I love all of these images of the little red trucks with the Christmas trees in the back of them. I don’t know where or when these became a symbol of the holidays, but in my recent shopping, I happened upon the cutest little home decor items featuring the red trucks that I knew I had to pick up a few of them. You can see a lot of the inspiration I found on this post about Red Trucks and trees a couple of weeks ago.
My antique wooden drop leaf table seemed like the perfect spot to set a rustic table featuring trucks and Woodies all ready to deliver their Christmas trees. I added natural burlap placemats to anchor my place settings.
These were the plates that started it all. How could I resist these cute little dessert plates. I can use these for little bites when having friends in for cocktails, or use them as bread plates for a casual Christmas dinner. I shot this photo so you could see each of the different trucks.
This was actually the last thing I found. You never know what you are going to find at Target, do you? At $19.99 this pillow with the appliqued car was a bargain and will be tucked onto one of my sofas next year [when I finally have sofas]! Doesn’t it look just like the one in my centerpiece?
This little woodie is plowing through the snow amongst the snow covered trees with a tree and presents tucked on top. To me, I could just imagine the family tucked warmly inside singing, “…over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go…”. The galvanized tray was the perfect way to keep the snow corralled and under control. I love this fine artificial snow, but I really don’t love when it gets all over the house. I was all ready to check out at Home Goods after I found those little dessert plates, and thankfully my sister mentioned that maybe we should take a spin through the Christmas section just to see if they had a little red truck with a Christmas tree. Thanks to Dory, she spotted this guy tucked in the back on a crowded shelf.
The minute I spotted these plaid chargers at Michael’s I knew I had to have these for Christmas tablescapes. They are on sale now at only $2.70 each, I am going to pick up a few more. The flatware was a recent purchase from IKEA which I also used for my Fall pheasant tablescape. I am planning to pick up some more of this IKEA Wood Cabin Lodge flatware too.
A red cloth napkin was folded and tucked under the edge of the charger and topped with a tiny bristle brush tree. Green dinner plates I have had longer than I can remember were the perfect beginning of my plate stack.
Of course what goes with plaid and green for Christmas? Red! Red salad plates are added to the stack to prepare it for those fun little truck plates. The ruby goblets are something I have had for about twenty years.