Life on Etsy

Life on Etsy has been great fun, taxing, unapproachable and all around wonderful. After taking the plunge to open a shop to sell off our vintage and antique family items we discovered that Etsy was more than just a platform to sell on, but a way to slowly grow a business.

Photography Timing of silk scarves at PumpjackPiddlewick

Photography timing is everything. And quite honestly, not an easy thing. I mean, it is not hard in the physical sense, but rather it is all about natural lighting. And quite honestly, sometimes the weather does not play fair. Photographing my French silk scarves in particular is a little tricky.Read More →

Valentines Day is not just for her

When we think of Valentines Day, we generally think of roses, chocolates, getting engaged and, well… generally its about her. As a woman, I think the man gets a rather poor deal out of this. Valentines Day Traditions I am a bit of a traditionalist at heart. I like whenRead More →

2021 and New Year considerations at PumpjackPiddlewick

I said it last year, and the year before. I love the celebration of New Year. Not because of the whole fireworks, Champagne, party thing. Rather, I love that it creates an opportunity of rejuvenation – in ideas, energy, plans and new year considerations both past and looking forward. PastRead More →

Vintage Eyeglasses at PumpjackPiddlewick

I started researching vintage eyeglasses purely by accident. I came across a pair of pince nez in a case at a vide grenier (French version of yard or car boot sale). One of the lenses was missing, but the glasses and particularly its case were really interesting. I liked theRead More →