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9 Cool Things in Fredericksburg – Furniture, Wine and Wildflowers (Part Two)

17 Apr

As you will undoubtedly recall, Mr. Handsome and I took a trip out to Fredericksburg in December to enjoy some R&R and do a little scouting for our loyal followers.  For such a small town, it really is amazing how much great stuff there is to see out there.  If you haven’t been in a while, you’ll find it has definitely evolved –with some funkier stores alongside the traditional ones, more art galleries and a new focus on wine. You had me at “wine”.

Since we’re having a late and impressive wildflower season (according to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center), it seems the perfect time to share the rest of the highlights from our trip.  Be sure to check out Part One for the first five finds.

Phil Jackson’s Amazing World of Things

Phil Jackson's Amazing World of Things

I want to have a “World of Things” store someday.

I included this mostly because I loved “Amazing World of Things”.  I think the real name of the store is “Phil Jackson’s Granite and Stone Store”, but that’s boring (although I suppose more descriptive).  Combining the promise of both names, there is some amazing granite in this store.  There was one sea-blue granite table that I just wanted to lie on.  Given the multiple children in our house, one of the first things we wondered is what would happen if the table tipped over.  For normal people that would probably be almost impossible, but I bet a 12 year-old boy could do it in about 15 minutes.

Lincoln Street

Lincoln Street Wine Bar FredericksburgA friend of mine got married out in The Burg several years ago, and the night before the wedding most of us ended up at Lincoln Street.  It was one of those magical nights of wine and good friends, and I have a huge soft spot in my heart for that place.  When Mr. Handsome and I went out for our first romantic weekend together, I took him there and now it’s de riguer.  The best time to go is in the winter (or as we say in Texas, “winter”), when you can sit by the big outdoor fireplace with your glass of wine and chocolate truffles.  But the inside is cozy as well, exactly how I think a wine bar should be.  And of course the wine selection is great.

Double R Dry Goods

Double R Dry Goods stoveThis is one of the more traditional old-school Fredericksburg  stores, with lots of Hill Country-style stuff but also plenty of kitchy finds . From boots to taxidermy, you can get your Texana fill here.

Check out this amazing refurbished old stove – they had several. I don’t know where I’d put one or what I’d burn in it, but I want it.  Imagine the weenie roasts you could have with this thing!  You’d have to have a silver-plated stick though.

Galleria 19 Fine Art

galeria_19_fine_art_fredericksburgWe also wandered in to an gallery in the west end, which is becoming the “art” section of town.  We chatted for a while with Jesse, who recently moved the gallery from Mexico (quite a change!).  They chose Fredericksburg because of the growing art and wine community.  The gallery features more international artists than many of the traditional galleries in town, but still has a nod to the P.S. There is an artwalk every first Friday, and the galleries stay open till 8! Let’s hope this catches on; it’s very frustrating to watch the sidewalks roll up at 5 on a Saturday.  I mean, we’re practically elderly but even we can shop till 8.

So. gas up the car and head on out!  Be sure to tell us if you find any more great places, we’d love to hear about them.


Miss Part One?  Read it here.