of the hutch, going to have to try that. Very nice house, love it.

Pat M.

Chris said...

Thanks for sharing the pics of your beautiful home :-) I love to browse through your pics and ponder on your ideas. You are an inspiration! Thank you for popping over :-)

Janera said...

I'm drooling, Pat. Beautiful! Won't you come over and help me with my ugly master? I'll make cinnamon coffee. . .

Elizabeth G. said...

Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful home. You have quite the eye for decorating. I love the balance and harmony of how you display your objects.

Very please to the eye!
Elizabeth

Junebug said...

Here's one more little comment. I love the quilt on your master bed and the antique bronze rod and shelves in your bathroom. The fabric added a wonderful touch of beauty to your cabinet. Hancock Fabric is the place for me in Tulsa. I also love, love, love your slate floors. I could go on and on because your house is such a visual feast for the eyes. :D

ellie said...

you have a very beautiful home and really puts me in the mood for fall. I love your farm house table and the ladder back chairs. the hutch you recovered in fabric is a fantastic idea, using form core so you can change it out! Love that fabric!!.. You have inspired me!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

I LOVE the way you added classy fall touches throughout your home! Beautiful!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I just love your fall decor'! And the hutch in your hearth room turned out fabulous. I did the exact same thing with Laura Ashley fabric in our bedroom armoire!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

southerninspiration said...

Oh, Pat, your home is gorgeous! I love how you decorate!