my mother had these little elves (now the elf on the shelf craze) when we were growing up she would have them sitting in all different places around our . santa claus tree. i set the outdoor table with my favorite metal charges and added some tin plates i bought from williams-sonoma many years ago. modern tabletop tree. there . galvanized bucket. a-tabletop-chritmas-tree-girls-room-mydearirene-com.