The Blue Boat Gift Shop and Art Studio

Unique finds, vintage, handmade, local art and much more!
Opening at 10:00 tomorrow
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Hi everyone,
I have been wrestling with what to do with the shop these last few days as the situation with the COVID-19 virus escalates.
I have decided for this week at least to be closed whilst I work on projects that benefit from having no distractions or interruptions. As for the following we...

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Due to coming down with a cold, I will be closed for 7 days as per the government's instructions. Due to re-open Friday March 20th at 10am. Thanks for your understanding.

New handmade jewellery in the shop today by local maker Pink Daisies Jewellery. We have a selection of her sweet studs, rings and necklaces in the shop at the moment! Stop by to have a browse 🌸
#shoplocal #theblueboatcardigan #handmadejewellery #makersgonnamake #aberteifi

Our favourite moisturiser is back in stock and now in reusable metal tins! We love using this moisturiser in troubling dry spots, or after a face mask in the evening. Really it’s just great for anything! Handmade locally and in small batches in Crymych. All natural ingredients. Stop by and give i...

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Lovely handmade Welsh tapestry rings. Would make a sweet little display as a group or just one for the home!
Limited quantity as usual 😜
#handmade #welsh #welshblanket #giftidea #shoplocal #aberteifi #theblueboatcardigan

New in to the shop recently. This gorgeous blanket was purchased with a mind to make cushions but the damage is not bad enough to justify taking it apart. It's a lovely Derw mill blanket with just minor damage that isn't really noticeable. Be sure to stop by to see it in person or check it out on...

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Beautiful purple and yellow vintage Welsh blanket now in our shop! Be sure to stop by and see it in person - it's lovely!

I have a weakness for bees ok! Some cute little bee accessories now in the shop to bring in spring!
#spring #beesknees #shoplocal #giftideas #homedecor #theblueboatcardigan #aberteifi


7 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
a year ago
Friendly shop and interesting...
- Nicholas L
8 months ago
Absolutely brilliant
- Gwen J

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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