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 :-)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Lifeboat Cottage and dolls house shop goodies!

Well its been a busy weekend as we have been up to the caravan and then just as we got home a lady was coming to collect the Woodcutter cottage she won from me on Ebay. She was really lovely and was nice to get to chat Dolls houses with a fellow enthusiast! Its always lovely to share my village with someone who's interested!

Before I left on Friday I just managed to get some pictures of my new cottage!!! This is the newest addition to the village, Lifeboat Cottage. I love it!! I really wanted something a little different to my other houses and it certainly is!! Julie had the great idea for an old converted lifeboat station. It will sit on the harbour and will look just perfect!I am not quite sure what it will be yet I am still at the thinking stage!

These are Julies photos taken in the her lovely garden. I love this cottage isn't it just fabulous!

Whilst up at the caravan we went up to Inverness for a shopping day! I had made some money on Ebay so had Bethany and while I spent mine in the Dolls house shop she updated her wardrobe in Primark!! I know its cheap but it always amazes me just how much she gets for her money in there!!

I got lots of goodies too! Lots of bigger items this time which is nice as you feel like you have lots for your money! I tried not to go too mad as we will be up at the van for a week in the October half term holidays and I will get one more trip before we close the van down for the winter. sadly its too far to go from home so the next trip I will be prob panic buying to make sure I have everything I need for the winter months!

I got lots of white wire for the flower shop and some flowers for outside some of  the little shops ......

I also spotted this wire cart which is lovely!! I just fell in love with it and thought I might make it into an icecream cart!

I got some nice wooden bits too. I love the haberdashery unit which will go in the wool shop and the DHE chesterfield sofa was in the sale box for £5! A useful shelf unit and a table. The cart I may make into a fish cart but will wait til Lifeboat arrives to see what room I have and may make a market stall if theres enough space!

Lastly a few small bits and bobs. the little romper suit was so cute and wil go in the wool shop. I also got some clear fairy lights for £3 which will go on the beach scene (oops haven't told you about that yet!!) A luggage trunk some tankards for the pub, some glue that was on offer for £2, a candle light for the witches shop and a few other things.

Back to the beach scene!!! Bethany spotted it on Ebay earlier in the week and I knew it just had to be part of Quayside, it looked like it already was!! I emailed the seller who very kindly agreed to post it to me so a big thanks to Derek for that as I know what a pain these things are to pack! I hope he doesn't mind me borrowing his photo but here it is all packed up ready for its journey up North!!


  1. I did notice that you changed the name from village to Town! I was thinking that it`s now more of a seaside town!
    I`ve got the shelf unit with the adjustable shelves, very handy for jars of sweets as there`s not always the height on shelf units to accommodate them.
    Soooo looking forward to seeing the new house all "dressed"!
    I think now you should do a tv interveiw and let world see Quayside! X

  2. que lindas compras y la cabaña esta preciosa :)

  3. Great purchases! I like the cart.
    Kiss Faby

  4. A village hall is something that Quayside needs! A versatile building or room that you could put different displays in such as a party, jumble sale, craft fair, the list is endless.
    We need entertaining!

  5. Oooo lots of goodies and I love the beach scene. Hope it arrives safely.