Shop Niche & Novelties (Page 3)

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?), from Eyeglasses to Umbrellas, Corkscrews to Kitchen gadgets.

It could be seasonal, or particular to a specific type of event, 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, and understanding, than just a moment in our shop window.

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 →

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 →