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 :-)

Friday, 22 March 2013

Lots of lovely things! plus a couple of new arrivals!

After a bit of a lull in Dollyland I got my oomf back last night and today!! :-) I finally finished off the bunting around the shelves (nothing like knowing you Mother is coming to make you get things in order!!) And after what seems like forever I got to see the postman today!

I have really been trying to be good as I spend far too much on DH stuff! I haven't been too bad and have stayed off Ebay but I do check in to see what new dollies are for sale everyday and I when there is one I fall in love with its hard to resist! Off course the postage does add up so its always best to get 2 at time, very sensible logic that I think!

This time it was a witch that caught my eye. She just has such a lovely kind face and as soon as I saw her she just reminded me of my Nan with her whispy white hair. Sadly my Nan is no longer here and not really sure she would be too happy about being compared to a witch!

Its the facial features they just really look like her!!! every time I look at I will think of my Nan which can only be a good thing!

My second must have was another pirate! I did say once before I prob should of got both that were for sale when I got the first one so it was inevitable I would end up with another one lol. Now I want a whole motley crew to fill up the new pub. My plan is to have a function room upstairs and the pirates having a private party. Think barrels of rum and maybe a Stacey or two...oh dear theres another doll waiting to happen :-)

He's fab with his hook and peg leg! I love how they are so different, every one is such a different character!!

Next up The maids room in the Manor House. I was thinking of getting some different beds as I liked one I had but the other was a bit small. My friend Carol very generously sent me some pieces of furniture for my houses today and one of the beds was the same as the one I had. Its a double not a single but it works quite well and fills the space a bit better So now we can have 3 maids lol although 2 will have to bunk up!

Debs quilts look fantastic on them! I ended up swapping the vicars as it was just slightly smaller and fitted the single that bit better. It also had a plain edge so its matched the other one.

The walls looks so bare lol will have to do some research and see what I can fill them with!

The new quilt on the vicars bed looks just as good probably even a little bit fancier as it has a patterned trim.

On the subject of gifts another friend Sylvia sent me some cushions for Staceys pad. I added a little trim and some bows but they look great in the room.

Also in with the stuff Carol kindly sent was a nice chair and stool now in the fisherman's pad. I still need to paint the wood burner black, this pic has just reminded me!

And lastly the lovely dress from Alennka. My friend Christine won a blog giveaway and kindly donated her prize of a handmade dress to my village. She sent me a gorgeous dress for my new shop window but sadly they window is so huge it looked a little lost so it will now go in the wedding shop as a fancy bridesmaid gown.

I am lucky to have such generous friends the world of dollies is def a good place to reside in! :-)

I also had a nice surprise visitor in Dollyland tonight. A couple came to deliver a car my OH had bought (another one! he can say it to me so now I get to say it back!) They were really friendly and just by chance I asked if they wanted to have a look. It might sound like a strange thing to do but we don't get many visitors lol and I just got the impression they might like as we were chatting in the kitchen for ages! Well it was worth the chance as she really loved my houses and enjoyed having a good look round the village. She was so pleased I had shown her and its so nice to show someone around. She said she was a knitter and I think if you like any sort of crafty hobby you can appreciate another. I was sure to show her the knitting shop lol! She was so nice and I really enjoyed sharing my village!


  1. The witch doll has got to be a good witch because she has such a kind looking face! I love the pirate. He will fit in well with what you have in mind. I do love that red and white chair and stool in the fisherman's pad. Lovely dress! I must say I adore your dog. My daughter once had one like that in real life. It was the best dog she ever had.

  2. Hi Paula
    I'm so pleased your've had a better day, and how cool is it that you met that couple over a car! Your absolutely right about appreciating another craft/ hobby .
    Love the new dolls, I had to laugh about your nan being compared to a which!! But how lovely to have that tiny friendly face staring back from the village.
    Have a great weekend - have you had much snow? My mum , in Edinburgh, says theirs has mostly gone now by I know you are further north.

  3. Oh I do love your pirates! I must have missed when you got the first one, but they are great! So glad the quilts look so nice in your rooms, makes it all worth the effort!

  4. Love your new witch Paula she has such a lovely friendly face.

  5. Like your witch and pirate - they are just perfect! You've got some lovely items too, especially like the chair and stool (love the colour) and the dress is gorgeous. The quilts look good on the beds. Wish I could get on as quickly as you - l am constantly changing my mind!!!!

  6. I do love your village :) I have to ask who will be the lucky servant to be given a bed to themselves lol

  7. I like your witch. The quilts are fantastic.
    Greetings, Faby

  8. Hi Paula, Love your friendly looking witch, She is lovely and looks like a Kind Grandma. Also like The Pirates, as you say Both different looking characters. Kindest Regards Joe

  9. I adore those pirates, look like a pair with mischief in mind! The witch is lovely too.