Hand made in France

Things are more appreciated when they are hand made. We try to make as much as possible by hand, from food to gates. We don’t believe in waste so if it can be re-made in to something, these hands will give it a go. And we are always on the look out for quality furniture and other hand made items in France.

Discover all about French silk from history to types at PumpjackPiddlewick

Over the past couple of years, I have had to research silk quite a lot. When I started my French Silk Scarf shop it was simply because I had a passion for vintage scarves and especially those that were silk. I discovered others did too and the shop grew andRead More →

Why build an ordinary gate, when you can build a mathematical gate? At least that was Pumpjack’s thought process. And heck our ducks and chickens deserve the best. A little background behind the thinking. During the summer, the gate to the chicken and duck enclosure gave up its life. ItRead More →

Repairing and old deck chair with striped canvas at PumpjackPiddlewick

I am in love with deck chairs. I freely admit it. Especially if they are wooden with striped canvas. My passion for deck chairs began as a youngster. My Dutch grandparents had a garden allotment (on the edge of Amsterdam), complete with tiny summer house. Sort of like those youRead More →

How to build a bean trellis tunnel our of odd bits at PumpjackPiddlewick

Building a trellis tunnel was added to the garden plans this past autumn. Whilst sitting in the duck enclosure, envisioning Cafe du Canard, and looking at the dug up stone walling it seemed to make sense to plan something in this area. It is the sunniest corner of the enclosure.Read More →