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, 21 March 2012

Seashell Cottage's new fireplace

Here are the pics of the fireplace I started yesterday all finished! I did paint as you can see put literally painted it on and wiped it straight off so it just gave a whitewashed effect and you can still see the wood through it! Painted the tiles with a couple of coats of emulsion and finished off with one coat of white radiator enamel I got from Poundland and its def given the tiles a nice glazed look. Painted the little bowl and added some pot pourri and some tiny shells.

This will make you laugh! I had to make the bunting twice as when I took the pics the large candle looked too much like a large something else (wink wink) I wont say what! so anyway I melted it a little more and in the process set fire to the bunting what a numpty!! Anyway made it again so it all turned out fine in the end and looks much more suitable for a seaside Cottage!!

I decided I just had to sort them out everytime I looked at them I could just see something else! Then the 1st thing my daughter said when she saw it was 'Mum that looks like a ***** and the 2 round candles in front are really not helping!

So I flattened the tops off and now they look a little less x-rated!! Had to include a little pic of the dog I got today! A lady who I buy things from on Ebay made it for me and it really captures my little dog its so cute I love it!

Also just had to try out my chandelier it really is so lovely Ebay really can be great for finding some really beautiful things!


  1. it all looks lovely, but had to say the biggest candle does remind me of something, but cannot remember what lol

  2. Your fireplace is wonderful. I love how it turned out. I love the tiny houses with home written on them what a sweet idea.Fantastic scene.
    Hugs Maria

  3. Oh my goodness, I just love the tiny candles!

  4. The fireplace is original. The room is fabulous. I like the dog.
    Bye Faby

  5. Ahh wow! What a fab room!
    LOVE all the little details. Plus a pink fridge?! Lady after my own heart.
    Lovely lovely. :)