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, 11 July 2012

2nd post today! supermarkets, Scottish minis and blog holidays!

This is my 2nd post today I'm keen lol! Just wanted to show you my new sweeties shelf! As you know Quayside all you need and the Quayside candy box have merged to save on business costs but this led to some of alterations to the shop layout! The triple shelf I had for the sweets was just too big as I really wanted to fit the Pepsi cooler in. It was a pressie from my other half a few years ago before Quayside even existed so I really wanted to make sure I could find it a home. By losing the big unit I could put both fridges at the back which seemed more logical. I was planning to have a look for something in the DH shop at the weekend but ever impatient I decided to make one myself!

Using odd bits of wood, some candy stripe wallpaper and good old Google images I think it turned out ok and I also saved me some money in the process which I can now spend on other goodies! Also as I made it myself I could make exactly the right size for the space which worked really well.

 I filled it with all my favourite sweets which has left me with a serious craving for a big bag of pic 'n' mix!!!

I also had a nice wire unit but it had big gaps between the shelves so I added an extra one! Lots of fresh fruit and veg and a produce sign printed off has really made it look much better.

I still need some more basic groceries like milk and butter and some stuff to fill the shelves but its only just opened so it will take a while to get the stock levels up! 

Dave is happily browsing for some nice goodies to take back to the holiday let upstairs for Debbie and himself!

I also forgot to show you a pic of some fab little minis my good friend Karen bought for me! She is here visiting at the mo and bought me this lovely gift of Scottish themed minis! They are all in the shop now as you can see and have to say my favourite is the little teacakes they are so cute!!! Thanks Karen I LOVE them!!!

I am so happy with all the changes I have made in Quayside the past few days and I can't wait to show my Mum who arrives on Saturday!!! Her and my Dad are flying up with Bethany who is back from her hols down south she will not be happy when she sees how many new signs are needed ha ha!!

This will be my last post for a week or so while  I am busy with family and fiends visiting and  I hope you all have a lovely time with your minis in the meantime and look forward to catching up with all your wonderful projects soon!

Lots of Love Paula xxxx


  1. Wow!!! Il tuo negozio e' bellissimo!!! Pieno di meravigliose miniature!!! Bravissima!!!!
    Passa a trovarmi se ti va!!! Ti invito al mio primo giveaway!!!
    Un bacio

  2. Oooh lots of lovely goodies there! Think I shall be visiting your sweetie shop soon, mmmmm pick 'n' mix yum yum

  3. I love all the details you put into your creations. I hope to be able to be this good one day. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love the sweets on the shelves.
    The shop is very detailed. I like!
    Bye Faby

  5. Un fantastico trabajo, lleno de preciosos detalles, enhorabuena.
    Espero que disfrutes de tus dias.
    besitos ascension

  6. ¡Cuantas cosas has hecho y que bien te han quedado! Ese mostrador con los dulces es hummmm!! tentador! Felicidades por los regalos de minis escocesas...Un beso

  7. Wow Paula. I love all the new additions to your shop. It makes it look full and very pretty. I wouldn't mind purchasing from there. A big well done.