• View of Fort Davis
    Fort Davis,  Life,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    So Where’s Downtown?

    Downtown★ Uptown★ Midtown★ In a Small Town This post is at least partly by way of continuing my whine about all the attention that goes to one end of Fort Davis, often at the expense of the remainder of this sweet West Texas town. Granted, with some few (and Notable) exceptions most of the Business District is clustered around TX Hwy 118, or State Street, once you’re in Fort Davis.  The Business District in Fort Davis actually stretches from the two junctions of highways 118 and 17 at either end, and in reality, a bit beyond. In a town the size of Fort Davis, I see no point in dividing…

  • Jericho Flower
    Fort Davis,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    The End Of Summer

    Is That Fall in The Air ☆ Or a Little Magic It’s the beginning of Labor Day Weekend as I write this— the unofficial end of Summer. By the Calendar, and the thermometer, no doubt, there are still several weeks left in the Sunny Season. It’s been up and down for us. Busy at times, and not so much at others. There’s no pattern that I can See so far, so I continue to watch and wait. Already, in just the few months we’ve been open, the shop has begun to morph and change. Often, you start a project with a vision, but it soon begins to take on a…

  • Masking Up
    Fort Davis,  Life,  West Texas

    Smile Anyway

    The Great Mask Controversy I’m doing a short post today in the interest of clarifying the position we at Somewhere Over the Rainbow have chosen to take where  masks are concerned. We recognize that it is an issue that raises a great deal of controversy. Like many topics these days, the middle ground seems to be lightyears away from the extremes espoused by one side or the other. While we don’t feel affiliated in particular with either side of this controversial subject, we have chosen a path that works for us. While we watch and wait to see how various governmental and healthcare agencies continue to weigh in on the…

  • Davis Mountains Rock Shop
    Fort Davis,  Neighbors,  Shop Local

    Getting to Know Our Neighbors

    At Somewhere Over the Rainbow, we’re not just enthusiastic about our own shop. Small businesses, particularly those in Small Towns need to support one another, to carry that idea of Shopping Local to the next level. We have to Live Local, to remember our neighbors, visit their businesses and choose to keep our own dollars in the community whenever it is feasible. To those ends, we want to use space on our website to promote our friends and neighbors in Fort Davis, and all the neighboring areas. Look for a post about a business or local attraction we’re just wild about at least once a month on this website. One of…

  • FlowerPower
    Fort Davis,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Behind the Rainbow

    https://www.overtherainbowtx.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/firefly-window.mp4#t=,5 As of this weekend (July 17 & 18) we have officially been open for business two months. It has not been without its ups and downs I’ll admit. There have been days when business was so good that our optimism soared. And others that passed without a single customer coming through the door.  When that happens, the mood tends to shift into unwelcome channels of “what if?” Even after so short a time, we all are beginning to realize that you can’t let yourself get caught in these loops for good or ill. A great deal goes into opening even a tiny shop such as ours, and I can’t…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    A Cool Fourth…

    In Fort Davis Texas I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that July 4th is just a couple of days away. Maybe this last month has just flown by, or maybe we (Somewhere Over the Rainbow Team) have been so busy for the last three months that time just got away from us. However, the first big milestone of summer is definitely here. I know I’ve been looking forward to it. Not only is it our first July 4th in the new store, but last year, in the midst of the Covid outbreak and having just recently relocated back to…

  • Somewhere
    Events,  Fort Davis,  Life,  Shop Local

    Time to Settle In

    After the Grand Opening We had an awesome time last Saturday at the Grand Opening for Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The day was hot but beautiful and we enjoyed the visits from friends, old and new. We would like to thank everyone that came by and all who participated in the Celebration. A special thanks to the fine Folks from Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce for putting it all together. Congratulations to the winners in our little door prize drawing; Ann Marie, Jennifer and Sue. We hope to do more such promotions in the future. Creating a Niche for Ourselves Most of the Really Hard Work is done now, at…

  • Grand Opening Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    Events,  Fort Davis,  Life,  Shop Local,  West Texas


    Our Grand Opening on the Eve of Summer On Saturday June 19th Somewhere Over  the Rainbow will have a Grand Opening Celebration sponsored by the  Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce!! The Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled for 4:00 p.m., but we’ll be partying all day if you’d like to come by and join us. In honor of our Grand Opening (In real-time we’ll have been open just about a month) we’re having a Sale. Everything will be discounted 15% all day Saturday.  We’ll have Drinks and Snacks on hand, and a chance to sign-up for what we think are some awesome Door Prizes.  First Prize: A Mosaic Humble Bold…