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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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…More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info