I have had the idea of a tabletop tree in the back of my mind ever since I saw this inspiration photo many years ago. (You may remember me talking about it last year.)
|Country Living magazine ~ December 2008|
My thought was that we would down-size our tree after our last child left the nest. Until then we'd continue to put up the full-size tree with our family ornaments and the children's own personal collection. (We have given each child an ornament every year, and as they leave the nest, they take their ornament collection to their own homes.)
But, my last child at home (19-year-old Bekah) loves house-y things as much as I do, and she said, "You don't have to wait for me! Go for it!"
So we did!
It was the year to make a change.
This was the year that my mom gave me this Shaker style table, a beautiful piece that has been in our family for generations. It seemed the perfect place to set the tree, in front of our big picture window.
But the most likely scenario is that the tree is finished for this year. It will look even better when there are some more packages on the table and under it!
Are we officially "old" now that we have a tabletop tree? Maybe so, but we are quite happy with our little tree!