The "It's Darling!" Fair

The "It's darling!" Fair - back in Bath for the third time. Something a bit different!<br/><br/>Spring Fair, Saturday 26th March 2011<br/><br/>The Friend's Meeting House, York Street, Bath, BA1 1NG<br/><br/>9.30am - 5.30 pm

The “It’s darling!” Fair

Spring Fair, Saturday 26th March 2011, The Friend’s Meeting House, York Street, Bath, BA1 1NG

9.30am - 5.30 pm

Last year Bath welcomed the newest of shopping experiences - The “It’s darling!” Fair. Following their great success, this year there are three more planned, starting on 26th March with the Spring Fair, followed by the Summer Fair on 16th July and the Christmas Fair, 19th-20th November.

“It’s darling!” is an exciting hybrid of vintage fair and handmade expo and showcases the best in vintage dealers and independent designer-makers in the South West and beyond. It is organised by Rebecca Amesbury, a successful candle and soap maker ( and Catherine Stokes, who runs Mrs Stokes Vintage China ( and at Union Street) and The Secret Tea Party ( Their aim is to bring unique, high-quality gifts and goods to the centre of Bath with an emphasis on originality, sustainability and ethical practise. All vintage items are sourced by the stallholders themselves and all handmade items are exactly that - crafted in kitchens, sitting rooms and workshops around the UK. “It’s darling!” also supports local charities and for the Spring Fair they will be fundraising for the Bath Cats and Dogs Home. Entrance to the fair is free, but there will be donation boxes and a BCADH stall selling giftsets.

The fair always attracts a formidable array of talent, from the award-winning Rose Cottage Boxes (who won a Country Living award 2010) to vintage clothes sellers like Kelly Weeks from Maggie’s Dress Vintage, jewellers like Amy Evans from Blanche and Lola and Marianne Hall from Jewels of Isis and Bath’s very own haberdashery blogger “Scrapiana”. Not forgetting Catherine Stokes and Rebecca Amesbury, the organisers, each with their own stalls.

The venue for “It’s darling!" Spring Fair is the Friend’s Meeting House on York Street and the advantage to this is that there are two floors. Upstairs there will be over 25 stallholders while downstairs will be a tearoom run by The Secret Tea Party (, the popular afternoon tea event organised by Mrs Stokes. The tearoom will be themed with vintage china and will be host to The Pop Up Parlour stylists from Bristol who are always at Secret Tea Parties. On the 26th they will be on hand to give makeovers in any style customers like - from a 1920s flapper girl look to a sophisticated up-to-date party look for a brilliant Saturday night out. It’s wise to book a slot in advance - please go to or for further details. Prices payable on the day start at �8 for hair or make-up.

“It’s darling!” has over 400 fans on Facebook and can also be followed on Twitter @itsdarlingfair. For more details contact Catherine Stokes on 07769707636 or Rebecca Amesbury both on

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