Well, by the time you are reading this, it'll be Day Two and I'll be on my way up to or at Booth #2059 at the National Stationery Show. These photos are from Sunday, Day One. Our rug was down & one wall was up by the time I remembered to take a before shot:
And a few shots of the booth now:
I was expecting crickets for the first day - but it was surprisingly busy. It's a smaller show that usual, which I think makes for more action for the exhibitors who are actually there. And it's probably a little easier on the buyers & press people navigating the rows upon rows of fluorescent green carpet - easier on their eyes, heads and feet, I'd imagine.
So far so good. I'm thrilled to have met a few fellow bloggers -- it's so nice to be able to finally meet someone, even though you already feel like you kinda know them. Catching up with some nice store owners is always fun too. I really love the NSS. Once we're in & settled, I'm really so happy to be there and meet people who are just as excited about design & paper & small business as me. Nerdy, fine. But I love it.
I'm hoping to take some photos of some of my favorite exhibitors tomorrow, so stay tuned.