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

Recent aquisitions

Our friend Eula has moved again and downsized, Here is the pewter we purchased from her, we will have some of it for sale here later and on ebay or Ruby Lane I expect. I kept that hen although she has had a hard life! Eula had had it a very long time and loved it dearly. The clay the hen is made of is a red clay. the piece is English. There is plenty of English red ware to be found in collections, and some spaniels are red clay, but I have not had another hen of it. A bright pretty day here, but we are dry, dry. E


  1. I used to have pewter, have no idea where it went to.
    I need to downsize my collectibles, running out of space;)


  2. What a lovely collection of pewter! I'm sure someone will snatch it up once it's offered for sale.


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