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

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Once upon a Christmas Time Part Three

Here is a friend's house to share.  The spaces are gracious  and ample for large groups, but warm and inviting for our small collectors club also. Our hostess chose to set several small tables in her kitchen area for us to gather around and then let us wander and enjoy the treasures everywhere.  Discussion for the meeting was decorated boxes and some nice ones were shown.

This tree is decorated with old cotton fruit ornaments.

An informal arrangement on the piano brings it into the decorating theme nicely.  The hooked rug shown here is a taste of the fine collection of them.

There are many lovely portraits and beautiful old theorems all over the house.  


A precious old trundle peeks out from under.


The collection of old ornaments by itself would make a lovely post to study!

A nice touch on an old spoon to enjoy year round.  e

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