PumpjackPiddlewick

Fabulous & Fun Finds from France ~ Vintage & Antiques

Beaune, France
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Announcement    Who are Pumpjack & Piddlewick? Our life is about wine, animals, geeky gadgets and anything French - Plus the odd find from the archaeological dig in our garden here in France - All act as inspiration for the vintage, antique and artisan items in our shop.

Piddlewick tells you about life in France on our website, whilst Pumpjack is an author and wine maker. We lead a slow living and simple lifestyle surrounded by a plethora of pet ducks, 3 clinging cats, and 2 playful dogs. All whilst restoring our old French house and garden. It can get delightfully busy.

If there is something you like but you think the price is a tad high, make us an offer. We like a good, friendly haggle.

Are you especially a fan of the French Silk Scarf (like Piddlewick), please visit our specialist shop here on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchSilkScarf

A few articles about some of our finds here in our Shop:
Choosing a Corkscrew: https://www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/choosing-a-corkscrew/
French Coffee Filters and a little history on Coffee Makers: https://www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/coffee-lover/
Item's that have gone out of fashion, but we think should be brought back: https://www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/bring-back/
Vintage Eyeglasses, including how to change prescription lenses: https://www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/vintage-eyeglasses/
About our Archaeological Dig at our home in France: https://www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/history-and-archaeological-finds/
Which includes, finding a lot of hand blown marbles: https://www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/finding-my-marbles/

If you would like to know more about life in France, a simple lifestyle, wine making or even pet ducks, do visit our Website: www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com
You'll also find us on Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, Twitter and Facebook, including a Facebook group FabFindingsfromFrance.

We welcome you to browse, ask questions, stop by for a chat and of course, we hope you will buy one of our unique items.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 18, 2022

Who are Pumpjack & Piddlewick? Our life is about wine, animals, geeky gadgets and anything French - Plus the odd find from the archaeological dig in our garden here in France - All act as inspiration for the vintage, antique and artisan items in our shop.

Piddlewick tells you about life in France on our website, whilst Pumpjack is an author and wine maker. We lead a slow living and simple lifestyle surrounded by a plethora of pet ducks, 3 clinging cats, and 2 playful dogs. All whilst restoring our old French house and garden. It can get delightfully busy.

If there is something you like but you think the price is a tad high, make us an offer. We like a good, friendly haggle.

Are you especially a fan of the French Silk Scarf (like Piddlewick), please visit our specialist shop here on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchSilkScarf

A few articles about some of our finds here in our Shop:
Choosing a Corkscrew: https://www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/choosing-a-corkscrew/
French Coffee Filters and a little history on Coffee Makers: https://www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/coffee-lover/
Item's that have gone out of fashion, but we think should be brought back: https://www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/bring-back/
Vintage Eyeglasses, including how to change prescription lenses: https://www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/vintage-eyeglasses/
About our Archaeological Dig at our home in France: https://www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/history-and-archaeological-finds/
Which includes, finding a lot of hand blown marbles: https://www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com/finding-my-marbles/

If you would like to know more about life in France, a simple lifestyle, wine making or even pet ducks, do visit our Website: www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com
You'll also find us on Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, Twitter and Facebook, including a Facebook group FabFindingsfromFrance.

We welcome you to browse, ask questions, stop by for a chat and of course, we hope you will buy one of our unique items.

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"Why are French ceramics so famous, and popular? It could have something to do with the sheer quirkiness of many pieces. It could also be the longevity. France has had a history with ceramics since the 1600s. Quality at its core, and often fun too."
"We generally associate whistles with children, but they started life as a means to signal, such as in the trenches. Or as a call of alarm, like the police used in the days before modern communication."
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About PumpjackPiddlewick

Sales 1,544
On Etsy since 2014

Finding what there is to Find in France

We're Pumpjack & Piddlewick, a creative redhead and an eccentric Oenologist Negociant (fancy terms for wine maker). We are pursuing our dream of making our own wine in France. We lead a homesteading, waste-not-want-not lifestyle in conjunction with ducks, cats and a standard sized Dachshund. It can get wondrously busy.

We love and live all things vintage, from an amazing corkscrew to a quirky French cheese platter. We particularly appreciate the time and effort that went in to a beautifully hand embroidered linen to the craftsmanship of well made wooden furniture.

Alongside our wine making, and with true entrepreneurial spirit, we also put our creative juices (or should that be creative wine?) to the fore in finding fabulous antiques, vintage & retro gifts and the odd funny item we sell here on Etsy. (Ok, and a few we keep.)

If you would like to follow our story, our website has tales of our discoveries and musings on life here in France, along with tails of our zany collection of animals who make us smile each and every day. www.pumpjackpiddlewick.com

Oh, et mais Oui, feel free to buy something from our Etsy shops. Honest, we won't mind.
Pumpjack & Piddlewick for Fab & Fun Finds from France: www.etsy.com/shop/PumpjackPiddlewick
Our specialist French Silk Scarf Shop, which sells ... vintage silk scarves from France: www.Etsy.com/shop/FrenchSilkScarf

Shop members

  • Alycea Horth

    Owner, Creator

    I'm Piddlewick to our Pumpjack, a creative redhead with a smile. Our French finds and handmade items showcase my passions for the traditional, old-fashioned, but hopefully with a flair of a certain joie de vivre.

  • David Blake

    Eccentric Muse

    This is Pumpjack to our Piddlewick, an eccentric, mad scientist on an Einstein scale, an Oenologist, otherwise known as a wine maker. His creative juices know no bounds, and are inspirational. Oh, and he's a dab hand at making things as well.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 20, 2022
You will find all our policies on shipping, returns, etc below, as well as some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at the bottom of the page - such as shipping upgrades, sending as a gift and what actually is 'vintage'.

We welcome you to browse, ask questions, stop by for a chat and of course, we hope you will buy one of our unique items.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 12 hours of purchase

Payment

Payments can be made by credit card, debit card or by paypal. VAT/tax is included in the selling price. Sorry although we approve the traditional, we are modern in commerce - no paper checks or money orders. As all our items are unique, if an order is not paid for within 24 hours it will be cancelled.

Shipping

Pumpjack & Piddlewick ship worldwide.

We want the unique item you have chosen to reach you in the best condition, so we try to protect our items as best we can using padded or stiffened envelopes, or as warranted bubble wrap and boxes. We recycle some packaging where possible. We package with the intent that you can reuse the packaging should you wish.

If you prefer your purchase be sent direct to someone else, please message us and let us know the shipping address and any unique message you wish enclosed.

All our items are shipped with tracking from France by regular first class post/mail. Customs forms are required outside the EU and will note the amount, sadly even if marked as a Gift.

Customs fees thresholds vary country to country. Customers are responsible for any customs fees. If a purchase is refused due to non-payment of a fee and returned to us, the cost of shipping will be deducted from the refund.

For our customers in Germany, we are VerpackQ registered.

Additional policies and FAQs

We are happy to customise an order for you, or put together a specific quantity. Please do contact us with any requests.

We answer a few Frequently Asked Questions below, such as Shipping upgrades, Sending your purchase as a Gift and What actually is Vintage?'

Privacy

Please see the bottom of the page for details on how we do and don't use your personal information provided to us.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Shipping, Upgrades & Express Delivery

If your item is small enough (under 3cm / 1 inch), we will send it in a padded or rigid envelope. You may upgrade to have your item shipped in a box if you prefer at checkout. This may incur an additional cost. *The delivery times will be the same*

We do not offer Express or overnight delivery in general, particularly outside of France as the prices start at 99 euros for a Chronopost box and must be purchased ahead of time, negating the speed of the delivery.

Items Sent as Gifts

Marking an item purchased from us as a Gift will include a receipt without a price. You will also have the option to include a special message.

Please note: if we are sending a Gift direct to your recipient ~
All items sent outside of the EU require a Customs form that must state what the item is and its value.

We offer gift wrapping at an additional cost.

We are happy to send your Gift direct to a recipient. Simply message us with the name and address you prefer the item be sent to. Alternatively, you can also provide the name and address instead of your own when checking out.
The tracking number will be sent to you/the purchaser's email so that you may track your gift.

What does Retro, Vintage and Antique mean?

Vintage or Antique means not new / used / second hand / previously owned.

Vintage is older than 20 years and less than 100 years old.
Antique is over 100 years old, eg before 1920.
Retro is a style statement, generally referring to the latter half of the 20th century.

We do our best to describe each item accurately, including any imperfections. We use the pictures to try and show you all aspects of the item. Please do not hesitate to ask questions or request additional photos.

Your Privacy

We only use customer information to fulfilorders. We do not store or use customer information for any other purpose. Information such as name, address, and email address is not stored on our computers. If and when required, we will communicate with you about your order status using the Etsy platform.

As a seller on Etsy, I am bound to their policies. If you have questions relating to the way Etsy uses or shares your information, including with us, please refer to the Etsy Privacy Policy here: https://www.etsy.com/legal/privacy.

If you have any questions about your privacy rights or use of your data you can contact us through our shop here on Etsy.