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

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Three Great Grands!

Ten of us gathered at the home of a daughter and her husband  for Sunday morning brunch. Gary started our morning with a circle holding hands and I teared up a bit missing Jack's strong hand that held mine so many times in that circle for blessing.  Easter is about the renewal of life for  us both earthly and spiritually.  How adorable the littlest ones are with their baskets. Macy obviously thinks Eggs are serious business. Jackson, four, is more confident and relaxed about it.  Bailey Elizabeth at 14 is my heart's very treasure.  These three are my great grandchildren! How lovely to get to know them and have my life overlap theirs for a little space.    The thought of having a tea party with Macy soon  is so sweet that I have taken the little set of spode demi cups and saucers off my shop blog and decided to keep them.

The apple does not fall far from the tree. See my picture age 6 along with Jackson, I think he favors me strongly! Is this my imagination, do you see it?  Wishing each of you a blessed Day.  e


  1. Oh yes Edyth, I do see the resemblance! I know this year of "firsts" without Jack will be hard. Wishing you and your family Easter blessings. Lori

  2. What a beautiful family you have, Edyth.

  3. Looks like it was a very blessed ,beautiful day for all. Oh,yes....your darling grandson does look so very much like your sweet picture....amazingly so. ...blessings

  4. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pics. Your grands are adorable & yes, there is a resemblance.

  5. Having been widowed at age 37, I have experienced your heart ache Edyth. The first year is the hardest. I am happy that you have such a beautiful family to help ease your sorrow. Happy Easter and God Bless.

  6. How wonderful to see your grandchildren and family, and love the easter dress. There is definitely a strong resemblance with your grandson. We are expecting our first grandson this year, so excited to be a grandma for the first time.


  7. Lovely great grandchildren and wishing a belated Happy Easter to you Edyth. Hugs, Tricia


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