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, December 9, 2014

Christmas party with Penny

What a grand log home and what a grand hostess.  A seated lunch for 25 of us was achieved with a tavern type of seating at many tables.  The weather was perfect for this bright December day with a large gathering of friends, many of whom have known each other forty years.  A shared interest in antiques and a love of special houses are the expected attraction for us to drive from so many miles apart, but when the Bellringer group gathers it turns out every time that the people thing is what it's all about after all. And this time was the same with visiting and hugs and laughs lasting till the last goodbyes had to happen.
Penny wove this scarlet fabric to make into seat cushions.

New bed hangings in progress.



And a good time was had by all.  e


  1. What a beautiful house! Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a beautiful home and a wonderful place to gather with friends.


  3. Such a lovely and heartwarming post, and beautiful photos. Thank you so much for sharing.


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