The Blue Boat Gift Shop and Art Studio

Unique finds, vintage, handmade, local art and much more!
The Old Stables, 43A Saint Mary Street, AberteifiOpening at 10:00Open today until 16:00Opening at 10:00 tomorrowOpening at 10:00 on TuesdaySorry, we're closed
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Posted on Nov 14, 2018

Another beautiful blanket new in our shop today. Such a lovely simple colour scheme. Perfect for the contemporary home. View it in our shop, or online below.

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Posted on Nov 13, 2018

This gorgeous Brynkir mill blanket is new in our shop today. Beautiful soft colour way and perfect for a sofa throw or single bed. Absolutely lovely condition, we love it! You can stop by the shop to see it in person, or view it on our Etsy shop below.

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Posted on Oct 25, 2018

We are delighted to be offering creative workshops in our studio space in the evenings! Our next batch of classes are now available for sign up. If you're looking for something to do in November, then join our classes. Find out more about it by viewing our newsletter here:

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Posted on Oct 9, 2018

We have some lovely plaid blankets new to our shop. All vintage, all Welsh, all wool. Perfect for these cooler nights. Stop by to see them in our store or online by following the link below.

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Posted on Sep 25, 2018

We have some lovely pre-loved clothes new in our shop today. A range of beautiful labels including Adini, Liberty, Anthopogie and Icebreaker. Brands you would struggle to find around here. So stop by to try them on!

Posted on Sep 13, 2018

Another beautiful Welsh sofa throw new in our shop today. Absolutely gorgeous colour way. You can view it on our Etsy shop here:

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Posted on Sep 11, 2018

This beautiful vintage Welsh wool jacket just arrived in the shop. Perfect for autumn! Be sure to stop by to try it on!

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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The Old Stables
43A Saint Mary Street
SA43 1HA

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