Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.

For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and bought and sold antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled Dolls for My Red Cape. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more. Some of the posts featuring rug hooking are gathered under the banner For Cathy. From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years. ~Edyth O’Neill

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

for sale and more On Going

Dear Friends,   I will add new items at the top not the end because that is how "Blogger" works.

To purchase an item, pay by paypal, show the payment as for "goods and services".  As you make a payment, there is a box to include a note to the seller. Please state the item you are purchasing!  Else I do not know what to send you.  It is nice to email me also that you are purchasing whatever item. I will mark it sale pending and it will not be sold to another.   I will refund to you immediately if the item is already sold.  Paypal knows me by my email address, joneill816@austin.rr.com  Be sure the address you show there is correct to mail the item. Thank you for looking.

 Money back for items offered on this venue, minus my actual postage and insurance if you are not happy and return the item to me immediately as you received it.  Be sure to email me if this should happen.  Most people who read here are friends and I treat you as such. Amazon sells new and perfect, I am offering used and loved,  trying my best to note condition for you. Ask any questions you wish to.  joneill816@austin.rr.com   Doll stands not included.

Thank you for looking. I do appreciate hearing from you when you receive your item safely. e

#59 Here is a winter petticoat for a Greiner!  Winter will come again. Made of faded red flannel and on a draw string waist the petticoat is trimmed in briar stitching. Almost too dear to hide! $30 includes priority mail.

#58  CafĂ© au lait curls crown this exquisite antique china doll head. She stands 19 1/2 inches tall in a dress I made for her many years ago from antique fabric. Display ready with no damage or repairs or apologies. She has a slight pink tint to her complexion. This doll is not often found. The fine early body is not original to her, I removed a sweet papier mache head and added replica china arms in a proper style. Note early stockings with faded pink trim around the tops. Satisfaction guaranteed as always. $345 includes priority mailing. 

Beautiful , Pensive early 27 inch Wax over mache with deeply modeled hair, she is from the Mary Merritt museum. I visited her there many times. She has the floating type of wrist joints and perfect little wooden feet with blue painted boots. Her wax covering is good, though not perfect. I have loved the doll in her same presentation, a blue dress and nice unders and a long sleeved blouse. Her outer clothing is very much soiled and browned, I have not undressed her. The back of the blue dress has significant flaws but she displays well. She has her auction tag for provenance and of course is pictured in the catalog. I am offering her for $275 plus 35 to mail her.  pay pal to me at joneill816@austin.rr.com.
My receipt for the doll shows I gave $555 for her when the doll market was a bit stronger. I need to reduce the size of my collection and am offering these dolls at very good prices, thank you for looking and for adding the ones you like to your own collections. e


 #56  28 inch paper mache, M and S Superior, Desirable hair style, 8 inch tall shoulder head, dressed in a hand stitched dress by Rachael Brown Kinnison. I have owned the doll since the 1960's. She was repainted some by me after our house fire in 2005. Her body was made by me also. Wearing only pantalets and dress. My repainted dolls after that fire have not been scorned by collectors even though we would all prefer the dolls not have that adventure. Have sold them to knowing collectors over 1000. This brown eyed sweet heart offered here for $400 plus 37 for priority mail. Ask questions or for more photos if needed.

#55  Classic great Alice parian, 26 inches tall has a 6 1/2 inch shoulder head, great condition. The body is old and much adapted, arms made by me. I have had the doll a long time. The little leather shoes on her are charming. I made the dress. The petticoat she is wearing is quite stained but she still likes it. $$320 plus $30 to mail her priority.  


#50   Motschmann child wax over papier mache c @1860 Germany, 15 3/4 inches tall. Floating joints, beautiful little Motschmann style body all parts original to this doll.  The wax shows cracks as pictured.  Far Less visible in person than in photos.   $150 plus $15 to mail priority.

Thank you for looking,  e

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