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 :-)

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Seashell Cottage and the new Florists

We were waiting for the postie this morning as its Bethany's 18th Birthday tomorrow so she was hoping for a few cards to be delivered and I had forgotten all about my new houses. I was expecting them on Monday so just hadn't thought anymore of it, so imagine opening the door and seeing him taking the parcels out the van I was just a bit excited lol she was like its my Birthday how come you get massive presents ha ha!

Anyway they were all unpacked and they have both made it in perfect condition which is just brilliant as I know what a nightmare it is to try and pack them! I have spent all afternoon upstairs playing with them today as I have promised tomorrow will be a dolly free zone! Seashell cottage is just the most adorable house Julie has such a wonderful knack of taking ideas and making them into reality they really are little dreams come true! It fits perfectly in the space and everything about it is just wonderful. I have just transferred the furniture from Seaview for now as I will be reusing most of it, it just needs to be distressed and made shabby to fit the style. But it looks pretty as it is for now. The bathroom is a little emtpy just borrowed the sink and toilet from Seaviews outhouse for now. Having real trouble finding a nice bathroom they are either cheap and cheerful or expensive Reutter I can't find anything in between so will hold out til I find the right one!

The flower yet which is yet to be named is just fab! I have as much fun with that as I have the new cottage. The bay window works just brilliant as it has lights in and a Valentines window display. I can change this for each occasion which will be great fun. The balcony is a fab addition and adds just a bit more detail. It looks so great sitting in the corner it was just such a brilliant thing to get done and I am so glad I asked Julie about my daft idea for just a front of a house lol again she took my idea and ran with it. Its def not a pub as the flower shop suits it just right!

 Hope you like the new village shots they do look so good altogether and have even decided not to sell Crabpot! I was so busy thinking it had to be part of the village I had overlooked it for another idea I had! I was thinking of getting the retreat from DHE to turn into a Christmas shop with Santas grotto upstairs when it suddenly dawned on me that Crabpot was a 2 story building just sitting there waiting for a purpose. I will change the blue paint not sure what to just yet but it will make a lovely Christmas shop! So glad I don't have to part with thank goodness it didn't sell on Ebay I would have been kicking myself!!!


  1. Wow, wow, wow! I love Seashell and I love the florists as well. Can't believe how much you've done already, I know you're changing it all but it looks gorgeous already. I really think it's a spark of genius with the florists as well. I love it all so much all ready, am so glad you decided to keep Crabpot as well.

  2. The house is lovely, Paula! Very cozy and romantic!

  3. I was surprised to see your Crabpot Cottage on ebay so am glad you have found a use for it as it would have been a shame to sell it.
    Seashells looks great already but you are right about miniature bathrooms as I can't find any I like either, maybe we should learn to make them ;).