Supply, North Carolina: Mary's Gone Wild

Guided by visions from God, Mary Paulsen began creating folk art in her yard in 1996. Her house, beginning in 2008, has been covered with 8,000 bottles.

2431 Holden Beach Rd SW, Supply, NC
NC-130/Holden Beach Rd. SW. Continue to follow NC-130, when you get to the Ludlums produce market, right beyond it is Mary's.
Daily 9-9 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Mary's Gone Wild: Bottle House.

Mary's Gone Wild: Bottle House

Visited and met Mary (a very cordial lady). This place has nooks and crannies filled with lots of vibrant artwork and projects. A nice experience.

[LilSpastic, 10/24/2021]

Mary's Gone Wild.

Mary's Gone Wild - Bottle House

Mary's Gone Wild - Mary has some stuff!!

[Lianne, 06/23/2019]

Mary loves to make structures out of (or stuffed) with bottles, among her other artistic pursuits.

Mary's Gone Wild Folk Art

I visited Mary's place with my girlfriend Rena on her birthday. This place really kept us amazed. I wish through the years Mary had received help getting her place more organized and less cluttered. I could see the love that Mary had infused in her work. She was a very sweet lady and I saw the talent that God gave. To others her paintings and bottle work might seem like junk, but to me they were blessings that she used for many years.

[Bonnie Edwards, 05/03/2018]

Mary's Gone Wild.

Mary's Gone Wild - Tree House Art

Mary's Tree House is still going...sort of strong. We got there at 10 am, and Mary was nowhere to be found. She's still making art (as of two months ago anyway), and the oddity of the place does not disappoint. Biggest advice? Wear bug repellent. Mosquitoes will getcha.

[Kristie, 05/09/2014]

Mary's Gone Wild.

Mary's Gone Wild - Tree House Art

We stopped by and met Mary. "It's nowhere near finished yet," she tells us.

This is by far the most intricate and terrifying, yet intriguing, case of hoarding-meets-art I have ever encountered. Very much worth the stop, but as others have mentioned the mosquitoes were as thick as the crazy inside this place. Don't wear flip flops as you go to visit; most of the walls are made of old old glass bottles. The art work is painted on old window panes. As of July 2012, most of the treehouses were in disrepair, they seemed sturdy enough, but made me wonder if they were safe to support weight. Each house was decorated with a theme, some were not classifiable, others were just freaky. Especially the Jesus-themed chapel-style house.

[Marissa, 07/31/2012]

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