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, September 10, 2013

A sweet day here with friends

Yesterday I had a group of antique collectors in for lunch and a visit. This little house is not as gracious for entertaining as the larger one I moved from last year, but the coziness is ok with good friends.   One came all the way from Weatherford to be here and most were from San Antonio.   For seating, 6 ate on the sun porch and 8 at the dining table.   Here are a few snaps from the day, mine and Sarah's and Linda's.  I had the best time of everyone here. Thanks to all for coming!  e





  1. Preciosa casa y encantadora reunion.

    Saludos :)

  2. Your house is perfect. Cozy, but so warm and colorful and full of art. Hugs to you!

  3. What a wonderful way to spend the day. I love your home and how warm and inviting you have made it.


  4. Friends can make our days sweet for sure!

    I love your closet doll display area, E.

  5. Thank you for sharing your home with those of us in blogland, it is exactly the type of home I dream of having someday (*after last child is done with college in three years!). I recently found your blog when researching the type of dolls that are in your display cabinet - so glad I did! Best, Ani in NC

  6. Love seeing all those familiar faces at your home. Wish I could have been there!


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