A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 6

                                          A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 

Welcome back to A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas, this is Day 6 so we are half way there.

This gift includes vintage items and a bonus delicious recipe.  There is never a shortage of stem or glassware at vintage and thrift stores but often times you cannot find complete sets.  For this gift I wanted a set of four matching glasses and I was delighted when I spied these for $1.00 each.  I do believe they are brandy glasses,they have a beautiful etched wheat pattern.

I found this tray at an estate sale and was immediately drawn to it due to the fact it was wicker, was rectangular and had a handle.  I admit it’s not much to look at but oh the possibilities it holds.  I was going to paint it but I’m holding off for now as I really like the rustic look of it and I think with a few embellishments it will be perfect for delivering this gift.

Check out how some simple paper napkins helped make this tray look festive.

Since I mentioned a recipe earlier, I won’t keep you waiting any longer to find out what I put in those beautiful etched brandy glasses. Oh sooo decadent Peppermint Mousse. The recipe that follows made exactly enough to fill the four glasses, you don’t need to garnish the mousse but I had some mint and some frozen raspberries, so why not?

This is my go-to dessert recipe for the rest of 2017. The recipe is courtesy of doTerra essential oils and can be found here.

 Add some bottle brush trees and a bit of greenery to the tray, throw in some spoons (the napkins are already there) and you are ready to deliver a wonderful dessert that includes the dishes. It’s always fun to use something in a different way than it was intended and this gift does exactly that. 

  A delicious gift in vintage glasses, delivered in a vintage tray – its A Wandafulthing!

Here is a recap of what you may have missed so far along with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2016).


Day 1 – “Be Jolly” tray

Day 2 – Wine Box

Day 3 – Neighbor Gifts

Day 4 – Shine A Light

Day 5 – Poinsettia


Day 1 – Hershey Kiss Christmas Cookies

Day 2 – Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Day 3 – Cork Reindeer

Day 4 – Salted Caramel Pretzel Pecan Bon-Bon

Day 5 –  O Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Day 6 – DIY Table Decoration

Day 7 – Peppermint Bark Oreo Cookies

Day 8 – Jazzed Up Candle Holders

Day 9 – Shortbread Bars

Day 10 – Reindeer Cards

Day 11 – Edible Pretzel Wreaths

Day 12 – Deer Antler Door Decoration

It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you what Wandaful Things I’ve been up to for Day 4, be sure to come back to find out.

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A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 3

                                          A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 

I am thrilled to be able to bring you A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas for the 4th year in a row. I’m excited as this year the theme of all of my posts will be about thrifted, gifted (diy) and vintage items as Christmas presents.

Today is Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2017 and today the gifts are neighbor gifts and in my books homemade gifts are always welcome, especially the edible kind. I roasted two different types and flavours of nuts, honey roasted sesame almonds and sweet & spicy roasted cashews. Links to the recipes will be available further down in this post.

To put the nuts in I used these wonder vintage Improved Gem mason jars. I love vintage mason jars and scored one dozen of the size shown below for $5.00.  They turned out to be the perfect size for the neighbor gifts.

I added some washi tape and ribbon to dress up the jars, then wrapped them in a piece of leftover decomesh and popped them into gift bags that I bought in January this year at Michaels for 75% off.

Continue reading A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 3

Day 3: Cork Reindeer

Day 3 – Cork Reindeer Ornament

Go green this holiday season and make your own Reindeer tree ornament.  This craft is great for beginners and takes no time to make.


You will need four wine corks and your favorite embellishments such as googly eyes, ribbon, raffia, pipe cleaners, pom-poms or whatever you have on hand. A glue gun is another essential item for this project.

Glue two wine corks together for the base, glue another wine cork on top for the body and glue the fourth one on so it extends out halfway over the body.  Once the glue dries you can add googly eyes, pom-pom, ribbon or whatever you want to creative a cute, quick, adorable Christmas Reindeer ornament. Continue reading Day 3: Cork Reindeer