I invite you to come in, browse and shop from France with Pumpjack & Piddlewick.

I am a extremely passionate about vintage and antiques. From the quality of the craftsmanship to the attention to detail, and sometimes its the sheer quirkiness that appeals. I keep my eyes open for those special finds as I scour markets, vide greniers, boutiques and online to bring together a wonderful collection of items from France. You can read more in my ‘Why is Vintage Special‘ posts.

I love to research the items I find to discover their use (particularly if not very obvious) and their stories. You’ll find my write ups on some of these in the Shop from France blog sections:

It’s very French – posts about French specific findings.

Niche & Novelties – posts about specific niche areas such as eyeglasses or umbrellas. Sometimes I also blog about those special days (like Valentines) or people (fathers day, mothers day).

French Silk Scarves – I research and write about the silk and the industry in France, about designers and what makes the (particularly vintage) French Silk Scarf so special. So much so, that I have a specialist shop ‘French Silk Scarf’ on Etsy.

And of course you can see my vintage & antique items for yourself in my shop, Pumpjack & Piddlewick, on Etsy. Stock changes almost daily, so I hope you will visit often. Here’s a simple taste:

Just click on an image to see more.