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.

Black Friday Musings with PumpjackPiddlewick

Black Friday dawns. A very new thing here in France but it has definitely taken on a life of its own. As someone used to the concept of Black Friday because it came after Thanksgiving (which is always on the last Thursday of November, hence the Friday theme), I findRead More →

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 →

What is it really like to have an online shop on Etsy from PumpjackPiddlewick

In all my writings of this and that, I realised nothing has been really told about our online shop. So maybe it is time to open the door, invite you in and ‘show’ you our little boutique(s). Yesterday, I had been thinking about holidays, and when we might next takeRead More →

benicia iridescence on antique glass found at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have a fascination for antique glass. There is something about the discrepancies you can often see in it. Sometimes it is a bubble, sometimes more of a distortion in the view. Glass has become an interest since digging up the back garden, especially Big Dig 1, and Side B.Read More →