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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Edyth O'Neill Closet sale part two, still adding.

Dear Friends,   As I am overcome with projects and parts and past creations, I have decided to list some here. I will add new items at the top not the end because that is how "Blogger" works.  To purchase an item, pay by paypal, show the payment as for "goods and services".  As you make a payment, there is a box to include a note to the seller. Please state the item you are purchasing!  Or I do not know what to send you.   I will refund to you if the item is already sold.  Paypal knows me by my email address, joneill816@austin.rr.com  Be sure the address you show there is correct to mail the item.  Money back, minus my postage if you are not happy and return the item to me immediately as you received it.  Be sure to email me if this should happen.  Most people who read here are friends and I treat you as such.
Thank you for looking, I am still in the closet working.


#30.  Greiner dolls like wool petticoats. This one is pretty enough to be seen as a skirt. Dark hunter green embroidered in bright red, the petticoat is in very strong condition with the only loss in the red embroidery at the bottom edge. Some dolly has danced that away!  Waist 10 inches for a slender doll, length 15 inches.     $22 including postage.





#29.  Do your dolls love old cook stoves? Mine do!  They have a dandy Bucks Junior # 2. I have had a lot of stoves over the years for them and also like the little German kitchens with all the wonderful small kitchen things. Here are two beautiful books on the little kitchens and old doll stoves for collectors.  One is a Theriault catalog of their auction with prices realized. The larger one is in German rather than English. Germany was the toy maker for the world in the 19th century.  Both hardback books in beautiful condition for $40 including postage. Look them up and compare.









#28  Two small spinning wheels, very good condition, the larger one is a quite detailed
 upright wheel almost 7 inches tall just adorable for an 8 to10 inch doll and the other is an unimportant little miniature fairly common.   Both  for  $22 including priority mail 





#27   Auction catalogs, great reference books five  for $27 includes priority mail.  Some have prices realized also.  I can look through these for hours and always see something new, depending on whatever my most recent interest in dolls has been.



#26.  Auction catalogs, great reference books four for $27 includes priority mail.  Some have prices realized also.




#25. Cloth Doll signed Edyth O'Neill 1983. Number 11 so this is one of the first.  29 inches tall.  Clean never played with, someone has surely cared for her!    Surprisingly fresh after all these years.  There were 74 of these dolls, assorted styles with center seam heads in the 1980's and also 3 with spoon shaped  heads.  A textile herself,  she likes to be around a collection of quilts. $165 includes priority postage.










#24. Old doll body, still useful. The hands with separate fingers are so dear, the way someone has darned them over and over to keep them all here.  Pictures show exposed cotton and wear.  There are three pieces of underwear, the lace on the drawers is extreme but all doll clothes are not created equal thank goodness. The chemise and petticoat are good.  All in all a wonderful old body. The fabric of the arms matches that of the torso, this is not an assembled body, the wonderful old hands are original to it.  18 to 19 inches long.  $108.  including postage.

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#21. Set of four small oil paintings by Edyth O'Neill depicting Early English Wooden dolls.  These are oil paintings and are framed to be a sweet spot on the wall for a doll collector.  Each painting is   5 x 7 inches and with the frame 7 x 9.         $145 including postage for the set of four.   




Thank you for looking at my closet sale,  Please read part one if you have not seen that post. e




Sunday, July 15, 2018

Edyth O'Neill Closet Sale Part One

Dear Friends,   As I am overcome with projects and parts and past creations, I have decided to list some here. I will add new items at the top not the end.  To purchase an item, pay by paypal, show the payment as for "goods and services" .  As you make a payment, there is a box to include a note to the seller. Please state the item you are purchasing!  Else I do not know what to send you.  I will refund to you if the item is already sold.  Paypal knows me by my email address, joneill816@austin.rr.com  Be sure the address you show there is correct to mail the item.  Money back, minus my postage if you are not happy and return the item to me as you received it.  Be sure to email me if this should happen.  Most people who read here are friends and I treat you as such.  Several items below plus more in Part two of the closet sale. Thank you for looking, I am still in the closet.  e


Newest items at the top.   If an item sells, I will remove it.


#19 Doll's or tiny tot's blue silk cape, lined. combination of hand sewing and finest machine sewing. It has some damage but it still lovely on a big doll, maybe the large china head I have listed earlier with her blue eyes.  Old hook and eye closures.  This can be used as it is, or the fabric with its attractively trimmed edges would make a skirt for a fashion doll.  Lustrous beautiful heavy silk with pleasing texture. $27 including priority postage.










#16.  A great China Doll head, 9 inches tall for a 35 inch doll.  @1860 to 1865, German of course.
There is a firing flaw as shown on one shoulder seam, it has always been with her since she was made and is not a later breakage.   All be it the value is reduced.  I did not see this  when we gave 950 for the doll at the Round Top Antiques fair many years ago on a nicely clothed body. I have lately taken the body and clothes for another doll.   With a body again she will be a stunning doll and can wear a real child's dress. $320 including priority mail.





#15.  Two pewter doll size Porringers by STEDE, one of the companies designated to make Williamsburg reproductions. Diameter not including handle, 2 1/2 inches.  I have several of these in my doll's cupboard.
 Plus a freebie, the saucer or tea bowl in blue from Allerton, English Staffordshire children's toy pattern Little May with eggs. Dish 4 1/2 inch diameter, has some light yellowing common to this ware. Antique, not a reproduction, though many are now. $37 including priority mail.







#13. A lot of three pieces of clothing for a tiny child or a big doll, plus a neat very tiny bib.  The bib is 6 inches over all, fine for a medium size baby doll. Not stained, looks never used. front and back shown. Price for complete 4 piece lot,  $32 including priority mail.

 A white baby gown, no fastener at the neck in back.  A loop and button can be added. length 28 inches.



A red and white  cotton dress, great for a large cloth doll.   Nice condition, length 20 inches, 9 inches across the shoulder.




Beautiful creamy white wool flannel slip, no holes!  Nice detail at the hem line.  Overall length 20 inches.  


 A few age spots, as shown, no others that I see.  very clean lot.  $32 for all four pieces.




#2.  a new unused autographed copy of Rugs for my Red Cape, $95 including priority mail.

#3.  a new unused autographed copy of Rugs for my Red Cape, $95 including priority mail.

#5.  A labeled Greiner doll head on its Lackman style drop seat body, missing arms and face repainted before I got her.  Feels good and  solid. The body is worth the asking price.  overall doll 19 inches $85. including priority mail.






#8. Adorable Steiff Polar Bear, with tag and button, in very nice condition, a good size for a large doll to hold. Size 4 1/2 inches tall.     $135 including priority mail.



 


#9.  My mother called simple flat dolls pancake dolls.  I made this one several years ago, 15 inches tall, Oil painted face, clean condition, $45 including priority mail.


                                                     Thank you for looking.  e












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