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, February 12, 2013

A nice day with friends

Yesterday the antique study club I enjoy so much met in the big log home of my friend Penny.  It was a beautiful party in every way, but the part I want to share here is the little doll that lives in Penny's kitchen on the counter. Petite and business like, it is clear the doll is most  helpful there and never in the way.  She is Jan Conwell's little Cinderella, and elicited many cries of admiration from the guests.  The tiny mouse on the doll's head scarf, and the bird on the end of her broom, and the well executed clothing were all noted.  Beloved doll person Helen P. Took this picture of Ciderella, as I was without my camera.  E

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  1. It's good to see her again, Edyth--thank you for posting!

  2. Hi Edyth, glad to see you posting again. Love seeing Jan Conwell's dolls.Cinderella has the perfect home.
    Carolyn Boutilier

  3. That is such a wonderful doll and I love the little details.


  4. Jan's dolls are exquisite in every way. Perfect little gems.


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