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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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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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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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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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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