• Fort Davis,  Life,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    [New] Beginnings

    Crystal window

    New Year, New Dreams & Goals I can’t believe we’re already over half way through January 2023! However, that’s what the calendar is telling me, so I guess I just have to go along. In order to meet at least one of my goals for this year, I had better get this post written and published. I hope to be more forthcoming and interactive with my online presence this year. That means at least two Posts on this Blog every month.

  • Events,  Life,  West Texas

    A Thoughtful New Year

    A New Year

    Looking Forward ~ This is West Texas, and if you weather it, if you survive its harsh and unyielding initiation, you will find that it gets inside you, that you become as volatile and unwavering as this land, and that you Love it with all your Heart and Soul. Now, the question for this New Year and those to come, is how to best serve this beloved place, how to best fit it and to live with it, and to properly honor it at the same time? I already know that I want us to…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  West Texas

    We Wish You…

    Merry Christmas from Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    Christmas is this weekend, and we at Somewhere Over the Rainbow want to take this opportunity to tell all of our friends and customers just how Much they mean to us. As the year winds toward a close, we find ourselves taking stock of just what matters the most to us. Thank you for making us a part of your community and your lives. We are wishing everyone a very happy and safe Holiday Season, and hope that you all find time to enjoy yourselves, and each other. It’s cold out there as I write…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  Shop Local

    Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Ode to the Food Holiday I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving. However, it feels like winter outside in Fort Davis, Texas as I write this, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.  We at Somewhere Over the Rainbow would like to tell you all how much we appreciate you. We are Thankful and Grateful indeed.  And we want to wish everyone the best and happiest Thanksgiving, in whatever form you like to spend it.  For me, it is undoubtedly one of my favorite Holidays, and not only because it is a Food Holiday, though that figures…

  • Events,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Almost Halloween

    Almost Halloween

    It’s that time of the year again! Almost Halloween! At Somewhere Over the Rainbow, we kind of love Halloween. Before we moved here, I would put on a rather over the top Halloween Party every year, complete with wacky themes, amazing costumes, and all the best spooky food. It was an incredible amount of work. The first year without one was okay. A break from doing the big party six or seven years running. Now, I kind of miss it. However, we have the shop decorated for Halloween, and as we get closer to the day,…

  • Fort Davis,  Products,  Shop Local

    Essential Aromatics

    Over the Rainbow Texas

    It always makes me feel good when customers come into the shop and immediately ask what ‘smells so good?‘ Truth is, there are all sorts of great smelling goodies at Somewhere Over the Rainbow.  We carry a wide selection of incense, resins, candles, room and linen sprays, and the very versatile, Essential Oil. And this is the main reason the shop always smells (and I think, Feels as well, so Good). I have a diffuser that I use daily, choosing the Oil not only to smell good, but often to address our moods or how we’re…

  • Fort Davis,  Gallery,  Neighbors,  Shop Local

    Go WEST

    Go WEST

    Here’s another post featuring a nearby #Small Business that we at Somewhere Over the Rainbow loves.  WEST is amazing! An Antique and Vintage shop just packed with trinkets, treasures and the unexpected. It’s every bit as offbeat and eclectic (maybe even more so ;-))  as we are and so much fun to visit. I could spend hours and still not take it all in. Join me today for a pictorial tour that doesn’t even begin to show you all there is to see at WEST. The Guadalupan Lady WEST. Fort Davis Located in the heart…

  • 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…