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, 23 December 2012

New house 2 - Anchor Cottage

Well after travelling the scenic route the second of my new cottages finally arrived on Saturday! I was out doing the dreaded Christmas food shopping so Lindsay stayed home just in case, well that was his excuse anyway! The box had a huge hole in so I was scared to even look but apart from the chimney pot and one roof tile on the corner it was perfect!

I absolutely love it! I cant believe I almost didn't go for it as I thought it was going to be a small. To my surprise its the same size as Sea View! I had to have a bit of a move around as they have to be able to open properly and I decided Sea View looked better next to the church as you could see everything in the corner better. I had to scream though as the plug from the upstairs wall light dropped down the back so when I moved it the new cottage I broke the wire!! I was not happy! It now has a lamp just so it has some light in there. It actually gives it a real cosy feel.

It is my proper fishermans cottage I have been wanting to do for ages and its perfect for it! I have decided to call it Anchor cottage and will ask the lovely Julie Lawton to make me some signs for both the new cottages after Christmas!

Bert the fisherman sorts his nets in his little front yard.

I will repaint the stove as the paint finish is pretty pants!

Berts cosy bedroom! Its a little bare at the moment but will add things as I see and think of them.

Cosy with the lights on.

It fits perfectly into the village and I think is one of the most seasidey looking cottages I have!

I had to move the B & B over to the other end as its a lot lower so it doesn't block off the light switch. It actually looks better as it balances the big show out better. I have decided this one will be called forget me not Cottage as it looks like someone has forgotten it a little already!

The only problem is I now have the urge to turn it into something other than a house. I am thinking it would make a nice pattisserie / tearoom. The bakery/bistro could maybe then become a pizza parlour. Will think on that one a while longer!

I love the village square all its missing is a fountain in the middle!

I love this little scene with Edna having a fag break and Charlie cleaning the windows! I love all my characters Quayside just wouldn't be the same without them!


  1. Your new house looks lovely Paula - glad it finally arrived and it fits in very well. Like Edna !!

  2. Merry Christmas Paula & Co
    Hope you enjoy a quieter one this year ;-)