Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!




Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vintage Toy Trucks and Ice Skates

I'm back in Minnesota and finally doing a little bit of late decorating around the house...


I picked up a pair of old ice skates, added a little mica glitter and some of the bleached bottle brush trees...


I love this old aqua truck...Mr. Wild found it in his stuff in the basement so I cleaned it up a little and filled it with vintage glass balls...

Or add a little pink to that aqua...


I think I like the aqua/pink combo. 
Remember those old tin foil type ornaments? (The pink snowflakes in the background) There are 3 layers with staples in the middle. They were meant to be 'bent' open but they are so fragile that they will eventually tear so I'll leave them 'as is'.


This old Buddy L truck was mine, yes...I was a tomboy. Give me a good tree to climb or a couple of trucks so I could build roads and ponds in the dirt and haul stuff around and I was happy. 

Now my old red truck can haul vintage bottle brush trees!

I 'borrowed' the idea of the red books from Sandi at A Cottage Muse and added one more green book.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas,  Happy Hanukkah,  Happy Holiday!

Thank for stopping by!

Linking to:

My Salvaged Treasures for Christmas in July!


Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday
2805 for Potpourri Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

39 comments:

Candylei said...

The trucks are beautiful! The blue one has the international tractor logo on it. I recognized it right off. The red one is pretty with all of the glass balls! Happy Holidays to you. ;-)

Cottage and Broome said...

Love that old aqua truck, so cute. Do you have any snow yet in Minnesota? We are still waiting for ours to arrive in Michigan. Have a great Holiday, Laura

Ann said...

Your vignettes are so inspiring. I don't have a favorite. I love them all. The skates look terrific all glittered up and accompanied by bottle brush trees. Thanks for sharing.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

how adorable, using your vintage trucks. kind of like the toys meet the ornaments.

Bente said...

Love your decorations. It`s beautiful

Have a nice Christmas

Hugs Bente

Lori Lynn said...

Love the trucks! The pic of the red Buddy L is now my desktop background! Happy Holidays to you and yours ;-)

Lori Lynn

It's me said...

Thank you !!...your blog is also wonderful !! ...love from me...xxx..

x
xxx
xxxxx
xxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxx
||
||

Pam said...

The turquoise truck with the pink is awesome. And I love those old bottle brush trees with the ornaments in them in the red truck.

Betsy said...

I love your sweet old trucks and the way you've displayed the gorgeous ornaments. I just had to pin the aqua and pink vignette!

Amy Kinser said...

Love the skates so much! They look great.

The little trucks are so fun and add such charm. LOVE!

Laurel said...

Love the trucks all decked out...cute, cute, cute :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Mary-Sweetwater Style said...

I love this....you might like my post about "Decor for the Boys" here is the link!
http://sweetwaterstyle.blogspot.com/2011/12/decor-for-boys.html

I guess great minds think alike!

Beth said...

My hubby would be all over that aqua truck with the IH logo! Yes, I spotted that right off too. ;^) How cute to use them for Christmas decor...another idea my hubby would love for "his" room!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Wow! I love that aqua truck with the pink ornaments! So cute! And the ice skates are wonderful!

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh those skates stopped me in my tracks! love how you adorned them! xoxo, tracie

Shelia said...

I just love those little trucks with the Christmas balls in them! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Love the trucks! I have an old rusty one that I am sticking some bottlebrush trees too. Have a great Christmas!

Amber @junkaholicsunanimous.blogspot.com

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Faye!
Your last minute touches look amazing ~ loving those old trucks!

The stack of old red books look great!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love it ALL, Faye! And I do prefer the pink and aqua vignette. By the way, I swoon EVERYTIME I see that gorgeous door you use as a backdrop! ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week. I hope you have the merriest of Christmases!

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

Be still my heart...I LOVE all of your wonderful decorations! Thanks for stopping by my Ideas House post! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Faye!

joetterer said...

I love the truck scenes! The colors are dreamy!

www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh I love the old trucks decorated! I cannot wait to show hubby. He has real life size trucks like these, and I have been trying to get him to get one out and lets decorate around it for Christmas. You just may be what I need to convince him to do this. Found you at THT.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your vignettes are fantastic. Love the one with the blue truck.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

REALLY love these trucks and the way you've incorporated them into your decorating for Christmas! The aqua and pink is my favorite combo! Pinned this to remind me to be on the look out for a little truck!

Honey at 2805 said...

I adore your vintage truck decorated so festively!

Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Love the truck vignettes, so cute and unusual.

The Cranky Queen said...

TaDa...I am your 300th follower! OMG! Love your blog via French Country Cottage Linky Party...Love, love, love the old trucks and ice skates...you just cannot find those skates down here in the south...go figure...no ice! LOL Well, now you have to come on over and visit me ay my blog palace...Tiffany

Cindy said...

Oh, the trucks are delightful! I wanted some old ice skates to decorate so badly, but couldn't find any this year! Everything looks beautiful. Merry Christmas!
Cindy

Debbie said...

Great Christmas/Winter vignettes, my dear!
Everything looks great together!
Have a wonderful holiday evening.
xxxooo

Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh...lucky you to have found toy trucks...I've been looking but haven't been able to find any...I especially like the international...we had an old international truck when I was little.
I always like looking at bottlebrush trees...your dyed ones are so cute!
blessings to you this new year!
Rene

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Tardevil said...

Oh, I love the aqua truck combined with pink shiny brights! You are fortunate to have the red truck, too! I saw them last year on Three Pixie Lane's blog that she had painted from Hobby Lobby, and again this year in a Christmas magazine. I ended up having to by re-pros at Hobby Lobby to use in my decor this year.

annabelle said...

I found you in Pinterest, re pinned a lot of your lovely stuff. Congrats on the beautiful blog!

annabelle said...

I found you in Pintereset and re pinned a lot of your lovely things. Congrats on the beautiful blog!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I loved your trucks the first time around and I still love them! Thanks for sharing with Christmas in July.

marie said...

Love Christmas in July! Your trucks are awesome. I've never seen an aqua one...love it with the pinks and white. But the red truck is my favorite...that photo would be such a pretty card!
Thanks for sharing this post!

Angie Chavez said...

Those toys trucks are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing at the Christmas in July party - I'm featuring you tonight!

Angie @ Knick of Time

Avanti Morocha said...

Love them :)

Avanti Morocha said...

Love them, thank you for sharing.