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, May 25, 2010

A beautiful party in the Texas Hill country

On this past Saturday Jack and I journeyed to the home of a friend, on the occasion of her restored property receiving a Texas Historical Marker. Sharing wild flowers, friends, and antiques by photos would take a lot of posts here! After culling I still have 60 photographs that are keepers. I will begin by showing some of them in groups. I know that many of you who read here share a love of early textiles and great furniture. So I will pick for those. Enjoy! Edyth


  1. Oh Edyth! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I so wanted to be there and just love seeing the great photos. I hope you all had a grand time and that Harriette was Queen for a Day! xo Ann

  2. Thankyou for sharing Dear Edyth! What a lovely day~ looks like the weather was perfect, company was perfect, and certainly the house was perfect! Im glad you and Jack had a good time~ for some reason, I hadnt realized how many Texans appreciate early (18th c) Americana~ WONDERFUL!!!!
    xoxoxoxo rachael


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