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 :-)

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Shop signs and dressing table dilemmas!

Not much going on in the village this week it all seems very quiet. I think the villagers are just making the most of the sunshine!. The sign writer (Bethany!) finally got round to doing the new signs for the grocery shop. They are nice and bright and def let you know what you can find inside!

I had ordered some new name plaques for my poor nameless cottages from the lovely Julie Lawton, and in the parcel was a nice surprise as she added this gorgeous little doll! She is so cute I had to put her in Seashell Cottage were all the lovely things go! I tried to get a closer pic but my camera was not having it! She's so sweet and the detail is amazing on something so tiny!

I have been planning to do a house based on memories from my Nans house. It was to be going in Anchor cottage as I had it all emptied out ready. I found the most perfect dressing table on Ebay last week that was he image of the one my Nan had. That was to be my first piece of special furniture to go in this special house....or at least that was the plan!!!

Well my lovely dressing table arrived today. Sadly it had got a little damaged but its all fixed now so its all good! I love it!! Its quite big so it def felt like it was a good buy. The seller had also put in the lovely little matching stool which wasn't on the listing so that was a really nice surprise. 

Now though its created a whole new dilemma! When it arrived I couldn't help but think it would go perfect in the vicars house! I tried it out and I was right, it does look lovely in there. So now I am thinking do I do the whole Nan house as I planned or do I just look out for special pieces like this but place them wherever they look best! The will still have the same effect of evoking the memory.

I am so glad I was the wining bidder it really is a lovely piece of furniture and exactly as I remember the one that used to be at my Nans. It takes me right back there every time I see it!

I also had another idea for the village. I had a little mover around and managed to make just enough space! I put the idea forward to the planning dept and its all been agreed. The builder (Julie) is just waiting for new building supplies to arrive and work can be started.


  1. Your signs are very nice, they make it very clear what's for sale. I'm always looking for some place to buy fresh local produce, looks like a great place to shop.
    A Big Mini Hug

  2. I love the dressing table, I am amazed that you have found room for another shop, I would love to live in your village it looks so calm and peaceful