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 :-)

Monday, 20 May 2013

Filling up the gallery and a lovely prize!

My friend Karen has been here for the weekend so not much Dollying as I was having fun doing real life things (shopping!) Saturday was Eurovison night and we just love it! Armed with our nibbles and drinks we are hardcore fans and watch the whole thing lol!! Well done Denmark! A bit of an obvious winner but a good song although we liked Finland and Norway!

Anyway I did have a bit of spare time yesterday so I decided to add a few things to the gallery. Firstly I added a little outside light as there seems to be a lack of sunshine at the moment and it brightens it up nicely.

Here you can see the outside in relation to the inside.

I do love a peeking through the door shot it always seems like you are being a bit nosy!

I have added a few items for sale in the gallery so its not quite as empty!

The counter at the back was a barewood one left over from the set I bought for the sweet shop. I painted it white and then distressed it. Its a seaside gallery so I wanted it to have a whitewashed wood look to it. I fixed all the acrylic panels which is such a pain in the backside of a job! Trying not to get glue everywhere is almost impossible. However I did it the front one just did not look clear enough to me so I have left it out!

As it has a nice mirrored back and I thought adding a little light at the top would reflect through it nicely. It really does look pretty all lit up!

I had in mind getting some tiny little glass animals for display. I already have a couple of fish but they were really too big. I spotted a set of 3 on Ebay which were all under an inch tall and thought they would be perfect. I won the set for 99p and asked the seller if she had anymore. She had another 3 and let me have those for 99p also. They came the next day and were so tiny and just perfect for the display. I also had a cute little turtle my good friend Scarlett gave me that fitted in perfectly. There were still a couple of gaps so I just added some bits of seaglass that looked like paper weights for now till I can find some more little animals.

It was so hard to get a photo without the camera showing in the glass lol but here is one with the flash so you can see all the different colours!

I also thought I would splash a bit of paint on the canvas so it at least looked something like a panting. Its called 'Choppy seas'! I am pleased with it but I don't think Picasso has anything to worry about ha ha!!

I have a plan to fill the shelves with some hand painted plates similar to those in Poole Pottery as thats where I am from. I know I have a nice pile of large white plates somewhere but can I find them?....nope!! So for now to fill it up a bit I have just put all the Cornish china that will eventually go in the gift shop in there.

I had an email from a nice company called DEAN DESIGNS the other saying they had 5 items hidden in their listings with a value of zero. All you had to do was find one and add it to your basket and all you would have to pay was the postage. I was just lucky to be here when the email arrived so had a good look and found the star item a romantic display worth £35. I was chuffed to bits! Here it is in the bridal shop!

The colours match the wallpaper really nicely and its lovely to have something a bit special. It was great fun looking through all the lovely things trying to find it! I will def be back another time! 


  1. Love what you've done and congrats on finding the prize :)

  2. I am loving your display cabinet with the pretty wee ornaments :-D

  3. I am always so amazed by everything you do. The display you won is so nice! You were lucky. But then you work so hard on your miniatures that I think you deserve it.

  4. Coming on just great, loving the little animals and your painting aint half bad for a first attempt, looks great! Always nice to get a bargain as well with your little set, looks great and not half bad for a freebie!

  5. I like the cabinet with glass animals.
    Bye, Faby

  6. You were so lucky finding that display counter - it must have been meant!

    Lots of interesting things happening in the Village, especially with lighting. I love it - especially your outside light.