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

Friday, January 13, 2012

A special collection

Yesterday our antique collectors group met in the home of an outstanding rug hooker and teacher. She chose mending old hooked rugs as a topic of focus for out meeting. She has many hooked rugs through out her lovely home as well as treasured Americana. (The pair of portraits I am proud to say was bought from Jack and me many years back when we had our shop.) e


  1. What a beautiful home! Thanks so much for sharing, Edyth!

  2. What a beautiful home and collection. I love the old rugs and the penny rug.


  3. I'll echo Rebecca and WoolenSails - an absolutely beautiful home! I wish I could see it in person but I'm on the other side of the country.

  4. Edyth,
    Thank you for sharing the pictures of this wonderful home. The owners collections are fabulous. So much eye candy!

  5. What a gorgeous home. And how fun to have friends with like interests. :-)


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