Sunday, September 26, 2010

Field Trip To Butch Anthony's Museum Of Wonder

Last week when we met the American Pickers at The Possum Trot Auction, my lovely friend Ashley asked Butch Anthony if we could come to visit his Museum of Wonder and talk to him about what he does.
Dear Ashley of Starsparrow has so much moxie. 
I wish I could be so open and brave like her.
I'm hoping that some Ashley moxie will rub off on me while I'm here in Alabama.

I was nervous about our fieldtrip all week. 
I get shy about these kind of things. 
But when we drove up on to Butch's property, I realized that I didn't have anything to worry about.
He is a really nice man and I'll tell you this: go visit his Museum of Wonder, you won't be sorry.
Butch gave us a tour of his beautiful home that he built.

Every corner was filled with magic.

I loved getting a little peak into his art book collection.

You can read an artible about his fabulous home here from the New York Times.

This was my favorite room.  I love the bed and the map/window shade.

This is his beautiful indoor bathroom.

His summer outdoor bathroom.
How romantic.

After our tour of his fabulous home, we went to Butch's Museum of Wonder.

Every space on the wall was filled with treasure.

Butch's workshop is in the middle of the museum.

I want to get this one for Daniel's office.

After our tour, Butch let us have a mini photoshoot with some of his work. 
Ashley and I are working on a little project.
You should go check out her blog for her version of our fieldtrip.
I will never forget our afternoon with Butch Anthony. 
I think what he is doing is so wonderful.

p.s. We wandered over to Butch's Possum Trot Auction afterwards and found some treasure. 
Ashley scored and I'll share my treasure with you soon. 
Thank you for the adventure Dear Ashley and Mr. Butch Anthony.



koralee said...

wow..what an amazingly creative his home..that out door bathroom is fun.

Hugs for a great new week. xoxo

Jill said...

Very cool! I remember reading the Times article when it came out and being amazed by Mr. Anthony's creativity. I'll definitely have to make the trip one of these days.

Ashley / StarSparrow said...

Thank you so much for coming with me, We have the best adventures together! This one for sure goes at the top of the list. That means we need to come up with something even better to top this next time!

Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

1) that is amazing, and
2) there is a very bizarre coincidental thing that I wrote to you in a letter this afternoon before I saw this post!
I had never heard of this place before. I want to go so much now!

A'n'G Johnson said...

I love bizarre little finds like this! Wow what a cool dude.

j. wilson said...

oh this is sooo cool! thank you for sharing! if we had made it to mississippi on our trip we would have definitely searched this out!

j. wilson said...

erk! i mean, alabama. sheesh, both states were missed. sigh.