Welcome to Quayside my town by the seaside!
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 :-)
Links to pictures of all my Dolls houses and Cottages in one place!
- Sea View Cottage - Angelas House
- Lavender Cottage - Fisherman Bobs house
- Seashell Cottage - Shabby chic cottage
- The Old Rectory - Vicars House
- Boathouse cottage - Gallery / Seafood eaterie
- Daffodil Cottage - Nursery shop
- Appletree Cottage - Grocery shop / Doctors
- Honeysuckle cottage - Babs Boutique
- Barnacle Cottage - Holiday let / Sewing shop
- Coastguard Cottage - Bakery & Italian bistro
- Lifeboat Cottage - Village Hall
- The Porthole - The Porthole B & B
- Anchor Cottage- Fishermans house / Staceys Boudoir
- Forget me Not Cottage - Rest Home
- Wishes and Dishes - Bridal and china shop
- Captains Rest - Village Pub
- Beach Cottage - 50's Ice cream parlour
- Crabpot Cottage - Crabpot cafe
- Sweet Pea Cottage - Shabby chic shop
- Sea Thrift Cottage - Quayside Candy box
- Sea Thistle Cottage - The Cupcakery Bakery
- Rose Cottage - Flower shop
- Butterfly Cottage - Knitting Pretty wool shop
- Meadow Cottage -Quayside Cutz Hairdressers
- Crabpot Cottage - Seaside cafe
- Bamboo Cottage - Chinese Takeaway
- Celandine Cottage - Junk Shop
- The Village Toilets
- Bernies Bike Shop
- The fish and chip shop
- St Benets parish Church
- The Beach
- Quayside Village Pictures
- The village market - Stans Seafood/Franks mighty meat cart
- Christmas Cottage - Christmas shop and house
- Broomstick Cottage - Witches cottage
- Hocus Pocus - Witches shop
- Hardbroom Manor - Victorian house/My first house!
Friday, 23 September 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Been doing lots of research online although so now I have a few ideas and made a start last night. Found a fab lime green swivel chair on Ebay from the same lovely seller I got the black one from so the colour scheme has been planned around that and will be black, white and lime green!
Made a reception desk last night and have just started on the mirror wall unit and will paint that later. Ordered a lime green face cloth from Ebay that will be cut up into towels and the one thing I couldn't find was a trolley the cheapest and only one being a delph one at £30 then had a thought about the little butchers trolley on casters thats in Seaview and decided although its cute I will adapt that then I will have room for a nice little wicker unit where it was!
Also made a breakfast bar for the icecream parlour and painted a couple of chairs I had! yet more odd shaped bits of delprado ply coming into use think thats been one of my best Ebay buys ever it comes in so handy!!! not totally convinced about the chairs think I would rather have chrome bar stools maybe but for now they are ok!
Friday, 16 September 2011
I cannot wait to get started putting all my things into it, it has so much floor space its just brilliant!!
Heres a sneaky peak of it just arrived look out for more pics over the weekend!! :-) I wasn't the only one who was having fun when it arrived!!
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Had a great Ebay day today with some lovely items delivered! I have been after a modern pram for weeks and weeks and just could not find anything that fitted in with what I was doing so spotted this pretty one on Ebay last week and I bid with baited breath on Sunday night was up against 7 other bidders and was determined to win it but also mindfiul I could go to silly money so was thrilled when I won it cost me £19 so was almost scared to open the box when it arrived today for fear of being disappointed but it is quite lovely and perfect for the job so very pleased! Also had a nice DHE sink for a bargain £1.99 a big bundle of Bratz stuff which was a steal for about £6 with the postage so now I have loads of bags, clothes and accesories to kit out my vintage clothing store. There was also a box of little bits which had so many useful things like perfume bottles make up carry cases and phones it really will come in so handy for loads of things!!! one of my fav bits is the fluffy pink phone it will look great on the shop counter very retro!!
I have also bought a few wicker things lately some I can't show you just yet ;-0 but some I have put into place and they look totally fabulous I think they are some of my most favourite pieces I have ever bought they really are wonderful. I just love wicker stuff!!! The chair which is stunning so beautifuly made the cushion even has a different picture of a little birdhouse on the reverse it comes with matching drawers which are now in Fishermans rest and the white and pink drawer unit which i have put into Seaview Just needs a nice chair to go with it now as the white wire one just doesn't cut it anymore lol!!
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
The dress was also from Ebay think my slight anul-ness kicked in a bit here as the 1st one I got was stitched lopsided and I knew everytime I looked at it, it would bug the crap out of me so returned it and they sent another which sadly was worse! really couldn't face sending it back again so spent a couple of hours last week when Scarlett was over redoing it. Redid the bodice as it was a bit uneven, the front of the hem was uneven so re-sewed that, moved the bow on the back over slightly so it was in the centre and redid the lace on the back of the train and finally added a bit of lace to the waistband to tidy the middle up. It was a lot of work and such a shame as the actual dress itself which is modelled on Kate Middletons was really quite lovely had it had just a little bit more attention to detail before sending it would have been perfect, but now at least I do enjoy looking at it so it was still worth the purchase maybe I was just unlucky.
Got the little shelves last weekend just needs a few more items on the top shelf and maybe one more pretty dress on the rail but its such a lovely girly shop I really do love it and to think I almost didn't bother doing it as I wasn't convinced now I'm so glad I did :-)