my fascination with mushrooms | fungi | toadstools

I don’t know when it started, or how it started, or why it started for that matter, but over the years i’ve somehow accumulated a collection of mushrooms, fungi, and|or toadstools.


My eye is always drawn to botanical type mushrooms and I mentioned my fascination  long ago to a friend and alas it’s her gift of choice for me.  LOL.


Although most of the collection is enabled by my friend the first ones I bought are these garden stakes.
Mushrooms2I got them at target a gazillion years ago and usually reside in my succulent planter on the patio.  {I just brought them all together here to showcase the collection I have inadvertently amassed.}  

This little assembled cloche I created a long time ago when I had booth space in a couple of shoppes and I usually crafted some accessory for vignettes.


Most of the cloches included birds and nests under glass but this one spoke to me so I kept it instead of selling it and it now lives in the guest room.


The rest of them really don’t have a home so I’m in the process of creating a vignette and thinking of ways to incorporate them somehow into my holiday decorations.   Stay tuned.


But before I even owned any of these, my fascination already existed.  Here are a couple of memory pages I journaled about the wild mushrooms growing at our new home when we bought this house.


seems to have some symbolism for me;  i guess.


So to make sure I’m not weird I unearthed evidence there others with this interesting fascination.


Here are some images I found.
Mld103117_0408_mushroom_hdmarthastewart mushroom & centerpiece
 hmmm I see a tablescape idea in the future.
“Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom.”
~Thomas Carlyle~

 sharing @:

wow @ savvy southern style   

wonderful wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl 

great ideas @ fluster buster 

vintage charm @ our hopeful home 

share your cup @  have a daily cup of mrs. olson 

home & garden @ a delightsome life  

home sweet home @ the charm of home  

the inspiration gallery @ craftberry bush  

share your style @ 21 rosemary lane 

feathered nest friday @  french country cottage

morning cup joe @ the cottage market  

create-bake-grow-gather @ shabby art boutique  

funtastic friday @ olives-n-okra 

farmhouse friday @ the painted hinge  

bff open house @ answer is chocolate

saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes   

bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive   

scraptastic saturdays @ scrapality

simple saturday @ sunny simple life   

sundays at home @ love of home 

dishing-it-digging-it @ rustic & refined

diy party @ diy show off  

nifty thrifty sunday @ nifty thrifty things   

amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home  

show & share @ coastal charm   

the scoop @ stonegable   

inspire me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia 

met monday @ between naps on the porch  

make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house

celebrate your story @ the sweet sensations  

inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life 

 tuesdays with twist @ stone cottage adventures   

reader tip tuesday @ jodie fitz  

talk of the town @ knick of time  


  1. For Christmas I’d collect a few elves/gnomes/Santas and those tiny presents to hide under the mushrooms. A few small glass balls–maybe a large serving dish lined with moss to keep all corralled. Mirror for an ice rink…oh, right, this isn’t MY project!! Would love to see how you “style” them!

  2. I have had a fetish for mushrooms for some time as well. My collection is growing, but is a bit more whimsical. I adore these! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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