Saturday, October 30, 2010

Brenham Grill

Looking for a place to dine in downtown Brenham?
The Brenham Grill has a great menu with quite a variety to choose from.
Located on Commerce Street it is also a great place to eat before going to the theatre.  It is a short walk to Unity Theatre.  Click here to see pictures, hours of operation and menu.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Holiday Home Tour and Trunk Show 2010

November 20-21, 2010
Do all of your Christmas shopping at the Mansion!  Vendors will be showing silver replacements, yard art, estate jewelry, sterling jewelry, and so much more.
Tickets $15.00 to all events over the weekend and gives you access to the Trunk Show, Home Tour, Antiques Fair, and Saturday evening Wine and Cheese Party.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day 2010

We have one room left for our Thanksgiving Special.  It is our Antique Rose Room.  Book November 25 and 26th and enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner at 5:00 P.M. on Thanksgiving Day as our gift! 
No shopping, prepping, cooking, or dishes!
Just relax and enjoy the holiday!

Washington County Wine Trail

Plan a trip to Brenham, Texas and Explore the Washington County Wine Trail!
Washington County has so much to offer.  Start with the wine trail:
Pleasant Hill Winery 
Windy Winery 
Saddlehorn Winery 

Each one is unique and the owners are all so nice to meet.  Enjoy tastings or just a glass of wine... and don't forget to get stocked up with your favorites for the holidays!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Nancy and Friends Antiques

Nancy and Friends
A group shop..... Located on the grounds of Nancy's Antiques in historic Brenham, Texas.

509 W. Chauncy
Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
10:00-5:00 P.M.
American furniture, French and English furniture & smalls, Early New England furniture & smalls, Majolica pottery, Wilde Wedz, Dried Flowers, Painted furniture and faux finish furniture.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Must Be Heaven

Great place to have lunch!  Located on Alamo Street, in downtown Brenham. 
 Deli style sandwiches, salads, quiches and soups.

 Now the good part... they have great pies and Blue Bell Ice Cream!
When was the last time you had an old fashioned float 
with Blue Bell Ice Cream 
and your favorite soda?
Stop on by there!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Mystery Dinner Theater

Looking for something fun to do this Halloween Weekend?
performed by Murder by Chocolate
A crime will be committed during the dinner and everyone attending will be a suspect!  Help solve the mystery and see who dunnit!
Reservations click here:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Unity Theatre presents a reading of Twelve Mighty Orphans by Jim Dent

Monday, November 1, 2010
7:00 P.M.  Free to the public!
Unity Theatre presents "Living Literature" 
series.  Second is a staged reading of sections from
Jim Dent's Twelve Mighty orphans

Take an orphan, the Depression, and mix it with a Texas high school football team and you know you have a winner.  People always pulls for the underdogs.
Come and hear this reading!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Saddlehorn Winery

958 FM 1948
Burton, Texas  77835
Tastings, Wine by the Glass, Fanstastic Views, Gift Shop, Wine Club, Tours, and Outdoor Seating.

Friday though Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Count Your Blessings Southern Style

Southern Traditions

Count Your Blessings

Table blessings of thanksgivings are what defines the 
spiritual South.  There is a comfort in the way certain
 phrases are used each time the family gathers 
around the table for a shared meal.
Some blessings offer thanks to God 
and others ask for blessings from God.  Either way, the blessing of food is part of a ritual which connects the family members.  This tradition is then handed down to the next generation.

  There is no right or wrong way to say grace.  Almost everyone has said or heard these words, "Bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies and our bodies to Your service".

This is a time to remember those who have passed on before us,
Give thanks for the food,
for our health, 
for those who prepared the food, 
and for every member of our family.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thanksgiving Special 2010

Thanksgiving Special
Book two nights and overlap Thanksgiving Day and as a gift to you we will serve you a Thanksgiving Dinner at 5:00 P.M.
No shopping, prepping, cooking or clean up!  Just relax and enjoy the holiday!
Book now!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Last Call for "Greater Tuna"

Held over for an extra week!
If you did not get a chance to see Unity Theatre's presentation of "Greater Tuna" it is not too late.  Last performance will be 
October 24th.  Give us a call 979 251-9947 and 
we can secure your tickets for you.
Book now!

Tin Heart with a Crystal and Tied with a Ribbon


Thank you!
A gift from Round Top Antique Festival.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Holiday Home Tour and Trunk Show, Brenham

What better way to do a little early shopping and have a great time with your friends.  The homes are always so beautiful and the history is interesting.  Make your plans now.

Nov. 20-21, 2010 
Holiday Home Tour and Trunk Show
Tour Historic Homes decorated for Christmas and shop at the Mansion at the Trunk Show.
Purchase you ticket at the Giddings-Stone Mansion
2203 Century Circle 
Brenham, Texas
Presented by Heritage Society of Washington County

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Looking out my Window

As I look outside my living room window this is what I see.  
This is the duplex across the street from The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast on Clinton Street.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall is in the air.... 
 time to break out the recipes that remind us 
of the Fall Season.  We served this this morning at The Brenham House for dessert. 
This recipe is a great change from your pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving
Pumpkin Surprise
Given to me by a friend from church Debi Meschwitz
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
3 eggs
1c. sugar
1 (8 oz) can evaporated milk
4 tsp. pumpkin spice
1 yellow cake mix
1/2 c butter, melted
1 1/2 c. chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together the pumpkin, eggs, sugar, milk, and spices.  Pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish.  Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the pumpkin mixture.  Drizzle the melted butter ad sprinkle with the pecans.  Bake for one hour.  
I make a homemade caramel sauce to serve with it.

Drive on over to The Brenham House for a Great Stay

Drive on over to The Brenham House
 Bed and Breakfast for a Great Stay!
705 Clinton Street
Brenham, Texas

Friday, October 8, 2010

China Cabinet in The Brenham House

This is the lovely china cabinet that was built in our dining room, 
at The Brenham House.  
Originally there was a double sided fireplace that faced the dining room and the kitchen.  After the great invention of gas heating, came about, it was installed in the house and both fireplaces, in the home, were closed off.  Beautiful china cabinets were built in their place.
At that time if you had gas in your house you had arrived!
Now, everyone wants fireplaces!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween at The Brenham House

Halloween at The Brenham House...

Come see what is fresh baked on the buffet at 
The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Antique Rose Emporium

It is a beautiful day to go out and explore 
The Antique Rose Emporium!  
Buy something to plant or get ideas for grouping for your gardens.  The people there are very knowledgeable and can answer any questions you might have.  Check out their website by clicking here:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

So Many Miles of Shopping!

A plan of attack is important during Round Top Antique Festival.  There are miles and miles of shopping.
1.  Groups need to wear bright clothing so they can be spotted from the crowd
2.  Walking shoes
3.  Comfortable clothing for the trip
4.  Hat and sunglasses
5.  Drive in a vehicle that can accommodate the items you find
6.  Cell phones need to be charged
7.  Lots of cash ( some vendors don't take credit cards)
8.  Might make a better deal if they don't have to pay for running the credit card.  Some fees are high and you might just get that off the cost with cash.
9.  Always ask what their best price is.
10.  Carry water with you and scout places to eat ahead of time and don't wait to try t eat at the prime times.  Go early or later.
11.  Pull carts can come in handy for smalls that you pick up along the way!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Halloween from Brenham

Out running errands around town today 
... had to stop and snap a picture!  
The head of this very large black cat moves back and forth.  Just wanted to get everyone in the Halloween Spirit!

Friday, October 1, 2010