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.

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 →

Bring back - items that have gone out of fashion at PumpjackPiddlewick

You know that phrase, ‘in my day… ‘? I have forever tried to not fall into the trap of harking back to something. And I can honestly say I don’t say ‘in my day’. That would make me feel sincerely old. Which I am not. Yet. However, I have reachedRead 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 →