Wouldn't this make a beautiful, simple centerpiece? Or even 2 on either side of a buffet table?
I absolutely love the fake tree in the dining room in the first photo, but what about using a fake as your main tree? I'm usually all about getting a real one, but if you're going to go with a fake, why not make a statement? Bonus: you don't even need ornaments on this gorgeous gold tree!
How about this pine cone tree... You could have it up for Thanksgiving even!
Lastly, I'm in love with trees in containers (instead of a tree skirt)... Check out these great ideas!