....of our fabulous time at Top Drawer.
As you know, we headed to London on Saturday to exhibit at Top Drawer - a London Design Led Trade Show.
We stayed in a lovely hotel right next to Earl's Court which was a huge improvement on last years 'tiny' room.
Only down side was that our room backed onto the tube station - I think they stopped around midnight and started up again about 5.30am! Just got used to them by the time it was time to leave!
I was pleased with my stand - we had so many lovely comments from visitors as they walked past. We have already booked our space for next year and added on an extra meter! I have lots of ideas in my head as to what to add to the collection and already know we will need a little extra space!
Our mugs were a huge success - I have placed my order and hope to have them on our website in the next few weeks - all trade enquiries need to go direct to Stubbs Mugs.
Our small selection of union jack products were also very popular with the upcoming Olympics and the Queen's Jubilee later this year.
Our tape display stopped people in their tracks and is still one of our bestsellers - with red hearts, pink cupcakes, hens, beach huts and lovebirds going to the top of the 'must have' list.
We had lots of lovely comments about the whole collection, how good our packaging was and how cohesive the whole range looked. We like comments like that!
Finally our gift wrap was a runaway success - great price, excellent quality, fab double sided designs - there was no outright bestseller but good sales across the board!
I've now come home and am taking stock of the past 4 days - it really was a fabulous show. We took lots of orders, talked to genuinely interested people, gave out plenty of catalogues to seriously potential interest. We took on 2 new agents and if some of the other conversations/opportunities come to fruition there are some exciting things in the pipeline for dots and spots.
It was also really lovely to meet so many lovely twitter, facebook and blog followers in person and even had a few people who recognised me from our Ideal Home feature (very surreal).