An on the spot decision to grab an ice cream and have a walk in Bradgate Park lead to a browse in 'Dog Rose'; a beautiful little independent home shop in Newtown Linford.
Unlike some such shops that have owners who sit quietly in the corner lost in their laptop or a private telephone call, this owner was welcoming and chatty without just trying to sell you something. This then lead to discussing my handmade Vintage Cake Stands, which then lead to her saying that she welcomes people with individual handmade items, which then lead to me taking mine in for her to display.
This visit was a lovely breath of fresh air and helps with the little confidence boosts you need as your trying to get established. So hats off to Dog Rose and fingers crossed she's not the only person that likes my Cake Stands! If you are ever in the area it is definitely worth a visit with a variety of beautiful items and all at very reasonable prices - and I promise I'm not just saying that because my Cake Stands are there :)