Many, many moons ago, when I was a little girl, my dad owned a Forest Green Ford F100. I sure wish he still had it today! I would paint it Apple Green and have it all decked out. I would wave goodbye to him in the morning when he left for work. By the way, my mom made me that nightgown. 🙂
Several years ago, my mom purchased a similar truck as a gift for him. It is red, but it is the same model. I used it under my clear lamp with some snow and bottlebrush trees. I love how nostalgic it is!
It looks great with the tree in the back, ready to be taken home and decorated for Christmas!
Do you see the fireplace in the background? Love it!!
Now on to the rest of the post.
It is my friend, L’s, birthday today. Happy birthday! So I put together this gift for her. I’m posting a little later today so she won’t see this until after I give her the present. Sneaky, huh?! I made a couple of things and picked up a few things at the store. So simple really. This would work great for any occasion.
You can’t go wrong with chocolate and a candle.
I made this tassel key ring for her using purple (one of her favorite colors) embroidery floss. I added a dog tag and a couple of charms.
I also made her this sign using her favorite verse. I used different fonts, printed it out on the computer, traced over it on the board and then wrote it in with Sharpie.
I added black and white polka-dot tissue and some shredded paper to the box. I placed all the goodies inside. Then I wrapped the box in black and white paper, added sparkly black tulle, and finished the top with a red ornament with the initial ‘L.’
I didn’t want it too Christmasy, since it’s for a birthday, but I really like how it looks so festive! This would definitely work for a Christmas gift too!
I really hope she likes her gift. I will let you know next time! Have a lovely week!
8 thoughts on “Red Truck Story and Wrapping Gifts”
What a touching tribute to your dad. My dad drove an old mustard colored pickup as well.. and so I know just how nostalgic you must be. Thanks for sharing at You’re Gonna Love It. ❤
My dad’s next truck was yellow too! We called it the road runner because the horn made a ‘beep beep’ sound! Have a Merry Christmas!
Hi Pamela – I love the story about your Dad’s truck. Thanks so much for sharing it with the Let’s Get Real party.
Thank you so much! Have a Merry Christmas!
I love that little red truck with the tree in the back, so fun and festive! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?
Thank you for coming by each week! Have a Merry Christmas!
What a precious gift. Yummy too! The story of your dad’s truck is so sweet. I miss my daddy. Before he died, he sold his red truck without asking us. It broke my heart. That truck was him and everytime I saw someone driving it, I almost cried. I’ll have to look for me a little red truck.
Aww! So sweet! My dad is still here, thank goodness, but I know the day will come and I will miss him terribly. Having this little truck certainly will help! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!