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

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Need a Unique Gift?

Wonderful Gift Idea!
Enhance Your Stay by adding a Brenham House Cookbook when booking on-line or by phone for that unique gift.
This cookbook has 79 recipes that we use at The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.
It is a collection of great Brunch recipes plus desserts!
Many can be made ahead and baked off the next day.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Garden Dream Room

Relax in our Garden Dream Room at The Brenham House!
This is a painting hanging on one of the walls.
Located upstairs, this large room is quite private. 
A comfortable queen bed, private bath with tub shower combination
 sitting area with two comfortable chairs to watch your favorite movie or just sit and talk.
Come stay with us!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Royer's Pie Haven

Located just across the street from Royer's Round Top Cafe is 
Royer's Pie Haven!

You can come in for breakfast, pie and coffee, pastries, or order a pie to go!
What a great idea!

Just tell them The Brenham House sent you!

What is new at Royer's Round Top Cafe?

Royer's Round Top Cafe
Great food and great fun!

and now Royers Pie Haven for breakfast, pastries, pie and coffee or just order a pie! 

Just 15 minutes from The Brenham House!

Friday, October 14, 2011

What is Coming Up?

Steel Magnolias is being performed at Unity Theatre
Oct. 13-16, 20-23

Emilio Colon will be performing Bach:  Suites for the Cello
Oct 15th, 3:00 PM at 
Round Top Festival Institute

St. Mary's Polish Heritage Festival
Oct 23, 2011
11:00 AM Family, Food, Music,
Live Auction at 12:30
701 Church Street, Brenham, Texas
979 836-3932

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Guess Who Came to Visit Us?

Welcome to The Brenham House!
I had the most exciting visit today from a beautiful woman, and her precious family, who actually grew up in our home!  I was nervous because I wanted her to like the house, but I knew there had been many changes over the years.  
She was able to share, with her boys, some of the stories of her childhood and now they would better understand what she was describing.
I got to ask a lot of questions about the house!
They were in Texas for her mother's 88th birthday.   

Happy Birthday Mrs. Vinas!
I hope you all can smell the cookies baking!

Sara Hickman returns to Blinn College-Brenham

After ten years Sara Hickman is back to celebrate 
the tenth year of the Dr. W.W. O'Donnell Performing Arts Center.
You won't want to miss this!

October 23, 2011  Get your tickets early 979 830-4024

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Great Coffeehouse close to The Brenham House

Mobius Coffeehouse
1120 S. Market Street
Just a few blocks from The Brenham House!  When you are out and about and need a great coffee, sandwich, and free WiFi this is the place to go to!
They serve Independence Coffee, which is roasted locally, and so-o-o- good!

You may know the coffeehouse by the BIG RED CUP that sits on top of the coffeehouse!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What is showing at Copper Shade Tree?

Copper Shade Tree
An American Fine Craft Gallery
Henkel Square
102 Schumann Lane 
Round Top, Texas
Wed. 12-4 PM
Thurs.-Sun. 11-5 PM

This show presents original designs by nationally acclaimed rock artist 
Carlos Moseley

Monday, October 10, 2011

My Grandmother, fondly known as Kate

This is my father's mother, my grandmother, Ruby Kate Rhode and her pet deer!
This picture was on a post card.
She was born and reared in Iota, Louisiana.  The family moved to Beaumont, Texas after she graduated high school, in 1919.  Someone burnt down her father's two general stores and that is why they moved to Texas.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thyme Day Spa in Downtown Brenham, Texas

What THYME is it?  
It is time to treat yourself to a wonderful experience.  
Located at the end of our street is this wonderful oasis.  
You can call them at 979 421-6044 or go online to check out all of their services.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

1800's Gas Parlor Chandelier at The Brenham House

This is the chandelier in the stairwell at The Brenham House!

  It is a lovely fixture that dates back to the late 1800's. 
 It is a Victorian Parlor gas chandelier that burned kerosene.   The kerosene was stored in the brass base of the lamp.  It has a chimney and at the top is a smoke bell of opal glass used to snuff out the lamp.  
  It has an opal glass domed shade and crystals to refract the light.  It has been electrically wired and is such a reminder of our history.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Deneen Pottery Mugs

Come have coffee with us!  

Our Deneen Pottery Mugs are for sale. 

 Each one is hand made on a potters wheel.  They are lead free and dishwasher safe, microwavable and made in the USA!

  We have cranberry with white, or teal green with raspberry trim.  Each has a picture of our historic home with a vintage '59 Jaguar parked in front.  What a wonderful way to remember your trip by drinking your coffee or tea, at home, from you own Brenham House Mug!