Local sheep, local wool, local scarves and throws

Everyone knows that at Old Hat we are very passionate about keeping it local and we can’t get much more local than our new artisan range! Pembrokeshire Natural Rugs and Throws are based not too far from the shop. Beautiful Jacob, Shetland and Manx sheep are raised on the farm. Beautiful Jacob sheep   The […]

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Homes & Antiques Magazine

Every month I look forward to the thud as my subscriber's copy of Homes & Antiques magazine hits the doormat. I flick through excitedly, looking at the beautiful photography, before settling down with a coffee and reading it thoroughly. January's issue just arrived and the excitement is unbearable as I try to find the article featuring Narberth...

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Christmas Comes Early – What would YOU do with these?

So my Christmas has come early. After all, who could want for more?   Honestly, you don’t seem as excited as I am! I now have a stock of 6 (and a half) lovely vintage doors rescued from homes being renovated by the local authority. All that potential and possibility! One door is earmarked to […]

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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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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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Polished & Perfect? No thanks…

  I can’t feel comfortable in a room that looks like it belongs in a catalogue…I want to sink into a squishy sofa and be surrounded by things that aren’t necessarily valuable but mean the world to me; things with a history, things with connections to times and places and people that I hold dear…

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Keep it clean! Welsh Botanicals

Old Hat are proud to be part of the launch of a new artisan range. Welsh Botanical Felted Soap An artisan-made range of handmade soaps wrapped in gorgeous 100% merino wool felt. Use the soap as is customary but with the felt cover on. The felt acts as a gentle exfoliating washcloth to deeply cleanse […]

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