Welcome to Quayside my town by the seaside!
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 :-)
Links to pictures of all my Dolls houses and Cottages in one place!
- Sea View Cottage - Angelas House
- Lavender Cottage - Fisherman Bobs house
- Seashell Cottage - Shabby chic cottage
- The Old Rectory - Vicars House
- Boathouse cottage - Gallery / Seafood eaterie
- Daffodil Cottage - Nursery shop
- Appletree Cottage - Grocery shop / Doctors
- Honeysuckle cottage - Babs Boutique
- Barnacle Cottage - Holiday let / Sewing shop
- Coastguard Cottage - Bakery & Italian bistro
- Lifeboat Cottage - Village Hall
- The Porthole - The Porthole B & B
- Anchor Cottage- Fishermans house / Staceys Boudoir
- Forget me Not Cottage - Rest Home
- Wishes and Dishes - Bridal and china shop
- Captains Rest - Village Pub
- Beach Cottage - 50's Ice cream parlour
- Crabpot Cottage - Crabpot cafe
- Sweet Pea Cottage - Shabby chic shop
- Sea Thrift Cottage - Quayside Candy box
- Sea Thistle Cottage - The Cupcakery Bakery
- Rose Cottage - Flower shop
- Butterfly Cottage - Knitting Pretty wool shop
- Meadow Cottage -Quayside Cutz Hairdressers
- Crabpot Cottage - Seaside cafe
- Bamboo Cottage - Chinese Takeaway
- Celandine Cottage - Junk Shop
- The Village Toilets
- Bernies Bike Shop
- The fish and chip shop
- St Benets parish Church
- The Beach
- Quayside Village Pictures
- The village market - Stans Seafood/Franks mighty meat cart
- Christmas Cottage - Christmas shop and house
- Broomstick Cottage - Witches cottage
- Hocus Pocus - Witches shop
- Hardbroom Manor - Victorian house/My first house!
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
An off day turned into a good mini day! Seashells Bathroom almost finished!
Decided in the evening to go up to Dollyland as it always cheers me up! I had been avoiding it all day and I hate going in there when I don't feel inspired! Anyway it worked a treat, I suddenly had an idea to make a shelf unit for the bathroom as I love the one I have in Seaview and had very almost bought a blue one the same but at £15 it was rather pricey. I then remembered a cheap £1.99 shelf I had and thought I could give that a makeover into something similar.
I gave it a couple of coats of white paint, added some paper and a little logo at the back, then the all important rub with the sandpaper to weather it a little! I already had the dressing gown which was stolen from the holiday let along with the towels. One of the bonuses of having lots of houses is you can always find just what you need in one of them. I am always going shopping in my own shops! The flowers on the shelf came from Seaview and the cup they are in was from the china shop Dishes! I covered the hanger in matching paper as I think it just looks a bit prettier. I then had a brainwave (in bed at 11pm!) to make soap from some vanilla scented candle wax I have for my oil burner. It looks just like soap because of the waxy appearance and makes the whole house smell lovely when you open the door. Using this I made the soap on a rope and the soap on the shelf next to bath. Really pleased at how it turned out and its always good to save a little money!
Next were some little perfume bottles made from beads to fill the shelves up a little........
I then made the shelf above the bath for those essentials you need when your having a good soak. I painted it white, distressed it a little and lined it with pretty paper. Again I went shopping in my shops, this time in the hairdressers for shampoo and conditioner and the soap dish also came from Dishes. The duck was stolen from my Manor house! I also made some pictures for the wall as it still looked a bit bare!
I then made a little seat pad and cushion for the chair and covered some cheap boring scales in the same paper which completely changed them!
I am so pleased with how this room has turned out I just love it! Funny really when I got the house I was adamant I really wanted it to have a bathroom as to me a house can't function properly without one! But when it came I wasn't sure why as bathrooms can be a bit boring and I just didn't have any ideas for it. At one point I even toyed with making it a 2nd bedroom, like a pretty nursery instead. I love the bathroom in Seaview with all the roses and couldn't see how I could make a nicer one. But then the ideas came slowly at first then full throttle lol. Just needs a few more things like a towel ring and toilet roll holder and then its pretty much done. So a not so good day turned into a great mini one! Now its definately the bathroom of 'my' dreams anyway!