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

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Wedding bells in our back yard

We had a lovely little wedding for Granddaughter Sarah and Justin Cobb, whom we are happy to welcome into the family. 10 year old Elizabeth walked with her mother to the altar and then stood to the side. Our friend Penny did the house flowers from her own yard and they were a perfect grace note in the living room. A friend of Sarah's iced her cake, and another played a keyboard organ on our deck, and the whole wedding was simple and personal and perfect. Champagne punch and wedding cake were served in our dining room. Jillian Harris who will be our next bride when she marries grandson John, took professional quality pictures. I will share some of them here. E


  1. Ohhhh how WONDERFUL Edyth! YES~ dont be teasing us all and NOT posting pictures! I wish them many happy years to come! xoxoxo R

  2. Ah Rachael, if only it were that simple, they gave me 3 cd's with over 400 shots and I cannot do anything with them there are so many! Edyth

  3. WHAT A beautiful Bride & Couple! And YOU~ so cunning too! Everyone & Everything looks just splendid Edyth! And the dollys......you K*N*O*W* as soon as the music started they all rushed to the windows to watch the festivities~ I can just see them all pressed up tight to the glass shooshing each others gosspiy whispers so they could hear!


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