Monday, January 31, 2011

Quilt Exhibit Winedale Historical Complex

February 14-27, 2011
Quilt Exhibit Winedale Historical Complex
19th-20th Century Floral Quilts 
from the Winedale Quilt Collection
Winedale Historic Complex, NE of Round Top

Friday, January 28, 2011

Cajun Shrimp Boil and Wine Tasting at Windy Winery

Cajun Shrimp Boil, Wine Tasting and Live Music
at Windy Winery
4232 Clover Road
Brenham, Texas
Jan. 29, 2011
$15. per person and wind sold by glass or bottle
for more information click here

Find your Valentine Gift gift at Peter Emerson's Silver Shop

Peter Emerson Silversmith
You need a gift for Valentine's Day?
205 E. Main Street
Downtown Brenham
Wonderful silver recreations Peter Emerson's interpretations 
of his travels throughout the south.
Wed. - Fri. 10:30-5:00
Sat. 10:30-2:30
order online 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wine Down at Pleasant Hill Winery

Pleasant Hill Winery
Jan. 29, 2011    2-6 P.M.
Wine down with Music & Wine Tasting!

Music by Allison Crowson Collins on the keyboard
Cheeseboards and wine available!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Brenham House Sugar Cookies

I have emailed this recipe out to many of my guests recently so here it is:

I use an old fashioned vanilla cookie dough.   I don't like to use food color, so I use a butter frosting, with almond extract and fresh strawberries for color and taste.

Brenham House Sugar Cookie
4 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking powder (aluminum free), 1/4 tsp. sea salt, 1 c. butter, 1- 1/2 c. sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Sift flour, soda, & salt together and set aside.  Cream butter & sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs & vanilla beating thoroughly.  Stir in the dry ingredients slowly.  Chill dough in refrigerator.
Roll out dough 1/4 inches thick and cut out cookies with a cutter.  Place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Bake for 10-12 minutes of until done.

Fresh Strawberry Butter Icing
2 T. butter, softened, 4 c. powdered sugar, 3 T. half & half, 1 tsp. almond extract, about 2 large 
strawberries cut up very small dice.
Mix the butter and sugar together and then add the strawberries to see how moist they are and how pink your icing turns.  Add the cream, and extract accordingly.

I make these cookies throughout the year.
 During this Valentine season I make them
 in the shape of hearts,
 and everyone seems to really enjoy them!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Winter Camellias at The Brenham House

Looking out the dining room window at The Brenham House.  
You can help but feel happy.
Camellias make us smile in the winter when most of the plants are sleeping, waiting for the spring. Camellias are as southern as pecan pie!
I smile because I remember spending time with my grandfather who loved Camellias.  He grafted Camellias and showed them at the 
Beaumont Garden Club.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Brenham Heritage Museum is a Must See!

In downtown Brenham, Texas 
there is a lovely heritage museum in the old post office building.  Loaded with history and just waiting for you to discover it!
Located on Market Street, and beside the building is the Fireman's Museum.
Maybe you have seen it and just never went inside.
Make sure you tour it, it is always fun to learn or refresh your knowledge!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wonderful Pottery Demonstrations from South Koreans

.... Just a short blip to let you know!
Doug Peck has been working on a wood fired kiln that is 34 feet long and is expected to produce temperatures of 2,400 degrees.
Peck will be hosting 8 South Korean potters
February 15-25, 2011
demonstrating work at
Blinn College,
and Renew Art Gallery
Read more from 

Guests staying at The Brenham House make this part of your itinerary!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

History of The Brenham House at 705 Clinton Street

This is the cornerstone of the first Lutheran Church of Brenham.
German was spoken in the services until the 1900's.
It was located in the 700 block of Clinton Street.
Destroyed during the Great storm of 1900 that hit Galveston, Texas.
Rebuilt on the same foundation, but 5 years later the church relocated to Third Street and is now St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Brenham, Texas.
The Brenham House was built in the 1920's on the same foundation in the same cruciform shape, only it was now a home.  The land was subdivided and the old church became 705 Clinton Street.
In 1989 the home was DBA- The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Valentine Brunch

Valentine's Weekend in Brenham, Texas

The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast will present...
At the civilized hour of nine,
 in the morning, a three course breakfast 
will be served to you. 
Linens, fine china, crystal and silver make for an elegant table setting.
A Glorious Breakfast to Set Before the King!
Happy Valentine's Weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Green Peck's The Round Top Collection

The Round Top Collection's 
Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day merchandise.
Green Peck's 
311 N. Live Oak
Round Top, Texas
Open Thurs.-Sat. 10-6 P.M.
or call 979 249-3972
Check out their website, click here 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Left Overs Antiques Mercantile

January 15-16 Going to Left Overs Antiques is a must!
If you are in Brenham that weekend it is 
Customer Appreciation Weekend 
and there is a great sale of 20% off entire store.
Gorgeous items just waiting for you!
Get a preview by clicking on this link:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Plan your Valentine Getaway to The Brenham House

Valentine's Day
Plan your weekend at The Brenham House.
-Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail 2/12-13/11
-Unity Theatre presents Souvenir 
by Stephen Temperly 2/11-12/11
-Great restaurants for dinning.
-Order flowers or Chocolate covered Strawberries to be delivered to your room when booking.
Let us help you look good the Valentine's Day!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Garden with Backyard Friend

See what all of the crowing is about in our garden!
Come stay with us at The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast, you won't be disappointed.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Texas Independence Day Celebration 2011

Celebrating 175 years of Texas History!
Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site
February 26-27th 2011
Check out the special events you won't want to miss

History, History, History!  Learn it!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tips for Weekend Travel

Short Trips: 
-Pick a close destination 
-Research activities going on in the area by checking the area links and blogs on the website where you will be staying

-Book your room
-Pack lightly with comfortable clothes that mix and match and don't need to be ironed
     Most places have hair dryers, specialty soaps, robes, iron and board, water and sodas, coffee, afternoon refreshments, free internet, DVD players and movies
-Shoes for walking
-Sleepwear and house shoes
-Make up bag with meds and toiletries
***Place bag in the car and as soon as you leave work on Friday, jump in the car and head off to your destination!  ahhhhh
**It is great to get away and unwind.  It allows you to breathe and become reenergized.
This just might be your cup of tea!

Spring Round Top Antique Festival 2011

It's almost that time of year!
Last week of March through the last weekend in April.
Spring Round Top Antique Festival
Rooms are filling up quickly... book your room with us.
or call us at 979 251-9947 and we will be glad to assist you.
Don't forget early birds will miss the crowds as the dealers are setting up!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail

First Two Weekends in February!
The Wine and Chocolate Trail is a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine's Day or just enjoy Chocolate with a friend.  Sample two wine pairings and two wine pairings at each winery along the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail.
Make your plans now and book your stay with us at The Brenham House!

Pleasant Hill Winery
Windy Winery
Saddlehorn Winery

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Brunch at The Brenham House

Broiled Grapefruit

The first time I had broiled grapefruit I was in New Orleans.  It is a very simple recipe and it is so good this time of year!
Cut and section the grapefruits. 
 Place in a baking dish.  
Place pats of butter on top. 
 Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together.  
Turn oven on high broil.  
Then top the grapefruit with the sugar mixture.
Place in oven and broil for 5-8 minutes.