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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Christmas Inspirations

Being in retail, we have to think about Christmas a long time before you think about it at home. So we've already had to work out what to do to add festive décor when we don't have space in the shop for a tree...

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Smashing Pumpkins – Beautiful Autumn Display using Websters Chalk Paint Powder

     "Call in and pick up some crisps while you're out love." We've all had those texts. But it was ok, because I was still ruminating over how to create a shop window display that incorporates the changing season AND Websters Chalk paint Powder. Thankfully, the answer came as soon as I popped into […]

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Old Hat and an exciting development…

     Every now and then a new product comes along that gets you really excited. The one we've just found may change a lot of what we do and how we do it... more on that very soon, but first take a peek at how we've been using it. How stunning do these two […]

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Gallery Wall Inspiration

  Gallery Walls can look amazing...but need careful planning.      Luckily there are lots of lovely people out there who have shared their ideas, techniques and tips to help us get it right. Here's our roundup of the best out there. Clicking on the images will take you to our Pinterest board - 'Old Hat […]

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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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We made the Nationals!

BBC’s Countryfile is a national treasure and the accompanying magazine reaches all across the UK so it is a great honour to see Narberth have a double page spread in the feature on ‘Cosy Market Towns; Perfect Places to start your Xmas Shopping’. It gave us a real buzz to see a large photograph of […]

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See you at the Showground!

Old Hat will have a large stand at this coming Sunday’s Flea Market at the United Counties Showground in Carmarthen. The market is open from 10am-4pm and if you’re clever, thoughtful and make a conscious decision to support local businesses, you might just be able to complete a large chunk of your Christmas shopping all […]

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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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Vintage skills revived…

Recent visitors to Old Hat may recognise this crochet blanket as I’ve been working on it there – at least until it became too big to manage easily on my lap! Worked in a soft recycled cotton mix yarn it drapes beautifully whilst still being… warm. (I know this for definite as, before the weather […]

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