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, 2 September 2013

Getting the village ready!!

Its been another busy couple of  busy days in the village!! Time is ticking by and  I only have a few days left now before the DH ladies come!!

I decided to be productive and go round each house and see what needed doing! First up was the doctors surgery. Its funny I did this just to fill a little space in an attic and now its been moved into Rose Cottage and spread out I have had so much fun with it!! There were no interior doors as I was trying to keep cost to a minimum at the time, but it really did need some. I got out the lolly sticks and some bits of stripwood. They turned out ok and are enough to imply there is a way upstairs!


I also got another matching chair from the DH shop on Saturday so I could have a row of 3. That meant there was room for an older patient lol!

I added a little table with the obligatory magazines and thought there should be something for the younger patients. there always seems to be one of these educational style toys in my doctors. I did look on Ebay in view of buying one, but couldn't find anything to decided to have a go at making one. It turned out not too bad and it was a few more pennies saved!

I finally decided what to do with the little pink shop. I had a few resin houses and lots of bears so thought why not a dolls house and teddy bear shop! I bought the display unit from The DH shop and trimmed off the edges so it didn't look quite so market like. I painted it the same shade of pink as the shop itself. It works well as the houses are tall so no normal style shelving unit would have worked. I alos made a couple of extra shelves from odd bits of wood. .

The little furniture is very slightly too big but it was really cheap as chips and in place gives the impression its DH size

I have just ordered a Sylvanian toyshop as they come with lots of little dolls houses and furniture. This will fill the shop up nicely! I also need some little bears to fill the top shelf!

I also purchased a new wood burner for the pub. The one I had in there was more of a stove so that's moved into Ocean View Cottage. This one looks perfect for a nice cosy pub!

I added an orange bulb as it really brings it to life!

I love my hippies on the beach and I made them a little portable bbq so they can eat drink and be merry! It started out as the top of a 35mm film pot! I filled it with sparkly red thread so when you look close it looks like its really burning! I then added bit of gauze painted silver then dabbed with black and a couple of kebabs to finish it off! Really pleased with it! Its such a little thing that cost nothing but I love it!

I also had a fiddle around in the bistro and filled Luigis shelves with bread! I also added the fridge I bought from Deb I was so determined to find a home for!!

I thought I better add a bit to the wedding scene in the church hall seeing as the summer is almost over!!

All the food is ready, Timmy is ready with his tunes and the Mother of the Bride makes a last minute check!!

My friend Carol has just been on holiday to Devon and sent me this lovely little box as a pressie. Its so cute but sadly was a teeny bit big to use as it was. I got my thinking cap on to find a way to make it fit into the village as it was too nice not to use.

I took off the lid turned it over and added some acetate to make it look like it has a glass top. Now its a funky nautical coffee table and I love it!!

The buoys were really cute too and look great with Bobs boat!

1 comment:

  1. wow Paula,
    you did a lot of work and I dont know where to look next it's all so wonderful!! you really need your own museum. :)


    PS I just have to say that I love the people, I never did before so thank you for that :)