Fresh vintage find alert!

     Finding something rare and beautifully simple always gives us a special buzz...   This time we discovered a gorgeous vintage German vinegar storage crock that stands almost 2 feet tall and still has it's original wooden tap.       

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Mrs Beeton’s Excellent Mincemeat Recipe – homemade is best!

     In about 1860 Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management was published as a guide to all aspects of running a household in Victorian Britain. In reality, Mrs Beeton wasn't very experienced in running a household of the type she wrote of - but some of her recipes (many reputedly 'borrowed' from others) are […]

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Back to Black

Chalkboard painted walls are increasingly seen in smart interior magazines but I decided to do some research before committing to it. Have a look at some great uses of chalkboard paint in varying amounts...

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Wibble Wobble, Wibble Wobble, Jelly on a Plate…

Find out about 1950's celery jelly (Yes, really!), Victorian desserts and get advice from Muriel on how to turn out your mould... Intrigued? You know what to do...

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We’ve been busy!

We manage to squeeze an awful lot into a small space at Old Hat. Small premises mean that we can keep our prices low so that everyone can enjoy a little vintage. Over the past week or so though we have managed to squeeze a little more space from the building, allowing us to display […]

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Fresh vintage displays

Not been in the shop lately? Take a peek at one of our fresh vintage displays…  

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Fresh Vintage Find Alert! Garden Vintage…

The sun is starting to shine and many thoughts have turned to the garden. This fresh vintage find is the perfect feature for any vintage-lovers garden. The spokes were painted a long time ago; the paint is now faded and beautifully chippy. Worm has visited and gone again.   The iron bands are gorgeously rusty. […]

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Flea market finds

We had a wonderful day on Sunday, rummaging through the junk to find the treasure at Carmarthen Flea Market. We found some gorgeous things in the mud and the rain and bumped into lots of friends and customers throughout the day. Today will be spent taking photographs of the fresh finds then listing them in […]

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Fresh vintage find alert!

  This beautiful storage box was discovered full of tools! A light clean and its beautiful patina positively glows…   Now featured in the online shop.

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