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.

Musings on asymmetrical style at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever had something that pops in to your head and just won’t go away? The concept of asymmetrical style has been doing just that to me for at least the past month. So when a thought or concept won’t go away, often that is when I sit downRead More →

Whoop, whoop! Big celebration over here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick. We are celebrating our 4 year anniversary of our ‘French Silk Scarf‘ shop on Etsy! I’ll give you one guess what it sells. The Why’s Why a second and very focused shop? After reviewing and reflecting on our Pumpjack &Read 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 →

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 →