Shop Especially Made For…

Some items we come across for our shop just scream ‘Especially made for…’. Most of these are for specific events, like a first communion, a special day, such as Valentines Day, or a particular person. Hi Mom!

A wonderful thing about searching out vintage items is that so many of them are incredibly beautifully made, very often by hand, are unique and worth showing off with a bit more information than just a moment in our shop window.

taking time before the New Year here at PumpjackPiddlewick

This time before the change from old to new year is my absolute favourite. Not just because there is a majorly fun holiday in there, or two, but it is a time for the cobwebs of the mind to be swept out and new beginnings to get a consideration. WithRead More →

Black Friday Musings with PumpjackPiddlewick

Black Friday dawns. A very new thing here in France but it has definitely taken on a life of its own. As someone used to the concept of Black Friday because it came after Thanksgiving (which is always on the last Thursday of November, hence the Friday theme), I findRead More →

Valentines Day is not just for her

When we think of Valentines Day, we generally think of roses, chocolates, getting engaged and, well… generally its about her. As a woman, I think the man gets a rather poor deal out of this. Valentines Day Traditions I am a bit of a traditionalist at heart. I like whenRead More →

Are Antique Tools Better Blog Posts at Pumpjack Piddlewick

My father was a collector of antique tools, to my mother’s collection of antique kitchen utensils. I love them both for their often quirky, try to figure out what they initially are for, yet always quality craftsmanship. Antique Tools for the Workshop My Dad’s collection of antique tools had aRead More →