If you are of a certain age, you’ll remember in your Dad’s or Granddad’s basement, garage, or back shed workshop, the rows and rows of old coffee tins, mayonnaise jars, paper bags, and old metal cans full of various nuts, bolts, nails, screws, and all kids of metal parts.   Right next to that was the well used workbench.  Above the table was the pegboard with every Sears Craftsman tool known to man – or at least it seemed that way.  As a kid, this area was where magic happened.  If it was broken, here it was always miraculously fixed.  If Mom needed something made, this is where her idea became a reality.

Now, I’m not implying the home workshop is going the way of the Dodo, but these days, it’s getting much harder to find the metal coffee cans to hold all of the loose parts.   It just doesn’t feel right to throw those extra nails in a plastic bin.  I guess that is the price we pay for progress in food packaging.

Day 221 of my 365 photo a day project.

Coffee Tins All in a Row

Coffee Tins All in a Row

If you are looking for art for your home or office or something to spice up your digital desktop, this image and most of the others from this project are available as prints and digital downloads.  You can also check out the rest of my portfolio here.