Monday, December 26, 2011

Uptown Swirl in Brenham, Texas

Make your plans now!
Buy your ticket online now at

Then bring your ticket to the gazebo on Alamo Street.  You will recieve you beautiful boxed wine glass and tickets for the tastings.  Then you and you friends or special someone can tour the downtown and taste great wines of Texas!

Book your rooms at The Brenham House!  
We are just a few blocks from the downtown where all of the fun will begin!
or call us at 979 251-9947 
and we will be glad to assist you with any questions you might have.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thank you to all of our Guests from The Brenham House!

We have had another wonderful year 
and it is due to all of our great guests, 
who chose to stay with us at The Brenham House.
We thank you all!
Our holiday wish for you is to have a very Merry Christmas,
Happy Hanukkah!
May you have a safe holiday and a Happy New Year!
Happy Innkeepers,
James and Susan

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Need a Gift for a Special Someone?

Need a gift for someone who is hard to buy for?  Here are some gift ideas!

The Brenham House Favorites $15.00 
The Brenham House handmade mugs $15.00
Gift Certificates for The Brenham House. 
 You can purchase online or give us a call at 979 251-9947
Purchase tickets at Brenham Uptown Swirl 
January 14, 2012


Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Polka Dot Party Shop in Brenham, Texas

There are so many shops in downtown Brenham!
clothes and resale 
party goods
kitchen ware and home goods
coffee shop
One of my favorites for beautiful party goods is 
Toys, invitations, decorative paper plates and napkins, cups, balloons, candies, and so much more!
They also have hand made cards for all occasions by Michele Smith.
This is the card I purchased. It is three dimensional.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

This Year's Cookie Exchange was a Blast!

Attended a Cookie Exchange last night!
They are so much fun.

First you make the cookies. 
 Pick a cookie that will hold up and not crumble.
Making a 4 dozen cookie recipe that actually comes out with 48 cookies can be tricky!
Then cool, ice, and package to transport to the party.

Visit with everyone, 
eat dinner, 
and then swap cookies.  
Now you go home with a variety of wonderful cookies!

You say, what do you do with all of those cookies?

Start spreading the Cheer!
 I package mine up in cute baggies, tag them with a holiday note
and then start delivering them to 
the mailman,
our neighbors,
my hair stylist,
the lifeguards at the swimming pool, 
the workers at the church,
.... and of course a few for me!
The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Uptown Swirl in Downtown Brenham, Texas

What a great way to bring in the New Year!  
January 14, 2012

Order your tickets nowBrenham Uptown Swirl
$25.00 and receive a beautiful boxed glass.
 On January 14 just carry it though the town and taste the Texas Wines located in the historical stores in Brenham's beautiful downtown.
Get your friends together and book you rooms now!

What a great gift to give your your husband or friend!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What is showing at the Unity Theatre?

Unity Theatre presents
a wonderful play that will warm your heart.  
What a great way to get in the spirit of Christmas.
November 30-December 4, 2011
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
Unity Theatre, Brenham, Texas

Make your plans to stay with us at

We will be glad to secure your tickets for you!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade

December 2, 2011
Right after Thanksgiving is the Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade!
It is as if you have gone back in time.  The downtown is decorated with beautiful lights and Christmas decoration.  Shop with out the mall crowds.  Then enjoy the lighted parade as the sun goes down.  It is really an awesome experience.
Enjoy the weekend with us at The Brenham House!

Friday, November 18, 2011

George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

"Whereas it it the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and Humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, request me to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, specialty by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:  

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these United States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the benefit author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation..."

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day 
and enjoy all that we have been blessed with
 in these United States of America!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Chappell Hill, Texas Holiday Home Tour

December 10, 2011
9:30 A.M. -5:30 P.M.
Get into the Holiday Spirit,
 tour the gorgeous Chappell Hill homes
They will be all decorated for Christmas!
Come to Brenham and Stay with us at The Brenham House!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Dinner and Wine Tasting at Pleasant Hill Winery

Wine Dinner at Pleasant Hill Winery
Saturday, November 12, 2011
6:00 P.M. Barrel Tasting with the Winemaker
6:30 P.M. Dinner
catered by Volare Italian Restaurant
1441 Salem Road
Brenham, Texas 77833
for more information click here:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Camellias in The Brenham House Gardens

First of the season!
This is the start of our Winter Friends...
Camellias our Southern Belles!
"Londontowne Blush"
Single-petaled pink flowers that grow on upright bushes.
Cold hardy these flowers give color to your winter gardens!

Later to come at The Brenham House will be our "Lu Shan Snow",
 "Spring Sonnet" and "Reverand John Bennett" camellias. 

These Asian beauties arrived in the United States around 1798.

Thanksgiving Brandied Cranberries at The Brenham House

Ah-h-h!  It is that time of year again!
Fresh Cranberries are in the stores.  Now we start making our famous 
These are so good make great gifts as well.  We serve them with turkey dinners, on Blue Bell Ice Cream, pancakes and French toast!

Brenham's Newest Downtown Pocket Park

Toubin Park is now OPEN!
This is a wonderful pocket park tucked away between 
Brenham's downtown historic buildings.  As your enter the park your will see the yellow roses

Don't forget to check out the Heritage museum and see the fire equipment used back in the day!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas in Small Town Brenham, Texas

Make your plans now to come to Brenham, Texas!
 Enjoy this quaint small town 
with all of the beautiful Christmas decorations and lights, lights, lights.
Slow down, relax, and enjoy the small town experience!
 Shop with out the crowds and enjoy the real meaning of this special season! 
Holiday Home Tour
Christmas Stroll
Chappel Hill Home Tour
Visit one of our small churches with members who will be so happy to see you!
The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade

Downtown Tinsel Town
Christmas Stroll & Lighted Parade
December 2, 2011
5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Come shop in small town Brenham, Texas all day and at 5:30 enjoy the lighting of the Christmas Tree,  and the great parade with all of the Christmas lights on the floats!
The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Music in the Park Fall Concert Series

We have a new amphitheatre here in Brenham!

Dr. Bobbie Dietrich Memorial Amphitheatre
2425 North Park Street Brenham, Texas
Music in the Park Fall Series
Every Saturday at 7:30 P.M. in November
... and did I say it was FREE?
The concerts are free!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Holiday Home Tour and Trunk Show in Brenham, Texas

Holiday Home Tour and Trunk Show
 in Brenham Texas
November 19-20, 2011
Start at the Giddings Stone Mansion
2303 Century Circle
Brenham, Texas
979 836-1690
Tickets are $15.00
for more information

Art Show at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Brenham

St. Peter's Art and Sale
November 4, 5-8 p m
November 4, 10-4 p m
2310 Arline Drive in the Parish Hall
Paintings, Pottery, Eggshell Mosaics, Jewelry, Photography, Stain Glass,  Carved Gourds, and Drawings by many many artists!
Don't miss it!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Poinsettia Celebration at Ellison's Greenhouses

Ellison's Greenhouses presents
Poinsettias Celebration
November 19-20th, 2011

You won't want to miss this weekend! 
 There will be thousands of Poinsettia of all sizes, and colors.  There will be a hugh tree made of poinsettias.  Ellison's grow Poinsettias and then after the celebration they ship them out to all of the nurseries. 
 It is just something to see.
There will be vendors with crafts, wine to be sampled, and Santa will be there.
Purchase all of your Poinsettias.
 It is a great backdrop for you to take pictures of your loved ones.  
We always take one for our Christmas cards.

Book you room with us at The Brenham House!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Enjoy this great Weather at The Antique Rose Emporium

The weather has been glorious!  
It's time to get out to the Antique Rose Emporium!
Nov. 4,5, & 6, 2011
24th Annual Fall Festival of Roses
All Presentations are FREE and there will be food vendors on site.
Get great ideas for your yard, and pick up some fall plants.   Walk along the paths throughout the Antique Rose Emporium.
 It is also a great place to take photos
 that will have absolutely beautiful backdrops for your photos!
Click here to read and see all of the plants.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What is Cooking at The Brenham House?

Whistle Stop Pie 
at The Brenham House

So easy and so--o-o-o good!

Mix 1-1/2 c. brown sugar, and 6T flour together and place in the pie shell.
Mix 1 c. half and half, 1 c. heavy whipping cream, pinch of salt,  and 1 tsp. vanilla together and pour slowly over the brown sugar mixture.  Sprinkle 1 tsp cinnamon over the top and dot with thin slices of butter.
Bake in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees for remaining 50 minutes.
Let the pie cool and serve!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Cookies for a Full House!

Fall is in the Air .... finally!
Not complaining just awfully grateful, after this hot summer!
This afternoon meet the other guests and enjoy Fresh Baked Cookies while deciding where to go and what to do this weekend!

Lots going on this weekend in Washington County.
Pizza Movies and Wine at Pleasant Hill Winery
Chili, Wine and live music by Mike Gallo at Windy Winery
Pig 'n Whistle is having Halloween costume contest and Live Music by Gene Hackemack
Yum is having a Halloween Costume Contest, plu great food and wine.
Don't forget Volare Italian Restarant, 
Brenham Grill, 
BT Longhorn Saloon, 
or Brazos Belle! 

Wine Swirl in Downtown Brenham

Save the date!
January 14, 2012
Wine Swirl in Downtown Brenham!
Book your room Now!

You purchase the beautiful wine glass for $25.00 and then go through the town for samples of wine and tidbits of food.
These glasses will come in a box and will make a great gift for Christmas!  Give them to your friends and then come to Brenham for our Wine Swirl!
What great Fun!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Surprise Visit at The Brenham House

Today, I had the best surprise!
 I had a visit from, Karen, the prior innkeeper of The Brenham House!
It was so delightful to visit with her and find out more about the home.  It has been a long process for us to gather information about the house and the people who lived in it, throughout the years.
She brought with her some pictures, of The Brenham House, from owners before her time at The Brenham House.  It was so good to get to see the home and and yardscapes.
Karen, we hope your will come and visit again in the future!

What is Happening this Weekend at Windy Winery?

Chili Fest
October 29th, 2011
3:00- 6:00 PM

Music by Mike Gallo
Chili and Wine, of course!
Beautiful Weather

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pizza, Wine and a Movie at Pleasant Hill Winery

For all of you coming this weekend to The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast
Oct 29th
 starting at 5:00
Pleasant Hill Winery will be serving
 PIZZA and WINE and 
the MOVIES start at 7:00 P.M.
It is scheduled to be cooler weather so bring a sweater or jacket!
What a great way to spend the evening!

MOVIES:  The Simpson's "Treehouse of Horror" 
"Little Shop of Horrors" 
staring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, John Candy, and John Belushi

For more information go to Pleasant Hill Winery

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Turn of the Screw at Unity Theatre

If you enjoyed the last performance at Unity Theatre.... just get ready for
Mark your calendars for this 2 week, 8 shows production!
All of our guests have the best time going to the shows
 and then discussing it at 
breakfast the next morning!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Have your been to Ranch Antiques at Commerce Street?

Ranch Antiques in downtown Brenham, Texas
has the most unique and beautiful pieces of furniture that look like art!
Ranch Antiques offers an insight into Brazil's colonial pas, with reproductions that are made from sustainable heirloom woods salvaged from 18th and 19th century Brazilian ranches, haciendas, and churches.
Come and check them out at 117 W. Commerce Street,
Brenham, Texas