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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Old Hat welcomes stunning local artist

Old Hat are very pleased to welcome talented local artist Geoff Allport to our family of local artisans. This stunning canvas is my personal favourite. Signed by the artist and offered in two different sizes, it is now available in store. It’s going on my Christmas wish list!

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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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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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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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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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