Old-fashioned spun cotton mushrooms have graced Christmas trees, corsages and other items for decades. These lovely amanita mushrooms are created of spun cotton and made by the same family business that made the vintage red and brown mushrooms we offer. The company has really gone out of business, but agreed to make some of these gorgeous pink mushrooms especially for the American trade.
These new stock mushrooms measure about 3/4 inch from the bottom of the stem to the top of the cap and could very easily pass for the vintage ones as the technique is exactly the same.
The pink caps are hand stained to look real (if there really are pink mushrooms, that is). They are are highly lacquered and are dotted with little white spots - just like the real mushrooms! The stems are wire wrapped in light green paper.
These pretty mushrooms might really be toadstools, not to be eaten in the wild - and, our spun cotton version should not be eaten either! It is rumored that Santa's reindeer pranced around in a flying frenzy after eating these little beauties, allowing them to help Santa travel throughout the world and deliver presents.
Maybe the Easter Bunny had his eye on these, too! Why else would he start passing out eggs?
Amanita mushrooms are considered good luck in many cultures, especially in Germany. You'll often see them pictured with gnomes, elves and fairies in children's literature.