Saturday, August 11, 2012

'Maria Moinhos'




My friend Maria's restoration workshop at LXFactory, Lisbon

25 comments:

Lowell said...

Okay, I need more. Does she collect old things and then restore them for people to buy? Does she restore stuff on contract?

What a fascinating place! And it looks huge. I'm pretty sure I see bottles full of old buttons. I'd rather have them filled with old coins. Which reminds me, I think I have a very old Portuguese coin somewhere.

I'll bet there are some real treasures in this workshop.

JM said...

Lowell, she collects old things and also restores stuff on contract. I'll have to go back there with more time and shoot some details.

Birdman said...

I love looking at junk!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Inventory for her. Photo opportunity for you.

La Principessa Errante said...

Oh what a divine space.

TexWisGirl said...

i like those jugs of buttons! :)

Sharon said...

wow, there are wonderful things to see in this place!

Sylvia K said...

What fun, shots, JM! Your friend has an interesting looking shop! I would love to see more! I, too, like the jugs of buttons!! Enjoy your weekend!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow there are some amazing things here. Does he sell his work or just restore for his own use? Diane

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Ok I have just seen your answer to Lowell which also answers my question :-) Diane

Lois said...

What a wonderful place to wander around in! There are so many interesting things to see and photograph. Thanks for sharing JM!

VP said...

A very interesting line of work and a lot of fascinating stuff around. You have to show something before and after the restoration!

Kay said...

This place is total eye candy! Dave has a great idea: inventory for her (and share with us!). She has fascinating things. What a pleasure to nose around in them via your shots.

RedPat said...

Just the kind of place I like to rummage around in!

Carolina Tavares said...

Há peças incríveis que se encontra nestes lugares, além do que restaurar é uma arte.

Stickup Artist said...

Looks like a great place to poke around. Seems one could spend hours in there: photographing, perhaps remembering, and even dreaming...

orvokki said...

I love her workshop. It would be lovely to work there.
Greetings to her.

Randy said...

That is my kind of store!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wonderful, my kind of place ... at least it was until I decide our home was already bursting at the seams.

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous and airy workshop!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

She has some great pieces there in the first image JM that little writing desk will come up a treat I bet. Love the old doors in the last shot also.

Halcyon said...

I think this shop would be dangerous for my husband. He loves places like that! :)

Kathy said...

I think your friend has a very good eye for beauty.

Virginia said...

I would LOVE to photography this wonderful workshop!
V

Gunn said...

I would have enjoyed to do the same... to visit this place and find a unique treasure!