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 26, 2015

Sunday Brunch in Fredericksburg

The Sunset Grill is deservedly well known for delicious foods.  Visiting cousins and my brother Chale being here too made a perfect reason to go enjoy the patio and great vegetable omelet like no other I have tasted before.   
Here is a picture with the cousins, I seem to be sleeping, blinked at the wrong time...
 My brother Chale with me 
I should play tourist in my own home town more!  I always have a good time when Chale comes from Austin to stay a few days.  e


  1. You are so beautiful, Edyth. Glad you enjoyed your day. :~)

  2. Thank you, I have seen you spiffed up in a long dress and lovely yourself! Most of my life I have been in work clothes and either smelled of sheep manure or turpentine, depending on whether I was gardening or painting. Blessings, e


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