A Thanksgiving Picnic and a Vintage Truck

Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.
Hello friends, welcome! I’m finding it hard to believe that it’s that time of year again already… Canadian Thanksgiving is actually here (this weekend)!!! Today myself and some awesome Canadian blogging friends wanted to share some inspiration and show you some Thanksgiving tablescapes – Canadian style!  Thank you Dannyelle from Life is a Party for hosting this fun Year of Feasting series! xo
Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.
Canadian Thanksgiving is on October 9th this year and we are hosting some of our family this coming weekend… before the hustle and bustle and the TONNES of fun actually happens, Bud and I wanted a quiet celebration. We decided to have a romantic Thanksgiving picnic, on our own, with our vintage truck and we’re taking you along (virtually).
Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.
First let me tell you a bit about this truck… this is a 1966 Chevrolet C20 – farm/work truck. We bought it to restore (along with our vintage trailer – stay tuned for that – one day – hopefully…) and use it primarily as a Vin’yet truck. Basically use it to go vintage picking, delivering client builds, lugging goods for a pop up shop here and there and for exploring the country roads like we love to do. These are the plans we have… one day this will all happen – fingers are tightly crossed. In the mean time we decided that taking it on a little picnic (even if it was just by our very own barn on our property) was a nice way to get into the Thanksgiving mood and spend some time in the truck – daydreaming and planning our future. Sigh.
Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.
Even though the truck needs work (don’t we all) I thought it would be the perfect place to feast! 
 A lovely setting on a lovely day!
Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.
Delicious food and better company, I could not wish for more.
 I decided that to have a Thanksgiving picnic didn’t necessarily mean I had to lug a turkey around the yard and bring it to the truck – HAHA. I thought a charcuterie style meal would be the best of both worlds – cold turkey, smoked ham, cranberry goodness -YUM. You can get as complicated or as simple as you’d like really. We, okay I tend to lean heavily on the cheese and carbs (downfall) and lots of things to pick at, nuts, dried cranberries, dried figs, lots of fruits and vegetables – it goes on and on – the yummy combo is literally endless.
Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.
 It really was an interesting day though, some rain, massive black clouds and winds were threatening our picnic… but all of that nasty weather ended up staying away – the beautiful sun came out and we had a spectacular picnic, thank goodness! 
Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.
We packed a picnic basket, gathered our charcuterie feast and set our picnic out on the tailgate like we would have on a table, actually a little more causally than a table setting and kind of buffet style – you get the idea.  We simply spread a blanket on the grass and enjoyed the peaceful feast – of course there was WAY too much food, I swear I always make too much – like I have a fear of running out of food (the more I blog the more I realize I need counseling – hahaha)!  I’m not going to ramble on and on, I think the photos will tell the story! xo 
Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.
Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.
Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.
Really it doesn’t matter the setting when you are surrounded by those you love… rust and needed repairs made zero difference to us… 
Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.
Gratitude for the simple things and for our daydreams.
Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours – my wish for you is to always have a grateful heart, I believe gratitude is the key to happiness! xo
 
These, Year of Feasting Thanksgiving tablescapes from my lovely friends look so phenomenal – I’m off to devour them! (see what I did there – hahaha)

Thanksgiving Picnic AND a Vintage Truck | Vinyet Etc.

The DIY Mommy || Life is a Party

Kim Power Style || Vin’yet Etc.

The Leaner Observer || Woman In Real Life

Sustain My Craft Habit || Flourish and Knot

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16 Comments

  • Reply Joann @ Woman In Real Life October 3, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I don’t even know what to say about this! But let me try. Haha. This is the sweetest Thanksgiving idea I have ever seen. I’m in love with it! Can you loan out the truck next year? And maybe your property too? (Because I’m not sure how this spread will look on my suburban street.) Your food looks delicious and it’s all so beautifully laid out. I want to munch on pickles and chips and fruit now. 😉 Gratitude for the simple things and for our daydreams. That is such a lovely, poignant line. Just the perfect one to capture the feeling of Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Bud and your family!

    • Reply Laurie October 10, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Thank you sweet friend! Maybe we can drive that truck up to your place and go for a picnic somewhere! xo

  • Reply Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca October 3, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Laurie your picnic is gorgeous! I love it. The food looks amazing, and all the vintage touches too -like the pretty blanket. Now I want to come over for a picnic. 😉

    • Reply Laurie October 10, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Thanks! Come on over! xo

  • Reply Kim @KimPowerStyle October 3, 2017 at 10:51 am

    So Beautiful Laurie! I loved everything from the idea, to the styling, to the photography and your lovely voice I can hear coming through. And I want to go on a picnic with you now too. Amazing!

    • Reply Laurie October 10, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Awwww, you are so sweet, come on over and we’ll have a few laughs… and I pinky promise I won’t swear at you! 😉 xoox

  • Reply Shannon Fox October 3, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    This is a feast for the eyes!!!!
    Loved every little detail, and I bet it was scrumptious too.

    Happy Fall and almost Thanksgiving to you and Bud.

    • Reply Laurie October 10, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Thank you so much, Shannon! It was all so delish and too much fun! xo

  • Reply Jennifer @ Town and Country Living October 4, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Oh, I just love this!! The truck, the barn, the spread of food – all of it!! Perfect for a Thanksgiving outing.

    • Reply Laurie October 10, 2017 at 10:05 am

      Thank you Jennifer, we had such a great day, I was so relieved that the clouds blew right on by!

  • Reply Lindsay Aratari October 4, 2017 at 11:36 am

    This is so beautiful! It looks like the perfect picnic. It’s so picturesque. Love charcuterie boards & yours looks super delicious!

    • Reply Laurie October 10, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Thank you, Lindsay! I am mad for charcuterie boards, my fave way to eat, besides breakfasts… 🙂

  • Reply Sarah October 4, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Oh my goodness! Everything looks sooo delicious and beautifully presented. I love how creative you got with your presentation. That charcuterie looks heavenly, too. And for what it’s worth: I hear you on the carbs/cheese thing… 😉

    • Reply Laurie October 10, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Thanks so much Sarah! Carbs and cheese lovers unite! 😉

  • Reply Jen @ Noting Grace October 12, 2017 at 12:29 am

    What a sweet getaway! Love that truck!!

  • Reply Jane @SustainMyCraftHabit October 12, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Oh my goodness! This is quite the spread (insert drooling emoji). Now that the weather’s cooled and it’s starting to feel more like fall, I’m appreciating these opportunities and moments outdoors even more. This all looks so beautiful and perfectly captures what Thanksgiving is about: appreciating all the little things in our lives.

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