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, 17 July 2012

Anyone for a pint????

Things have been nice and busy in Quayside with the new owners getting the new pub open for business. They wanted to open as soon as possible not wanting to miss the summer (if we ever get any) season!

My Dad who has a DH pub himself is up visiting so he got roped into the refurbishment! We had a great day sat around the kitchen table making things yesterday.

So here we have the latest addition to Quayside The Captains Rest pub!!

Outside my lovely daughter made my signage and we added some white fairy lights, an old brass lamp and the butt bucket filled with sand as there's no smoking allowed inside nowadays! We went with the name the Captains Rest as I had a spare sign made by Julie Lawton and it suited it perfectly!

Next was the bar. It started out as a base of an old bed as it made perfectly spaced shelving! I gave that a coat of paint and he added the unit underneath. I printed the bottle graphics from Google as it would cost a fortune to fill them straight away so that will take time but I think it gives the impression they are nice and full. He then made the bar from my lovely B & Q wood stash! It was then waxed along with the stools.

The barrels I picked up in the DH shop and I added the leather tops so now they are nice little bar stools.

My Dad gave me the lovely bench seat which was surplus from his own pub so the layout was based around that as I really loved it! He also contributed the little table with it. I made the cushions so the customers are nice are comfy!

Next came all the finishing touches. A couple of shelves to display some seafaring items, the curtain which matches the seats, the time at the bar bell and the treasure map on the wall. Most of these items cam from Fiddly bits miniatures who have a great range of nautical themed items.

I am so pleased with it! It was the one thing the village was missing and even in such a limited space I think it has everything you need for a good local pub! Denzil can vouch for the beer hes a regular already!!!


  1. It definately was the missing piece! Ah there is another and thats very important, a village school! Right off you go then....

  2. It looks amazing and so realistic. I love it. Well done Paula.

  3. I love the pub, it looks absolutely perfect. Love the seating and Denzil looks right at home!

  4. It looks great, well done Paula. I love the bar stool leather seats you made.

  5. Love that you have managed to fit everything in that a pub would have in such a small space, it's brilliant :).