October 21, 2014

Decorating with Vintage Toy Trucks

Toy trucks are so much fun to use in decorating! The open backs just lend themselves to filling with fun stuff.

Ideas for decorating with vintage toy trucks

I use mine all the time. I fill it with pine cones, pumpkins, rag balls,  books, Christmas balls all sorts of things. Here it is as part of my Valentines Day Mantel.

decorating with toy trucks

Here are some more pretty ideas for decorating your home with vintage (or not) toy trucks.

toy truck with flowers

Isn’t this one filled with fresh flowers beautiful. It would make a great centerpiece.  source: My Life In Design

toy truck with books

Toy trucks are so functional – this one holds some vintage books.  source: petits detail

toy truck with salt & pepper shakers

This vintage aqua truck holds a pretty salt & pepper shakers.  source: Farmgirl Paints

truck pincushion

A truck made into a pinchushion!  source: SC Johnson Family Economics Blog

truck with succulents

How about using an old vintage truck as a planter for some succulents! source: Plascon Trends

vintage toy truck with flowers

I love the chippy aqua of the truck with the red of the tray via Farmgirl Paints



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  1. They are adorable. Breings back alot of memories of a mom of three boys.

  2. I love the one with the succulents – what a great idea!


  3. Great ideas! Now I want one to use as a planter.

  4. Love them all!!

  5. Cute pos! Don’t know which I like the best. They are all so cute!


  6. I know now I need a little vintage turck! Love your little displays.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Aren’t they darling? My son had so many of those trucks. Did I see a future for them? No, I did not. Let that be a lesson to young mothers today!

  8. So cute!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

  9. LOVE this trend of old trucks! Every idea here is gorgeous.

  10. So cute! Love the ideas :)

  11. Like them all, but will say the first one is my favorite. :)
    Thanks for stopping by. Right now I am blaming it on the weather also.
    Have a great week.

  12. Those are all very fun, I have a fairly new, made to look old truck, perhaps I can put salt and pepper shakers on it for my hubby’s birthday tomorrow.
    Thanks for the great inspiration!

  13. TOO cute. I have a long,vintage green metal car that belonged to hubby’s dad on display in a side table in the family room, but NO trucks. shoot. They make a unique and cheerful display…nostalgic. just have to keep my eyes open!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Creative people out there!!! {{hugs}} to you Manuela!

  14. So many cute ideas!

  15. Love this idea! Have a blessed day dear friend! HUGS!

  16. I love these so much that I have been dreaming of a vintage truck as my dream vehicle for years! I need to at least get some of the small ones to out around the house:>)

  17. I love this idea! your trucks are so cute.
    I have 2 old trucks, a yellow pickup that belonged to my husband and a big Tonka dump truck that belonged to my boys. I’ve tried to decorate with them but it really bothers my grandson- he thinks all trucks are for playing and not for decorating.

  18. I love them! Especially the aqua ones!