• Events,  Life

    Only the One Earth…

    Over the Rainbow

    World Environment Day June 5th, 2022 I have been getting outside (mostly in my yard— I’m a wannabe permaculture gardener) a bit more since the weather has begun getting better. That is, if you overlook almost 40 degree drops in temperature from one day to the next, and my first Haboob since returning to Texas in 2020. I’m pretty sure we experienced (at least) one when we lived here previously. I just wasn’t aware that they had such an odd name. It almost seems sometimes, that with the advent of the internet, mankind got around…

  • Events,  Life,  Shop Local

    Happy Birthday to…

    SOTR First Birthday

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow The long and short of it is that I’m not sure if it feels like a year since we launched this small Shop on the Edge of Eternity or not. Some months have trickled by like a dried up desert spring, and others have rushed by like the water down State Street after one of our monsoonal downpours.  (Yes, we think about Water a lot out here.)  However it might feel to me, a year has wound passed since we opened the store. The Official Birthday is March 18th (Wednesday; the…

  • Events,  Life,  West Texas

    Observing Earth Day 2022

    The View

    There’s No Time Like Now Desert Blooms- The Big Bend When I first started this post yesterday, I found myself climbing up onto the same Soapbox I’ve occupied for too many Earth Days now. Since my years spent Homesteading in the turbulent days of the late 1970s and through the mid 1980s, I’ve been repeating the same message. As have a great number of others. However, while these many voices over the decades have increased awareness and garnered recruits to the cause of this planet, it’s still not enough. Earth Day was first celebrated on…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  West Texas

    Spring Break in Fort Davis TX

    Spring Break in Fort Davis TX

    March (Spring Break) Events in Fort Davis Old Overland Trail Museum Reopening 3-3-2022 Texas Trail Tamers at CDRI 3-6-2022 through 3-12-2022 CDRI Cactus and Succulent Sale 3-14-2022 through 3-16 Old Spanish Trail Centennial+2 Celebration 3-26-2022 (Fort Davis) Southwest 100 Ultra Expeditions Eco Series- Mountains 3-26/27-22 Details There’s a lot going on all over West Texas with the coming of Spring, and the arrival of not only the season, but our first major ingress of tourists and visitors of the year. These are just a few local events we can look forward to this month. New…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  Shop Local

    Merry Christmas To ALL

    Merry Christmas

    And an Amazing Holiday Weekend As Well We are here today, December 23rd all day and until 2:00pm tomorrow, Christmas Eve for your last minute shopping. Stop by and visit. Everything in the store is 20% Off today and tomorrow. We hope you all have a splendid, happy, healthy and abundant holiday. We will be closed both Saturday and Sunday in observance of Christmas. We look forward to seeing you next week.

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Counting Down to Christmas

    Countdown to Christmas

    We’re super excited and well stocked for the Holiday Season. To help with the Celebration we’re offering a different store discount every day leading up to Christmas. It’s our version of the Advent Calendar, with a new sale for each day. What a lot of fun. The store is decked out for Christmas. We’ve got heaps of ornaments and decorations both gently used and new, lots of them vintage treasures. We have gift wrap, cards and holiday themed party ware. And, our regular stock of gifts and eclectically inclined home goods. From graphic tees to…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Ghosts, Goblins and Halloween Haunts

    I can’t believe we’re 3/4s of the way through October already. Is everyone ready for Halloween? If not, we’ve got some unique and awesome decorations and party-ware in stock for the holiday. Still a few cute items if you’re putting together a costume also. We’re open every day but Wednesday. Stop by and say Hey! https://www.overtherainbowtx.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/OvertheRainBat.mp4 Wear a Costume & Save We’ve been super busy at the shop, adding all sorts of new items, vintage and new, and getting ready for the holidays— from Halloween through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. It seems that once…

  • Events,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Yay Fall!

    Yay Fall!

    We’re jumping with Joy at Somewhere Over the Rainbow !We Love Fall, and all that it includes. Pumpkins, gourds and colorful foliage are cause for all the happy feelings. Cooler days and chilly evenings are for getting into cozy sweaters and socks, wearing boots and jackets. The days are getting shorter (good for sleeping) and the general pace of life just slows a bit. Halloween is around the corner, and after that the fun and excitement of the Holiday Season. We’ve got some new pretties in the store, and I am addding new/old vintage stock…