Shop Niche & Novelties

The more we find for our shop the more we realise there are simply some things that deserve their own niche. Items that are rather specialist in interest (but maybe we feel should be more main stream?) or particularly seasonal. From Eyeglasses to Umbrellas, Corkscrews to Kitchen Tools we love it all and hope you do too.

How many different types of corkscrew are there at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you given much thought to the humble corkscrew? Beyond that it opens your bottle of wine. Nah, me either. It’s all about the wine, if we are honest. Except, since opening Our Shop and selling wine related items (as you do) I have come to appreciate, recognise and wellRead More →

finding lots of hand blown marbles in our restoration garden at PumpjackPiddlewick

There’s a lot to be learned about marbles. And note the ‘s’ ending. I’m not speaking of the stone we use sometimes for kitchen counters or fireplace surrounds. Rather, those little glass balls we used to play games with when we were kids. Those marbles. With an s. Actually, IRead More →

Bring back - items that have gone out of fashion at PumpjackPiddlewick

You know that phrase, ‘in my day… ‘? I have forever tried to not fall into the trap of harking back to something. And I can honestly say I don’t say ‘in my day’. That would make me feel sincerely old. Which I am not. Yet. However, I have reachedRead More →

The Art of Taking Photographs at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Another week has flown by with lots of new listings done for my shops. It was a cold, but not foggy or rainy day yesterday so took advantage to take some photographs for my FrenchSilkScarf shop. I went on a buying trip last weekend and bought over 50 scarves! (andRead More →