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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Papier mache dolls mostly

These are not mine, but are from another doll family. Note the artist made Father Christmas figure. This woodland Santa is very gnome like. His head is formed of paper clay I believe. As always I hope you will click on each picture to see it larger. E


  1. Thank you Edyth, for sharing such lovely photos.

  2. Edyth,
    Thank you so much for sharing this magnificent doll collection. OH MY, that second one is so expressive. It was a real Christmas treat seeing these treasures. Hope you, Jack and family have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. These are beautiful dolls and I appreciate you sharing the photos. I've always loved to see dolls with books. Reading is so very important and it helps get the point across without lecturing.

  4. Edyth, Thanks so much for sharing!those dolls are gorgeous!!
    I must tell you, Dixie kindly sent me her copy of 'Pockets and Rollups' how lucky am i?? such a delightful book..i LOVE it!!
    Wishing you a Joyous Christmas...Marian xx


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