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

Monday, October 7, 2013

If you really love old Houses

I invite you to enjoy the new blog of my friend Prudence Fish, author of "Antique Houses of Gloucester".  Pru is a friend of Peggy Flavin, whom I know as a doll person, but whose real passion and greatest expertise lie in the study of early New England Houses. Being with them a good bit on this trip has been a privilege. 

Pru's blog address is 


Dixie Redmond deserves credit for getting it up and going, while Peggy and I pushed from behind, but Pru herself is the real treasure. I have her book and hope to have another!

She is covering the subject right up to the minute, citing the one that just was raised last night under cover of darkness.  Go see !  Edyth

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the two blog addresses of these wonderful doll ladies, you are included in that!
    I can't get enough about old dolls and old houses.


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