Thursday, September 30, 2010

Texas Wine Month - Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail

October has been designated at "Texas Wine Month"
Texas has some outstanding wineries and The Bluebonnet Trail is the place to start!
Bernhardt Winery
Colony Cellars
Cork This! Winery
Messina Hof winery
Pleasant Hill Winery - Brenham
Retreat Hill Winery
Windy Winery - Brenham
Saddlehorn Winery - Burton
Texas Star Winery

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Cannery Kitchen

The Cannery Kitchen at the end of our street is now open for business.  It has been renovated and this is the beautiful mural that was painted on the building.  The Cannery Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner.
Closed on Tues. and Wed. to the public, but is available for clubs.
Cost is $10.00
There is a gift shop inside as well.

... so if you are in the downtown area stop by and give it a try!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Round Top Antique Festival

Round Top, Texas

Ornate fireplace, my picture does not do it justice.... it was absolutely beautiful.  $17,000.00!

Something there for everyone! 

The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Vanilla Mint Fruit Cups

Vanilla Mint Fruit Cup
1/4 c sugar                    1/4 c. orange juice
2 T. brown sugar          1/8 c. lemon juice
                      1/4 c. water                  3 /4 tsp. vanilla
                      2 T. chopped mint
Combine sugar, brown sugar, water, orange juice, and lemon juice in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer for 5-8 minutes.  Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla and set aside.  Arrange fruit in bowls.  Pour syrup over fruit in bowls and add some mint to each bowl.  Toss gently and chill for several hours or overnight.
Serves 4 ( double for 8-10) Great with any fruit!

I keep the different fruits in separate bowls overnight, so when I serve I can put equal amounts of each fruit in the individual cups.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Venues at Round Top

Just a few of the many places to shop this week and next weekend!
Don't miss the fun!

Round Top, Texas

Round Top, Texas

Pastures and fields covered with tents, open buildings and buildings with climate control.  Miles and miles of antiques.  Furniture, dishes, glass, yard art, antique fences, rugs, quilts, vintage linens, crafts and so much more.  French and English Antiques all the way down to finding that one piece you are missing from your collection at home!
Round Top Chamber of Commerce

Friday, September 24, 2010

Volare Italian Restaurant

Volare Italian Restaurant, in Brenham, will be open for Round Top Festival on Sunday 26th for lunch 11-2 P.M. and dinner 5-9 P.M.
Monday 27th open for dinner 5-9 P.M.  All other days they will be open for regular lunch and dinner hours. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Went out to Round Top today and they were already shopping at many of the places.

Lots and lots of beautiful things and there is something for everybody from high end to $5.00.  You won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Longhorn Saloon

Longhorn Saloon is located on Baylor Street in Downtown Brenham, Texas.  Stop in after shopping all day in Round Top.  They have great burgers, salads, steak and so much more.
It is just blocks from The Brenham House.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Marburger Farm Antique Show

Get your strategy ready for the best plan of attach.  Round Top is ready and waiting for you!  Miles and miles of shopping.
Walking shoes, casual comfortable summer clothes, bottle water, hat and sunglasses, snack foods, pull cart, money for quick sales.
Scout and move, but don't forget how to get back to that special find.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Grayson County Herbal Tea Company

Our friends Randy and Terry Irvin own the Grayson Co Herbal Tea farm.  Terry grows her herbs with love and hand picks it. The tea is packaged as loose leaf.  Choose Lemon Balm Tea or Chocolate Mint Tea.  
It is time!  The teas have been harvested, packaged and are ready to sell.  It would make a great Christmas gift.  You can order online by going to this website Grayson Co HerbalTea

Friday, September 17, 2010

34th Annual Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival

October 9-10, 2010 Chappell Hill, Texas
Saturday 10-6 p.m.
Sunday 12-5 p.m.
Chappell Hill Museum 

Located between Houston and Austin, Texas
Live music, Great Food, Juried Vendors and lots of Scarecrow and Harvest crafts.
All of Washington County will be decorated with scarecrows!  Come and stay with us! The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast 

Great Fun at Leftovers Antiques

Don't miss this great night with food and sale prices!  Just one night only!
I'll see you there...Leftovers Antiques Home Mercantile 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm Wild about Wildflowers

This photo was sent in for the KBTX "I'm Wild about Wildflowers" contest.  It is absolutely beautiful.  Their prize was a two night stay at The Brenham House with us!  We really enjoyed getting to know Eddie and Mary!
Job well done!

Greater Tuna presented by Unity Theatre

Unity Theatre is a professional theatre in Brenham, Texas.
Book your stay with us and we will be glad to secure your tickets for you!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Burton Cotton Gin Barn Dance and Dinner Gala

7th Burton Cotton Gin Barn Dance and Dinner Gala
held at the Silver Wings in Brenham, Texas
October 9, 2010
Saturday at 6:30
Dance begins at 9:30 p.m. until midnight.  Music by the Clayton Adams Band.
Tickets $75. each or $900. for a table.
Purchase tickets in Brenham at the Chamber or K-TEX Radio, or at the Burton Cotton Gin 
Stay with us at

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Antique Rose Emporium

What a beautiful place to explore!  Paths to walk along as you wander through the gardens looking at all of the beautiful plants.  With people to help you with all of your plant questions.  ...and of course they will ship it to you as well!
Roses, roses, roses
Check out their website:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Washington County Fair Parade in Brenham, Texas

Saturday Morning in Downtown Brenham!  
Washington County Fair Parade to kick off the Fair.  
It was a great parade and here are just a few shots from it.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thanksgiving Day 2010

Thanksgiving 2010
Looking for a great getaway?
Book two nights, overlapping Thanksgiving Day, and receive a complimentary Thanksgiving Dinner from us at The Brenham House.  It will be served on Thanksgiving Day at 5:00 p.m.
Book now!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pig 'n Whistle of Burton, Texas

Pig 'n Whistle is worth the trip to Burton, Texas!  Great Pub food and libations.  The ambiance is nice and there are linens on the table.  Make your plans, while staying with us at The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast ,to go to the Pig 'n Whistle to enjoy food and music at this wonderfully quaint pub!

Copper Shade Tree a Fine Craft Gallery

September 18-October 10, 2010
A fine art-gourd show featuring 5 award winning artists:
Julie Birky- McGreagor, Texas
Sylvia Gaines- Sherman, Texas
Darla Hines - Magnolia, Texas
Mike Peyton- Katy, Texas
Judy Richie- Kerrville, Texas
Meet the artists, Saturday 18th 2-5 P.M. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Scarecrow Festival 2010

October 9-10,  Scarecrow Festival, Chappell Hill, Texas

Celebrating the Harvest Season is a great way 
to start the Fall Season! 
Saturday 10-6 P.M.
Sunday 12- 5P.M
This festival will be covered with scarecrows and pumpkin patches.  Live music, 250 vendors with food, crafts, and collectables.
Stay with us at The Brenham House and we can guide you into Chappell Hill from the back roads.
Parking is $5. and the Festival is free admission.
All of Brenham will be covered with scarecrows and pumpkins as well as Chappell Hill.
Book now at The Brenham House

Monday, September 6, 2010

Signs around Brenham

        Signs all around Brenham!                                 

                                                     The Brenham House 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Chocolate Cupcakes at The Brenham House

Afternoon Refreshments at The Brenham House

Just look on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa for the cake and frosting recipe!  Some things are better left alone!
I toasted some chopped pecans, in a little butter, to top the cupcakes.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Poinsettia Celebration

November 20-21; Saturday - Sunday 10:00-4:00 P.M.

Ellison's Greenhouses presents it's annual Poinsettia Celebration! Come see all of the thousands of colorful poinsettias before they are shipped out to nurseries all over.
Shop and buy your poinsettias, bring your camera to take pictures in front of the hugh Poinsettia Tree, visit with Santa and start your Christmas Season here.  Entertainment, food, and crafts you can start on your list for Christmas.