Friday, August 17, 2012

I Heart Mushrooms!


Lucky Mushrooms...
Before I start...I just realized that today is my first Blogging Anniversary.  I started Zetta's Aprons very simply...with one paragraph...one year ago today.  Doesn't time simply fly by?  Thank you all my friends and followers for helping me to grow this past year.  You're the best!

I've been in love with red and white mushrooms ever since we moved to Germany.  I learned they were a symbol of good luck...and who could resist the polkadots?  Over the years I have collected a small number of mushroom themed figurines and bric-a-brac and have them displayed for the summer on the recessed shelving in a wall adjacent to my kitchen.  I've tried several times to take a few pictures of them, but the mirror makes it too difficult.  I got a chance recently to take some photos when I took them down and replaced them with autumn birds, squirrels, and acorns.

Elves and Mushrooms....
Valentine Elf...
I made him to go with the Hobbit Garden I posted last month.

A couple of German smokers.
Two small mushrooms are candleholders.
All are German. .

I love little pixie elves...the right one bobbles, balanced on the stem.

These are knitted...believe it or not! 
A gift from my DIL Shandi...a very talented girl.

German Salt and Pepper Shakers.

Fun felt mushrooms I found last Christmas.
The thimble flower is from Magpie Ethel.

Adorable Red and Yellow S&P.
The red dwarf stands on a napkin holder.

Tiny Bunny Box and Yellow S&Ps.

Cute Leprechaun...the mushrooms came from Target $1 bins.

Polka Dot Elves...need I say more?

Little Bisque Elf...colors are muted, but still fun!

Viv's Mushrooms...Pinterest!
Pinned to my "I Heart Mushrooms" Board.
Viv from Viv Out on a Whim created this adorable display.

I am so lucky...
This has been only a part of my growing collection.
I have a lot of mushroom decorations for Christmas...don't want to tackle those boxes just yet!

Thank you again, my dear friends, for a wonderful first year of blogging.




16 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY!!! Now you are 1 !!!
Very sweet and cute mushroom and elf collection! They make me smile!
Have a great weekend!
Warmly,
deb

chris mckinley said...

Love your elf collection!! So special!! Thanks for sharing!! Happy Anniversary!!!

chris

My Vintage Mending said...

It is very hard to resist such sweet little shrooms...Smiles..Renee

Pollyanna said...

I am always learning things from reading your blog. So fun to know about the mushrooms ... the collection is charming!! What a good way to stock up on good luck!

vintage grey said...

Happy one year blogiversary!! Love all the sweet mushrooms and pixie elves!! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

Dorothy said...

What sweet mushrooms! Love those bunnies sitting under the mushroom.
Hugs from me and Wilma

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

Shirley, Oh your Mushroom collection is too adorable. I can't believe you found those mushrooms and pixie at Target. Don't you love those dollar bins? I have found such cute stuff there. Thanks for sharing.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

What a cute collection! Yes, there's something so cheerful about mushrooms.
Thank you for showing us.
Erica :)

Creative Breathing said...

Shirley, Now I am giggling! Orange mushrooms out to you next Friday. I have never seen such a cute collection as yours in my life. I can't even pick a favorite, they are all super!
Have a lovely weekend! Elizabeth

Creative Breathing said...

PS Happy Anniversary! Today is mine as well! Time does fly! E

Sandy said...

Shirley,
Happy Blog Birthday #1 !!!!!! I was amazed how fast my first year went too....so many cute mushrooms and pixies, I like the red and yellow topped S&P shakers! :)

Tammy's in Love said...

I would never have known that mushrooms could be so cute if you hadn't shown me! I also like them on steak! Smile...

donna said...

What adorable little elves on there mushrooms. Sooo cute. Happy Blog Birthday.
Hugs
donna

LBP said...

Yay! Another Pixie lover! I collect Pixies and have that very one you have with the mushroom house and butterfly! Happy Blogiversary!

Blessings

Linda

LBP said...

Yay! Another Pixie lover! I collect Pixies and have that very one you have with the mushroom house and butterfly! Happy Blogiversary!

Blessings

Linda

Chenille Cottage said...

There's always room for more mushrooms!
Hi Shirley,
I love all your pretty red and white polka dot mushrooms. You have an amazing collection. They will be such fun to display for Christmas.
I like your new Fall header. It won't be long and the cooler temps will be upon us again.
I hope you have a lovely week, my friend,
Blessings,
Carolynn :)