Friday, December 10, 2010

Meet the stallholders...tea and cake with Kelly Weeks from Maggiesdress Vintage

Kelly Weeks is from Abercarn, South Wales and runs Maggiesdress Vintage, which sells vintage clothings, accessories, kitchenalia and handmade jewellery. She will be with us on Sunday.

Hi Kelly, tell us when and why you started selling vintage... 

I have been selling Vintage Clothing for about seven years and started Maggiesdress full-time in March this year. I am also a Youth Worker and run fashion projects and teach jewellery making courses to young people.

What are your favourite items and why?

My particular favourite vintage items are 1970s leather handbags & most faux-fur and fur coats. I also adore vintage hats – the quirkier the better … so much to choose from!
Inspiration for the jewellery making comes from everywhere but it all has a slightly bohemian twist.

 Why did you want to be part of “It’s darling!”? 

I adore Bath City and love the Christmas markets so thought it would be a great opportunity to be part of it. I saw "It's Darling!" advertised on Facebook and emailed to request a stall. I am very excited about selling at the fair as it appears to have been very successful in the summer.

 Are you doing anything special with your stall? 

We always encourage people to barter with the vintage clothing we sell as it tends to be more fun if you can interact with people, plus everybody deserves a bargain!
I have been a busy bee making keyrings and earrings to sell at the fair as they make wonderful stocking fillers at Christmas.

 Describe your ideal Christmas day...

Waking up with my children and opening our stockings together on our double bed. Then seeing them excitedly opening their presents downstairs. We all get dressed smartly – I usually wear something glamourous on Christmas day – then make our way to my parents and parents-in-law for Christmas dinner. Finish the day by watching old movies and eating left over turkey!

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without….

A new book to read whilst eating too much chocolate

What’s your favourite cake? 

You can’t beat a cup of filter coffee and just a dash of milk with a mince pie and clotted cream … yummy!

For more info about Kelly go to or email

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