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Tabletop Tannenbaums

by habituallychic

12 . 22 . 09

I always look at decorating for the holidays from the point of view of someone who doesn’t live in an home that allows for a full size Christmas tree. So I’ve been collecting inspiring images of tabletop tannenbaums that are perfect for smaller spaces. Martha Stewart (above) is full of ideas for these types of trees but I have found a few more that are just as beautiful. Enjoy!

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

Barry Dixon

Martha Stewart

Country Living

Country Living

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  1. Modern Traditionalist December 22, 2009 | 2:45 pm

    The second and third are my favorites. It’s funny because when I lived in NYC I felt as if my tree took up so much space in my apartment. Flash forward to this year in a much larger space and the same tree feels dwarfed in my living room. I had to place it on a box just to make it appear somewhat normal.

  2. jones December 22, 2009 | 3:26 pm

    Ho w timely–I looked at my Christmas tree this morning and promised myself to get a table top next year–so beautiful and the space issue is solved!
    Have a great week!

  3. SogniSorrisi December 22, 2009 | 3:46 pm

    Those are great. The third and fifth are my faves.

  4. An Aesthete's Lament December 22, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    If I’m not mistaken, the original Christmas trees (ie the ones popularized in the 19th century by Queen Victoria) were tabletop in size.

  5. La Maison Fou December 22, 2009 | 4:21 pm

    Sweet Heather;
    I love them too. I have a white feather tree that I just did not have time to put out on the credenza this year, maybe next year!
    Happy Holidays,

  6. Erin December 22, 2009 | 4:22 pm

    Of course I’m drooling over Martha’s blue ones, but I adore her red one, and that purple one by Barry Dixon. Great collection!!

  7. Emily Amy Gallery December 22, 2009 | 6:33 pm

    That is what I should’ve done this year…instead, no tree at our house:( I am going to keep that in mind for the future. I especially love the Barry Dixon image!

  8. Queen of Cashmere December 22, 2009 | 6:39 pm

    Next year, some thing small but big on chic.

  9. Gwen Driscoll December 22, 2009 | 7:41 pm


    I love all these trees. I love the urn idea as a base. I never would have thought of that. Will have to file it away in my “to remember for holidays” file. Hope you are having a great holiday.

    Gwen Driscoll
    Ragland Hill Social

  10. the NEO-traditionalist December 22, 2009 | 7:54 pm

    Love the purple in the Barry Dixon photo. What I would give for that wallpaper…sigh.
    XX Kate

  11. maison21 December 23, 2009 | 3:23 am

    i think table top trees are adorable. it never has made sense to me to cram a bog ol’ tree into a tiny space anyhoo. of course, i started young with the table tops- my mom used to buy me a little tree for my room, probably because i was so bossy about what ornaments should be used on the big tree in the living room…

  12. Jeanne December 23, 2009 | 9:14 am

    Lovely…this one is a keeper!
    Wishing you a warm and joyous Christmas

  13. Developing Designs December 23, 2009 | 12:28 pm

    These area ALL beautiful and make me smile with the thought of seeing my Mom’s table top tree that she puts in a garden pot on top of a large skirted table. Thanks for showing how amazing and festive these little things can be. Happy Holidays. xo

  14. Teresa Hatfield December 23, 2009 | 1:06 pm

    Have always loved the tabletop trees. They are perfect for other rooms in addition to the large one also. As Usher said in a Macy;s add, “when do you sleep Martha?”

    This a a wonderful post, Heather. I hope that you have a Merry Christmas!

  15. froulala.blogspot.com December 23, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    I interned with Barry Dixon last Christmas and we spent almost a week helping with the trees. We enjoyed doing this purple room. A truly memorable experience!!

  16. Samantha December 24, 2009 | 12:25 am

    I love the purple tree. These pictures are so lovely.


  17. Tee of Dragonfly Cottage December 25, 2009 | 9:47 pm

    SO gorgeous!!! Wow… I love them all… 🙂