• 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,…

  • 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,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Finally Over the Rainbow

    Welcome to Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    Open this Week We’re so excited (read: nervous, stressed and just a little crazy) to announce that at long last, Somewhere Over the Rainbow is Opening! Now, this isn’t the Grand Opening. That will come Soon, complete with a Sale and some Prizes I think. Look for an announcement in the next week or two. Our Hours are still a bit flexible, but look for us most days but Wednesday (Closed) from 10 to 6ish except Sunday. Then it’s 11 to 4! We’re looking forward to finally getting to meet a lot more of our…