Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fredericksburg Sightings

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.
Wikipedia States:
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.

You can spend days just looking at the old structures and trim. To hear Wild Bill tell it, I'm unusually fascinated with trim it seems. Maybe so, I just can't pass up old doorways and windows, can you?

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 here's a vintage toy Volkswagon van that the top lifts up for putting the ice into the body of the van.

And it comes with quite a hefty price tag at $699.99!

Of course there were the usual painted signs among all the one of a kind pieces. This one is in front of the dog lovers store.
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.

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  1. I enjoyed the walk down the way.. Lots of amazing things. The stool bench is wow its funny how people think up things. Love the vintage ice bucket van and the red truck. I love seeing old building and things. Thank for sharing this.. And thanks for being so sweet and visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I appreciate you very much. My tea tray have ben a lot because this whole summer we had icky weather in my area of San Francisco.. So I haven't been able to have tea in the garden till this morning. You would 't believe the weather.. So tomorrow I will post about it.. Its good for us to do special things for ourselves right.. Hugs and thank you again. With love Janice

  2. Hubby and I have talked about a trip to TX. We have not been there before and I think it's on the agenda now. I love architecture as well!

  3. I love walking and going in shops like those in old towns. Hope you get to make one of the step stools. That's really neat.

  4. This town looks so charming. I would love just walking around and taking it all in. It's wonderful that some of the old buildings have survived!

  5. There just aren't places like that, around here. I love seeing places like this through your eyes.

  6. It is a really interesting place isn't it! xx

  7. A lovely old town. Love walking around towns like this. So much to see.

  8. What a great town and awesome stores. I would love to go there and visit. Well, more like shop. LOL, thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

  9. It looks like a really fun place to visit. I have not been there yet. Hope to get there and visit.

  10. OH! I'd LOVE to visit that place!
    It looks like it has so many cool things that I would love!
    I love that truck ice cooler!
    and I want to go into the dog place!
    Looks like such a fun day trip!
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. You took us on a wonderful stroll, I really enjoyed the tour with some great shopping, inspirational.

  12. Rivercrest Cottage,
    Love the shelf in the window!