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Thursday, October 21, 2010

{My Own Design of Brass Mushrooms}

 For our practical training college for mushroom growing, in The Netherlands, I once designed this 'happy mushroom family' for bulletin cover.  After that, I used my drawing for this brass mushroom window decoration.
In the eighties I've done this design and then I had those brass window decorations made in Germany. They are laser cut, hand polished and lacquered so they hardly ever get tarnished. 
This one is 23 cm high and it hangs in our veranda, underneath the Delft blue KLM houses.
The German company made them for me, with a minimum of 100 pieces each order. It was in September of 1987 that I did sell hundreds of them at the ISMS Congress (International Society for Mushroom Science) that was then held in Braunschweig, Germany.
My husband Pieter, gave two lectures there in 1987.
This one is 9 cm high and it hangs inside one of the window panes of the French door from the living room looking into the veranda. Look atEaster Season for more of those brass window decorations and towards the bottom of the postTuesday May 4, dinner with friends you actually can see the brass mushrooms hanging as well.
The above photo lets the brass more come through, as the other photos are taken against the light and they appear dark.
This hangs in the kitchen bay window and it is not my design...
 Also this is hanging in the same window.


  1. Oh wat leuk gemaakt, Mariette! Vooral die met die vogeltjes vind ik zelf erg leuk! Wat goed van jou!
    Fijn weekend!

  2. Ganz entzückend, liebe Mariette! Die Pilze haben etwas Fröhliches! Und die Vogeldeko ist auch niedlich.
    Ach und die Welt ist doch manchmal klein - wenn Dein Mann und Du sogar schon in unserer Stadt zu Vorträgen wart.
    Lieben Dank auch für den Link! Gestern Abend war ich schon hier und habe das wunderschöne Rosendöschen bewundert, wollte dann noch kommentieren, aber dann ging auf meinem Notebook nichts mehr. Weil es schon spät war, habe ich dann auch abgeschaltet.
    Mit den Lichtverhältnissen ist es in unserem Haus so ähnlich. Im Wohnzimmer ist es nur in kurzen Zeitspannen des Tages ein wenig heller. Es stehen hohe Bäume ringsum, die das Licht nehmen - alles hat zwei Seiten ...
    Deshalb kann ich nicht so gut im Haus fotografieren oder muß die seltenen Augenblicke, die jetzt, in der dunkler werdenden Jahreszeit noch seltener werden, gezielt abpassen.
    Aber gestern hatten wir einen herrlichen Sonnenuntergang. Mal schauen, ob die Fotos was geworden sind, die ich durchs Fenster aufgenommen habe. Es ist wie Alpenglühen :-)

    Jetzt muß ich schnell weiterbacken. Mein ältester Sohn kommt heute und es gibt noch einiges zu tun.

    Liebe Grüße, bis bald wieder

  3. Hi Mariette,
    this brass designs are wonderful and very decorative. The smiley mushrooms are so charming. I guess they make a good mood. You are so talented in doing things nicely.
    Greetings, Johanna

  4. Dear Mariette!!

    OH what fun!!! Your mushrooms are adorable!!!!! Just the right thing for autumn!!!!

    Sorry (AGAIN!) for having been quiet for AGES....I have been ever so busy and have even switched off the comments function on my blog as I slowly work my way through comment debt......almost there now :) and back to 'normal'.

    Hope this is finding you and Pieter well!!!! Missed a lot (again AGAIN :)) and will now have a nice browse....

    Lots of love

    Nicola x

  5. Hi Mariette, is very talented, mushrooms are good for decorating especially in this material is great. The other figures are also beautiful, I love decorating, details on windows and doors, is happy at home, very good idea to send to many parts for the activity of your husband so creative! Rose Marie greetings

  6. Hi Mariette, these are so lovely and intricate. I need to take the time to thank you for your faithful reading and commenting on my blog. It truly means so much to me. I love your opinions and insight. Especially on todays post. I am with you, I am constantly asking for understanding and to discern Gods guidance in my life. I don't know how so many live their lives without his wonderful hand. Have a wonderful Sunday. We are having our first rain storm here in Calif. it is so cozy and warm inside, I love it!! Kathysue


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