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, 13 December 2013

The vintage kitchen market stall, The WI Xmas party and a new car!

Well another week has past and I can't believe this time next week my family will be enroute! Only 600 hundred miles for them to travel so they will leave Thursday evening and arrive sometime on Friday. We are all so excited we can't wait!

They haven't seen the village since May and so much has changed....it changes even from week to week, so after 7 months you can imagine how many new things there are to see! I have been doing all those odd little jobs, an odd bulb here and there, missing signs etc to make sure the village is at its absolute best!

I finally managed to get the WI Christmas party all finished. It too me ages to get them all in the right pose lol!

They have a wonderful spread thanks the lovely Celia from Facebook.

Not everyone has the energy for the dancing, some prefer to just listen to the entertainment.

Vera and Walter are this years guest act!

Notice the picture on the wall?? Bethany did that for me 2 years ago and it was all my dolls at the time! Now there over 100 so I don't think there's much chance of and updated one lol

Florence got stuck with making the tea although there is also sherry for the naughtier ones!

I knew I wasn't going to have time to finish the Post Office, so the builders are in to repaint over Christmas!

I had one tiny little space left on the shelf which wasn't really big enough for a proper shop. I spotted this gorgeous little market stall on Ebay and had to have it! I remember seeing it in an issue of The Dolls House magazine (No 182) and loving it at the time. I vowed to recreate it one day and I can't believe I now own the original!

It came with all the accessories and all I have done is added the light and Maddie!

She has sold the B & B to Basil and Sybil and bought the stall instead. Its much more her kind of thing and she's loving it! So is Beans she likes to be outside in the fresh air!

I love the little tea cosies and oven gloves!

There are little bundles of tea towels and many other things!

The recipe box even has little cards inside.

I adore this little felt bag made to look like a house!

Its now in place with the rest of market. Its so pretty I just love it!

A friend on Facebook posted a pic of this 1/12th scale car she had bought. It looked so good outside her dolls house shop I just couldn't resist getting one for the village! I imagined it with a couple of dolls sitting inside and a picnic basket on the back!

An email to Detta and she knew exactly what was needed. Aren't they just fab I can't wait for them and the car to arrive!

I have a whole lot of new ideas for the outside of the village. My good friend Irene shared a link of an amazing dolls house village and it really had some wonderful details like roads etc. Its inspired me to think about the outside as well as the inside and especially now there's no more room for more houses it still gives me lots to think about and plan. Next on the list is a traffic warden and a lollipop lady!!!

Here's the link to the other village its def worth a look!!



  1. so lovely to see all your pictures and read the stories! Now,..THAT is a party!! :) many Greetings and best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comments. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas too! x

  2. As always something new to see and your family will love all the changes. Have a Lovely Christmas Paula and A Happy New Year..... Merry Christmas from Me and The Floozies.......Kindest Regards Joe

    1. Thank you Joseph always one of Quaysides most loyal fans and its very much appreciated! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas too!! xxx

  3. I can't wait to see them in that car :)


    1. Lol nor could I you should of seen me ripping into the boxes like a child on xmas morning lol!!!