I found this gorgeous, cast-iron urn for only $8. It weighs a ton and stands about 12 inches tall.
Right now, it's holding one of my other current obsessions, the quince.
For Halloween, I may fill this full of (fake) creepy crawlies and leave it out on the front porch.
But for now, it's beautiful holding the yellowish-greenish fruit:
I couldn't just plop them on the countertop, right? Because, y'know, I want to help out the public-school system.