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

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New pictures, many of the old cape

Hi, I have been having a fine time gathering photos to make slide shows here. Thanks to all of you who sent photos taken before we lost the cape. Thanks especially to Rosie and Melanie for the Christmas ones! Betsy, don't you have more? You can view the slide shows from the link at the right. Virginia your namesake doll is on the old doll one. I hope to add more photos by and by. Warmly, Edyth

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lazy summer fruit pie

Hope all of you are having a great summer. I tried a lazy way to make a peach pie last evening. Our kitchen has lots of Tomatoes from our yard and of course yellow squash and a few cukes and also peaches from a local grower.
Here is a lazy cobbler pie:
4 TBS margarine (I used smart balance lite)
10 to 20 oz of sliced peaches
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar again
1/2 cup milk
Place margarine in baking dish and melt in oven. Heat peaches, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in saucepan and bring to a boil. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, 1/2 cup sugar, and cinnamon and milk togeher in mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Remove baking dish from oven when the margarine has melted. Add flour mixture, then peach mixture, do not stir. Bake 22 to 28 minutes at 375. Crust will rise to the top and brown. Wonderful served warm with ice cream!

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