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, 23 July 2014

2 new cottages In the village

Just a quick post but lots of pictures!! Got my family arriving tomorrow for a few weeks so lots of jobs to get done!

I just had to show you the new lovely new arrivals in the village!

First is the Olde Post Office. I was going to change the name but I cant cos its stuck lol!!

Lovely bay window!

Lots of space inside!

It fits perfectly and will be the new much needed village shop!

I also got this from Julie with the house a lovely plate of seafood! It looks so real its amazing!

Another little quilt from my good friend Deb! I love the colours and patterns its fabulous!

This is Appletree cottage which has had a makeover! I repainted the blue in a pretty green which rally suits it!

2 lovely big rooms!

I love this picture!

Fabulous new sign from Julie Lawton!

There is a dolls house shop downstairs run by Stanley.

Upstairs there is an old fashioned toy shop. I acquired the pink bed by accident (CAROL!) But I actually really liked it and the quilt from Deb looked gorgeous on it! I decided to use it for displaying all the bears and dollies! It looks fab!

I also got these shelves from my good friend Carol and and I added all the little things my other good friend Jean sent met ! They look great!!!

Lovely old vintage rocking horse!

New arrival Andy has some new wheels and Stacey is most impressed!!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Falling back in love with the village!

This past week I have been having a bit of a break from the vintage stuff and getting back into the village! Its great to have both so I can flitter in between whenever I feel like it! I decided to have a go at a little project! I had a space behind the pub and went with a bus shelter. Made from plywood and painted with emulsion mixed with fine sand to give it a textured effect. The roof is sandpaper painted dark grey.

A couple of my WI ladies are waiting for the bus!

I can have some fun with this changing up who is inside!

I finally got round to redecorating my real life bedroom which was the reason for buying Ivy cottage my first vintage house.

It has exactly the look I wanted it couldn't have been more perfect!

I had a little space which was becoming a place to dump things so I decided to move up my Seashell cottage as its my favourite of all my cottages and has all my most treasured things inside! I found the table in the shed and repainted it in a soft green. It was made for it the size was just right!

This all came about because I bought a beautiful new sofa from Jill and it just made me look at the cottage with fresh eyes and remember all the things inside I love! It was a bit lost amongst the village so its nice to have it on its own where now I can see it properly everyday!

Now there is a nice big space in the village which has got me all excited with lots of ideas!

I haven't totally given up on the vintage I still look and buy things that catch my eye! Like this super cute little wooden pram! I almost didn't bid but so glad I did its adorable!

Tiffany looks very cross I think Violet better let her play!