Don't eat the apples, they are not real :-)
I have always loved to decorate for the various seasons but especially for autumn and Christmas. Autumn because I love the crispness and the colors... Christmas because I love... magic... Narnia magic.
Full price but not expensive!
Most of my decorations are purchased really, really cheap (thrift stores, Goodwill, garage sales, etc.). A few here and there were purchased full price when I had more discretionary income.
Seasonal decorating was a priority and just once in awhile there would be an item that made my heart sing in such a way, it was worth purchasing... just in case it did not make the end of season clearance sales... like the pumpkin above. I bought one of them one year and the second the next year.
Each year I purchase a scoop of those teeny tiny pumpkins from my favorite primitive country store, they are only a few dollars for a bag. I mix them with dried berries and such to add color. See how they look in a primitive bowl and all glammed up? They last for years and years (and years) if carefully stored.
These are filled with the same thing but one has more of the tiny pumpkins and the other more dried "nature stuff". I love mixing glitz with country... kinda' like my own personality. :-)
My Susan Branch Summer book is back on the shelf, Autumn is in the place of honor (LOVE both of these books, both purchased really cheap used on Amazon).
I changed a few things around on the antique sewing machine table, too. Not spending too much time and energy... mainly just puttering around off and on for an afternoon. Hmmm.... decorating by puttering???