The tricky part was the tree was 9 foot. Solution, we just didn't put the top part on the tree. I added a topper so you can't even tell that the tree is missing it's top. It really was a great idea, because now you can see it if you are in the porch, the dining room or the living room. My hubby is pretty smart!
I doubt that this will be it's permanent home for the coming years, but it worked out great for this year. I keep asking how old do you have to be to just put up a table top Christmas tree. My family doesn't find the humor in that, but they don't have to do all the work.