Can you believe how quickly August is going by? Irena and I are already planning our autumn schedule and cooking up a storm in the kitchen, creating tasty fall dishes that will make an appearance on the blog soon. I just published 3 brand new free fall wall art printables. So I thought to share a little backstory about this years autumn print, Prestwood Pumpkin.
About the Prestwood Pumpkin print
I had the best fun drawing the elements for this fall design. A beautiful Cinderella pumpkin, a quintessential fall motive, became the central part of the design, accompanied by a classic orange pumpkin and a pretty white pumpkin. As flowers, I chose a pale yellow cosmos Xanthos and copper-coloured aster. I then added stylized fern leaves and berries to create a bountiful arrangement.
We have quite a few recipes and DIYs with pumpkin pie spice coming up soon. So it seemed fitting to make cinnamon sticks and anise stars part of the design as well.
I wanted the colours to have this cosy, drinking pumpkin spice latte by the fireplace feel but with a modern twist. The colour palette of this print consists of autumn colours and subdued hues: warm orange, cream yellow, a sprinkle of pink and red, set before a steel and navy blue backdrops.
Steel, royal, and air force blue are all colours that never piqued my interest, and now I can’t get enough. Dou you have a colour that you didn’t pay much attention to but suddenly fell in love with? Leave a comment and tell me more!
The story behind the design
The name Prestwood Pumpkin was inspired by a visited to Peterley Manor Farm, which is a family-run farm set in Prestwood, a small village in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire. The Brill family run a lovely café with a delicious selection of treats, and you can pick different seasonal fruits and veggies on the farm, among which are pumpkins.
Irena, our mum and I spent a sunny September day in Great Missenden last year and found the farm on our way back to London. We merely wanted to buy a snack for the road and ended up spending two hours exploring the farm and left with a bag full of fresh produce. A truly unforgettable day!
Do you go pumpkin picking with your family? After having so much fun at Peterley Manor farm last year, we want to make visiting a pumpkin patch an annual tradition.
The leaves of the English walnut inspired the pink vine leaves in the Prestwood Pumpkin pattern.
Cosmos flowers bloom in abundance from August to October. While the pink and white varieties are most common, I could resist to include a drawing of this gorgeous pastel yellow cosmos in the design.
Printable Fall Wall Art
The Prestwood Pumpkin was used to create 3 autumn-inspired prints that you can download for free and use to get your home ready for fall.
More autumn designs
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