Saturday, December 10, 2011

Welcome to Glitterville

Happy Yuletide ball, fellow witches and partiers! Have yourselves a cup of warm wassail and let's join the denizens of Glitterville as they prepare for the upcoming holidays.

Glitterville is a sleepy little hamlet that rests upon my mantle. Assembled from cereal boxes, scrapbook paper and bric-a-brac, the town takes its name from the ever present shimmer of snow upon the rooftops.

A couple, off to visit friends stops to say 'Hello!'

While over there, another pair gets ready to a'wassailing go!

A dapper gent tips his hat in amazement at a sight...

For Santa Claus has made a surprise trip to Glitterville tonight!

Here is the recipe I'll be using for my own Wassail, for those who care to try it.

2 Qt Apple Cider
2 Qt Red Wine (optional)
2 Cups Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
13 Cloves
5 Cinnamon Sticks
A sprinkle or two each of nutmeg and ginger.
2 - 3 Oranges, sliced thin into rounds.

In a large pot, over low heat combine the cider, orange juice and lemon juice. Add spices in a cheesecloth bag (or not, but remember to strain before serving) along with orange slices. Let simmer 1 hour. Remove spices (strain) and add wine, allow to simmer for 1 hour more. Serve warm with cinnamon sticks or fresh orange slices as garnish.

Be sure to visit the other Yuletide Ball parties by visiting the party page here:


  1. Your village is so darn adorable!! Wonderful creation from our favorite creator of Whimsy!! This wassail sounds delicious. Methinks to try it!!

  2. Aw I love your little houses! I need to make some out of our old cereal boxes! Thanks for the idea!

  3. AWW! i love your little houses! and thank you for the recipe! I am defiantly going to try it out!

  4. This is so cute! Blessed Yule!

  5. cute little houses! makes me realize that I have not yet set up my ceramic village.

  6. Love your post! Happy Yuletide to you as well... Love your 'Glitterville'. If you have time:

  7. Beautiful village...wonderful wassail...had russian tea this evening...good also...

  8. Absolutely wonderful. I love your houses. How cute is this. And look at all the hours work involved in your Glitterville village. I'll certainly give your beverage a try....but tonight it is mead for me and my love. Oma Linda

  9. Blessed Yule. What a beautiful village! I am so glad I stopped by. If you get a chance come visit me

  10. I think I want to move to Glitterville. :D Thanks for participating - Dana and I really appreciate it!

  11. Glityerville is a most enchanting little 'burb!

  12. I absolutely love it! Glitterville looks like it is 'the' place to be this Yuletide. Blessings.

  13. This is beautiful! Way better than the store bought villages most of us (including me) have. What a wonderful idea Danni!

  14. That village is so cuuute! And the wassail sounds delicious!

  15. Merry meet Danni!

    lovely post. I love your little village, it is wonderful!
    Thanks for the recipe :)

    Blessed yule to you and your partner!
    love n light,

    come visit my post I have a giveaway

  16. glitterville!? how cute! I am from sparkle city, myself ;)

  17. Glitterville is adorable!! The wassail sounds delicious. I will definitely give it a try!

    Have a wonderful season!

  18. Oh Danni, I LOVE Glitterville! I am so impressed with your beautiful buildings made from cereal boxes, scrap paper and bric brac??? You are amazing. Thank you so much for that lovely Wassailing brew. Sounds divine! Have a beautiful holiday season. Hugs, Mina

  19. I have a friend who used to go wassailing - I want to go this year! If I can convince a few brave friends, we'll go out and I'll make your recipe for a warm up when we get home!

    I LOVE Glitterville!


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