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.

Why are med hard to buy for? In fact are they? Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

I grew up in a small family, two men, two women. My father, mother, brother and I. When it came to finding presents for them, my mother was always easy. Not my Dad or my brother. And it always had me pondering why are men hard to buy for? That’sRead More →

How many different types of corkscrew are there at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you given much thought to the humble corkscrew? Beyond that it opens your bottle of wine. Nah, me either. It’s all about the wine, if we are honest. Except, since opening Our Shop and selling wine related items (as you do) I have come to appreciate, recognise and wellRead More →

Why are French ceramics particularly famous and unusual. We look into at Pumpjack & Piddlewick

When you think of France, do you think of French ceramics? Limoge typically comes to mind. But what about Sarreguimes, Creil and Montereau, or Moulin des Loups to name a few. Whether you are maker conscious or not, what does stand out with French ceramics is often the sheer quirkiness.Read More →

Discover all about French silk from history to types at PumpjackPiddlewick

Over the past few 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 and grew.Read More →