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 :-)

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

New houses 2 & 3 and lots of new pics!

Its been a major busy time in Dollyland for the past week! Theres been lots of changes and more changes and hmm no thats not right change it again!! I think I finally have it how I want it although its not quite perfect!! The tables at the front have worked well as they are a bit lower so it helps to make the room not feel quite so opressive!! Although if you ask Bethany i'm not sure she would agree!! I have managed to get all the houses on one side and all the shops and commercial premises on the other side so it feels like everything is in the right place!! With all the new arrivals last week it was a bit of a nitemare getting it right but I am nearly there!!

This is the best pic I can get of the whole room to give a perpective of just how many houses there now are! By moving the Bistro to the front it made it feel much more like a village.

Not quite such a neat view from this side lol I need to get my curtains done to hide all the gubbins underneath!

Unfortunately the lady Selling Spinney Brook decided to hang onto it, I dont blame her it was a lovely cottage! I had planned for that to be the new larger pub so have been trying to see where else I could fit it in. I have put one of the other new cottages, Primrose where I had intended Spinney Brook to go and it fits quite nicely. Sadly though as its 4 inches wider so have had to lose Bobs garden from the side of Lavender Cottage. I had intended on making it into the pub but the seating and bar won't fit so for now it is just empty til I get some inspiration!

The Old Rectory also arrived last week and is totally gorgeous!! Its just a little different to all the other houses yet still looks part of the village and looks wonderful next to the chuch. I just love it to bits and really grateful the same lady decided to part with this one as I really LOVE it!! It must be sad to sell them though and can't imagine how hard it must be when you love something to let it go. I just hope she knows they will be treasured in my village and the fact they have a history makes them just a little bit more special :-)

The inside is lovely its been so beautifully decorated! The darker papers are perfect for the style of the house. It was actually much bigger than I expected inside so my single vicar has now found himself a new wife and has his single bed upgraded to a double!

The vicars wife is getting all glammed up as the Mayor is coming over for tea to discuss parish business!

I love this photo of the upstairs the light caught it just perfectly! The feature ceiling looks wonderful! Its a little bare at the mo as I dont want to fill it with the wrong things and I also need to replenish the DH funds after a bit of a spendathon lately!

I had to have this sweet little sampler from the lovely June as it was perfect for a vicars house!

The scene stealer here though is the stunning patchwork quilt made by my wonderful friend Deb. It is just perfect and the sqaures are just so tiny, I don't know how she has the patience. It really is beautiful though and way surpassed what I had imagined it would look like!! I can't thank her enough it is truly beautiful! The bed is stolen from the fishermans house as he didn't need a double anymore. Its a nice one from DHE and really sets the quilt of to its best!

Next up is the new house that was the 1st to arrive last week. After repainting it in the white and purple I had to decide what to make it into. The pretty papers inside just seemed to be crying out to be a bridal shop so I thought why not if thats what it should be then thats what it will be!

I used to have my Wishes and Dishes shop and really missed the name its just always stuck with me! I thought if I moved the Bridal shop I could move the china shop too and Wishes and Dishes could live again!!!! It took 3 days of persistant nagging to get the signs done but they were worth it!

The little room to the left will be an office come staff room so that will get some more bits and pieces to fill it out. It needs a nice white desk and somewhere for the staff to hang their coats. Becky is on her break and making a quick cup of tea!

Next room is Dishes the downstairs sales floor. I cannot tell you how much NOT fun it was moving all that china!!!

I needed a display unit for all the china but I didn't want to glue shelves to the wall as it would ruin the paper. I had a shop unit on Ebay for sale and had an idea to use that and glue the shelves to it making a huge display area that wouldn't spoil any paper in the making! It worked really well and I managed to get most of the china onto it.

Upstairs is the bridal shop which looks much better all spread out you can really see everything much better! Theres a couple of empty shelves to be filled with treasures as I come across them.

Having the little room at the side made a perfect dressing room. The lovely silk chaise and matching stool can be seen much better now. I just need to find another one to go in the other room!

Last but not least I got a lovely frame from the carboot sale at the weekend for 50p! You can,t see it on the photo but it actually has hints of green that match the walls. Its perfect for my Dolls house crosstitch. It looks great with the goreous sampler from Caroline at Cinderella moments. The word dream is quite appropriate because thats how every idea in Dollyland starts out.....although if you ask Bethany its now a bit more of a nitemare!!


  1. Wow your getitng a Town now lol its lovely love the new shops and Vicars House too perfect

  2. Oh Paula! It looks wonderful!!
    It's so great to see it all in it's glory, all laid out. Love the dog under the table ;-)

  3. Wow, just wow, your village is amazing :)

  4. What fabulous photos so much to look at. I cannot believe how quickly you got the Wishes and Dishes sorted - you must have a magic wand.

  5. You have so many beautiful things to look at that it makes my head spin. I love all your lovely dishes and the wedding shop with all its lovely accessories took my breath away!

  6. Wow Paula, I can't believe how big the village has grown! You are making me dizzy with the descriptions of furniture going from one house to another, :D

  7. Wow Paula, I love it all! Wishes and Dishes looks so perfect, I can imagine how hard it was moving that all around! I love The Rectory and the quilt looks lovely in there, even if I do say so myself lol. The whole room is spectactular, absolutely love it! Love the new houses, they are just too perfect!

  8. Paula - it's fantastic! You'd better watch or Aberdeen Council will be after you for Council Tax - lol! You also better make sure that no one has more bedrooms in their property than they actually need or else they'll have to downsize - ha ha!

    The quilt Debs made you is just lovely. The colours she's chosen all work very well together. It's ideal for that room and style of bed.

  9. I love it and that quilt is wonderful!

  10. WOW!!!! It all looks great, love the new houses xx