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 :-)

Friday, 6 December 2013

Afternoon tea, the holiday let attic, filling up Lobster...and more!!

Been a busy week getting ready for my family coming up for Christmas so not quite as much mini time! I am fairly organised presents all done and wrapped and decorations all up so just the food to do! I can't believe its only 2 weeks before they will all be here and I can't wait!

I have had a little play around with Sea Shanty cottage. I decided I really didn't want to waste a whole floor on just the bathroom theres only so many things you can put in! I thought it would be nice to split the room into 2 halves and have a little bathroom with an extra little bedroom. It worked out really well. Still needs lots of things but I am liking it so far!

The bath was stolen from the witches house as I just thought it fitted nicely in here and was prob far too nice for witches anyway!

I went with a modern style sink and I got a lovely little unit to put it on and the shell mirror was the one I made for the old holiday let.

I was going to put a dividing wall but because of a low beam across the back it was going to be really fiddly so just used this screen that's been sitting broken in my draw for months instead! I fixed and painted it then distressed it a little and it does just the job diving the 2 little rooms.

The little bed was a Sylvanian brass one like the ones I have in the rest home. Its just a nice size for a childs bed without over powering the space. I have sprayed this one white to make it look a bit more modern.

The lovely patchwork quilt is of course one od Debs stolen from the day care centres bed!

I also bought  gorgeous little sofa from a lady who sells on Facebook. Its quite fabulous such high quality but with a really good price tag! I thought it would be pretty along with my gorgeous bed.

Still not much else in this room I would say I am pacing myself lol but really I just can't find the right things I like for it!

Its starting to fill up nicely now!

Sybil has a few new things in her office. A filing cabinet and some files for all those ladies and a nice spot of lunch made by the lovely Celia also on Facebook!

Another purchase I couldn't resist lol! I saw this tea trolley on Ebay and just had to have it for my biddies. The seller very kindly did a buy it now for me for which I was pleased, I hate waiting for auctions! What a lovely seller she (Angela)  turned out to be! She also sent me the wood burner for free as it had a broken leg and also some extra cakes and goodies. Stop by her Ebay shop for some of her lovely things! She doesn't have anything for sale at the mo but pop back!

Ebay shop

I adore the trolley its been so nicely done and came with every you see on it!

The wood burner all fixed and repainted black.

My home is filling up nicely now its one of my favourite projects I just love it!

I had a little swap about outside Beach cottage as the village hall is next door and the door kept catching on the pergola. As beach is face on I swapped the awning for the pergola which solved the problem!

I have been after a lava lamp for Babs for as long as I can remember! I finally won one on Ebay last week and I love it, its so much fun and perfect for my shop!

I finally got round to moving the day care centre and nursery shop into Lobster!

They work much better in this building!

The nursery shop was one of my first shops and the pram is still one of my favourite minis!

Finally my real life tree next to the Manor! So much easier than last year when Fairbanks was there!!


  1. Hi Paula
    I love the floral sofa, and agree with moving the bath - witches look better dirty anyway ;-)
    Your Christmas tree looks amazing!!

  2. Oh Paula, everything is coming along nicely I love the trolly and the little firebox looks like it fits right in!