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Butch Anthony’s Museum of Wonder

Mar 22, 2011

by objecked

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(Music by Forrest Lewinger)

Butch Anthony, a.k.a Museum of Wonder, has collected everything from arrowheads to beaver skulls from an early age. At fourteen he was building birdhouses and stuffing his own taxidermy. His first building, a little log cabin on his grandfather’s farm, eventually became his shop.

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Over the years, Butch has honed his architecture and design skills. His home is built from stones and the timber of an old cotton mill, and his back porch — which overlooks a beaver swamp — is elegantly adorned with old license plates. In sharing his fondness for construction, he admits that he’s been working on his house for twenty-two years.

Butch’s taxidermy, collections and artistic endeavors have led to a full-fledged museum, which has in turn grown to be the grand attraction of his hometown of Seale, Alabama. This little shop has hosted the likes of the American Pickers and The New York Times.

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As the story that has now become part of the Museum of Wonder‘s mythology goes, Butch’s friend John Henry Toney was plowing his garden one day and found a turnip with a face on it. He drew a picture on the turnip, which Butch put in mutual friend Frank Turner’s junk shop. He set a price of $50, and to their surprise someone bought it, thus beginning both Butch and John Henry’s careers as artists. Once they had a collection of artwork amassed, they decided to throw a little party in an effort to attract patrons to their newfound calling.

Thus the Doo-Nanny was born, which has since grown into a full weekend of art and music, complete with a sculpture burn (an homage to the effigy burn at Burning Man) and a film festival. Last year’s festival, which is now held on Butch’s family property, entertained over a thousand attendees. Doo-Nanny ’11, scheduled for March 26-27,  expects an even heavier attendance.

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201 comments

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 5 years ago

    wow! very original!

  • BranchandBirdie

    BranchandBirdie said 5 years ago

    So cool- love the Jaw Bone Chandelier!

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 5 years ago

    Impressive and amusing. :o) Congratulations on the feature!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Very cool!!! Congrats!!!

  • BowWowBeds

    BowWowBeds said 5 years ago

    Interesting! Saw him on American Pickers last night and once before!

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague said 5 years ago

    that really warmed my heart. thank you :)

  • ELNcreations

    ELNcreations said 5 years ago

    I saw the t.v. show,"American Pickers," and moving West from Alabama, it was very interesting. It is amazing at what can be made with a little imagination and creativity. It is always great to see another person's art and a lot of my inspiration comes from doing just that. Congrats to you and good luck in the future!!! :-)

  • WakaWakaBeads

    WakaWakaBeads said 5 years ago

    Very interesting!

  • PunkyShop

    PunkyShop said 5 years ago

    I'm impressed! Wow!

  • abrekhus

    abrekhus said 5 years ago

    I saw him on American Pickers last night too! How timely :)

  • cactusscraps

    cactusscraps said 5 years ago

    Really really cool. Just my style!

  • neonshimmyshop

    neonshimmyshop said 5 years ago

    Funky! I like it!

  • handmadeologybiz

    handmadeologybiz said 5 years ago

    Love it... just watched AP today as well!

  • ShaneLilyRain

    ShaneLilyRain said 5 years ago

    I saw him on American Pickers last night !!!!! :)

  • ShaneLilyRain

    ShaneLilyRain said 5 years ago

    I saw him on American Pickers last night !!!!! :)

  • 100applegate

    100applegate said 5 years ago

    I am BLOWN AWAY! He has such an amazing eye for finding something and making it into an original piece of art. I loved his home as well. So elegant with the perfect amount of impact. Fantastic post! Thank You!!

  • FruitOfMyHands

    FruitOfMyHands said 5 years ago

    I loved, loved, loved it! Recycling and making art from junk gets my heart pounding. Thank you for being uniquely you.

  • sisterstreasure

    sisterstreasure said 5 years ago

    unusually cool it all looks together <3

  • dirtygirlclean

    dirtygirlclean said 5 years ago

    love that chandelier... the wire attached is fantastic.

  • thepinkswan

    thepinkswan said 5 years ago

    this is just too awesome...can i have the chandelier?? ;)

  • Yokoo

    Yokoo said 5 years ago

    wow wow wow wow!!!!!

  • Yokoo

    Yokoo said 5 years ago

    John Henry and Butch Anthony are works of art in themselves. It was a pleasure to watch this!

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 5 years ago

    I want to be Mr. Anthony when I grow up...thanks for this feature!

  • RustySpoke

    RustySpoke said 5 years ago

    Saw you on that Picker Show, along time ago. Great to know you are here! Artist to artist! Dig it!

  • dishhandbags

    dishhandbags said 5 years ago

    How amazing is his home!!! I want to live in his house!! Great feature! :)

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 5 years ago

    very cool! wonderful treasures~

  • catchalljewelry

    catchalljewelry said 5 years ago

    man's my new hero!

  • DarlaDecor

    DarlaDecor said 5 years ago

    I seen you on American pickers last night. Now your on etsy so cool! Awesome work Love your shop!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

  • seacucumbermama

    seacucumbermama said 5 years ago

    Delightful! Great find, great film. Loved the song at the end.

  • woodguy32

    woodguy32 said 5 years ago

    Wow.. Saw you also on American Pickers last night..and wanted to found out more.. Love your work...Thank you wood

  • SoliDeoGloriaSDG

    SoliDeoGloriaSDG said 5 years ago

    An article filled with weird and wonderful! How creative!

  • KathyGDesigns

    KathyGDesigns said 5 years ago

    Wonderful folk art. Just saw Butch on American Pickers last night. Looks like an interesting shop!

  • ClockworkCrow

    ClockworkCrow said 5 years ago

    Nice brain you have there!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    Interesting and cool !

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    Interesting and cool !

  • yummyandcompany

    yummyandcompany said 5 years ago

    beautiful film. would love to see more :o)

  • NittyGrittyVintage

    NittyGrittyVintage said 5 years ago

    I was surprised to see this feature, on Butch, on Etsy. I watched him, on American Pickers, last night. Had no idea, he was an Etsy seller. I love the log house! Enjoyed this blog, tremendously. Blessings!

  • SunnyDayDiggs

    SunnyDayDiggs said 5 years ago

    Wish you two were my neighbors....

  • tasticlife

    tasticlife said 5 years ago

    Wow!! Love the Museum of Wonder and Butch Anthony's house is truly amazing!

  • GoodSenseVintage

    GoodSenseVintage said 5 years ago

    Butch Anthony makes cool stuff! He is married to Natalie "Alabama" Chanin - of the clothing line Alabama Chanin. They are quite the DIY "power couple". Just in case anyone didn't know that!

  • SpoonerZ

    SpoonerZ said 5 years ago

    An artists dream!!! I'm more in love with the accent :B

  • collectiblesatoz

    collectiblesatoz said 5 years ago

    Different......enjoyed you on American Pickers.

  • Gamut

    Gamut said 5 years ago

    Saw him on American Pickers last night-quite the guy. Loved it.

  • JulissiaandCo

    JulissiaandCo said 5 years ago

    Love it!!! I, too, saw you on "American Pickers" last night!!!!!! Woo Hoo! Keep up the good work. Thrilled to see you here, too!

  • StoryOfASeed

    StoryOfASeed said 5 years ago

    So beautiful, thanks!

  • TheClimbingViolet

    TheClimbingViolet said 5 years ago

    Saw him on American Pickers twice now, really awesome artist! FUN!

  • LittleMissDressUp

    LittleMissDressUp said 5 years ago

    He is too neat. Very off the wall and real. Hope to stop by some day!!

  • signsofmylife

    signsofmylife said 5 years ago

    folks after my own heart... love your style, anything goes! love the atmosphere! inspired! (:

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 5 years ago

    How interesting!!!

  • mcldrygoods

    mcldrygoods said 5 years ago

    love! fantastic americana and folk art. :)

  • simplyworn

    simplyworn said 5 years ago

    I saw Butch...on american pickers and thought wow... this guy is living an artist dream...absolutely love his house!

  • auntjanecan

    auntjanecan said 5 years ago

    Wonderful!!! So creative, resourceful and talented!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 5 years ago

    A beautiful home and amazing artwork. It takes a special brain to find beauty in the 'junk' and bring it out. Fascinating film.

  • 2007musarra

    2007musarra said 5 years ago

    Like everyone else her I saw you on American pickets which is my favorite show!!!!!! You art , museum and auction house are awesome! If I am ever your way I will be stopping by for sure. I loved that you walked through your neighbor hood with big feet on and freaked all of you neighbors out, that was just so funny. Wonderful art work and treasures keep going man with the fantastic folk art!

  • LeapARTandVintage

    LeapARTandVintage said 5 years ago

    Love it! Way to use what you got where ever you are! Very inspirational, and love the beautiful song.

  • aorta

    aorta said 5 years ago

    i was just obsessing over the museum of wonder a few weeks ago. so cool!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Fascinating, beautiful house surprisingly contemporary!

  • thefoxparade

    thefoxparade said 5 years ago

    oh wow, what a dream house. and that man's beautiful voice! thank you for posting this.

  • thecareerscrapper

    thecareerscrapper said 5 years ago

    Saw him twice on "American Pickers" and loved his personality and creations- very original! congrats on the blog exposure!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 5 years ago

    Love it! Love it a bushel and a peck. Had trouble with the video so will be back to see it.

  • asammons

    asammons said 5 years ago

    LOVE this piece! I had no idea he was on Etsy. His home is beautiful. Also great to see a great Southern folk artist!

  • ScrapHappyLyrebird

    ScrapHappyLyrebird said 5 years ago

    I. Love. Him. So excited to see you have a shop on etsy!

  • UneBelleVie

    UneBelleVie said 5 years ago

    This stuff is awesome! I think my favorite is the Lady Bird :)

  • nickandnessies

    nickandnessies said 5 years ago

    We went to the auction and Museum of Wonder in December and we were amazed by it's originality! Plus, Butch Anthony is so sweet and humble. Can't wait to see you at Doo-Nanny!

  • honeyblossomstudio

    honeyblossomstudio said 5 years ago

    I am such of fan of Butch Anthony! I was soo excited to see his shop here on etsy! Great article!

  • thelittlereddoor

    thelittlereddoor said 5 years ago

    this was excellent.

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 5 years ago

    I am completely blown away...this was an amazing trip into pure creativity...what a real, soulful journey... Thank you for this story I LOVE your work and am very glad to be introduced.

  • CatzillaCrafts

    CatzillaCrafts said 5 years ago

    I saw this on American Pickers, I didn't know he has an etsy shop! Sweeet!

  • FritziMarie

    FritziMarie said 5 years ago

    Dear Butch, YOU are amazing! p.s. I'm having a Butch Anthony giveaway on my blog if anyone is interested. http:/./www.fritzimarie.com hugs, Fritzi Marie

  • SissyBliss

    SissyBliss said 5 years ago

    Ha - just saw him on American Pickers last night. thought the paintings w/skeleton overlay were quite amusing.

  • maggiesraggedyinn

    maggiesraggedyinn said 5 years ago

    Now that feature was so real .. makes you stop and think about the possibilities. His house is amazing. Great article.. thanks!

  • auctionjunkies

    auctionjunkies said 5 years ago

    What a great article. I love to see people who do what they love, it just becomes who we are. Love the chandelier.

  • pogoshop

    pogoshop said 5 years ago

    So many favorite parts here - Butch, John Henry, the shop, the house, that fish, the song...! Man, I love it all. Thanks for the window into such a wonderful place.

  • sushipot

    sushipot said 5 years ago

    Beautiful, inspiring and makin' me homesick for Alabama! We've got a couple of John Henry Toney's pieces in our home and we're gonna need some of Mr. Anthony's one of these days for sure.

  • PollyPainting

    PollyPainting said 5 years ago

    Love the skeletonizing.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 5 years ago

    ' His home is built from stones and the timber of an old cotton mill, and his back porch — which overlooks a beaver swamp — is elegantly adorned with old license plates.' Sounds like my kinda place.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 5 years ago

    ' His home is built from stones and the timber of an old cotton mill, and his back porch — which overlooks a beaver swamp — is elegantly adorned with old license plates.' Sounds like my kinda place.

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 5 years ago

    How awesome. Saw you on American Pickers last night. One of my favorite episodes. This art is so original

  • aileenrae

    aileenrae said 5 years ago

    I love it! It's crazy and fun!!

  • mamastaub

    mamastaub said 5 years ago

    So good to see Etsy write about Butch Anthony's Museum of Wonder. When I saw him on Am pickers...Talent was the 1st thing that came to my mind. Even better that he has a shop.

  • bricolagelife

    bricolagelife said 5 years ago

    inspiring work and a beautiful home! i'm a big fan!

  • BDVintage

    BDVintage said 5 years ago

    So great. What a cool house!!! The way you present junk in your home is so beautiful, very tastefully done. And the art/junk shop looks like a blast to run. Loved reading and watching this, great dose of inspiration!

  • DarkParlorArt

    DarkParlorArt said 5 years ago

    Recycling at its Finest! You sir are a Wonder!

  • HisBlessings

    HisBlessings said 5 years ago

    I must have him on my DVR, I will have to get caught up and then let my husband read this piece. Apart from the bones, I grew up with a lot of the primitives behind him in the first photo. Why put the licence plates outside, I have an Oklahoma one I picked out of one of my Granddad's old burn piles as a teenager in my studio.

  • deepbluemoon

    deepbluemoon said 5 years ago

    so glad to know he has a shop on etsy, saw him and his shop on american pickers. Great items!

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace said 5 years ago

    i just adore his style and art. when seeing him on AP i just knew I had to get to his museum one day

  • sockmonster

    sockmonster said 5 years ago

    so beautiful! thank you.

  • ReCultivation

    ReCultivation said 5 years ago

    Hey loved him on American Pickers. Love his shop.

  • jungledread

    jungledread said 5 years ago

    Nice one - very post apocalyptic!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 5 years ago

    Cool! Congrats!

  • CanCanCreations

    CanCanCreations said 5 years ago

    I also watched him on American Pickers! I loved the last episode when frank and mike went back and they went with butch to possum trot auction! Wow what a treat to find his strange but amazing stuff on etsy!

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 5 years ago

    I love the animal parts.

  • choisette

    choisette said 5 years ago

    man of my dreams.

  • TrailsThroughNature

    TrailsThroughNature said 5 years ago

    This guy is cool and so is his artwork and crafts. He seems very happy.

  • ARabbitNamedMolecule

    ARabbitNamedMolecule said 5 years ago

    Watched him on the American Pickers. He seemed a very interesting man. Love his art!

  • onelovebird

    onelovebird said 5 years ago

    this makes me happy.

  • OldeTymeNotions

    OldeTymeNotions said 5 years ago

    Inspiring! His home is amazing!

  • JesseMosher

    JesseMosher said 5 years ago

    great

  • ee333

    ee333 said 5 years ago

    Great fun, wtg on FEATURED article *cheers*

  • olivegreenanna

    olivegreenanna said 5 years ago

    What beautiful human beings. This is the most lovely video yet! anna

  • bestfire

    bestfire said 5 years ago

    Wonderful folk art!!!

  • OldTimePickers

    OldTimePickers said 5 years ago

    So pickin' cool...we have seen Butch on the American Pickers twice now. It's our favorite show, of course! Butch is a fun guy and appears to be passionate about his trade! Congrats!

  • ericawalker

    ericawalker said 5 years ago

    I really love this. I know my next detour on my next visit down south...

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles said 5 years ago

    always been fascinated by folk art...BUT totally in awe of his cabin he's been building for 22 yrs...it's sublimely elegant! i wish i knew about "butch" last year when i got my "softball" size tumor cut-out...would have put it in a jar (w/ alcohol) and shipped to him :D

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 5 years ago

    Very interesting, had no idea Butch has an Etsy shop, will have to check it out, thanks for the article!

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection said 5 years ago

    Great article - love your stuff Monica TheIDConnection

  • dreadsandcurls

    dreadsandcurls said 5 years ago

    I remember seeing you on Pickers... Great stuff, great story!

  • GrandmasStash

    GrandmasStash said 5 years ago

    Great article, congratulations of the feature, great stuff!

  • tammyann343

    tammyann343 said 5 years ago

    awesome stuff, I would love to visit the shop in person :)

  • beatyboutique

    beatyboutique said 5 years ago

    I loved watching you on "American Pickers" keep up the great work!

  • beatyboutique

    beatyboutique said 5 years ago

    I loved watching you on "American Pickers" keep up the great work!

  • mother8daughter

    mother8daughter said 5 years ago

    So cool! I didn't know he was on etsy...saw him on American Pickers just last night, and here he is. Awesome!

  • TrilliumStream

    TrilliumStream said 5 years ago

    I loved this video. Very inspiring.

  • HouseHoldWords

    HouseHoldWords said 5 years ago

    Amazing!! Love the creativity implemented!

  • SecondChants

    SecondChants said 5 years ago

    This stuff is great. I wish I could make it to the Doo-nanny! Sounds like an awesome time.

  • SecondChants

    SecondChants said 5 years ago

    Love the video. I want to move in next door. And I love the way he says "junk" - like an old friend that just won't go away but who he loves too.

  • smoothpebble

    smoothpebble said 5 years ago

    makes me want to pull up stakes and move to Seale, AL. and play with treasures and junk and spend 22 years building my own beautiful home! and his home is beautiful, and so is his craft, and his friendship, and what he has created with his life.

  • vintagebutterfly94

    vintagebutterfly94 said 5 years ago

    I love it when my tv viewing world collides with my favorite place on the internets!

  • lara514

    lara514 said 5 years ago

    I just saw him on American Pickers!! Awesome!!!!

  • seaglassvintage

    seaglassvintage said 5 years ago

    Wow! The house is so cool and creative, not overdone . Simply perfect. I was not expecting that after seeing the very interesting museum.

  • TheThistlePatch

    TheThistlePatch said 5 years ago

    aaaaa that camera moves way to fast!! What an amazing place! And his house is just stunning!! loved the explore!! So exciting :D

  • GoodTimeJunkin

    GoodTimeJunkin said 5 years ago

    I enjoyed this so much. I wish I lived lived there, what an amazing home and workshop, surrounded by beautiful woods and good company. Butch has it figured out. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  • mountainvintage

    mountainvintage said 5 years ago

    I'd love to bring over a bottle of wine and just sit on the porch and hear the stories these men could tell. Amazing home and amazing art!

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 5 years ago

    What makes this perfect is the way this story was crafted-the photography, the music, the images. Wow-what an enchanting place-so drawn into this-wish I were closer to attend the next fest! (LOVE that chandelier!)

  • NinaGibsonDesigns

    NinaGibsonDesigns said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous house, and fun workshop.

  • BarnshopAntiques

    BarnshopAntiques said 5 years ago

    I love this! Thanks for sharing.

  • gilbug1

    gilbug1 said 5 years ago

    Wow! So cool!

  • AmberGypsySky

    AmberGypsySky said 5 years ago

    this.is.awesome. he kinda looks like kevin bacon

  • JuliaSherryDesigns

    JuliaSherryDesigns said 5 years ago

    Love this piece! I was born and raised in Alabama, this video reminds me to remember all of the great artists that still live in this amazing state. Thank you Etsy for such a wonderful piece.

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 5 years ago

    I love it... Every thing about it!! Especially all the "junk" and how its a creative and beautiful part of his life!!!

  • MOAS

    MOAS said 5 years ago

    quite spectacular! can't wait to find myself within your pocket of Alabama

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro said 5 years ago

    A truly amazing story of a life so creative, and so fulfilled.

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 5 years ago

    fantabulous-- !!!

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 5 years ago

    pure magic-- every last bit of it-- and john henry's song makes my heart break...thank you so much for such a beautifully inspiring post!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 5 years ago

    Amazing. Very heart warming :)

  • andraswhimsies

    andraswhimsies said 5 years ago

    Hubby and I just saw him on American Pickers last night, such a cool shop!! It's great to see more of his art work, they didn't show enough of it on the show, Just enough to pique my curiosity. Awesome!!

  • mishaashton

    mishaashton said 5 years ago

    YAY!!! Thats my uncle. He is amazing!!! xoxoxo

  • PearsonMaron

    PearsonMaron said 5 years ago

    So great.

  • pearliemae

    pearliemae said 5 years ago

    This is so cool! I wanna be like that when I grow up. Who am I kidding, I refuse to grow up!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Your art is so unique! Love the way you can recycle and repurpose things!

  • pureLOVEBIRD

    pureLOVEBIRD said 5 years ago

    John Henry should release an album

  • jcascus

    jcascus said 5 years ago

    That house he built is beautiful! And he said he didn't even know what it would turn out like, he just started nailing away. Talk about creative genius!

  • cheapandchicvintage

    cheapandchicvintage said 5 years ago

    Saw him on American Pickers twice, and love that he is on Etsy!

  • acuriousbrood

    acuriousbrood said 5 years ago

    Loved this piece, Butch Anthony's amazing home and work space truly are museums of wonder.

  • couragewolf

    couragewolf said 5 years ago

    reminds me of this: http://i.imgur.com/TZUkY.jpg

  • GloryBDesign

    GloryBDesign said 5 years ago

    Ya'll are awesome! Definitely want to try to make it over to the Possom Trot one Friday and the Doo Nanny, too!

  • ChocolateStarShop

    ChocolateStarShop said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • astarteearthart

    astarteearthart said 5 years ago

    He is a master of Up-Cycling!

  • SassySisterVintage

    SassySisterVintage said 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh! Seale, Alabama is just over an hour from my house and I've never heard of this place or this guy...where have I been? I've driven through Seale on several occassions when going to Columbus, GA. Now you've got me curious!

  • emwi

    emwi said 5 years ago

    I grew up not too far from Seale, Alabama, and I've attended the Doo-Nanny before. It is quite an experience. The sculpture burn is my favorite part. It is lit by a burning ball of fire that is zip-lined into a giant constructed pile of wood. It's a lot of fun. There are so many local craft artists selling their works, too. There were young boys selling snakes and strange bugs they found. I could go on forever. It's great, so if you have a chance to go you should. I'm so glad Butch Anthony is getting the recognition he deserves.

  • UniqueAPeek

    UniqueAPeek said 5 years ago

    Butch,saw you before and saw you today on American Pickers. Wicked Kool!

  • handmaderomance

    handmaderomance said 5 years ago

    what a magical home! i loved so much in this video. especially the drawing on the wall in the background at 3:09 - i'd love to know more about that.

  • isamaisa

    isamaisa said 5 years ago

    i am in awe and would love to pass it on!! merci!

  • jasonmseger Admin

    jasonmseger said 5 years ago

    I'm stunned at how immaculate that house is. Good stuff Eric.

  • kiamichi7

    kiamichi7 said 5 years ago

    Butch's perceptions and inventions are the cat's meow, purrrrrrrr! Fantastic, natural creativity and inspiration...doing it right!

  • VintageLoot

    VintageLoot said 5 years ago

    Love the pot head!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 5 years ago

    yes! I am a Butch Anthony fan! his creations are so "bleeding edge". Great features on American Pickers! Aloha, Connie

  • PreciousTreasures4U

    PreciousTreasures4U said 5 years ago

    Loved it! I'm anxious to visit this museum. Fascinating items!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 5 years ago

    odd!

  • AmongTheRuins

    AmongTheRuins said 5 years ago

    What an amazing and beautiful home he has built. Without plans???? That's talent!

  • itsmemary

    itsmemary said 5 years ago

    ummm GOOSEBUMPS! I want to live with those guys!

  • polkadotHOME

    polkadotHOME said 5 years ago

    LOVE the house and interior/exterior! open bean ceilings are the greatest.

  • Vintage50sEyewear

    Vintage50sEyewear said 5 years ago

    Such a inspiring person. Love the art :)

  • Ayun

    Ayun said 5 years ago

    A thing of beauty, a person of beauty, and a neighbor of beauty. Thanky kindly

  • Ayun

    Ayun said 5 years ago

    A thing of beauty, a person of beauty, and a neighbor of beauty. Thanky kindly

  • deepsoutharts

    deepsoutharts said 5 years ago

    Wow! That's really something. Wouldn't it be fun to spend a day browsing through the museum?! Love it!!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 5 years ago

    Unbelievable imagination! Wish I could go there for a visit!!

  • moderncasestudies

    moderncasestudies said 5 years ago

    Thank you for such a fantastic post... it's inspiring

  • VABulousFinds

    VABulousFinds said 5 years ago

    It is truly wonderful to see that you tapped into your God Given Creativity, most of us in this world are to busy to stop and hear our inner voice. I think your Folk Art is inspiring. If I am ever in Alabama I will visit. Nice to see you cherish your good neighbor, sharing diversity in your love for ART, for the nature around you. Blessings.

  • NudeSquid

    NudeSquid said 5 years ago

    Wow that was pretty cool.

  • trudiedavies

    trudiedavies said 5 years ago

    loove watching the video - just what i needed to see before going to work for the boss!!

  • divinalocura

    divinalocura said 5 years ago

    There are definitely some bizarre stuffs there..... cool.

  • divinalocura

    divinalocura said 5 years ago

    love the museum name.....

  • SplyPixie

    SplyPixie said 5 years ago

    Absolutely extraordinary!

  • DeathByVintage

    DeathByVintage said 5 years ago

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Love the old mattress springs hung on the wall as art...but then again I am from the deep south. Love it. Just love it all.

  • SeaUnicorns

    SeaUnicorns said 5 years ago

    I sat here smiling as I watched the video the whole way through! How inspiring. I love the raw beauty of it all. Just great!! :D

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 5 years ago

    your home is so lovely. because its handmade you can see it almost has a crafty type lexury to it.

  • zJayne

    zJayne said 5 years ago

    -point to the wall, now there's a Pot Head~ creative spirit

  • platypusfile

    platypusfile said 5 years ago

    That was me who bought the drawing! I love it as well as many other of John Henry Toney's.

  • kerrirenee

    kerrirenee said 5 years ago

    Oh wow! Incredibly awesome seller and character! I would love to stop in and visit one day!

  • BeatUpCreations

    BeatUpCreations said 5 years ago

    Amazing, I want to live with them!

  • HollyDaise

    HollyDaise said 5 years ago

    Fantastic chandelair. What a creative force you are! You totally rock! Congrats on the feature and thank you for sharing your inspirational story. Hx

  • LilDutchGirlDesigns

    LilDutchGirlDesigns said 5 years ago

    So glad I watched that.

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 5 years ago

    What an interesting feature, thanks for sharing, love that Clark balloon

  • PickUpSticksShop

    PickUpSticksShop said 5 years ago

    This shows you that being inspired CAN BE FUN!

  • BunniesandAvacado

    BunniesandAvacado said 5 years ago

    Gotta love it!

  • jennysporch

    jennysporch said 5 years ago

    Greetings from Australia! If I'm ever over I will defiantly visit Butch Anthony,s Museum of Wonder. Your work is amazing, fun and so interesting. A fella junk collector after my own heart.

  • socialmanikin

    socialmanikin said 5 years ago

    So amazing. Butch appears like a walking stereotype but what he does is so creative. I can't believe he made his house so beautifully out of reclaimed wood and plain old junk he found! And sometimes he almost sounds like Bob Dylan. Magical.

  • AlikiBags

    AlikiBags said 5 years ago

    So glad I took the time to open this and look around Buch's wonderful world of 'no longer junk' .....truly wonderful and surprising ! Thank you for that, Etsy ! x

  • AlikiBags

    AlikiBags said 5 years ago

    Sorry, sorry, sorry ! BUTCH ! x

  • VespertineSilver

    VespertineSilver said 5 years ago

    Butch, you're awesome! It's my dream to do this kind of thing, being a fellow collector of oddities and random objects. Thanks for sharing.

  • MayBeMe

    MayBeMe said 5 years ago

    I wanna be like you-oo-oo.

  • lushlifeoriginals

    lushlifeoriginals said 5 years ago

    Nice job! BA and JHT's charm comes through. I like how the article doesn't mention WHAT the sculpture that's being burned is, hmmmm.

  • SweetBasilFibreWorks

    SweetBasilFibreWorks said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring & heartwarming.

  • BlockheadArts

    BlockheadArts said 5 years ago

    I love a person that true to himself!! Some times we need to take time to "think" on how to use what we already have..... I believe the take that to a new level!! I will be at the DoNanny 2012!!

  • BlockheadArts

    BlockheadArts said 5 years ago

    I love a person that true to himself!! Some times we need to take time to "think" on how to use what we already have..... I believe Mr.Anthony takes that to a new level!! I will be at the DoNanny 2012!!

  • janeeroberti

    janeeroberti said 5 years ago

    i just emailed this to all my bestest artist friends. a.w.e.s.o.m.e.

  • MonkeysOnTheRoof

    MonkeysOnTheRoof said 5 years ago

    This is one of my favorite write-ups!!! I love that Butch Anthony stayed true to the person he was meant to be...I'm going to smile all day!!

  • Archivia

    Archivia said 5 years ago

    This is amazing and a wonderful testament to what happens when you follow your creative urge and go with the flow. I'm so impressed. Much success to you, Butch Anthony!

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures said 5 years ago

    Fun, fun, fun. Triple fun!

  • TheBumbleBeeStudio

    TheBumbleBeeStudio said 5 years ago

    cool dude. interesting art. beautiful home.

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