November 19, 2013

Christmas Decorating with Mini-Pickup Trucks and Fresh Christmas Greens

While reading the Sunday paper this past weekend I came across an ad for the cutest little red vintage-style pickup truck ornament at Target.  I made a mental note to stop in there during the week and pick one up.  Later that night I saw that a Facebook friend {Sharon from Homeroad} had already done just that, and by the comments her post was generating it looked like those little gems were in high demand.  SOoooo, of course I had to high tail it there yesterday and was lucky enough to pick one, er, two up -- and lucky for me because they were the last of the bunch.

Did I mention they were $2.50 a piece?

I had already decided that I was going to find my son's bright red pickup truck and decorate it for Christmas this year, and I still intend on doing that.  But for now I was so thrilled with these that I actually started my Christmas decorating early so I could share some shots with you!

Don't you just love the faux snow?  I think it adds just the right touch.
And of course I had to throw in some glitter. This "joy" ornament was a dollar store find last Christmas. They came a few to a package so you'll be seeing more of them in future posts, I'm sure.
I set the whole vignette up on a silver tray for mobility, so I can move it around the house until I find just the right spot for it.
I'm really liking the look with my burlap tablecloth and thick red-striped burlap ribbon.
And I'm always thankful this time of year that we have so many evergreens to choose from on our property for Christmas decorating.  The smell of fresh greens really can be intoxicating!  I just added some of my own faux snow to them.

I have some small bottle brush trees I'd like to use, too.  Once I unearth find them I will use them in my son's truck and take some more shots to share. 

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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh my, I better get to Target quick!

Robin said...

I love what you did with yours! I got some too :)
Thank you for linking up with Twirl & Take a Bow! xo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the trucks, how fabulous are they. This is such a fabulous centerpiece. I really do love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So cute! You did a great job on the centerpiece. Do they come with the faux snow/ice or did you did it to yours? I have a long errand list to tackle, so am adding a trip to T to see if they have them here.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I bought these the day they put it out. Our Target has sold them all. Your vignette is so cute! Thanks for sharing this!

Inspired by you said...

That is just too adorable. Now I will have to make a trip to Target today!

Bohemian said...

I just saw those Adorable Vintage Vehicle Ornaments at Target too... while I was picking up my Calavera Ornament that I will Save for my Dia de los Muertos Altar for next year. I also found mini Wood Spools with Vintage Style Trim in the Christmas Inventory there that I HAD to have! They really do have some great Inventory for those of us who Enjoy Styling Creatively. I don't shop at many Chain Stores, but Target is definitely a regular Haunt of mine. Your Vignettes look Lovely!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Kathy, Those trucks are too cute. A sweet vignette, as always from my favorite diva! If I don't get around here next week, I just wanted to wish you and your wonderful family a Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for your friendship and for all the times you inspire me. Love, Penny

Jeannie Marie said...

So adorable! We have a truck similar to that! A great idea to make your vignette on a tray!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Those trucks are adorable!! Guess where I am stopping tomorrow!! and you have made such an adorable little display with them!!


Susan Clayton said...

Target should pay you a commission! I've been on the look out for toy trucks do use in this way but have always been out bid. These are perfect and the price is right. Guess you know where I'm heading! So glad to find your blog. I'm your newest follower

Tanya Patrice said...

This is such an awesome idea! I would love to do this with firetrucks since my husband is a firefighter.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Kathleen. I'm visiting today from French Country Cottage linky party. This is such a fun post and a big coincidence to me. My hubby repairs apartments when tenants move out and the other day he found just the sweetest little white pickup and brought it home to me. I right away put a little tree in the back and started snapping away. Will include it in my next post.The ones from Target are so cute..Happy Thursday..Judy

Nook and Cranny said...

Your vignette is fantastic, those lil trucks are so darling, love it.
Thanks for sharing.
Visiting from Common Ground today.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very cute, Kathleen! I have a mental note to look for one of those old toy pick-up trucks when I go to the place where my booth is. Of course, now that I want one to use to hold a little bottlebrush tree for Christmas, I won't be able to find one!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Very cute...guess I'm off to Target today!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So cute! I'm wondering if our Target has any left. Love your faux snow tray.

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

I saw these at Target and LOVE them with the bits of greenery! Very cute. :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I made it to my local Target just in time to buy the very last red truck they had!

Debra Oliver said...

so cute, everyone needs their pick-up glittered!! thanks so much for joining in the party!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

So cute!


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