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 :-)

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The China Cup tea room and a place relieve yourself afterwards!

Been another busy week in the village. I made a start on the new tea room in Butterfly Cottage. I decided on a tea room as I was really trying to do something that would make use of things I already have, so I could save a bit of money to go towards some new projects for the village. I have a cafe but this is much more a place for tea and cake.

The dresser was 'stolen' from the china shop. You would never know lol theres was so much in there I just spread everything out a bit! I wanted to go with the blue and white theme with a splash of yellow.

The wall unit was from the fisherman's cottage but was no longer needed as I moved him back into Anchor and there wasn't room for it in there. The kitchen units are from the staff room in Wishes and Dishes and just put a spare sink and fridge in there instead. I also managed to find two matching tables and chairs just by swapping things around a bit! The table clothes are just circles of fabric wetted and then put in place. When they dry they hang perfectly!

Martha has popped in from a spot of shopping for her favourite cream tea!

Betsy is very friendly and loves her customers!

The cakes are all ones I already had! Mostly from the bistro bakery which will now become more of a deli with bakery!

Sandwiches, salads and a slice of cake what more could you want! The counters are blue as I had already painted one blue that was originally for the sweet shop. It would have been a pain to repaint so I just decided to paint the other one to match.

It needs lots more added its far to bare for me! It needs more things on the wall, some bunting and lots more on the shelves! Pleased with how its coming along though and I haven't spent a penny!

I also have a nice little building soon to arrive in the village but couldn't wait that long to show you! I asked Julie Quaysides premier property developer if she could make me some public toilets. I had enough shops and fancied something a little different. I just gave her a rough idea and she came up with all the rest. These are her pics of the completed thing and its just wonderful! She made the little cubicles with opening doors and its really just brilliant! I cannot wait to get Arthur settled in he will never want to leave......good job he can't then really lol!!

I love how they have the gap at the bottom and the top they look just like the real thing I love them!!!

Who knew public toilets could be so exciting lol But I am very excited for them to arrive!

Of curse there will need to be an attendant and I thought who better than Edna! She cleans the holiday lets but is happy to take on more work for some extra pennies for bingo!! Shes all ready to start!


  1. Lots happening at Quayside. I can understand your enthusiasm for the toilet block. Edna definitely needs a place to clean. What a great character!

  2. Poor Edna..with all those people using the toilet she's in for quite a work out! I hope she has tons of bleach handy. (the tea shop is lovely..my fav is the china cabinet)


  3. I like your tea room. The sweets are delicious.
    The last photo is vey fun!
    Greetings, Faby

  4. Es fantástico, todas las casitas del pueblo son geniales, me encanta verlas.
    Un abrazo.