Monday, 18 January 2010

Top Drawer

Sunday morning and it was up early for a trip to London to visit the Top Drawer Trade show, showcasing the designs and products that will be in all the very best shops this year.

It was also a great opportunity for me to personally meet up with a number of Blog followers, Facebook Fans and Twitter friends - the Internet is great and its been a real pleasure to get to know so many people online, but it was a real treat to meet up 'in the flesh' and put a real face to an Internet name! Some were exhibiting and some were buying and maybe one or two were visiting like me - for inspiration, but also with a view to exhibiting in the future.

Carpe Diem! Inspired by what I saw I have decided that dots and spots will hit the road this year and launch our first trade exhibition at the Home & Gift Show in Harrogate in July and to then join the wonderful exhibitors at next year's Top Drawer.

Below are a few photos from my visit, from some of the best, most inspiring exhibitors and I am very grateful to them for allowing me to photograph their stands. Why not pop over to their websites for a closer look at their wonderful, eclectic ranges.

pearl & earl


Sarah Hough

Poppy Treffry

Little Brown Rabbit


design rocks

Alice Palace


Purple Sparkle said...

Looks fantastic! Good luck! Hope I can join you one day :-) Have you looked into the Select at Bath fair? I went last year, as a punter when I had the shop, not as an exhibitor unfortunately - it was really good!

Tracy x said...

great pictures..
i really love Alice Palace - her cards were always my very favorite when i had a shop and a really good seller
t x

Anna said...

Great Photos!!
had most of the day there today too.
So many lovely things to see and inspire :)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

I was there all day yesterday and spotted some great new talent too! I agree with all your spots! I think you would do really well there and will look out for you next time,

Sarah x

pocketful of patterns said...

Some great snaps - thanks for sharing...looks a good one to go to; hope all goes well for you there next year. :)

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designrocks said...

Hi! Of course I don't mind you featuring my stand. It was a great show for us, we did really well. Good luck with all your future ventures. Here's my blog if you want to look: