I make some effort to decorate, but notice I said "some". It will never wear me out or cost more than $20.00. I usually choose several very simple changes to give a gentle nod to any special event. I am also a firm believer in using what you have in your house and garden. If I can't figure out something to do with what I have supported by a trip to Dollarama, nothing happens.
When I was younger I admit putting more effort and money into seasonal decorating, but it all seems so over the top now, and surely I can find better things to do with the money I would have spent! Simplifying has been my mantra for the last ten years. That goes for decorating too.
My current effort in the family room....
It's colourful and simple. Here's more inspiration from Pinterest all with trays.
One tiered tray; gourds; hydrangea, pinecones... so simple but would work well on a dining table because of the height
I can't say no to sunflowers and this vase just gives us more of that glorious yellow. Baskets of pinecone add texture and help play up the colour of the flowers. Love the old woven basket.
Love the ceramic pumpkin on a cake tray surrounded by fall berries. Variety in heights and textures make this work well. If you can have just one tray, a silver one shows up best on dark furniture.
This is as simple as you can get with candles in plain glasses, a distressed tray and some autumn foilage.
And finally, good-bye from the table of my summer place. No tray but lots of plants and shrubs from my garden. White ceramic anything is a good purchase. I love the shape of pears.
And I finish by asking again... are you a seasonal decorator?