Vintage & Specialist shops
Take home that perfect find and much more besides. As they say, a thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Jen Jones Quilts
The quintessential cwtch
Visitors from all over the world are drawn to Jen Jones Quilts. It’s hardly surprising as within the walls of this unspoiled white cottage shop you’ll find layer upon layer of Welsh quilts representative of the whole spectrum of Welsh quilting. It’s the largest collection you’ll find anywhere, brought together over forty years of passion by the owner salvaging and saving what was to some just ‘old bedding’ which showcases the best of antique and vintage Welsh textiles. Take a wander through the rooms and find that perfect quilt, blanket, shawl and other yummy textiles to give you the most wonderful cwtch. Unsurpassed quality at surprisingly low prices.
Pontbrendu Llanybydder SA40 9UJ
Music to your ears
Emlyn Antiques is just one of a range of independent shops you’ll find in Newcastle Emlyn. Among the range of antiques and bric-a-brac, Marc’s Guitars will be music to your ears. Marc believes that the guitar is a ‘friend for life’ and hopes to have the pre-loved beauty you want. With over 200 in stock, that he’s lovingly repaired, restrung and set up, you’ll probably leave ready to strum a basic first guitar for between £8 and £200. Strings are the thing here, with vintage, antique and newer musical instruments from mandolins and banjos to ukuleles and autoharps plus more unusual instruments from around the world.
Emlyn Antiques New Road Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9BA
All things bright and beautiful
Vintique is a new venture of all things antique and vintage. It adds to Newcastle Emlyn’s growing appeal as a magnet for all things pre-owned and pre-loved. Inside this compact shop you can browse a huge selection of country and painted furniture, as well as a vintage clothes and kitchenalia. With a fast-changing turnover of interesting collectables, you’ll be sure to come across that unique pressie. If you have a particular piece of furniture in your head, the comprehensive workshop facilities can also offer the design and manufacture of country and industrial furniture to your specification. Furniture can also be repaired, restored and stripped.
Sycamore Street Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9AJ
Second Hand Rose
Anything and everything
Carmarthen Indoor Market Hall is a buzz of independent retailers, none more than the eclectic Second Hand Rose. Five days a week, this established family-run business showcases a trove of antique, second hand and vintage jewellery including costume, silver, gold and platinum and platinum. You’ll also find contemporary jewellery hand-crafted with care. But that’s not all. Second Hand Rose buys, sells, repairs and restores jewellery. So go to town. Prepare to be dazzled not only by jewels but by china, clothing, accessories and all manner of items of the unusual kind. In fact, anything and everything that can fit into a stall.
Carmarthen Indoor Market Carmarthen SA31 1QY
All things country
Coffor Bach offers a pleasing mix of fine art, country antiques with a strong welsh influence. Inside the shop you can browse a selection of furniture and home ware, both antique and new. The owner Lynnwen, uses the shop to showcase her interior design skills beautifully and shows off the items on sale to their best, along with fantastic interior design ideas. A real treasure chest of ideas for beautiful Welsh Gifts in the heart of Llandeilo.
135 Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo SA19 6EN
Oriel Mimosa Welsh Art & Antiques
Antique and contemporary
If you think you’re seeing double in Llandeilo, you won’t be wrong. The Oriel Mimosa has a second location in Market Street displaying creative Welsh talents, perfect for art lovers and ceramics’ collectors alike. It’s proof that Welsh art is alive and kicking. Prepare to be blown away by an amazing range of the very best of antique ceramics (including Swansea and Nantgarw) alongside beautiful contemporary local Welsh pottery as well as original works of arts and limited edition prints. So if your walls are crying out for that certain piece or you’re searching out that special antique piece, you’ll have twice the choice at Oriel Mimosa.
6 Market Street Llandeilo SA19 6AH