The Blue Boat Gift Shop and Art Studio

Unique finds, vintage, handmade, local art and much more!
Open today until 16:00
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The doors and windows are all open today and we have some of our lovely finds out in the courtyard 😍
A wide selection of locally grown and organically grown herbs. They are ready to go to their new homes!

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I've been slowly building a collection of beautiful Welsh pottery (though I struggle to keep it in stock) and stumbled across this beautiful Tyn Llan coffee set. It's now got pride of place on the Welsh dresser with some of the other stoneware pieces I've hunted out.

This is a six piece set wit...

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New in today! Jewellery for the home.

I love creative collaborations and this is one such thing. I've admired Black Dragon Crafts for some time as she is also a maker at Origin where I display my artwork in Carmarthen. I recently helped design the backing card for her new Crystalights and could...

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So happy to be selling fabulous locally grown and organic herbs in our beautiful courtyard! Grown lovingly in Bryn Berian and potted in biodegradable pots. Perfect for the summer garden! Stop by to get yours.

Another lovely handmade nautical themed wall-hanging. One of a kind and perfect for the nautical home! Stop by to see it in person.

This stunning King size Welsh blanket just came into the shop! In absolutely stunning condition and gorgeous colour way! You can view it on our etsy shop below or stop by to the shop and say hello!

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A beautiful new wall hanging arrived in the shop today. Handmade here in Cardigan with local driftwood and lots of other elements. A beautiful wall hanging for those who like the nautical theme. Stop by to see it in person!

Moss green, peach and chocolate brown Welsh wool blanket


Beautiful 100% pure wool traditional Welsh blanket in moss green, brown, peach and cream. Stop by to see it in person or online shop on Etsy.

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6 days ago
Absolutely brilliant
- Gwen J
a year ago
Super little vintage shop full of surprises.
- Sandy M
a year 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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  • 07495 820375


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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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