Fresh Vintage Find!

Actually, this is probably an antique find but let’s not be pedantic! We recently purchased a box of old bottles and jars with the intention of washing them out and using them as vases in the shop. Lurking at the bottom of the box we found this wonderful piece. I love it! Cakeoma was one […]

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New Shop Photographs

Not been into the shop lately? Things have been selling quickly so it’s all change! Here are a few pictures of how it looked earlier today… Geranium brought in these lovely maps taken from an 1880 atlas. They are in perfect condition and at just £3 they’re a steal… (The vintage painted basket is quite cute too!) Old Hat […]

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Vintage Finds – Garden Benches

Planning family bbq’s and other garden gatherings this summer? We have two beautiful benches in stock that will help you seat everyone and make your outside space look great at the same time. The first gorgeous vintage bench has at least 4 layers of chippy paint and would look equally good inside your home.   […]

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Displaying Kids Artwork

Although my children are older, I remember their excitement when they brought home a fresh masterpiece from first nursery, then school. Their creativity knew no bounds and quickly we found ourselves swamped by their creations. Jenn Lifford of Clean and Scentsible has some great ideas on her blog on how to celebrate your child’s / […]

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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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Caravan Love

Pembrokeshire is finally starting to see some sunshine… which means that we are also starting to see holidaymakers coming to enjoy our stunning countryside and amazing beaches. And some of these visitors bring along their own accommodation. Pembrokeshire roads are starting to see quite a bit of this mobile accommodation and yesterday, whilst sitting behind […]

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Essence of Old Hat

This photograph was taken whilst we were messing around with the settings on the camera in the shop. I was about to discard it when I took a closer look…   After looking at it for a while (and being in a philosophical mood) it occurred to me that it depicts almost the essence of […]

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Busy Day at the Studio

Today was one of those inbetween days: one where the weather can’t quite decide what to do – so goes for a bit of everything. Well, it is Pembrokeshire! Leaving the shop in very capable hands I decided to head off to the studio. It’s just a couple of miles down the road from Old Hat […]

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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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Vintage Styling Inspirations

I’ve come to a conclusion: It’s so much easier to decorate and style older properties! Over the years I’ve lived in many different styles of property; from brand new suburban detached houses to Victorian terraces, from converted chapels to sprawling welsh farmhouses. Our last home was a lovely converted stable block with stunning vaulted ceilings […]

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