After talking with many people about their holiday decorations, I would venture to say it’s about 50/50 when it comes to whether or not the tree is already up. Is your tree up already?

Adding a smaller tree to adorn a tabletop is a perfect solution for those short on space, don’t want to bother with a full-size tree, or just want to incorporate a bit of extra Christmas cheer.

At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.  –Thomas Tusser

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed about actually going all out to decorate the tree, I have a solution for you. Try keeping it simple by leaving the tree in its (almost) natural state. You can place it in a container to suit your decor, add pine cones, or just add lights. Easy peasy. tabletop christmas tree 8_reviving charmtabletop christmas tree 10_reviving charmFlocked trees aren’t quite as popular these days but it’s still a great alternative, particularly in a room dominated by white.
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Don’t overlook those special architectural nooks and crannies that you might be lucky to have. Built-ins also provide a great opportunity to showcase a smaller tree. tabletop christmas tree 14_reviving charm

While the focus of this post shows some nice examples of how to incorporate smaller trees indoors, don’t forget that they can also be a great accent at the exterior of your home. A neighbor a few streets over actually puts up a full-size tree near the front entrance to their house but a much smaller tree, like the one below, is a festive way to welcome guests.
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  1. Karen B. says:

    We’re decorated and ready. A few more presents to buy, but I’m enjoying the season. These trees are wonderful examples of smallish table top trees. I could see doing this when I don’t have time for the larger tree.

  2. Linda says:

    I love the first one. I decorate an 8′ tree or bigger and want to do a smaller one. what size is the tree in the first picture

    • Reviving Charm says:

      Hi Linda. Welcome!
      I’m not sure of the size but I would venture to say it’s about 4 1/2 to 5 feet in height. Smaller trees are great. Have fun with yours.

        • Reviving Charm says:

          Linda, we purchase live trees at our local nursery who stocks all sizes so unfortunately I do not have any resources for faux. Good luck!

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