What makes acetate scarves so special? Unique design for one, feel and a special place in history. Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

How often do you hear someone say ‘I am in love with acetate scarves’? Yeah, I thought so. But truly it is something that should at least be on your radar if you love vintage clothes. Why? Well, what is not to love about something totally unique in design, andContinue Reading

What is the French Apero? Think Spanish Tapas, only French. We delve into this cultural phenomena here at PumpjackPiddlewick

Half the fun of learning about living in a different country is learning ‘the ways’ of it, e.g. for me ‘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 nibbleContinue Reading

I find lots of marbles in my archeological dig of a garden here at PumpjackPiddlewick. Which then had me researching them...

There’s a lot to be learned about marbles. And note the ‘s’ ending. I’m not speaking of the stone we use sometimes for kitchen counters or fireplace surrounds. Rather, those little glass balls we used to play games with when we were kids. Those marbles. With an s. Actually, IContinue Reading

Have you ever written with an Ink pen nib? It transforms your handwriting. Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever tried ink pen nibs? Well, if you are reading this, I am sort of guessing you have an interest at least in the topic. Or maybe you are just curious why I would wish to write about something so tiny? The key there is that I loveContinue Reading

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 ofContinue Reading