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 Feb 20, 2019

Our chalk paint is back out, ready for your latest DIY project or spring clean. Great for easy DIY projects and even a small pot goes a long way! Stop by to claim yours.

Posted on Feb 19, 2019

We have new displays out today, beautiful spring colours, Mother's Day gift ideas, St David's day inspired items and gardening goodies. Perfect for the approaching spring! Stop by to see it in person!

Posted on Feb 12, 2019

We love upcycling and making the most out of the lovely Welsh blankets that are damaged but too good to not use. So we created these charming little chicks. Stuffed with lavender, they are perfect for scenting wardrobes, drawers or just snuggling up with. Available in our shop, or online here: ht...

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Posted on Jan 18, 2019

Shop dog is on the look out for customers today.
Of course it’s super quiet at the moment! That’s why we’re taking some time off for two weeks and visiting family in sunnier climes.
We’ll be open through Saturday as usual and then shut until Saturday February 9th.

Posted on Jan 12, 2019

Some of our latest finds, all made of lovely wool. Look at the gorgeous colour way on this vintage Welsh blanket! Stop by to see it in store, or look out for it on our Etsy shop soon!

Posted on Jan 9, 2019

We're delighted to be back open after a nice break over Christmas. We have lots of items to share with you and its been so nice to get out some spring themed items to brighten everything up. Here's to longer and sunnier days!

Posted on Dec 15, 2018

It's that time of year again! We'll be open as usual next week through Saturday and then taking some time off to enjoy time with family and the hounds.
Our online shop will remain open if you want to snag any last minute purchases of cushions or blankets.
Thank you to all the locals and tourists ...

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Posted on Nov 23, 2018

Each day in the run up to Christmas we are going to share with you some of the unique treasures we have in our shop. Gift ideas and more! Be sure to follow our page or join us on Instagram to see what we have for you!
Here we feature some lovely festive bath bombs and of course are charming littl...

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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