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 :-)

Thursday, 21 February 2013

New house number one!

Well the first of my new houses arrived safely today. It had a bit of damage to the chimney which was a shame. They must of plonked something heavy on top of it and it had pushed the chimney pot through the side of the chinmey itself. Not to worry though a bit of polyfilla and its all sorted and now you would never know. Its always such a relief to open the box and find them in one piece so  bit of damage is always easy to sort!

I knew it was yellow but it was a much brighter yellow than  I expected. Nothing wrong with yellow but it didn't really look right with all the other houses. The interior wood is also all white so I thought it would suit being white on the outside too. After deciding to do that I also thought if I was going to repaint it I could change the colours of the door and windows to something a little different as it looked a bit similar to Lavender Cottage. Funnily enough the name on it was Lavender Cottage so sadly I will have to rename it as I can't have 2 with the same name Bob would get most confused!

I had a pot of a nice dark purple/grey colour and thought that might look nice against the white. Luckily the acetate on the windows came out really easily so that made the job a lot less hassle!

I'm really pleased with how its turned out. It looks like a different building and now it really fits into the village well. It def has a shop feel about it so it will be a homewares store. I am thinking the Sea Breeze Cottage would be nice name so it might end up as that unless I think of something else!!

Its so beautifully decorated with really pretty papers so I will be keeping those! This will be the 2 shop floors.....

....and downstairs will be an office with a staffroom/ kitchen upstairs.

I also just had to show you a gorgeous little Dolls house crosstitch I bought from a good friend on Facebook. Its so lovely I just couldnt resist and it will look lovely up on the wall in Dollyland!


  1. Your new house is lovely. The cross stitch is great. You might have to make a dollhouse just like it to add to your collection.

  2. It's a beautiful house. I'm curiuos to see it furnished.
    Bye Faby

  3. Your new property is looking great after it's makeover :D

  4. I was about to say I love it being yellow but when I saw it white I really thought it a better choice and think you were right to go for it. I'm very envious of you having four rooms. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

  5. This house is a good find especially as you don't have to do anything with the interior.