Vintage scarves

Vintage scarves are pure wearable art. My favourite are the French silk scarves from the 1950s and 1960s. Beautiful and unique designs on silk, with hand rolled edges. Quality and luxury in a simple, foldable, transportable package.

Discovering the French scarf at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have never owned much jewelry, but those items I do own are very precious to me. Not for their value, but for their memories. Since living here in France, I have come to realise I rarely wear any of my jewelry any more. Rather, the French scarf has takenRead More →

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 →

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 →

Why you should choose vintage and antiques over modern day at PumpjackPiddlewick

Pumpjack and I are very into old stuff. We simply love vintage and antiques. Always have done. But why, what’s so special about them, you may ask? I have heard, or overheard, sometimes that some people don’t like the idea of buying what others have owned, worn or used. NowRead More →