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, February 22, 2011

Dear Martha, look where the dolls are using the precious rug you made for them! Thank you and Lanie for all the ways you have added to my doll family and their accessories. Isn't this just a smashing little stove! It is a Buck's Junior number 2, and is a big thing, weighing about 40 lbs! The fabulous little copper pans are by Marklin, about 1900. Hope you can come visit soon, lets try for March. Warmly, E


  1. Edyth, the little stove IS smashing!! Isn't the look with the dolls just the greatest? And, the little braided rug just adds the finishing touch. I am still reading and enjoying your blog...love it! Mary B from Dixie's workshop.

  2. That is a beautiful collection of dolls and the stove is gorgeous!



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