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, 16 May 2013

A sunny spot for Cockleshell!

Cockleshell Cottage only arrived yesterday but I couldn't resist making a little garden for it today. I cut bit of wood to size and the covered it with lolly sticks. I had to edge them down the right had side as the curved ends showed. I then painted round the edge in grey to match the path of the house. Next I painted the lolly sticks with white emulsion and then wiped it straight off as I wanted a sun faded look to it.

Next job was the fence! I couldn't decide whether to do a fence or a little wall and decided on the fence! I was just going to use the the large lolly sticks but they didn't look right, so I had a hunt in my drawers and found a packet of smaller ones which were much better. It took me twice as of of course lol but they look just right so it was worth the extra effort! I again painted and wiped off so they didn't look too painted!

Next was the fun part dressing it! I stole a table and chairs from the Bistros pergola (I bought another one from Ebay today tp replace it!) Then I was looking for a nice planter and remembered a gorgeous one I got from the DH shop ages ago. It was in Seaviews little yard but it was hidden away in the corner. I thought it would be much nicer to have where I could show it off a bit more. Its just perfect I love the bamboo its just what I had in mind for the space! I also found a few more little bits, everything except the little glass that went with the wine bottle...no idea where that went!!

I'm so pleased with it and really glad I persevered with the fence as it looks lovely with the sun shining through. It sits at the side of the house but the sum was beaming through the window so I took a few pictures of it sitting at the front.

I am sure after a hard day of looking at naked ladies Edwardo will happily sit and relax with a glass (when I find it!) of wine and enjoy the evening sunshine!


  1. Hi Paula,
    I love the garden - it looks just right - and with the sun shining on it it's the perfect place to sit and relax!

  2. Love the new little garden, looks perfect with Cockleshell

  3. Love the new cottage Paula and the little garden area and fencing is perfect.. Still my favourite blog but miss you on the forum, Kindest Regards Joe

  4. The little garden is a great addition and I think it's great how you can take various bits and pieces from other properties and create what you want. It must be like having your own private shop!

  5. omg I really didnt expect it to be attached to such a beautiful house! it's wonderful.


  6. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments I am so pleased you like my little garden! Aww Joseph I may come back one day I do miss the forum too :-) Irene I am always going shopping in my own shops lol things always get stolen to go to a better place! Thanks again to you all xxxxxxxxx