• Fort Davis,  Products,  Shop Local

    A Holiday Gift Guide…

    Over the Rainbow Gift Guide 2023

    From Over the Rainbow It is just weeks until Christmas, and what better time to Shop Local, to explore the businesses that help to keep your community thriving and vibrant. You don’t have to go far to find all sorts of lovely and unique gifts and stocking stuffers. We are lucky in Fort Davis to have a great selection of small businesses to explore and treasure hunt in. Check out my Neighbors Posts for information on small shops in the Fort Davis, Marfa and Alpine area.

  • Products,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Terlingua Rain

    Terlingua Rain - Salve Family

    A Few of Our Favorite Things! With Christmas right around the corner, I have been thinking about some of my favorite things at Over the Rainbow. Many of our products are just made to be Stocking Stuffers, and I can’t think of anything much better to find in the big sock on Christmas Morning than a tin of Terlingua Rain Creosote Salve or Lip Balm. Both of these products are essentials for dry winter weather, particularly here in the West Texas desert. It’s so satisfying to carry products that we believe in, that align so…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  Lifestyle

    From Our House to Yours

    Happy Thanksgiving from Over the Rainbow

    We are wishing everyone, in our community, among our customers, and our wider audience, a lovely Thanksgiving. We hope that it is whatever you Like best in your Holiday. I call it the Food Holiday, so that tells you a lot about my Thanksgiving priorities. For those that don’t know, Over the Rainbow is closed on Wednesdays, so we won’t be at the store tomorrow, and we are closed on Thanksgiving. However, we will be here on Friday, and all weekend. The store is running a Sale for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. (Sale…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  Shop Local

    Anticipating the Holidays

    Happy Holidays

    At Over the Rainbow, we have a very nice selection of gift ideas, holiday cards and some wrapping paper, Christmas décor, both new and vintage, that you won’t find anywhere else around here, and much more. We are small but we pack a mighty amount of merchandise into this space. We’d love for you to visit and shop. We’re decorated inside for the holidays already, and by next week we’ll be lighting up the night [though always mindful of the Dark Sky Initiative that is keeping our area one of the most beautiful for stargazing…

  • Lifestyle,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Almost Famous

    Over the Rainbow Tx October 23

    Maybe Not Famous But Grateful ~ I am grateful for the friends we have made in Fort Davis, in Marfa and in Alpine, many of them small business owners themselves. I am also ever so grateful for all of our regular customers, for the chance to get to know some of these lovely people better (and also for all of the customers who come from places like, Austin, San Antonio, Midland , El Paso, or even Houston, Dallas or Fort Worth. Many of these are regulars also, coming once twice or more often a year,…

  • Ecology and Economy,  Life,  Lifestyle,  Shop Local

    The Dreams that you Dare to Dream

    Prada Marfa

    … Really Do Come True The summer flew by. We are settling into Fall after the fun and rush of having relatives from Florida [Daughter and Granddaughter to me; Sister and Niece to my co-workers] visit. I so enjoy doing the whole tourist experience in this area that I love so much. You get to see every thing with fresh eyes, and we get around to things that just get overlooked or put off in our day to day life. From Prada Marfa to the Château Wright Winery to munching lunch from a Food Truck,…

  • Marfa,  Neighbors,  Shop Local

    Mother Mary’s Spiritual Goods

    Mother Mary's Entrance

    Metaphysical Supplies in Neighboring Marfa~ We take the short trip to neighboring town Marfa fairly frequently. A favorite stop these days is the lovely and unique Mother Mary’s Spiritual Goods. The friendly and knowledgeable proprietor, Amanda Holstien, carries a diverse selection of metaphysical and esoteric wares. From Tarot Cards and other divination supplies to candles, jewelry, herbs and soaps, to incense, oils and potions, her offerings keep expanding...

  • Creative,  Events,  Lifestyle,  Shop Local

    The Big Re-Brand

    OTRTX Rebrand 2023

    Changing it Up Besides a Name Change and some design decisions, we are also leaning more toward a circular economy model. We already carry both some vintage and quality used clothing and accessories (belts, scarves and jewelry, etc.). We also have always had an eclectic selection of vintage goods, household wares and decor items. I have dealt in vintage goods through my Etsy shop (recently closed) and other outlets for a number of years. I’ve been a collector since I was a teenager, as was my Dad. It believe it is in the blood.