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 loved 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. 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, August 20, 2011

Paint question, not much help

In answer to an email requesting the name and brand of paint if Jack ever painted some of his furniture in an "Old red".

Hi Lois, Yes many times, however he just mixes a mess up in an aluminum pie pan and paints out of that. He uses latex paints, several reds and a black or brown, and mixes what he wants, trying them out on a scrap of wood. Sorry About that! Exception, for a very light red he uses a color called mayflower red from Benjamin Moore. We keep reds in cans from Old Village paint company, but also from others he buys locally at different times. So hard to be any help! Good Luck, Edyth

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