Shop It’s Very French

There are some things we find here in France that we simply say – that is very French! Some are obvious, but others only have their uses in France and we wish to bring them out, dust them off and tell the world about these French Finds.

When looking for finds for our shop, we particularly like to look for items that are quintessentially French. Items that were created in France, are made in France, items that, well, scream ‘Oo-la-la! How very French’. You know the sort we mean – and we hope to introduce you to the sort you don’t.

Selling on Etsy? Here are some tips for success from PumpjackPiddlewick

I have been selling on Etsy since 2014. Pumpjack & Piddlewick was my first shop, selling vintage and antique finds from France. Then my passion for scarves meant it made sense to have a specialising boutique, and French Silk Scarf was born. A nice offset for the eclectic variety ofRead More →

Are you a coffee lover? Come join us at PumpjackPiddlewick

Lets talk coffee (and France). As a coffee lover, like many of you out there, I must, really I must, start my day with at least one cup of coffee. Yes, it gives me the caffeine kick, but more importantly, I just love it! Coffee Everyone? Most of us knowRead More →

When in France you must do an Apero Featured Blog Posts at PumpjackPiddlewick

Half the fun of learning about living in a different country is learning ‘the ways’ of it, e.g. for us ‘what do the French do?’ Well the French do an Apero. Qu’est-ce que c’est? An Apero is a little like Spanish tapas. That is, it’s a drink and a nibbleRead 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 who lived in the USA, I am used to the concept of Black Friday because it came after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is always on the last Thursday ofRead More →