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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Second day of being open post lockdown.
Only delivery peeps in today and mum delivering a lovely hanging for our side window (picture to follow). 💗
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Closing early to get a little sunshine and a late lunch! See you tomorrow!
The cushion and blankets in this pic are all availa...

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Hi friends. We are ready to re-open-ish. I spent the morning weeding the last of the nightmare cobbles (no weedkiller to protect bees and paws) and because things won’t stick to the cobbles I have used the flowers to guide you as to what 2 meters look like.
At the moment we can accommodate 1 cust...

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Yesterday was our first day open since March 13th! It was great to get back into the swing of things. I also got a better phone camera which has a wide angle so I can capture the shop better huzzah! More soon!!
#shoplocal #aberteifi #cardigan #ceredigion #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #westw...

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Hi friends! I know it’s been an age since I posted but rest assured we are still alive and kicking. The shop has been dormant since lockdown started. I decided to focus all my time on my illustration work over at @jezhawk as that I can do from anywhere and has allowed me to stay afloat during the...

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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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10 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
2 years ago
Friendly shop and interesting...
- Nicholas L
2 years 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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