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

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The dolls had a room at the top of the stairs...

The little Connecticut pencil post bed was period, as were the spectacular bed hangings. The hangings were from the collection of the noted Ohio dealer/collector Clark Garrett.


  1. Oh, that little quilt on the wall in the second to last photo is just adorable. Do you know anything about it?

  2. Happy Belated 80th my Dearest! I hope you had a good day~ I love remembering the Cape with you~ all such happy spirits~ Abby, Grete & all send their love~ am thinking of you alot, just no time for half of what I need to get done!
    xxoxoxoxxo to You & Jack


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