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, 10 July 2012

All change in Quayside!!!

Things have been very busy in Quayside for the past few days!! The village church had its grand opening and some of Quaysides business owners have decided to move premises!! The planners were granted planning permission for an additional floor in Rose Cottage which has meant LOTS of changes!

Rose Cottage had a very high ceiling and with businesses in Quayside desperate for more square footage for trading an extra floor has been added!

The china shop has had a large delivery of jugs and vases so a new display has been set up in the shop.

On the first floor Wishes bridal wear have moved premises leaving an empty floor so the china and homewares store has expanded into the first floor. Now selling a large range of furniture and soft furnishing and other household items.

Quayside cuts has opened in the newly fitted 2nd floor as it offered a good start up package with no rent for a year so they moved premises from Butterfly Cottage!

The bridal shop has moved across into Butterfly cottage as larger premises became available. The nursery shop downsized into a smaller unit to condense their stock down a bit!

Wishes has moved to larger premises as now the church is finished they are seeing much better sales and needed to expand! It will be renamed Wishes and Dreams we are just waiting for the sign writer to return from her summer hols! The stock looks much better spread out and a new unit for cakes and accessories was also added.

The bridal shop looks lovely with its new window display.

Mamas and Babas has moved into the 3rd floor as it became available when the hairdressers moved out. The shop itself is doing well but business is much more internet led nowadays so they don't need to keep so much stock on the premises.

The Quayside Candy Box sweet shop and icecream parlour was in serious financial trouble with sales at an all time low due to the awful summer weather! The had discussions with the owners of Quayside all you need and came to an agreement that they would merge their businesses which will reduce their overheads considerably! They have just moved the shop units they have for now but have decided to invest in some new ones and are off to get them at the weekend.

Quayside all you need now really does sell everything you need!

When Quayside all you need merged with the Quayside Candy box that left one small shop unit available. It wasn't empty for long the new owners have already signed the lease and are getting ready to start the refurbishment. The village is bursting with gossip wondering what it could be and all they know it its something the village has needed for a long time! The new owners have left a few clues :-)


  1. The new exhibits are perfect.
    Bye Faby

  2. Ciao! Piacere di conoscerti! Le tue miniature sono bellissime !!!! Un sogno le tue case di bambola !!!
    Ti inserisco fra i mie blog preferiti!
    Un bacio dall Italia

  3. Love the new shops & designs. Very clever use of space especially the extra floor!

  4. You really have been very busy, and your stories cracks me up everytime!! I love the virtual stroll through your town, everything is perfect. We are going on a short trip with friends this week, so I have no time for minis, gosh I can't wait to get home and work on my house :)
    Hope you have a lovely week!
    Hugs, Jannet

  5. If anyone needs inspiration they should come and visit this blog! I don't know how you keep up! It must have taken ages to move all the shops around but so exciting to actually 'play' instead of just looking or adding something new. I love what you've done. Gill x

  6. Thank you all so much for the lovely comment they really made my day :-) This hobby would be no where near as much fun if I didn't have people like you to share it with thank you so much! xxx