Thursday, December 30, 2010

175th Anniversary of Texas Independence

February 26-27, 2011 
Texas Independence Day Celebration
Free two day historic celebration 10 AM-5 PM.  
Experience life in the Republic of Texas.  
Costumed re-enactors, period craft demonstrations, 
military encampments and Texas tunes.  
Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site, 
Barrington Living History Farm, 
and Star of the Republic Museum.
Book your room now for this very exciting Celebration.

Monday, December 27, 2010

J.R.'s Antiques in Downtown Brenham

JR's Antiques 
in Downtown Brenham is a fun place to explore.  
If you have the time you will probably 
find what you are looking for!
We are waiting to see you at The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.

Brenham Winter Antiques Show

Brenham Winter Antiques Show
January 8-9, 2011
Featuring 50 plus dealers at Knights of Columbus Hall,
FM 577, Brenham
979 865-5618
Make your plans now and book your room at The Brenham House!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Brenham Farmers Market

307 South Park Street
Saturday mornings at The Brenham Farmers Market
Plants, baked goods, soaps, embroidered items, wood crafts and carvings, canned goods and so much more.  You just need to get down there and check it out.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Round Top Guitar Festival

Oh, I just can't wait!
Do you enjoy guitar music?
Make plans now for March 12, 2011, 
1:30, 4:00, and 8:00 P.M.  
Stay with us at the Brenham House and We will be glad to secure your tickets for you!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Brenham Grill

The Brenham Grill
107 W. Commerce
Great place to eat in Downtown Brenham.  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served.  They serve Italian, Mexican, Cajun, and American foods.

Friday, December 17, 2010

New Year's Eve Party 2010

24th Annual New Year's Eve Party
December 31, 2010 at 7:30 P.M.
Appetizers and beverages at the Menke House.
Spectacular buffet dinner, 
celebrate the arrival of 2011 by dancing to the 
rhythms of The Black Cat Choir.  
At midnight welcome the New Year in with 
champagne, sparklers, ringing bells 
and singing Auld Lang Syne. 
 Coffee and sweets will close out the evening. 

Stay with us at the Brenham House Bed and Breakfast 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter Antique Show at The Big Red Barn

January 15-16, 2011 Winter Antique Show
- 120 antique dealers will be at the Big Red Barn
- Round Top, Texas.
-All antiques will be inside with and free parking on site.  
-The Big Red Barn has 41 year history of drawing antiques and collectors!
*Antiques collections from Texas and throughout the United States, as well as from, England, France and Belgium.

Make plans to stay with us at The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast for this great weekend!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Renew Art Studio in Brenham, Texas

Renew Art Studio
707 S. Austin Street
Brenham, Texas 
Happy Holiday Hours Open To the Public
December 16-22
Dec 16 Pottery Demo
Dec 17 Silversmithing
Dec 18 Pearl Knotting
Dec. 20 Silversmithing
Dec. 21 Pearl Knotting
Dec. 22 Pottery Demo
Dec. 23 Silversmithing
Stop by for refreshments and see great demonstration from local artists.
979 836-1620
5:00-7:00 P.M.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Where do You Go for a Perfect Cup of Coffee?

I'm pretty particular about my coffee.  
I really do enjoy going out for coffee.  I guess I figure I would have it at home anyway, so why not let that be my treat when I am out.
Independence Coffee is a full rich flavored coffee, made here locally, you are sure to enjoy.
While spending time in historic downtown you can now stop in for a wonderful treat at their new location on West Main Street, in the Simon Theatre, which is our new visitors center!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

What are they pairing with their Wines?

December 11-12, 2010
Windy Winery- Sweet Meats and Tahini paired 
with the Brenham Blush
Saddlehorn Winery- Coconut Chicken Curry Balls paired with Happy Trails-Reisling Blend and Red Barn
What a great way to start the Christmas Season!

*Next Event on the Bluebonnet Wine Trail 
will be the first two weeks in February. 
* It will be the Wine and Chocolate Trail!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Are You Looking for a Special Gift for Some one?

Are you looking for something for someone
 on your Christmas list?
It's hard to find unique gifts
 the person might actually use.  
Then there are those who throw the dinner parties
 during the holidays, as well.  
A gift in hand is always welcomed for all of the hard the host or hostess did to get the people together for the evening.
Here are some ideas:
Wine from our Texas wineries:  Windy Winery, Pleasant Hill Winery, Saddlehorn Winery
Independence Coffee and Brenham House Mug
Gift Certificate for The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast
Unity Theatre Tickets for the New Season
Gift from are many stores in historic downtown Brenham
Gift Certificate from Volare Italian Restaurant

Hope these help you in your search for that perfect gift!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What's for Breakfast?

Breakfast Enchiladas  at The Brenham House
Breakfast starts with
Fresh Fruit
Breakfast Enchiladas, Parsley Red Potatoes, Green Beans
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
Juice and lots of hot Coffee and Tea

Scrambled eggs with saute onion, garlic, and bell pepper, sausage, cilantro, wrapped in a flour tortilla.  Topped with cheese sauce with green chillies and baked.
Plate and top with tomatoes and cilantro and a dollop of sour cream. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Celebrating Christmas in Downtown Brenham

Christmas Stroll started off with lighting of the Christmas tree and a wonderful parade!  
So many people came out for the event.  The Downtown is simply gorgeous with all of the lights and decorations.  Most shops had fresh baked cookies and wassail.  The shops stayed open late for all of the shoppers.  There was music on every corner and "The Polar Express"  was the movie shown on the west corner of the square.
Oh, and did I forget to say Santa was there?


Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thyme Day Spa

706 Seelhorst at the end of Clinton Street
Located just at the end of our street is the lovely Thyme Day Spa.
After a day of shopping you and your friends can take advantage of the wonderful treatments.

The Brenham House will be glad to schedule your appointment for you!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Now Open - Washington County/Brenham Visitors Center

Grand Opening of Washington County/Brenham
Visitors Center
It is an absolutely beautiful restoration of this historic building.  Make sure you stop in to check it out and get information on Washington County.  Located on Main Street, Northwest side of the downtown square.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This Weekend!

Starts this weekend at Unity Theatre!
Christmas Stroll is this Friday!

Come and relax in Brenham.  Start you Christmas Season with us at The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  We are waiting for you.
The Happy Innkeepers,
James and Susan

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hear the Bells at Round Top Festival Institute

Saturday, December 11 at 3 P.M.
Hear the Bells
Bayou City Performing Arts Choruses
Join in a truly classic holiday concert featuring Saint-Saens "Christmas Oratorio" and other special  jewels.  Traditional holiday carols will follow the performance accompanied from the stage by James Dick, the Institute's Founder and Artistic Director.

Tickets $20. Adults   $10. Students

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Holiday Reception. Following the carols, join us for wassail and treats in the School Building, across from the Concert Hall.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Nutcracker at Festival Institute

Round Top Festival Institute
Saturday, December 4 at 4 p.m.
Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"
Dancers Workshop and Ovation of Austin
Danced by children 
What a wonderful way to start the Christmas Season!
Tickets $20. adults     $10. students

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cookie Exchange

It is that time of year again, and there are so many parties to attend! A Cookie Exchange is a great way to get together with friends. Show up with dozens of one kind of cookie and come home with an assortment.  Now you are ready to have your friends over for coffee or tea and share your cookies!  Carry an assortment to any of your parties you will be attending.
These are my all time favorite cookies!
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cherry Pecan Cookies
1 3/4 c. sifted flour                     1 egg
1/4 tsp. baking soda                    2 T. milk
1/3 c. Hershey's cocoa                8 oz. chocolate chips
1 c. butter                                    1 c. chopped dried cherries
1 tsp. vanilla                               1 c. chopped pecans
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix flour, soda, cocoa together in bowl and set aside.  In a mixer, cream the butter, vanilla, almond, brown sugar.  Add the egg and milk and beat.  Slowly add dry ingredients.  Drop by spoons on to baking sheets and bake for 14-15 minutes.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Welcome to The Brenham House

This is the Welcome Board on our entry porch at 
The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.
A full house this weekend is such a blessing!  We enjoy our guests and we love it when our home is full of joy!
We would like to add your name to our board!

Friday, November 19, 2010

November 20-21 2010 Two Great Events

November 20-21  Two great Events!
Ellison's Poinsettia Celebration-$2.00 adult
The Holiday Home Tour and Trunk Show-$15.00 adult
Come back with your ticket on Saturday evening from
5-6 P.M. Wine and Cheese at the Giddings-Stone Mansion.  

You don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Peek at the New Visitor Center

How about a sneak peek?
Our new Visitors Center will be opened Dec. 3. 2010!
We are so very proud of all of the hard work to give this historic building such a great face lift.  It is absolutely beautiful.
Open Saturday Nov. 18th inside the Simon Theatre will be  Independence Coffee Co.'s Coffee and Tea Market.
Come on in for your favorite coffee or tea.  Northwest side of the square on Main Street.

You will have to just see it for yourself!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Stroll 2010

Downtown Brenham Christmas Stroll
Dec. 3 2010
December 3 at 5:30 PM the Girl Scouts Lighting of the Courthouse Tree
6:00PM Sounds of Christmas Lighted Parade 
and following the parade a Movie on the Square- "Polar Express" 

Live Entertainment and strolling carolers!
Shop for goodies at the Farmers Market!
Get in the Christmas Spirit by visiting more that 40 shops and boutiques!

Don't forget the Jingle Bell Stroll on Saturday, December 4!

Make your plans now and book your rooms at 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Unity Theatre presents
December 1-5,  1 week, 5 shows
Wed.-Sat. 7:30, Sun. 7:30
What a wonderful way to get into the Christmas Spirit!
Make your plans now to book with us at The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast and we will be glad to secure your tickets for you.
Family comedy all will enjoy!
This show tickets are adult $15. and student $ 10.
(Tickets On Sale November 1)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

1st Annual " McNelly Munster Mingle"

November 13, 2010 LaBahia Turn Verien Dance Hall 
Noon to midnight!
First Annual "McNelly Munster Mingle"
Come and celebrate our history connection to famous Texas Ranger, Leander McNelly.  
Dance to western swing troupe, Back at the Ranch.

Dance $20.00 per person
Click here to read the article on Captain McNelly:

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Convention Center for Brenham

Brenham will soon have the newly renovated historical
 Simon Theatre opened as their Convention Center and the Chamber will host the Visitors Center in it.
Business Meetings, Wedding receptions, parties, etc.