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, April 26, 2011

issues about posting here!

Hi, please forgive the long time away, I have had computer issues! Maybe the computer is fine and the issues are my own, I am having to learn new ways of handling photos and mail. I am such a visual person, it is a strong part of my emailing and blogging to include pictures of everything we do. I am beginning to learn where some of the functions are again, right clicking and experimenting. I shall overcome!!!

I am painting a lot lately, and have finally gone back to one I started a while back of Hailey our 16 year old Granddaughter, at the age of 2 1/2. I cropped a tiny picture of her from a group shot and love her expression for my painting.

All well here but the lack of rain, there is hope for some soon. When many parts of the country have had unbeliveable weather problems, I hate to complain above a whisper! The dreadful fires here is Texas are scarey. e


  1. Happy learning my friend, let's stay in touch!! ;D

  2. I'm really glad your back. I really enjoy your post and check it almost daily. I love antique dolls and antiques. Love you Blog.Judy

  3. Dear Edyth, I'm sorry about your computer issues. I don't use auto updates. If I like an older version, and it's working for me... why change it? :)

    I hope you soon figure it out. I enjoy seeing your photos.

  4. I love your blog and look forward to it. I love antiques and antique dolls. Thank you

  5. What a treasure you are giving your family with this portrait. :-)

  6. Your painting is beautiful!


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