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, 6 June 2012

A lovely Birthday weekend and a little confession!

We are back from a lovely weekend at the caravan we had great weather thank goodness, I think we some of the only ones in the UK that did! The sun shone all weekend which was wonderful! It was my Birthday on Sunday so as a treat I got a trip to the DH shop in Inverness. I could spend hours in there and in this case I did almost 2 lol!!! Got lots of goodies and all different things for different houses which was nice! The one thing I really wanted was a fridge freezer but sadly that will stay on my wish list as she only had one and it had a wonky front which would of annoyed me too much! I had lots of lovely treats on Sunday all arranged by Bethany bless her she goes to so much trouble to make things special!

So pleased to get the BBQ for Fairbanks yard that was on my wish list! love the little tray table and the dining room table and tv are also for Fairbanks.

The little house and red and green china are for Fairbanks!

A few things for Winnies garden the rusty watering can and a gnome with a toadstool. Love the little plates of Christmas cakes!

Everyone loved the beanbag!! I was also pleased to get some nice modern fabric to make some cushions for Fairbanks.

We got home last night and I had a nice little stack of packages left in the shed by the postie. Some more gorgeous wicker items by the super talented and lovely Wendy Brown. I could fill all my houses with the things she makes. She made the little tray as a gift and its perfect on the coffee table, although I am such a div sometimes I forgot to say I wanted a white one! Its still lovely and will def find a home somewhere!

I also had some fab Italian food from Fran on Ebay for Luigis Bistro. There's lasagne and spag bol they look so real they are just great!

I also have one teeny tiny confession to make........I may of just bought another house!!! There were lots of groans and a few blue words when I announced this at home!!! I have had my eye on it for a few weeks but lack of space meant I just looked for once! I really had no room and no ideas for any more houses but then last night the lovely Julie reduced the price and it was too good an opportunity to miss so I decided what the hell I will worry about the consequences afterwards and went for it!! Then I was up half the night with lots of ideas spinning around in my head ! Where will it go and what will I do with it?? and the result, well I think it will hopefully go where the witches house is at the mo and be a hotel/B & B the one thing Quayside is def missing! Its a real unexpected bonus I really honestly thought there wouldn't be any more expansion in Quayside but I guess I can always find room for just one more!!!!

So here is The Porthole and soon to be The Porthole Hotel it just sounds like it was meant to be!


  1. Happy birthday!!
    Great purchases. The house is beautiful.
    Bye Faby

  2. Wow lots of great mini items and another new house too, that was a great birthday :).

  3. So glad you had a lovely birthday, love all your goodies, and especially love Porthole!

  4. Quayside definately needs a hotel/B&B! If it needs a kitchen I have the extension from Cove you just need to paint the one window to match, am so looking forward to seeing it all dressed!

  5. It's always such a treat to visit your blog and see all the new goodies that you found for your town. I love your new house and can't wait to see it transform into a B&B, such a sweet idea. And you get me into trouble, because I really feel like buying some more stuff. Hugs & enjoy the rest of your week ;)

  6. Happy belated Birthday. Wow you got a lot of fantastic items. Wonderful idea for your new house. Cant wait to see more.
    Hugs Maria

  7. Lovely items you have there Paula. Can't wait to see them in place and your new house is lovely.

  8. I love your new house, I can see why you just had to have it! I have had a house, boxed for 7 years that my husband doesn't know about. He'll probably leave home when I finally start building it! Where I'll squeeze it in I have no idea and I still have so much to do on others.... Enjoy all your new 'toys'! And belated Happy Birthday!