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

Sunday, August 24, 2008





Last week our antique study club, (Brass Bells) gathered at the home of Penny S my very good friend. I have to crow a little as Penny has furnished with many things she has purchased from Jack and me, and it is so good to see them in her magnificent log house. (Not a cabin, but a two story 44 ft long house) Jack made her corner cuboards, dining table, Tasha like chair, and many more things. She bought the old desk from our shop many years ago and this year bought my painting of a gentleman to go over. Penny is a consumate hostess and we had a great time learning about theorems and how to paint them. A day I never will forget, with friends of long standing, on a picture book farm with Penny. E

4 comments:

  1. What a wonderful home! It leaves me wanting to see more.

    Lori Rippey

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  2. Hello Edyth!

    Your friend has a lovely home...the table, chairs, furniture are a dream. Sounds like fun times you share with your friends. Your antique shop is amazing too...I hope someday to visit Texas again and explore all the wonderful antique shops and towns when I can find the time away from our farm in Kansas. My husband and I love Texas, and have many friends, family living there. Have a lovely holiday weekend. I enjoy reading your blog. ~Jenny in Kansas

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  3. Edyth, A friend in Ohio brought to my attention, the table in your antiques mall space. Well, I didn't know that you HAD this blog! Thank you, friend in Ohio!

    This is so lovely. I am going to put a link to this wonderful blog, on my blog page.

    Christine LeFever

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