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

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Neat solution

As part of my goal for the coming year, I am sorting books and magazines and am always short of space for these in our little library! Jack fixed us another book area in the back hall that leads to the laundry. As this shows from the breakfast room and even the living room, I am pleased that the shelves are pretty as well as serviceable. The open space in the center makes the hall less crowded than one unit all the way up. Dixie tells me she is rearranging and thinning books today too. So I guess there is a lot of that going around. edyth


  1. A beautiful solution!
    It is a joy to be surrounded with good books. Mine too need a little over haul...
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. I lost a lot of books and magazines to dampness in the basement, so I keep my good ones upstairs. Nice area and bookcases.


  3. What a beautiful solution for a blank wall, Edyth!


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