The Blue Boat Gift Shop and Art Studio

Unique finds, vintage, handmade, local art and much more!
Open today until 16:00
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Beautiful William Morris cushions now in stock! 15” cushions with duck feather inserts. Handmade here in Cardigan!

#williammorris #artsandcrafts #theblueboatcardigan #cardigantown #shoplocal #handmade

Hi friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Solstice celebrations! We enjoyed our time away and disconnected thoroughly from the internet and social media to recharge our batteries :)
Shop dog finally started to get better on Christmas Day and is back to his normal self - phew! 🥳

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They're here!!! And look how beautiful they are!!
The blankets will be in our shop as of next week. There are only 12 blankets - so if you would like one of these beauties then please message me directly (serious inquiries only).
I have more information about the blankets on our newsletter that j...

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Today we welcome lovely local maker Tara McSweeney into the shop! She makes gorgeous intricate beaded jewellery using glass beads and silver fittings. We have a lovely range of options here, both festive and timeless, so be sure to stop by and take a look - they are beautiful!

Our festive finds are now out in the shop. Lots of greeting card choices and gift ideas for all! Stop by for a browse 🎄
#shoplocalthischristmas #shoplocal #giftideas #shopsmall #shopindependent #aberteifi #theblueboatcardigan

We are one step closer to our limited edition blankets being a reality! Yesterday I designed the fabric label that will be going on all the blankets and cushions! We expect to have the blankets by the end of November!
If you wish to be notified by email when the blankets are here then please sign...

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Our lovely little brass bee knobs are back in stock! Come grab some for your next up cycling project before they sell out!

Christmas cards are now in stock at my shop! These are designed by me, printed in the U.K. and made in small batches. Every little purchase helps me directly continue in business rather than some massive faceless conglomerate so please consider stopping by for your greeting card needs 😊

Also th...

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4 months ago
Although only a small shop just off the High Street it is packed full of beautiful things. Great gift ideas for everyone and all at reasonable prices. Jen also has products from a variety of local crafters. Well worth a visit and browse.
- Paul C
6 months ago
Absolutely brilliant
- Gwen J
a year ago
Super little vintage shop full of surprises.
- Sandy M

A tiny treasure trove in Cardigan

Discover The Blue Boat, a charming shop and open art studio set on historic St. Mary Street, tucked just behind Cardigan Castle. We reside in a beautiful old stable with interesting features throughout. We carry a range of hand-picked unique finds, from vintage ceramics, Welsh studio pottery, leather bound books, to pre-loved clothes featuring popular brand names such as Desigual, White Stuff, Boden, Fat Face and more. We also carry a beautiful collection of vintage Welsh tapestry blankets and coats as well as upcycled soft furnishings, all made here in Cardigan. 

Venture upstairs and you will find the open art studio of shop owner Jennifer Hawkyard, featuring her unique illustrations of the creatures and critters she discovers on her travels. Here you can browse through a wide range of greetings cards, prints and originals created in vibrant colours and complex textures. 

Creative evening workshops and mentorship are also available. More information on these can be found on our Facebook page

There's lots more to see, so stop by for a visit. 

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  • 07495 820375


Get directions
The Old Stables
43A Saint Mary Street
SA43 1HA
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Tue:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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