Welcome to our web shop! You knew it had to happen, right? Someone would offer mushroom-themed products for sale on the Internet, and that someone turned out to be us. We hope it will be a long and enjoyable trip for all of us… and henceforward, the dilemma of what to buy that special mushroomer in your life has just become a little easier.
We’re excited to be offering unique, quality gift items for mushroomers, and will regularly add new items as time goes on and as we learn more about you, our readers and customers. We’re a small, man-and-wife operation, but what we lack in size, we’ll make up for in good, attentive personal service. We hope to have you for a customer for as long as you’re interested in mushrooms, and we’ll earn your business with unique, high quality products, fairly priced and promptly shipped.
If for whatever reason we cannot ship in time to arrive for a specific date that we’re aware of, we will be happy to send to the recipient a picture of the item on an attractive card, with a note explaining the delay and stating when it will be shipped (also stating that it’s not your fault!).
We are committed to selling only products made in the U.S. or Canada, although we have to confess that our lovely Christmas ornaments are imported. Frankly, they are so outstanding that we simply have to offer them even if they weren't crafted on the North American continent.
Try as we might, we can’t guarantee against situations when we’re out of stock. When that occurs, we’ll contact you for instructions.
If you are dissatisfied in any way with your purchase from us, call us and let us know. Then you can send it back for a prompt, full refund of the purchase price less shipping charges.
Please note that the shipping charges shown below are for delivery within the USA. For international rates, you are welcome to e-mail us at MadAboutMushrooms@gmail.com.
We would really appreciate any feedback you can give us – via card, letter, e-mail, phone call or any other way you can come up with. What new things would you like to see on our website, and in our web shop? We’d love to hear from you!
We're including our own phone numbers for you to contact us directly, too: 541-332-0166, or cell phone 541-425-0213. We ask only that you not call between the hours of 8:00 PM and 7:00 AM, Pacific Time. We need our sleep, too, if we’re going to be of good service to you!
Fanciful Fungi Hanging Glass Containers
Meet our newest offering, lovely fanciful fungi hanging glass containers created exclusively for us by a Boring, Oregon artist and long-time friend. Yes, she really does live in Boring, but her creations are anything but! Whether you select the chanterelle with a snail hovering in its shadow or the amanita adorned with red sparkle or the bolete with a butterfly fluttering to its left, you are sure to be delighted by the whimsical design that's guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone's face, mushroom devotee or not!
How does she do it? The vases are formed from two pieces of glass which are fused together after special paper has been inserted between them to create an opening. After fusing, the paper is removed, and designs are hand painted onto the surface using acrylic glass paints. Once the paint is set, each design is sealed with a clear water-resistant resin and then sprayed with two coats of water-resistant, clear varnish. Dichroic glass pieces are added at the bottom for additional color and interest. The finished pieces are approximately 7” tall (including the copper-decorated handle) and 3.5” wide.
What will you put in your container? Perhaps water and fresh cut flowers, or a dried flower/grass arrangement, or pens/pencils, or a secret message, or ...
Remember that no two vessels will be exactly the same because they are individually created. Therefore, the item that you receive may vary a bit from the one shown in the photograph above.
The artist accepts special requests, so be sure to let us know if you have a size, shape or design that you'd like her to consider.
Fanciful Chanterelle Hanging Glass Container - $25.00, Plus Priority Mail Shipping and Handling of $6.00
Fanciful Amanita Hanging Glass Container - $25.00, Plus Priority Mail Shipping and Handling of $6.00
Fanciful Bolete Hanging Glass Container - $25.00, Plus Priority Mail Shipping and Handling of $6.00
Stately Mushroom Christmas Tree Ornaments
Elegant and statuesque: that's how we describe these copper and silver-tone glass mushroom ornaments. The small version is 3.75" in length and the tall is 5" in length. The stems are crackle-finished, while the caps are drenched with glitter. Whatever size you select, you're sure to feel they're a delightful addition to your celebration.
The small ornaments are offered at $7.00 each and the large ornaments are $8.00 each. Or, select a set of a small and large ornament for $13.00.
Small Stately Ornament - $7.00, Shipping and Handling, $4.00 - SOLD OUT
Large Stately Ornament - $8.00, Shipping and Handling, $4.00 - THERE ARE ONLY 4 SILVER ORNAMENTS AND 1 COPPER ORNAMENT REMAINING IN STOCK
Set of 1 Small and 1 Large Stately Ornament - $13.00, Shipping and Handling, $6.00 - SOLD OUT
Dancing Mushroom Christmas Tree Ornaments
We love these fanciful dancing mushroom glass ornaments with their blue, green, pink, and purple caps ... although we have to admit that we can't really tell much difference between the pink and purple colored caps! Measuring 5.5" in length, whatever their color, they will add a cheerful note wherever and whenever you decide to hang them. Their design makes them move and appear to 'dance' with the slightest air current.
These treasures are very affordable at $7.00 each. Can't decide which one to purchase? Why not choose a set of the pink, purple, blue and green caps for $25.00?
Dancing Ornament - $7.00, Shipping and Handling, $4.00.
Dancing Ornaments, set of 4, 1 of each color, $25.00, Shipping and Handling, $6.00
Mushroom Bottle Stoppers
We've made no secret of our admiration of our artist's Wooden Mushroom Containers (see below), and neither have our customers. Now there's a similar product from the same artist that has a very different purpose: a bottle stopper!
Made from a variety of different woods (shown, clockwise from top: Ash, Filbert and Maple; the two stoppers without bottles are both Rhododendron), they are approximately 2-1/4" tall and the caps are just under 1-1/2" in diameter; the "stopper" portion is just under 1" long x 11/16" diameter, with fins up to 7/8" diameter to fit most bottles.
Now, really: wouldn't these give your home bar or kitchen a whole new look?
Mushroom Bottle Stopper - $11.00, Shipping and Handling $4.00.
Morel Models & Morel Magnets
When we first saw these model morels, we did a double-take... they're that realistic. But don't try to pop these in the pan with a bit of garlic, butter and white wine; they're strictly for show. Made by a very clever and talented artisan in the Northeastern U.S. from bread dough (of all things!), they must be kept dry. That small limitation excepted, these lovely little decorations can be used in a multitude of ways, including in plant and dinner table displays, and, in magnet form, to adorn any metal surface (your refrigerator?).
Please be aware that we're not always able to supply the black morel. If the black morel is your preference and is not available in the size you've requested, we'll e-mail you and ask you how to proceed with your order.
2 Inch Blond Morel - $4.00, Shipping and Handling $2.00.
3 Inch Blond Morel - $6.00, Shipping and Handling $2.00
4 Inch Blond Morel - $8.00, Shipping and Handling $2.00 - SOLD OUT
5 Inch Blond or Black Morel - $10.00, Shipping and Handling $2.00
3 - 3-1/2 Inch Blond Magnet - $4.00, Shipping and Handling $2.00
2 - 2-1/2 Inch Blond Morel Magnet - $2.00, Shipping and Handling $2.00
Mushroom Desk Clocks - Tempus Fungus?
All wild mushroomers know how quickly time passes when on a foray in the woods (Tempus fungus?). These delightful, exquisite little clocks will remind you, or the fortunate person to whom you give one, of this all year long. Perfect for a desk, night stand, dresser or vanity, the frameworks are made from Silver plated wire and decorated with little mushrooms, in your choice of Amanitas, Morels, or Chanterelles.
Amanita Clock - $30.00/each, Shipping & Handling $3.99.
Morel Clock - $30.00/each, Shipping & Handling $3.99
Chanterelle Clock - $30.00/each, Shipping & Handling $3.99
Button Mushroom Print Fabric
Our Button Mushroom Print Fabric is an appealing collection of marketplace button mushrooms captured in warm browns and creamy tones on 45" wide cotton fabric. The specimens look so fresh and tempting you may start to believe that you spent the day gathering them in grassy fields or gardens or along secluded pathways.
We think this lovely pattern would be perfect made into tea towels, table runners, and even a shower curtain. Let your imagination run naturally wild!
Button Mushroom Print Fabric - $10.00/yard, Shipping and Handling $2.00/yard.
Mushroom Print Napkins
Just the finishing touch for any fungal feast, these generously-sized dinner napkins are handmade by local seamstresses and are available in any of our mushroom print fabrics. Whether folded conventionally, lotus blossom style, or arranged in a wine glass, our mushroom napkins will provide a fancy and festive look to any table!
The photograph shows napkins made from our Vintage Mushroom Print Fabric which, unfortunately, is no longer available. However, you are welcome to select the button mushroom print which is our only remaining fabric for your napkins.
Button Mushroom Print Napkins, set of 4 - $20.00 set, includes Shipping and Handling.
Mushroom Print Apron
What gourmet mushroom chef - male or female - wouldn't be thrilled to own this handsome, full-size apron? Handmade by local seamstresses, our aprons are 28 inches wide and 28 inches top to bottom, with 3 generous 8 inch deep pockets along the bottom. Please note that since they are handmade, the sizes are approximate and may vary slightly. Special sizes may be ordered - please contact us.
Unfortunately, the vintage mushroom print shown above is no longer available. However, you are welcome to select the button mushroom fabric (our only remaining fabric) for your apron.
Button Mushroom Print Apron - $25.00 each, includes Shipping and Handling.
Mushroom - Woodland Sachet
Port Orford Cedar naturally occurs only on the southern Oregon coast, and from the mid-1850's on, it was much in demand, not only for its beautiful, white cedar grain and its disease resistance (bugs don't like it, unlike people) but for its unique fragrance. We've packed our sachet with shavings of this rare and uniquely aromatic wood, blended with organic lavender buds and the powder from seven varieties of of dehydrated wild mushrooms (matsutake, oysters, chanterelle, boletus, coral and cauliflower), for hanging in drawers, closets or anywhere there's a desire for a clean, fresh fragrance. Available in our antique linen fabric (shown above; pattern may vary due to availability) or our vintage Joan Messmore mushroom print fabric.
Sachet in Antique Linen Fabric - $10.00 includes Shipping and Handling.
Sachet in Vintage Mushroom Print Fabric - $10 includes Shipping and Handling.
Bar and Guest Soaps
Most people still prefer the economy and ease of a bar soap for the bath or shower, so we offer the powders from our unique blend of 7 species of wild mushrooms (matsutake, oysters, chanterelle, boletus, coral and cauliflower) in three different bar soap bases, something to suit every individual preference.
Castile Bar Soap - an old-time, traditional soap base, which we've updated with extra-virgin olive oil. $8.00/bar includes Shipping & Handling.
Goat's Milk Bar Soap - a long-time country favorite contains a rich, creamy goat's milk base. $8.00/bar includes Shipping & Handling.
Glycerin Bar Soap - one of the purest and most natural forms of soap. $8.00/bar includes Shipping & Handling.
Guest Soaps: Last but not least, we mold our castile soap (with our special blend of mushroom powders) into small, guest-size portions in two different leaf patterns. Set of 10 soaps - $8.00 includes Shipping & Handling.
Although the talented artist who produces them calls them “fungal spirits”, we prefer “Mini Mushrooms,” so that’s what they’ll be for now. These imaginative little guys may not be much for flavor, but they’re loaded with personality, and each is individually shaped, so no two are alike. Equally at home in a place of honor atop your desk or computer as they are in a planter or terrarium, they range in size from approximately 5/8” to 2-1/4” tall, are made from durable polymer clay, and come in a variety of colors, as shown in the photograph.
When orders are placed for a specific mushroom as shown in the photograph above, we'll try our best to ship that particular one. However, if that one is no longer available, we'll let you know and then get your approval for a substitute.
Mini Mushrooms - $5.00 each, Shipping and Handling $1.50
These attractive, yet inexpensive earrings will let any and all know of your interest in mushrooms without your ever saying a word! Also made from durable, color-fast polymer clay, they have silver plated hardware, and come in three styles: Amanita, Chanterelle and Morel. Please specify first and second choice.
Mushroom Earrings - $12.00 / pair, Shipping by Priority Mail $4.95
“Tis the season,” these mini-wreaths seem to sing, festively adorned with the same tiny mushrooms as go into the earrings, above. These are perfect for a holiday flower arrangement or display, or perhaps decorating a package for that very special mushroomer on your list. Approximately 5-1/2” diameter, made of durable (though artificial!) materials.
Mushroom Wreaths - $15.00 each, Shipping and Handling $1.50
Mushroom Cookie Cutters
These simple cookie cutters solve that age-old dilemma, “How to make a cookie look like a mushroom?” They can also be used for biscuits or a variety of other foods, like pancakes, omelets, croutons, appetizers, tarts and pies, cakes, fruits and vegetables – pretty much anything. They come in two sizes, Standard (4 to 4-1/2” high) and Mini (not pictured - 1-1/4 to 1-1/2” high).
We apologize - we are currently out of stock on the Standard size.
Boletus Cookie Cutter, Standard Size - $6.00 each, Shipping and Handling $1.50
Boletus Cookie Cutter, Mini Size - $5.00 each, Shipping and Handling $1.50
Morel Cookie Cutter, Standard Size - $6.00 each, Shipping and Handling $1.50
Morel Cookie Cutter, Mini Size - $5.00 each, Shipping and Handling $1.50
Canning Jar Lids
If you’re serious about food preservation (and what mushroomer isn’t?), then you care about what your ‘shrooms look like after they’re preserved. What more elegant finishing touch could there be to your precious home-canned mushroom jars than these elegant, beautifully crafted cross-stitch covered lids? Anyone who has done cross stitch knows these are really labor-intensive, but every person who sees them will be impressed! They come in assorted mushroom designs, and will fit wide mouth jars only.
We apologize - we are currently out of stock on the canning jar lids and do not expect to have additional stock until after the holidays!
Canning Jar Lids - $15.00 each, Shipping and Handling $1.50
Durable, fabric-covered origami boxes are unique enough, but beautiful, hand-made boxes covered with a rich, colorful mushroom fabric (exclusive to us!) are a gift item we’re sure you’ve seen nowhere else! The talented Oregon artisan who makes them has strong, nimble fingers, and we have yet to find a flaw; apart from the imagination involved in designing them, her craftsmanship is excellent. These come in 3 sizes, and make a handsome and handy gift for any mushroomer on your list (but no one will blame you if the fortunate recipient is you!)
Origami Boxes, Small (2-5/8” x 1-1/8” high) - $10.00 each, Shipping and Handling $3.00
Origami Boxes, Medium (3-1/8” square x 1-1/2” high) - $15.00 each, Shipping and Handling $3.00
Origami Boxes, Large (4” square x 2” high) - $20.00 each, Shipping and Handling $3.00
Set of three (one small, one medium, one large) - $40.00, Shipping and Handling $3.00
Wooden Mushroom Containers
We think we know something about wood (living in a log home does that to you!), but the more we looked at these handsome wooden mushrooms, the more we realized that this artist definitely knows how to operate a lathe! That was before he popped the top off of one, and revealed that it was actually a container! Each is uniquely beautiful, and is made either smooth finished (approx. 2-5/8” tall), or incorporating a bit of the bark for a more rustic look (slightly smaller, at 2-1/2” tall). Both have inside bores of approx. 7/8” Diameter, 1-7/8” deep. We don’t know anyone who wouldn’t enjoy having at least one!
Smooth Finish – $13.50 each, Shipping and Handling $4.00
Rustic Style (with bark) – $12.00 each, Shipping and Handling $4.00
Mushrooms for the Wall
Marilyn Morrill Droege is a nationally-known artist whose portrayal of mushrooms is simply outstanding, so finely detailed that they could be photographs, but too perfectly beautiful to be anything other than what they are: creations of an exceptional artist, with a love and knowledge of mushrooms that is simply unequalled. We’ve known Marilyn for many years as a fellow member of the Puget Sound Mycological Society, for whom she has done several posters for their annual shows. They quickly became collector’s items, as this rendition of the lovely Amanita Muscaria surely will. Among the most beautiful and widely-known mushrooms in nature (just don’t eat them!), they were a natural if challenging choice of subjects for Marilyn. These exceptional prints are individually signed and numbered by the artist, on 11-1/2” x 13” archival watercolor paper, rolled in a protective cardboard container, ready to frame.
Limited Edition Mushroom Print by Marilyn Droege - $55.00 each, Shipping and Handling $5.50