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 :-)

Friday, 17 August 2012

Dollyland has gone!!!!!

It seems an age since I last posted on my blog which is not like me lol but its been a very busy few weeks. We were at the caravan for a week last week and for once had some lovely weather. We were down on the beach everyday as Snoopy learnt to swim and once he sussed it out we couldn't keep him out the sea! Being black he feelthe heat so I guess it was keeping him nice and cool. We all came back looking very brown like we had been abroad for a week lol who says the weather in Scotland is rubbish! (well not always!)

We got home Saturday and for some reason on Sunday we were talking about the way the house is laid out. Bethany's bedroom was one the the smaller ones and she was struggling for space so after what seemed a 5 minute conversation on Monday we started moving everything! What started as a simple swap of rooms ended up as a complete change around!

Bethany has now moved into the larger of our 2 spare rooms which is much better for her although I had to give up a wardrobe which was not so easy! Not sure how long it will stay this tidy so I took some photos quick!!

What was her bedroom has now become the snug. A place to go to watch some tv or read a book. It has a travel theme to it as we have collected a few bits and pieces over the years I really wanted to incorporate. I love the old fashioned luggage trunk that now stands in the corner. It has lovely old labels from its travels and always fascinates me wondering where its been. The green chair isn't exactly right but it belonged to Lindsays late Mum and I was determined it would have a place in our home and its very comfy and just right for reading.

Most of the ornaments are from Budapest our favourite destination we have been about 5 times and never tire of it! Other bits including the framed map on the wall are Poland another lovely place to visit.  As you can see we have a lot of books and I can tell you it was not fun getting all those upstairs along with the sofa! On the sofa we used the spare quilt that came off the bed so it will lovely to snuggle up when the snow arrives later in the year!

Losing the larger spare room meant we needed another one. That of course was taken up with Dollyland and not ideal for visitors to stay in, so I am sad to say Dollyland has gone!!! The room has had a good clean and tidy and is now a nice room for friends and family to sleep in.

So where have all my houses gone??? Well at the moment they are all down the upstairs hallway. But I wonder what this room could be?

It used to be the snug but its had a nice new coat of lovely sage green paint (although we ran out so it needs a 2nd coat tomorrow!) its had some new flooring and a few bits of furniture have appeared including a nice long shelf, one of 2! I think it would look rather fetching with a house or 2 or 15 in it, don't you agree! :-)


  1. Ooh a whole room to house your village in and I'm sure one or two more houses at least could squeeze in there ;)

    J x

  2. Wow it all looks great and a new room just for dolls houses fab.