Fredericksburg Texas is an early German settlement in what Texans call the Hill Country, which is above Austin a ways. Many of the original buildings are still in use having been maintained and/or restored.
The History of Fredericksburg, Texas dates back to its founding in 1846. It was named after Prince Frederick of Prussia. Fredericksburg is also notable as the home of Texas German, a dialect spoken by the first generations of German settlers who initially refused to learn English.
Here's a few shop windows and sidewalks with unusual stuff just waiting to be stared at. Willkommen indeed!
This stepstool in the window seemed to be made of several pieces of furniture such as dresser drawers and chair pieces.
I loved the way it was painted in several different colors. I took quite a few pictures to put in my "future projects" file, thinking I might use the inspiration to make one like it one day.
I guess I am just a junk lover at heart. But you already guessed that, right?
One store had several ice coolers made from vintage toys, like this old red truck. The back lifts up to put ice and soda or beer in.
And it comes with quite a hefty price tag at $699.99!
While this one for the gift store gave a nod to Johnny Cash...
If you get tired, you can use the bench made out of an old wagon wheel and parts of the wagon.
So if you're ever wandering around Texas, stop by Fredericksburg and get to know the town. Not too far down the road is Dripping Springs, where Willy Nelson tends to hang out. I don't think he's moved to Colorado quite yet.
Thanks for dropping by!