Welcome to Quayside my town by the seaside!
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 :-)
Links to pictures of all my Dolls houses and Cottages in one place!
- Sea View Cottage - Angelas House
- Lavender Cottage - Fisherman Bobs house
- Seashell Cottage - Shabby chic cottage
- The Old Rectory - Vicars House
- Boathouse cottage - Gallery / Seafood eaterie
- Daffodil Cottage - Nursery shop
- Appletree Cottage - Grocery shop / Doctors
- Honeysuckle cottage - Babs Boutique
- Barnacle Cottage - Holiday let / Sewing shop
- Coastguard Cottage - Bakery & Italian bistro
- Lifeboat Cottage - Village Hall
- The Porthole - The Porthole B & B
- Anchor Cottage- Fishermans house / Staceys Boudoir
- Forget me Not Cottage - Rest Home
- Wishes and Dishes - Bridal and china shop
- Captains Rest - Village Pub
- Beach Cottage - 50's Ice cream parlour
- Crabpot Cottage - Crabpot cafe
- Sweet Pea Cottage - Shabby chic shop
- Sea Thrift Cottage - Quayside Candy box
- Sea Thistle Cottage - The Cupcakery Bakery
- Rose Cottage - Flower shop
- Butterfly Cottage - Knitting Pretty wool shop
- Meadow Cottage -Quayside Cutz Hairdressers
- Crabpot Cottage - Seaside cafe
- Bamboo Cottage - Chinese Takeaway
- Celandine Cottage - Junk Shop
- The Village Toilets
- Bernies Bike Shop
- The fish and chip shop
- St Benets parish Church
- The Beach
- Quayside Village Pictures
- The village market - Stans Seafood/Franks mighty meat cart
- Christmas Cottage - Christmas shop and house
- Broomstick Cottage - Witches cottage
- Hocus Pocus - Witches shop
- Hardbroom Manor - Victorian house/My first house!
Monday, 30 July 2012
Lovely things and filling up the shops!
I will go back to last week first as I received the most gorgeous quilt in the post from my lovely friend Deb. She made it all by hand as its just gorgeous! I loved it so much I decided to base the whole idea of the homewares store upper floor around it!!
She also sent me the most adorable little bunny jumper she had made as she knows I am bunny mad! Its just perfect and fitted Marie just right I can't even begin to tell you how much I love it lol!!! Thanks so much Deb you really are such a great friend!
Back to the shop! Debs quilt was so pretty I decided to add much more pretty fabrics and things to the shop and of course I had to add some of my trademark bunting lol! I got the little letters from Ebay and raided my other houses from some sweet patchwork cushions I had.
I decided to put my lovely wicker chair by Wendy in as the colour just looked so right in there!
The screen started out as barewood which I painted in a nice pink. I then cut small bits of card for each section and the covered them with fabric. I am really pleased with it so much nicer than just painted although it took me hours to do!!
I had corner unit that wasn't very exciting and it was quite awkward to fill so I used lots of different fabrics from my stash to make a unit full of fabric bolts. The effect is much prettier than just a few odd things on the shelves. I also added a little basket of remnants for making patchwork.
I already had the barewood unit I bought it a while ago as I liked the style so I painted and distressed that just to add another colour to break up all the pinkness!
I also used the unit on the wall to display all my lovely crosstitch cushions by June. Marie is running the shop and looks greats in her new bunny jumper!
I picked up the teas set in the Sue Ryder shop for £2.99 in the sale and I think its now nice and full and much more my kind of shop!!
I had a little change around on the ground floor china dept. Just added some more stock I don't think I can get much more in lol!
The large blue display plate was in a 20p box from the DH shop!
Bethany of course had to make new signs I was sad to lose the Wishes and Dishes name but the shops work much better this way so Quayside Homestores is its new name!
I have also bought a few odd things here and there over the past few weeks. I got a lovely white wire hall stand which I have put in the shabby chic shop. I had a little change around around after much to-ing and fro-ing I finally managed to work it in.
You can now see the lovely cushions I bought from Gill as they were hidden at the back before which was a shame as they are so pretty! The little house was from Ebay I just liked the colour.
I think it looks much better although it still amazes me just how much you can fit into these little shops.
Not much change in the cafe just a new blue light fitting as I stole the brass one that was in there for the pub!!
The pub has a few more items to fill it up. I also got a nice big ship for the window.
And no pub would be complete without some crisps, nuts and pork scratchings ( I love them!! but they are so bad for your teeth lol!!)
A couple more glasses, a toby jug and some tankards which match the pumps.
Whenever I go to the DH shop I always try and get one WOW item. Its the item thats a bit of a treat, maybe a little more expensive but the thing you just fall in love with!! When I went a few weeks ago it was 2 little jars one of spiced oranges and one of pickled peppers. They were £3.50 each but I just couldn't resist them!
I also got a few more things from Ebay to fill the shelves. The biscuits, dog food and dog treats were all 99p from the same seller and are very nicely made.
I now have 2 girls working in the shop as I spotted 2 matching aprons for £1 each in the DH shop and thought it would make a good uniform. Becky is serving today and Beth is tidying the shelves.
My WOW item from last weeks visit was a little toast rack with a heart on the top which I thought would look nice in the B & B at £4.25 it wasn't overly expensive and really does look perfect in place.
Barnacle cottage needed new signs as I changed the shop. Bethany goes a bit mad as she she has done this one about 5 times cos I keep changing it!
And last but not least I managed to find a funky green light for the hairdressers. It was the grand sum of 99p on Ebay and it came all the way from china but it matches perfectly!
I hope you have enjoyed my Quayside update things are constantly changing even I wonder sometimes how I keep up lol!! xxxxx