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 :-)

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!


  1. So much to see on your lively blog! Your bedroom is very pretty and I like that it has a couple of your houses in it.

  2. Hey Paula
    It's always good to have a mini break, especially when you have another project to work on. The RL bedroom looks great! I love the colours. Your bus stop is really cool and I like the idea of the painted sandpaper roof.
    Can't wait to see what you come with next.
    Si x

  3. It's nice to see you back in the "Village" and heaven help us - a space! I'm sure you'll be squeezing a couple in there now that your back on form with this - lol! The bus stop is a great idea - drunks snoozing on the seat, etc. Loads of possibilities with that one. I'm liking your RL bedroom too and the fact that a dolls house was the trigger to getting it decorated - ha ha!

  4. Im glad you are still loving the village, it's a wonderful place and Im happy now have a "space" to fill..I wonder what it will be this time :)