Monday, February 21, 2011

Lets talk about...

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I don't know about the rest of you but I cannot bear mushrooms. It's the thought of eating fungus that I find somewhat unappealing and, really, what's the point when there are so many more yummy food options out there?!

When it comes to using them in other contexts, however,  the humble mushroom suddenly becomes a lot more attractive. So today, it's all about bringing a little "mushroom magic" of the non edible kind into our lives.

Most of the time when thinking of mushrooms, red and white typically springs to mind -

Clockwise from the top: "Wonderful World I"print by ValeroDoval, "Mushroom" A3 print by PeaPress, mushroom cottage, mushroom house, toadstool scatter cushion, edible chocolate filled mushrooms (the only kind I would eat!), forest mushrooms clutch bag, set of three Gnomeland mushrooms from ratbeancat

crisp and fresh, yes, but how beautiful do they look when the tones are -


From top left and clockwise: balsam fir sachets, "Mushroom Hill" print by daphnecellophane, felted fungus mushroom pincushion, woodland tree branch pillow, handmade mushrooms for terrariums from aivyls85, vintage specimen chart

  pretty and pink

 From top to bottom, left to right: "Mushroom Girl" print, toadstool card by Caragh11, "Little Mushroom No 9" by NatureMandalas - I can't believe that this is a photo!, "Fungi" print by groundwork, vintage poison specimens chart in coral from VintageScraps, "Dainty Toadstools" reuseable fabric wall stickers by lovemaestore, "Mushrooms on a Log" from MuddyFeet , mushroom jar by lbegley

dark and mysterious

 From top to bottom: "Slow Growth" framed collage, "Amelia Mushroom" doll by cartbeforethehorse, green Japanese mushroom cushion from oomadesigns, "Mushroom Print 1" on vintage book page by CrowBiz, collage, "The Time Keeper", "Mushrooms" print by onegiftoneworld, "Mushrooms" fine art photo, antique sterling silver thimble planter from doodlebirdie

 and, of course, mushrooms can also make a space fun when used in artwork that's a little left of centre!

 Clockwise from the top: Mushrooms watercolour art print, "Living Among the Mushrooms" by thejellyempire, "Now That I've Found You" by seasprayblue, "The Fungi Sisters off to..." by AFancifulTwist , "Mushroom People" by jenniferbaughan, "Yap Singing Sailor Mushrooms" by yapyapyap - I love it!

So there you have it, a little Mycology for you on a Monday - it just goes to show that mushrooms don't always have to be part of a salad, not that they ever are at ChezB!

Stephie x



  1. Hi Stephie, I thoroughly enjoyed the delightful and colourful display of artworks, fabrics and objects depicting the glorious mushroom! How wonderful to see how this humble fungi can offer such beauty. I really, really enjoyed your post. I look forward to exploring the links that you have so generously provided for your followers. Have a great week and BTW -I love to eat mushrooms! Signed Flowering Petite

  2. Hej Stephie

    What a wonderful post!
    So interesting...
    Wonderful images in all their arrays of colours...
    I must say I LOVE edible mushrooms also...especially freshly booked from the Swedish forests...pan-fried in butter on an open fire outdoors, bit of creme fresh..., smothered on a hunk of bread...sorry...Yum Yum!
    Have a good week ahead
    LOVE PEACE enJOY just looking at mushrooms :-)

  3. I love mushrooms, they feel like a magical plant born in a fairytale. You should try them in pasta, they have a less 'fungi' taste, I swear!

    Very cute invitation & design boards!

  4. Hi Stephie,

    Such pretty mushroom images! They are all so different. I will have another look when I finished this comment. Ohhhh how is it possible you don't like mushrooms.....they are so delicious!!!! :-)!

    Happy new week!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  5. haha that's so funny you dont like them. they are my fAVORITE. sooo yummy!

  6. I love muchrooms, the photo's, drawings etc. it all looks great. Thanks for sharing.
    grt, Helmi

  7. Hi everyone -

    It would seem that I am alone when it comes to not eating mushrooms - Ha! Ha! Nevermind, that just means that there are all the more for you to all enjoy!

    Thanks for the cooking tips Julie and Elizabeth but I really don't think I can manage it!

    Thankyou all for your lovely comments. I really love to hear from everyone.

    Have a great week,
    Stephie x

  8. Hi Stephie so cute all compilation of mushrooms :) I like specially the work of cartbeforethehorse.
    Hugs and have a nice tuesday

  9. what a lovely post, Stephie. LOve mushrooms! thanks for your comment! love hearing from you. hugs

  10. Hi. Cute collages. Summer an sweet. minus 10 below celcius here i Oslo. Brrr. Ever in town? Feel free to join me for a coffee at Pascal! And Yeah, awsome promocard for Black Swan. I know. At deco-ish. I like! Signe

  11. Oh Stephie, what a wonderful post ! I LOVE mushrooms. I created a little wreath last year, have a look here:
    Have a wonderful evening, my friend!

  12. Hi Kena! Thankyou so much - cartbeforethehorse is great isn't it?!

    Hi Maria - it's always so good to hear from you too!

    Hi Signe - I am sure I will get there one day and meet you at Pascal - or you could come to Sydney?! Did you like the movie?

    Hi Britta - I will have to have a look! It looks like I am the only one who doesn't like mushrooms! Hope the week is being good to you and talk soon!

    So lovely, as always, to hear from you all.

    Hugs from Sydney, Stephie x