PumpjackPiddlewick

Fabulous & Fun Finds from France ~ Vintage & Antiques

| Beaune, France

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Announcement    We can send gifts direct to your recipient, with personalised message. Gift wrapping is also available.
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 in our blog, whilst Pumpjack is an author and makes wine. 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

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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Last updated on Nov 30, 2021

We can send gifts direct to your recipient, with personalised message. Gift wrapping is also available.
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 in our blog, whilst Pumpjack is an author and makes wine. 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

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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"Did you know that Burgundy France used to be an inland sea? It's what makes the soil so amazing for the vineyards here. What the French call terroir. When we work in the vineyards we often find fossilized shells from the Jurassic period."
"What is it about wind chimes? The sound? Certainly. The design? Most likely. Or maybe even that we have a small sense of harnessing the wind."
"We used to save our old bread to give to the ducks. These,days it's not recommended for their health. For vintage sake, loving this duck bread board blush as a memory tease. (PS, our wild birds receive the old bread instead.)"
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About PumpjackPiddlewick

Sales 1,313
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 Blog has 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, which sells only 100% 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.

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Last updated on Nov 15, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Shipping Times

Once we post your item, it will generally take:
2 – 3 business days within France
5 – 7 business days within the EU
7 – 10 business days to the rest of the world
These times may of course vary, as they are dependent on the Postal Peoples and the various situations around the world.

All our items are sent tracked, so you can monitor its progress.

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. 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.
Item's within the EU that are under 3 cm / 1 inch are sent in a padded envelope and do not require a shipping or customs form.

We offer gift wrapping at an additional cost.

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.