The Holly Trail!

A One Of A Kind Ensemble
for Bitty Bethany Kish

by pj

 A Holiday Tradition......

It is that time of year again. . . . . HOLIDAY TIME!

And tonight, Bitty  Bethany, and the "girls"  are attending this years Holly Trail House Tour!

After meeting at Grace Church, with baskets over their arms and lanterns guiding their way). . . they are off on the "trail" of homes that were chosen for this year's tour,  

Each home is beautifully . . . . and lavishly, decorated for the holidays.  And each has a different theme and style!  . . . .Some old fashioned, some fanciful, some modern. . . . . and some just plain magical! 

One thing is in common tho, ALL the homes on the "Holly Trail" are BEAUTIFUL!

 . . . a VERY SPECIAL evening
to welcome a VERY SPECIAL season!

Fully Gathered Skirt "sprinkled" with Holly!
Bitty Bethany is wearing a very fully gathered skirt made of crisp white pinwale corduroy, mill-embroidered with trailing holly leaves and berries.

Knit Turtleneck Top
Her classic turtleneck is made of a white cotton knit and snaps in the back. 

Appliqued Wool Felt Vest & Tam
As an accent to Bethany's crispy white skirt, she wears a dark green wool vest lined with a second layer of felt, this time in red. The red forms a subtle trim around  the edges as it peeks thru from the back.

Embroidered vines trail from the front to the back of the vest, intermingled with appliqued holly leaves and seed bead berries.  Red bows and trailing ribbons accent each side of the vest at the waist.  The vest is styled with a back snap opening. 

A deep green tam, accented with a red band, a small bow and a sprig of holly completes the outfit

Handknit Angora Sweater
Those December evenings are pretty chilly, so Bethany is wearing  a  handknit cardigan in a soft snow white angora..   Twining vines and a smattering of appliqued holly leaves embellish both the front, back and the sleeves of the sweater. The sweater is trimmed at the bottom and the sleeves with tin seed pearls twined with thing green "vines".  Pearl bead buttons provide the front closure.

Angora Headband & Muff

Bitty Bethany is wearing a simple headband knit of soft white angora.. . . . .PERFECT for keeping her ears toasty warm!.   Her matching angora muff keeps her fingers just as warm!

White Tights * Handpainted Shoes

Bitty Bethany is wearing a pair of simple white  . . . . . and her red shoes are painted with a sprig of holly  to coordinated with her outfit. 

Bethany's Basket of Holly!

As this after all, is a HOLLY trail. . . at each home, every visitor is given a sprig of holly for their basket,  As you can see from Bethany's basket,  by the end of the night. . . . there is  Holly EVERYWHERE!

There is enough holly to maybe even . . . decorate a CHURCH!

Yes, at the conclusion of the tou,  after all the homes have been visited, everyone meets back at the church for hot chocolate and cookies and cakes.....and a bit of decorating to finish off the night..


Bitty Bethany and Riley do make such a festive Holiday pair in their matching outfits, don't they? 

The outfit also fits Sophie as well (tho a different hat is made for each).  Doesn't she look just as adorable as EVER???