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

Friday, September 14, 2007


My friend Rachael has offered to dress this big china girl for me, so the doll will travel to Colorado this week!! Thanks Rachael! Several doll artist friends are helping with the dressing. Without the help of friends I would have no hope of ever getting them all done. Others have given lovely old children's dresses. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Edyth

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  1. I cant wait to see how she comes out Edyth! I am usually the last one to know what my girls are going to look like~ they tell ME what they want! I still cant get over how heavy~ like a ROCK~ her head is........thankyou for letting her come to play....promice we will be careful & not get into too much trouble!

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