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, 29 March 2012

The CrabPot Cafe!

I have been looking at the blue shop for a few days trying to think of what I could turn it into. After lots of staring I decided to take the cafe items that I had in Blackberry Cottage and give them their own space. It was a bit crowded and you really couldn't see them and now they are all spread out it looks much better!

Bethany of course made the signs and it was her idea to swap the name over with the green shop so we could call in the Crabpot Cafe! She made all the signs you see inside including the menu board. It even has a belly buster breakfast just for my Dad!! :-)

 I made the little blind on the door just to add a splash of colour.

I needed a little unit to put the coffee machine on and it was easier to make something the exact size than to try and find it! I added a couple of shelves underneath just for extra display items.

I spent all afternoon making little cushions and bunting, I prob overdid the bunting but I just love it, it adds so much colour!

 I had a lovely bead curtain I bought on Ebay last week and had put in on the door, but it was difficult to open and close it. I had an idea to make a false door at the back to imply it lead to the kitchen and with the curtain there you can see it much better. It was ever so slightly too wide and I didn't want to cut it so just added a bead to the piece of ply and hooked it over which solved the problem.

 I made the shelf and the cutlery box was made from a milk crate!

I love how its turned out it looks like a proper little seaside cafe! The lease wasn't available for long property moves fast in Quayside! I had to do just one pic without the flash it always has a real look about it I think!

I hope you like it! It will be my last time in Quayside for a little while as we are opening the caravan up next week so will be spending some time up there as the Easter holidays start tomorrow and that means a houseful for 2 weeks! Hope you all have a lovely Easter whatever your up to!! Paula xx


  1. I love the cafe Paula - it looks fantastic!

  2. It's fabulous. I like the details and colors. Yes, it looks like a proper little seaside cafe.
    Bye Faby

  3. Love Crabpot Cafe its so cute and the false door at the back is a great idea. I'm going to do the same in my tea room but make that where the toilets are, have already bought a door :).

  4. Your cafe looks wonderful. I love it. Beautiful details and the color is so fresh and pretty.
    Hugs Maria

  5. I love the colors you used in here. Totally whimsical! And I'm with you on the bunting love too. LOL!

  6. I love this little place - and the bunting is gorgeous! Gill x