Welcome to Quayside my town by the seaside!
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 :-)
Links to pictures of all my Dolls houses and Cottages in one place!
- Sea View Cottage - Angelas House
- Lavender Cottage - Fisherman Bobs house
- Seashell Cottage - Shabby chic cottage
- The Old Rectory - Vicars House
- Boathouse cottage - Gallery / Seafood eaterie
- Daffodil Cottage - Nursery shop
- Appletree Cottage - Grocery shop / Doctors
- Honeysuckle cottage - Babs Boutique
- Barnacle Cottage - Holiday let / Sewing shop
- Coastguard Cottage - Bakery & Italian bistro
- Lifeboat Cottage - Village Hall
- The Porthole - The Porthole B & B
- Anchor Cottage- Fishermans house / Staceys Boudoir
- Forget me Not Cottage - Rest Home
- Wishes and Dishes - Bridal and china shop
- Captains Rest - Village Pub
- Beach Cottage - 50's Ice cream parlour
- Crabpot Cottage - Crabpot cafe
- Sweet Pea Cottage - Shabby chic shop
- Sea Thrift Cottage - Quayside Candy box
- Sea Thistle Cottage - The Cupcakery Bakery
- Rose Cottage - Flower shop
- Butterfly Cottage - Knitting Pretty wool shop
- Meadow Cottage -Quayside Cutz Hairdressers
- Crabpot Cottage - Seaside cafe
- Bamboo Cottage - Chinese Takeaway
- Celandine Cottage - Junk Shop
- The Village Toilets
- Bernies Bike Shop
- The fish and chip shop
- St Benets parish Church
- The Beach
- Quayside Village Pictures
- The village market - Stans Seafood/Franks mighty meat cart
- Christmas Cottage - Christmas shop and house
- Broomstick Cottage - Witches cottage
- Hocus Pocus - Witches shop
- Hardbroom Manor - Victorian house/My first house!
Thursday, 23 May 2013
A beautiful fairy, a dilemma and a decision!
Browsing Ebay (as you do but really shouldn't when you don't have any money) I spotted this gorgeous fairy doll. She was being sold by Lisa Tabbanor who makes gorgeous dolls usually very much out of my price range. She had a few for sale at reduced prices and I just fell in love with the fairy.
I had an idea that should could be part of the witches scene and she fits perfectly!
She is fixed in her postition and too me looked like she was whistling and reaching out to a bird!
It was this detail that made me think she should be with the witches! A tiny leather anklet with delicate gold chain. Although my witches are good witches and don't treat her bad she is still a prisoner!
Her wings are amazing! so is the detail on her hands and feet its really quite stunning!!
I don't think my photography does her justice she really is much prettier in the flesh!
I am so pleased I hit the buy it now button as I ummed and arhed for bout half an hour as I really couldn't afford her bargain or not! But in the end I thought how I would feel if someone else won her and I panicked and hit the button lol! Very glad I did now I dont think I will even find another doll like her she is quite unique and she really adds something special to my witchy scene!
Today was a good postie day! I also received a little cottage Lindsay bought for my Birthday. Its not for another week or so but I couldn't resist opening it...I had to make sure it was ok and he was at work anyway!!
I had wanted it to go somewhere completely different to where you can see it now!! I had planned for it to go on the table in front of the big French style house. I unpacked it and put it there and it was just right. All of a sudden I had an idea to bring the beach huts down and move the beach scene over and make a proper scene from them both! This means a big space in Upper Quayside rather than in the main village! I couldn't have got that brainwave last week could I....oh no!!!
The new building just about suits n the shelf luckily but I am not 100% sure its a bit big I have moved all the little shops around and put the basic front of the cinema in the corner to see if that balanced it out a bit which I think it does. Lindsay and Bethany both like that its a different size as it makes it look more interesting. I just need to get over my need to have it all matching! Not sure I can live with it being bigger but its so nice and has a lovely big space inside to fill I am hoping I can!
Its a really pretty pale green colour the camera doesn't seem to like it and is making it look grey which it isn't at all!
Its lovely and big inside and the roof lifts off . I think its crying out for a mezzazine level!
Looking at the pictures it really doesn't stand out as being much bigger as the actual building is the same height its just the depth and the roof really. Its already growing on me!!
And now my decision! I have decided to sell my big Victorian house. Will be sad to see it go but I really need the pennies running a village is not a cheap job! The lady who bought the Xmas house (Audrey) said in an email what would my Nan say as it was her money I used at the start to buy the house and 1st job lot of furniture. Funnily enough my Nan worked in service and hated big houses lol she never liked National Trust properties and didn't get the fascination with them she just saw work! so she would prob hate the Manor house lol. We used to go to Cornwall on family holidays and she loved it down there so would prob love my village and that made me think about it! I have ordered a couple of dolls to be made to look like my Nan and Grandad and they can sit on the bench in the village! I think my Nan would much prefer that to a big Victorian Manor house. I will be really sad to see it go though as it was my first and vowed I would never sell it! Still not 100% sure I am doing the right thing but I don't love it like I love my village and never spend anything on it so itstime it went to someone who will love it more will appreciate it better!