Friday, May 1, 2009

Most Awesome Hardware Stores....part one

I know what you are thinking. "Danelle, why do you even know about hardware stores in Houston?" That is a very fair question. I mean come on. I don't cook, I don't clean, I don't "fix" things, I'm not "crafty", I use my shoe as a hammer and my butter knife to undo screws. However, I do love to shop. For anything and everything. Shopping fulfills me and makes me know that I am a better person and that anyone I thought might be upset with me will love me because I went to the store and bought a candle. Shopping just simply makes me feel good. And that, dear reader, is why I know about hardware stores.

Ok, let me change that. I know about cool hardware stores. If all the store has in it are some screws and weird paper with sand grits on it and tape and tools, then I have no reason to be there. But, if it has all those things PLUS awesome gifts, cards, cookware, china, crystal, food and books then I so need to be there. I will be making this a three part series, simply because each place deserves their very own dedicated post and I think a little mystery is cool....

Berings is one of my beloved hardware stores. The first time I went here was with my sister (of course) and I was filled to the brim with negativity about it. The thought of going to have my oil changed was more appealing. Thank God I surrendered to my sister's amazing ability to influence me. Seriously, she could talk me into thinking the "swine flu" was a "must have" for the season which would result in me licking an infected pig's face just so I could be cool. Anyway, had it not been for her badgering (I use the term lovingly), I would have missed out on one of the coolest places IN THE WORLD.

I mean, my God, I can get a nail and a thingy-ma-jig along with this cool set of note cards embossed with my initial on it:

I can totally buy whatever this is (it looks necessary):

And also get this:

Isn't that argument enough?

You need this store in your life. If I was smart, I would have registered here for my wedding because of all the awesome china, crystal, flatware, etc. But, I didn't so let it go.

Here is the pertinent info and if you find yourself in possession of some note cards with a "D" on them and your name starts with a different letter, I will be happy to take them.

locations & hours


Westheimer Location:
6102 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77057
M-F 8am-6pm
Sat 8:30am-6pm
Sun 11am-6pm

Bissonnet Location:
3900 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
M-Sat 8:30am-6:30pm
Sun 11am-6pm

***all images courtesy of Berings website***


  1. Aw, shucks golly gee. You're making me blush! We registered there 8 years ago and still use EVERYTHING to this day. The white Wedgwood plates and Baccarat crystal wine glasses, in particular. This place ROCKS - agreed! Love you :)

  2. I totally don't remember what I got you for your wedding gift? I know I eat on your wedgwoods all the time.