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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New in today - some beautiful vintage Sanderson finds. Samples to make something beautiful with and handmade cushions!
Stop by to take a look! More soon

Our new 2021 Welsh blanket is now available for pre-order. The blankets are about to come off the mill and be finished so we hope to have them in the shop by the end of May / early June. If you would like to reserve your very own, please follow the button below to see all the details.

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Hi friends, Sorry to say we have had a death in the family so I will be closed as of tomorrow (Wednesday) for the rest of the week. Keep an eye on here to find out when we will be back open!
It's been lovely to see familiar faces today and yesterday and I look forward to saying hi again soon!

Hi friends, we will be opening next week! We will also have some sort of sale as I plan to re-envision the shop in the coming months and change my plans for what "the shop" is. Rest assured it's all positive stuff! I look forward to sharing with you my ideas for what the future holds for me and t...

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I put my back out and so will be going to physio tomorrow. Not sure if I will be able to open yet... (Tuesday 24th)

We are delighted to have some beautiful local wool products now in stock at the shop. New in today. These gorgeous scarves and knee rugs are made from the wool of locally grazed Llanwenog and Shetland sheep and is woven by Curlew weavers. You can’t get any more local than that!
Stop by to see th...

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Hi peeps! As promised we will soon be adding another blanket to our collection. As soon as the green one is off the mill, we hope to get a grey one made. We have three colour options for you to choose.

Which would you pick to have in your home?

Head on over to our Facebook page to cast your v...

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Hi peeps, as promised here's a fabulous preview of our lovely new blankets currently on the mill!
Also, another piece of exciting news is that we're partnering with Bellemoon Vintage & Welsh Blankets to create these wonderful blankets (and more) so they will be available not only here in West Wa...

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Hi peeps, the shop will be shut today. Hopefully back as normal tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience. Taking a mental health day.


a year 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 years ago
Super little vintage shop full of surprises.
- Sandy M
3 years ago
Friendly shop and interesting...
- Nicholas L

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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