Life on Etsy (Page 2)

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.

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 →

My customers are special people at PumpjackPiddlewick

There are some days when I really love my job. Yesterday was one of those days. Well, actually the whole weekend. All because my customers can often make my day. I have a regular customer of my French Silk Scarf shop that is vision impaired. I don’t know to whatRead More →

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 →