The Strand Galveston or the historic downtown area of Galveston preserves the historical underpinnings of the city. The district center embraces diverse activities and attractions ranging from Victorian buildings to restaurants, nightclubs, wide varieties of shopping stores. The cosmopolitan strand or Avenue B as it is commonly referred to, is very popular for its seasonal Christmas festival, dickens on strand and the celebration of Mardi Gras. Today, it is renowned as a historic landmark that attracts tourists for its captivating attractions like museums and art-galleries. Certainly, it defines the entertainment pulse of the city.
This store is so interesting, you will want to spend the day. You will find medical antiques from the Civil War, Victorian era, midwives and downright quackery. The beaded antique bags here are from the 1800s up to the early 1900s. They are beautiful and much in demand. This store also has over 200 nativity sets imported from Africa, Bethlehem, the Canary Islands, China and Germany, just to mention a few. Other popular items are the Santons (figurines) from the house of Fouque and the Retablos (religious figures for use in private altars in Mexico).
This shop owner has done custom frames for James Michener and Prince Charles so you know quality work is the final product. Pam Heidt's artwork is featured here. She has become famous for painting many Galveston architectural landmarks and seasonal events. You will also find antique pieces, collectibles and coin sets. Don't miss the Florials (antiqued flower & shamrock cameos) by Sally Barratt Studios.
Ever bring home seashells from the beach, only to end up throwing them away when you do not get around to making something creative? On your next visit to Galveston, stop by Fullen Harborside Jewelry and pick up some seashell souvenirs that will not require any work. Fans of sterling silver will love the selection of sea life that adorns earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The store also offers a wide selection of unusual items, including gold nautical gifts, black pearl jewelry and treasure coins. Jewelry repair is available and private viewings can be arranged at this 25-year-old establishment.
Step back in time when you visit La King's Confectionery. Memories are everywhere in this candy shop and soda fountain. Remember the cherry cokes, malts, shakes and ice-cream sundaes? You can enjoy those tastes again plus many more interesting flavors. This shop was created by the family of James King, who, in the 1920s, began learning the art of candy making which are still being used today. You can choose from peanut brittle, divinity, pecan pralines, hand dipped chocolate, fudges and salt water taffy.
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