So we rotate our decor items, mix and match, re-purpose, and find things from nature to add to our regular decor.
Here are a few ideas for you:
Here is the same vase of pins next to our uber decorative cat food supply. Of course, pet food is not exciting, but it's an essential item. Why not keep it in the house (and away from mice!) by putting it in a nice lidded glass jar. Labeling it makes it seem like it's "supposed to be" out and on the counter. The vase next to the cat food is full of hickory nuts and dried out roses. I save all vases and flowers people give me. Some dry out well and are used for random decor. Some crumble and get composted. Either way - FREE.
There are many things you could make with little bits of birch. My daughter made a few little deer. You can make ornaments, animals, fruit/vegetables, vase fillers, almost anything.
This velvet pumpkin was made with scraps from another project and filled with cotton balls. I fill all plush things with cotton balls because they are useful and about the same cost as batting. In an emergency, I can cut them open and use the cotton. The stem is from a butternut squash we ate for Thanskgiving.