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, September 26, 2015

Setting a pretty fall table

Look at the gorgeous damask table cloth from Penny’s garage sale a few minutes ago!  It even has a stripe of green to pick up the green cupboard behind it!   And it is exactly the length of the 8 ft table Jackie made and so pretty with brown dishes.  My kitchen does not like light or medium blue, (indigo is ok), so I have gone to brown and white dishes now and let go much but not all of the blue.
 I will probably serve from the round table in the kitchen on Wed afternoon with this cloth doubled in half there for a small tea. Beth is making a pound cake for the occasion. 
Color is exciting to me and I get almost high on it sometimes, just had to share this.  Color was a big factor in my joy at rug hooking, and now that my hands do not want to do much of that, I love painting.  Cypress trees here turn the greatest red orange next month!  I will be painting them.     e

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