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 :-)

Monday, 26 November 2012

A bit of sunshine yellow

I have hardly had a minute to touch my new cottage all weekend so today I decided I would spend a little time on it or I would end up with another sleepless night! I lay awake last night pondering what colour to paint it. I have never been so brave with any other houses for fear I might ruin them! Its not that I didn't like the blue I just had a lot of blue in the village and wondered whether to paint it a slightly different colour. Julie had kindly told me the shade of blue so I could do the shutters but no idea when we will next get to a DIY store as out nearest one is nearly an hour away. One of the things I miss about the caravan is no huge B & Q on the doorstep! That got me thinking whether or not to use something I already had to hand which would mean doing both windows. I was looking at the little Meadow cottage plaque and the yellow really stands out so I decided to try and see what painting the upstairs window in a nice sunny yellow would look like. I had a yellow paint but it was a tad dark so I lightened it with some white to make it a little more lemony to match the shade on the plaque.

I really love the colour and think it looks ok but theres a tiny little bit of OCD in me that thinks the windows should match!!!!

 I made a little table to fit in the gap and painted that blue to bring the colour from downstairs up!

I had the lamp positioned just right when I took the photos and it looks like a late summers evening enjoying the last of the sunshine with a nice glass of Rose and a bowl of olives (I hate olives myself!)

One of Junes gorgeous little cross stitch cushions finishes of the chair. Of course I will need to get another one for the other chair now though lol!!

All opinions as to whether you think it looks ok or whether the windows should match will be gratefully received :-)

Also had to show you some fab mugs we got in a charity shop of Saturday. They were £3 for both and can't you just imagine them filled with hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows on top! We just love Christmas!! only 29 sleeps :-) xx


  1. I like the yellow window. It adds a bit of personality to the house to have the contrasting windows and the blue with your yellow is beautiful.

    The mugs are cool, too!

  2. Some very fine balcony scenes.

  3. I like the windows just as they are and absolutely adore the table and chairs outside. I got used to olives (the green ones) by chewing one in between mouthfuls of dry white wine ie. wine, olive, wine, olive, wine! I love them now, especially with cheese and bread. (I don't even need the wine any more, although that's always a bonus! Gill x

  4. Oh i love the yellow shutters, and don't think the windows need to match as well, the detailing and shutters looks great, really nice contrast to the blue as well.

  5. The yellow window is beautiful!
    The scene of the table with wine and olives is beautiful and inviting. ;)