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

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Here come the Holidays

Once I made a great many rag dolls and bears! The Belsnickles had quilted beards and were fully dressed under their long coats so they did not feel out of place the rest of the year. I think toys know they look their best around a Christmas tree, my present doll family has already put their tree up and are clamoring for me to get out the box of tiny old ornaments.
We are planning a nice family gathering for Thanksgiving, everything is more fun with so many of our young family members about. I wish a sweet holiday for each of my friends. Edyth

1 comment:

  1. Edyth - so fun to see some of your doll family. Did you make the black doll in the bottom picture seated on the right? She's very sweet.


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