Vintage Flower Truck Thanksgiving Centerpiece

November 06, 2020

Hi Friends and welcome to Thanksgiving Central over here at Jemma's. I am on a mission to bring us all as much Thanksgiving inspiration as I can in the next three weeks.😀 To help me out I am joining Kippi At Home for a Thanksgiving roundup. All of the links to the other nine creative bloggers are at the end of this post. Enjoy!

 I am having fun with this darling replica of a Vintage Truck that I found at Target. I built my outdoor tablescape around this truck and the nostalgia of days gone by to create this Vintage Flower Truck Thanksgiving Centerpiece.

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Now that the weather is a bit cooler Dave and I are enjoying beautiful sunsets and dinner by the pool.

We aren't sure what Thanksgiving Day weather will be like, but we have a feeling we will be frying a Turkey and truly eating outside with our sweet family.

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Alfresco Thanksgiving Dinner


I felt as thought the Vintage truck needed some height so I placed it on a rustic serving board with metal handles. You can find a similiar one here. 

The wooden serving board also creates a set space and the Truck doesn't look lost on the table. 

Serving boards, dough bowls and Tobacco baskets are a great decorating necessity in my book. They help me stay focused on that one space...otherwise I go a little crazy.


Wooden Boards are very multi purpose, they can be used to make a Charcutier Board

Take a peek at the one we made last Thanksgiving.

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The bed of the truck is quite deep which made creating this centerpiece a ton faster and easier, every item stayed in place!

Supplies For Vintage Flower Truck Thanksgiving Centerpiece

1.Pine cone picks


3. Faux Succulents

4.Cinnamon Sticks

5.Mini velvet pumpkins


7.Antler Pick

8.Mini orange pumpkin

9. Vintage Metal Pick-up-Truck

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Let's Make This Centerpiece!

Mini velvet pumpkins are the base of this centerpiece. 
I placed about 7-8 of them in the truck bed to support the pumpkins, antlers, pinecones, cinnamon sticks, and assorted floral.

My heart was happy and thankful while assembling this 20 minute centerpiece.
I urge you to tap into your creativity as your prepare for your Thanksgiving and put your own personal spin on any inspiration that you might find here today.


Instead of purchasing a plaid tablecloth for this Alfresco Thanksgiving Dining Tablescape, I am using a a plaid throw from my linen closet.

Shopping our home saves us dollars! 

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For added interest I ironed and folded this orange napkin to create a pocket for silverware.

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I just feel as though I need to close this post with this recipe, sort of like when you finish dinner you need something a little sweet to wind up the evening...you know what I mean.

I shared these Italian Lemon Cookies on my FB page and the vote was in that everyone either wanted to make these or their Grandmother had made them.
So if Grandma has given the seal of approval you know these are winners.
For more dessert recipes click right here.


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In case you missed recent Thanksgiving Homemaking Décor Ideas Keep Scrolling!

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Thank you so much for joining me today!

From our talented Hostess Kippi DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece


You are going to love my friend Chas's Easy Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece!



The House on Silverado shares Three Simple Thanksgiving Table Settings. all of them are beautiful.


Great tips on How To Create a Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape from Farm Girl Reformed.


Such pretty Last Minute Easy Napkin Rings From Just That Perfect Piece

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Life at Bella Terra inspires us with  Three Thanksgiving Centerpieces.

I love felt projects ! Adorable Felt Garland from Olivia Ohern


Such a pretty 10 minute Thanksgiving Décor Basket From Zucchini Sisters.


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  1. That is the cutest vintage truck, Jemma. It looks delightful as a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Target is the best, and I always find goodies there for each holiday. The orange napkins are pretty to tuck away the silverware nicely for dinner. And those Italian lemon cookies, oh my!

    I hope you have happy and healthy November days, dear Jemma, and you always inspire me with your creative posts.


  2. This is so very cute Jemma, I'm a fan of the pick up trucks too. Your centerpiece turned out fantastic, and it's so wonderful hopping with you!


  3. Gorgeous outdoor Thanksgiving Centerpiece and table. I really like the napkin folded to form a pocket.

  4. Darling centerpiece Jemma. I love this vintage truck. The napkin fold is so perfect as a pocket for the flatware. The table looks so pretty with the fall colors. The orange and aqua look lovely together. Thanks for sharing your pretty Autumn table. xo

  5. Super cute Jemma. I love those little trucks too. How nice to be able to have your Thanksgiving outdoors in that sunny Florida weather. Everything looks so great.
    Happy Sunday.

  6. Hello dearest Jemma! I too pulled out my vintage truck to play with in order to prepare a string of holiday photos. How darling is yours as you inspire for the up and coming holiday. What a year...families trying their best to connect and travel being limited. But we make our tables and set the tone of joy, thanksgiving and love. You do all so graciously, my friend!

  7. So many cute ideas here, Jemma! Although I love the little vintage truck, I am particularly partial to your cream and white table, since I love decorating with neutrals. It was fun hopping with you!
    -Niky @ The House on Silverado
    PS> I have a link party on Sundays-- Sundays on Silverado--and would love it if you shared some of your fabulous creations there!

  8. Your vintage flower truck centerpiece is adorable. Wish there were real flower trucks making rounds where I live. I would be a good customer.
    Your photography is so clear and crisp.
    Wow, those lemon cookies look delicious.

  9. Your vintage truck centerpiece is so cute, Jemma! I love how you styled it on the serving board. And the fabulous plaid throw you used as a tablecloth looks so cozy and really brings out the vibrant orange in the truck. Those lemon cookies look so good, too! It was fun hopping with you!

  10. I think I should have made off with one of the toddlers trucks yesterday. This is darling!

  11. I love all of the bright colors you used! Not to mention succulents are my favorite.

  12. Cute table with that adorable truck! Love shades of blue with orange for fall!

  13. Joyce that table makes me smile. I love the fall colors and how fun that it is outside! I have an old truck that I pull out for Christmas but I'm thinking that fall is the perfect time to use it. And I can't wait to try that cookie recipe!


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