A MUM of three said it was ‘like a dream come true’ when she finally opened the doors to her first business.

Nicky Smith, from Paddington, is now the proud owner of The Willow Tree in Bruche Heath Gardens, a home boutique selling unusual house accessories and vintage shabby chic furniture.

The 30-year-old said: “It feels like a dream. It has been really stressful but it has been worth it. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my family’s help.”

As well as selling her own creations, Nicky offers a personal painting up-cycling service and bespoke pieces.

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