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, 3 May 2012

I must be mad!! just bought Fairbanks and its huge!

Today I have been a very bad girl!! I saw a Fairbanks DHE dolls house for sale very close to where I live which is a miracle in itself! I spoke to a very nice man and I agreed to buy and have picked it up already! so here it is in all its glory!! and yes it is BIG!! no idea where its going yet lol. Its not in bad condition it just hasn't been done by an DH enthusiast just by someone who wanted a dolls house so the attention to detail on the paint work etc isn't perfect but thats easily rectified. Where some of the windows are glued in you can see the glue but curtains would cover that. The windows need a good clean from paint smudges again easy to do and there are 2 cracked panes of acetate. So overall its pretty good just needs a good tidy up and a bit of TLC. 

The wallpaper is not bad at all and most of the carpets aren't stuck down just placed in which is great so I can choose my own. I was a bit worried there were no chimney pots or door handles but they were all in the box with the furniture so that was a bonus!

Its about 12 years old the man selling thought, it belonged to his MIL and his FIL was a joiner who built it and his son was an electrician who did the lighting. It is the copper tape method which I'm not familiar with but theres not even so much as a bulb out so not something I have to worry about just yet! The lights are all really nice too all quite fancy ones! There are also extra sockets dotted around and they and the lights just need sticking properly as we all know the sticky pads don't last 5 mins anyway!

It came with a huge stack of floor and wallpapers there must be 30 there at least!

It also came with quite a lot of furniture some will def get used like the green DHE kitchen I have always loved that, although I will need  to find the matching cooker lol! There are a few other quite good bits,  the dining set is very nice.

 He also had the turntable which I def wasn't expecting so that was great!

This is going to be a huge project and is going to take me years to finish and fill but that is why I went for it. I love Julies cottages but they are perfect when they arrive so it will be nice to have something I can make perfect over time! My OH was shocked by the size but he really likes it! I still can't believe I got all this for less that half the price of just the bare kit!! I would have been rude not to buy it!


  1. You're not mad- you're excited, and For a good reason. What a find!

  2. Would you beleive I had a green cooker that matched but as I couldn`t find stuff to match it cos it was discontinued I sprayed it white! Sods law I would have happily given it to you!

  3. How lovely! You will have great fun getting Fairbanks just how you want it :-)

    I must admit that I've often looked at the Fairbanks on the DHE website but have always been put off by the way the bathroom is accessed through the master bedroom and not the landing ~ I've always thought it wasn't a very convenient arrangement for the house occupants LOL

  4. Wow fantastic find with lighting too. I have always thought this was a beautiful house. Have fun with it :)
    Hugs Maria

  5. Just as well I didn't spot it for sale ;).