Christmas Tree Shops is a northeastern chain that is growing by leaps and bounds. This is the place to go if you are decorating for autumn. With a relatively new location in Spring Valley, this store has a variety of lower priced crafts that cost at least twice the amount at your home decorating parties and higher class decorating stores.
For fall, I've purchased a long berry garland that is sitting on my mantle. For well under $10, it's a bargain that I will be able to use year after year. Candles are cheap there, too, so I've stocked up on votives and votive holders to sit amongst the garland.
The beauty of the Christmas Tree Shops is that you'll never know what you'll find there. Decor is number one, but there are a bunch of low-cost housewares, cooking items and spices, and school supplies for children.