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. Kathy A says:

    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. love all those ideas kathy! thanks for sharing. I’ll share when I set up my holiday decor for sure. xo- mj

  3. Jann Olson says:

    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.

  4. angie says:

    so many different ones in your collection as a collector and lover of antiques I often look for odd collectibles I happen to think yours is rather nice thanks for sharing it
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