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

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Texas pottery bowls

As hard as I have pushed to have the Stoneridge house  done and cleaned the contractor is unable to start his work until next  week.   So I have had to postpone the closing a bit, and hope all still goes through, which I believe it will.  Just a few days after a sale contract for it went into escrow, a storm hit with hail and high wind and rain.  I have done all the smaller things for the property with family and handy man help, but we cannot do gutters and back deck and windows and roof, all of which are still waiting.  When that house is restored I will begin similar repairs for the smaller home I live in.

Truly this has been a challenging several weeks with demands on every ounce of energy and strength I can muster. No time or thought for yard sales that is for certain.

And yet yesterday a neighbor spoke to me outside on one of my trips back and forth on errands and said “there is a nice sale around the corner”. I was rolling that way anyway,  so I parked and got out in time to see others loading about 10 or 12 large toy trucks about 70 years old, bought for $5 to $10 each, and worth large sums on ebay.    But what did I see all neglected and as yet un bought?   Two sweet old brown Texas pottery bowls.   All of this plunder and much more was freshly brought in from a family farm for the yard sale. 

With these pictures, can some of you tell who was the probable maker? I think Meyer on the smaller chocolate bowl. The beige yellow glaze on the rim of the larger bowl  will likely identify it also.  Treasures! Jack loved to get out to the yard sales and find pottery of merit, so I felt I was following the pattern he set.  These are pictured on my kitchen counter against our long time collection of northern stoneware.     e

Virginia wrote: 
Yes, Edyth, I believe that the first photos of the small and large bowl are of the Meyer shape.  the coloring in the photo may be a little off, for me to decide if the beige is yellowish.  If the larger one in the first photo is a stark white, I would think it not Meyer's--but the shape is right.  If I had to make a wild guess, I think both of these are Meyer's.  the others that are more rounded and have a different rim and base, I have not known to be Meyers.  I still haven't had time to consult my Meyer's catalogs of their sale in New York, or my old Meyer's books.  

but will try to get to that soon.





  1. These are beautiful, Edyth...I love how they can seem humble and noble at the same time.

  2. Nice bowls....I found a few little treasures myself today at a yard sale...blessings

  3. I love this pottery bowls.I like handmade products. But this Pottery bowl is amazing. I never see before this kind of pottery item.


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