the view from here – wink’s workshop

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Yesterday was spent by the ocean. Wink is 2.0’s grandfather. He was a lobster fisherman, and he built the house that he and his wife, Helen, still live in today. His barn/workshop is one of the coolest places I’ve visited in a while, so I tiptoed around taking pictures lest I forget it. I’ll be back tomorrow with a recipe. In the meantime, imagine the smells of the sea, cobweb-covered fishing gear, sawdust and wood filling your nose…

23 Responses to the view from here – wink’s workshop

  1. spree April 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    movita, i am RIGHT there with you! your photos captured the smell and feel of an old man’s workshop as well as could ever be done! beautiful light, beautiful old worn tools. LOVED it!!

  2. wendy@chezchloe April 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    These really are some classic photos… like the ones you would find in a very cool, oversized, coffee table book on old barns and workshops… hint hint.

  3. Eggton April 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    This is awesome. I’ve never been in a grandfather’s workshop before. I love all the litte details, down to the beautiful font of the numbers on the ruler. Wow.

  4. semiswede April 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    And no workshop is complete without Captain Morgan. 😉

  5. Stephanie Barnhart April 16, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Beautiful photos! Reminds me my uncle’s workshop in my grandparents’ house. I used to spend hours in there just looking at all the old stuff. I’ll bet if I traipsed through Wink’s place, I’d be instantly transported by the smell.

  6. Tina@flourtrader April 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Great photos, that workshop does have some great finds! I could snoop around in there for awhile-I love places like that. I actually feel as if I have been there. Thanks for this visit to Winks workshop, I enjoyed it!

  7. 2.0"s neice April 16, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    See,they did turn out….
    All the nifty things in there,you have such an eye for pictures!

  8. lovefoodcookfood April 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Love it! It’s just like my garden shed. 🙂

  9. Dr. Susan Little April 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    It reminds me of grandfather Eisan’s workshop in the old garage (long gone) in Hatchet Lake – minus the Captain.

  10. Bonnie April 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    After looking at your pictures I felt salt spray on my face. Love the photos.

  11. juanitascocina April 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    I think Wink and I would get along just fine…judging by Mr. Captain Morgain and all…

    Beautiful!

  12. glutenfreezen April 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Lovely photos! And I could smell the exact scents you were describing. 🙂

  13. emmalina73 April 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Your gorgeous pictures make me feel the bit of ocean air just a shade away, I can almost smell the salty tang of the shore side, the seaweed washed up on the rocks making them slippy and alive. I’m longing now to work in an old potting shed, like the one my grampa had, the smell of moist, black soil heavy in the air; the texture of earth under my fingers and the green smell of tomatoes washing over me.

    Sigh. I miss the sea my friend.

  14. musingmar April 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    What evocative photos … remind me of a different place and time, memories from way back in childhood. I’ve sent this one on to my guy who loves photography, tools and workshops – I know he’ll love this post.

  15. thekalechronicles April 16, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    What a bunch of cool old stuff!

  16. cravesadventure April 17, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    Cool Photos!

  17. DogsDontPurr April 17, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    This brings back so many sense~memories of my Grandfather’s place. I could live there. A place like that just feels like home to me. If only the walls could talk. And you know each and every tool has a story or three.

    Thanks for sharing.

  18. Debra Kapellakis April 17, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    Just the kinda place I would have found my Pa or my Grandpa but in the red sands of Oklahoma or Texas.

  19. movita beaucoup April 17, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    People, your comments make my heart sing! You words are poetry… thanks for taking the time to visit Wink with me!

  20. Rock Salt April 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    The smells and the sense of that workshop crowd out through your photos. Amazing. I spy a jar of screws calling out to be tipped over, sorted into piles then jumbled back up and tipped in again…

  21. The Kitchen Boudoir April 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Your photos tell such a lovely story – I feel I can sense what Wink is like just by how he keeps his workshop. I love old things and loved how they look through your viewpoint – beautiful.

  22. Ann May 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    I second semiswede on this one– rum makes the workshop complete. 🙂

  23. movita beaucoup December 1, 2015 at 7:39 am #

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in April 2012. Happy baking!

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