Well I am sure that most of you know that Spring Fair took place at the NEC in Birmingham last week?! This 5 day trade buying extravaganza attracts buyers form all over the world to find the next big thing in the Home and Gift world. For a trade exhibitor, I can tell you it was pretty scary setting up on Saturday, with my tiny 3m x 1m stand, in amongst some well established companies such as Wild & Wolf and Rex International. My dad, bless him had spent the previous week sawing, screwing and painting up my lovely wooden shelving, which was to showcase my lampshades.... and I have to say, I think it looked pretty smart. Thank you dad :)

Thankfully I was next door to some really lovely exhibitors, who made the 5 days fly by. Namely my next door neighbour Elizabeth from Mountain and Molehill. http://www.mountainandmolehill.com

I couldn't resist buying a couple of cards on the last day!

My other frivolous purchase was an amazing Snakes & Ladders game box from the lovely people at the original Metal Box Company. http://www.theoriginalmetalbox.com/

I absolutely don't need it, but I totally love it! I also think the Draughts box might make a great Birthday present for someone too......