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, May 17, 2015

Sunday afternoon at Hondo's on Main St.

Fredericksburg is about many things.  Underneath is a descent community of patriotic Church going southerners in a remarkably pleasant mix.  For frosting we have wild flowers and wineries and music and art of all stripes. I was at Hondo's with my brother this afternoon for a pleasant hour and a half.  Always a happy bunch of people, toddlers to oldsters and many with dogs on leash.  Different ones get up to dance as they feel like it. The setting is a series of shady arbors and a bandstand.  It's all right to sing along some.

Music: Gospel with Melissa Weatherly and the Any Given Sunday Band
with a good sound.  The Austin Music scene influences Fredericksburg and vice versa.
Collecting money for the band


I love my town.  e
Thanks to my brother Chale for these pictures!



  1. Edyth, such a nice way to spend Sunday afternoon for a few hours with your brother. We have concerts in the Main St. Park twice a week, mosquitos and all. You look lovely in your white peasant top and red long skirt. I always wear long dresses, sundresses, or long skirts with a long pretty top and I'm short but it's what's comfortable to wear. I'm not much of a slacks person except for capri's. Your bag is very pretty too. Is it a Vera Bradley? I have so many of them in different colors, that way I can match my outfit.


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