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, May 9, 2012

Texas Hill Country House

 On Monday and Tuesday of this week  a group of antique collectors I have enjoyed being part of for a number of years toured six hill country homes.  This is one of them, a lovely large log home in a beautiful rural setting.  The pictures here do not begin to do justice to the gardens.  The house itself has a number of furniture pieces made by my husband Jack, as well as many pieces purchased from O'Neill's Antiques in former years. So we are humbled and honored to have had our part in making this the jewel it is.  This house will be featured in the magazine "A Simple Life" next spring or summer.  Click on the pictures to see them larger.  E


  1. Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures! Wonderful.

    :) Carolyn

  2. Beautiful! I've always thought living in a home made of natural materials--log or adobe, for example--would be worth whatever inconveniences one would encounter.

  3. love the photos, the logs & the cupboard!

  4. That is a very lovely home, Edyth. The overall look of the house gives you a very relaxing and laid-back feeling. But what I like most, as mentioned by Jan, is the use of wood as the main material for the house. I can see that even the furniture and the decorative pieces are made of wood. Very natural and eco-friendly.

    Rodger Ciliberto


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