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.

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 →

17 French Designers you should consider at PumpjackPiddlewick

Oh sure, everyone has heard of Chanel, the pinnacle of French designers, and then of course Dior, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Louboutin, Jean Paul Gautier and Louis Vuitton. Even if you are not into buying a brand name, I think most people are at least familiar with the aboveRead More →

Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

A lovely friend who knows my passion for scarves gifted me recently with a fun little book ‘The Art of the Scarf’. Big Ideas in Little Packages This handbag sized book is filled with ideas. Not only the ‘how to’ of tying a scarf in multiple orientations, but also otherRead More →

taking time before the New Year here at PumpjackPiddlewick

This time before the change from old to new year is my absolute favourite. Not just because there is a majorly fun holiday in there, or two, but it is a time for the cobwebs of the mind to be swept out and new beginnings to get a consideration. WithRead More →