I think this mushroom is absolutely gorgeous. Not to mention it holds various psychoactive properties to boot. I've experimented with it once, loved it. It's beautiful when it's alive, kinda looks nasty when it's dried, but well worth a try, in my opinion, that is.
Guess I should point out that there are several sub-species of A. Muscaria.
The one that's supposed to occur around my neck of the woods (Although I haven't observed it personally) is Amanita Muscaria var Guessowii. Google it for pics, I'm lazy.