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.

Ingredients:
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:

21 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. This is so cute! Blessed Yule!

    http://erinoriordan.blogspot.com/2011/12/blessed-yule-and-welcome-witches.html

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

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  6. Love your post! Happy Yuletide to you as well... Love your 'Glitterville'. If you have time: http://awmylifeasiknowit.blogspot.com/2011/12/witches-yuletide-ball-blog-post.html

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

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  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

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  9. Blessed Yule. What a beautiful village! I am so glad I stopped by. If you get a chance come visit me
    http://beneaththewitchesmoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/witches-yultide-ball-2011.html

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

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  11. Glityerville is a most enchanting little 'burb!

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

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

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

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  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,
    Susan

    come visit my post I have a giveaway

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

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

    Have a wonderful season!
    Chrislyn

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  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

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  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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