Welcome to Quayside my town by the seaside!


Thank you for visiting my blog and thanks even more if you decide to follow :-) I really do enjoying doing it and love to share my projects with you all! In the village at last count I had 18 houses, 14 little roombox size shops, 3 half houses, and 1 half church (half being just a front!) there's also 1 quarter of a house (just half of a front lol) 2 market stalls, 3 market carts and beach huts on the beach although theres always seems to be room for just one more!

I also have a my 1st house a traditional Victorian manor which is very special as it was bought with money left to me by my beloved Nan. There's also my witches house and a witches shop. I also have a lovely Honeychurch house which is my Christmas shop and house and my latest venture a little vintage cottage. But the bulk of my property empire is Quayside, my little Cornish seaside village full of lovely individual cottages and all its wonderful residents. This has become a real labour of love and has turned me from a Dolls house fan into a complete and utter addict! The links below will take you to each of my houses and I especially hope you enjoy your visit to Quayside :-)

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Welcome to the Crab Pot Cafe and gift shop

Well after being a complete addict and staying up til 11.30 last night I have finished my new house! But don't gasp with horror as Barnacle cottage is now pretty much empty as I have used everything from it so that will be started all over again!

Decided this would be my cafe every village needs one and debated whether to make it a Bistro but decided my village was more sandwiches, cakes and pasties than Rick Stein so a good old cafe it is! Used the cakes counters from the icecream parlour that will now sell icecreams sweets and summer goods! made the upstairs into the cornish gift shop as thats something that would be quite common in Cornwall cafe downstairs and gift section upstairs.

Luigi is an expert cake maker his speciality is birthday cakes and wedding cakes he can make anything you want! he's taking a break just now and is outside on the phone trying to find out who the blonde lady is on the bench outside hes not seen her around before. Its a hot day so hes got a bottle of water in the absence of not having anything stronger in the shop will have to sort that one out Luigi is def not a bottle of spring water kind of guy!!



  1. Hi Paula, I love your blog. Your village will certainly be the most beautiful and complete with every variety of stores!
    Shop Crab Pot Cafe is beautiful! I loved the scene in the Cafe and was delighted with the gift department.
    Maybe Luigi is a little lazy today ...
    I hope you have patience to read what I write in my bad English because whenever I can, I like to comment on your posts. :)
    Best wishes

  2. Hi Eliana, Of course I read all your words its very nice of you to take the time to read my blog and to make comments just really glad you enjoy it! and your English is very good! Thanks again Paula xx

  3. Lovely combination to have a chance to eat cake and than buy a souvenir. Like it very much.

  4. I love it! It fits in perfectly :)

  5. Love it, your cottages are amazing. Can't wait to see them in person ;).