The Blue Boat Gift Shop and Art Studio

Unique finds, vintage, handmade, local art and much more!
Opening at 10:00
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An extremely rare selfie of me as this gorgeous Welsh coat just needs to be worn! Mustard yellow, cream and black. Fits 12-16 approx. Lovely condition! £89 in the shop today! Perfect for this chilly weather 😊
#welshcoat #welshtapestry #welshwool #cardigantown #aberteifi #ceredigion #vintagefinds...

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Handmade bookmarks for the fellow bookworms out there! Made from Welsh tapestry fabric - we don't waste anything around here :)
#handmade #giftideas #theblueboatcardigan #aberteifi #shoplocal #reducereuserecycle

If you pop up to the studio today you can see the creative process behind my seasonal greeting card design, from sketch to finished watercolour! If you'd like to order a set feel free to drop me a message as I will be ordering them soon!
#shoplocal #artstudio #localartist #aberteifi

We have our favourite supply of lip balms back in stock for the winter season! They are lovely and nourishing, all natural and not tested on animals. Made in small batches up in Crymych!
Makes for a perfect stocking stuffer... just sayin'
#shoplocal #aberteifi #skincare #allnatural #CardiganTown

We have decided to design our very own Limited Edition Blue Boat Welsh blanket!!! 🥳
The last few days I've been busy figuring out just how the weaving works so I can predict the colour way and then playing with lots of colour options to see what looks the best!
Our first (yes we hope there will ...

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Our shop elf has been very busy working in the background and making a lovely selection of cushions for the shop. We have some gorgeous new colours to share with you! Stop by the shop to pick yours! They will be online soon when it’s stops raining and I can take decent photos ☔️
#handmade #welsht...

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Beautiful stationery gift sets in the shop today. Perfect for some classic snail mail. Also featuring my own Raven decorations / book marks 😍
#snailmail #stationeryshop #stationeryaddict #giftideas #aberteifi #cardigantown #ceredigion

Great pair of size 6 walking boots. Never worn. Leather and great soles. It’s that muddy time of year again! Stop by to try them on 😊

#shoplocal #reducereuserecycle #aberteifi #cardigantown #preloved #hikingboots

There’s a Jones somewhere here in Cardigan who I know this belongs to! Grab it before another Jones gets it!
All our signs are handmade here in Cardigan, all of them unique and one of a kind.
#welsh #handmade #typography #handlettering #signage #aberteifi #shoplocal #cardigantown #ceredigion #we...

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a month 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
3 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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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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