Amroth Art

A couple of years ago I took my other half to visit Amroth in Pembrokeshire for the very first time. (I’ve lived here in Pembrokeshire on and off for almost 20 years). It was love at first sight for him as he is as fond of beaches and the sea as I am.  And Amroth is […]

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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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Thinking outside the box…

What to do with lovely vintage wooden scrabble tiles when the board is damaged beyond use? Think outside the box – and create useful little magnets to organise and decorate. At the moment we have a full set but if you fancy something specific you better pop in quick; at just 50p each they’ll soon […]

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Vintage Glass, Silver and Flowers

Vintage shakers, mustard pots and cruets are not often used anymore. It’s a shame, as they gave a real sense of elegance at the dinner table. Many are beautiful, especially those decorative glass pieces with gorgeously tarnished silver tops, and it’s a shame to waste anything so attractive. Instead, they look stunning teamed with flowers […]

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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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Taking Time – using Vintage clocks in the Home

We love using vintage clocks to create beautiful vignettes. We’re not alone; here’s a collection of vintage vignettes featuring clocks for inspiration… (As usual, click on the image to follow to the original source where available). This is a really simple but effective little vignette. A pretty bottle with flowers from the garden set upon […]

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Repurposed Tonka Truck

At a recent flea market I spotted this gorgeously rusty vintage Tonka truck under a table looking rather forlorn and ignored. I knew I could save it! The following morning after a quick clean to remove cobwebs etc. and a few specific purchases the truck was transformed… The truck has spent the rest of the […]

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All White…

One interior design theme that seems perennially popular is white. All white. I love chippy white paint on vintage pieces. It can’t be bettered. But could I live in an all-white home? Or even just a room? In this image I like the lovely bedside cupboard. The white paint and the slightly distressed finish bring […]

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Sweet Laundry!

Why doesn’t our washing line look this good?

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