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

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

a new dress for a dolly

Hi Barb, Spoon is so happy to have a new (old)frock from you! Her last owner let Grandchildren run over her and tear and soil her dress and person. The owner gave her back to me 2 years ago, having bought the doll in 1983. I was so glad to welcome her back again. Spoon was one of my earlier rag dolls, signed and numbered 13.
I am working on the new rug designs, scroll down two posts to see the finished doll sized Welcom rug. Thank you again, Love, E


  1. I LOVE Spoon Edyth!!! IF she is ever in need of a new home, you just let me know ;)
    xxoxoxoxo rachael


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