Why is Vintage special

Why is vintage special? That’s easy. Craftsmanship beyond what you will find today. Attention to design and detail. Unique, not mass produced. And probably not many available, possibly very rare. Why follow the crowd when you can go re-use something so special.

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 →

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 →

How many different types of corkscrew are there at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you given much thought to the humble corkscrew? Beyond that it opens your bottle of wine. Nah, me either. It’s all about the wine, if we are honest. Except, since opening Our Shop and selling wine related items (as you do) I have come to appreciate, recognise and wellRead More →

Building a birdbath from branches at PumpjackPiddlewick

It was one of those remarkable early spring weekends. The sort of warm in sunshine cool otherwise days that beckon you outside with thoughts of building a birdbath. The idea came about because I have a huge Boch Freres ceramic basin that has been cluttering up my shop for aboutRead More →