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 :-)

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Lolly stick shutters and window boxes

Was thinking what I could do to dress the outside of Seashell cottage and came up with the idea of some decorative shutters. There are some on my O'Rourkes and they really add to its appearance. I had a look at how they were done. I then thought I would have a go and I made them from lolly sticks and good old tacky glue.

They still look very much like lolly sticks at the mo as I need to get some matching blue paint but heres how they are going to look. I think when painted up they will give the desired effect.

 I 'borrowed' the window boxes from Lavender to see if they would be the right kind of thing and I think they go well. I just need to either make some or find some with nice yellow and blue flowers, and nice climbing plant or ivy maybe at the side of the door I think :-)


  1. wow! your house is so beautiful... I'm just a beginner and I love look for inspiration and tutorials 'cause I'm doing my first house.
    regards from mexico and happy week :D

  2. Hi Cristina, Thanks for joining my blog. Thanks also for your lovely comments I'm so glad you liked my house :-) xx

  3. Hi Paula,
    Your house looks very cosy with the shutters and the window boxes. I will do that also for my Buttercup dollshouse.
    A big hug from Germany,

  4. What a great idea Paula, they are looking good already, will be fantastic when they are painted.

  5. Great job with the windows! ;)

  6. The shutters really transformed the entire look of the house. Installing some window shades and plants under the window is really a good idea. This brings warmth and a country house appeal to the architecture, which is really good.