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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Shipping Reductions!

  We’ve finally managed to negotiate much better rates for shipping on our larger parcels – just in time for Christmas shopping! The new lower prices will be automatically applied at Checkout. We recycle as much packaging material as possible and don’t charge for it as a result. So please don’t be upset if your […]

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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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