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 :-)

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Blackberry Cottage Bakery and Bisto

I have been busy redoing Blackberry Cottage for the past few days. I took all the cafe items out for Crabpot so that left me a fair space to fill without spending too much money!!

I managed to get a couple of filled bakery counters on Ebay for just over £3 each plus a couple of pounds postage. They came yesterday but were much too low and the wrong colour.

I added some sides to raise them up, painted them white and added the printed paper and bunting. Bethany made the sign for me and now it looks a much better fit.

I made Maria a new pinny so she matched the decor!

I made the pizza clock from an image and a button.......

and put a little chain across the stairs......

Also had a bit of a sort out in Luigis kitchen.

Added some labels to the spice jars on the dresser.........

I made the little windowsill so he could have some nice fresh herbs and also made the little blind and a couple of Italian cook books.

Also made some blinds and about 5 feet of bunting lol I do get carried away with it!

I need to get a few more things to fill it a little more. Bought some olive oil and a jar of olives from Ebay today and then just need my bakers shelves but am hanging on for a little while til I have some spare pennies or sooner if  I can persuade my OH that they would be a lovely Easter prezzie lol!!

I changed the colour scheme in the bakery so it was a bit different to the cafe. That gave me lots of spare bunting and seem such a shame to waste it so I used it on the outside of the cafe :-)


  1. The Bakery is so cute.I love it.Congratulations.Hugs

  2. love it all, so colourful, the bunting adds a lovely touch

  3. Hi Paula,
    You've been very busy! I love the bunting - you can never have too much bunting!!!

  4. How I love to visit your blog and see what you have been up, always so many sweet details to look at!! I love your bunting and want to make some for my cottage too :)

  5. Well done Paula...you have thought of everything a shopper might need!

  6. Great work. I like the details and colors.
    Bye Faby

  7. You've done a lovely job - the details are excellent :)