Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail

Spring Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail

Three weekends in April
7-8th, 14-15th, 21-22nd
Each winery will have two wines paired with two specialty crafted cheese dishes.

Join the trail in Washington County at: 
Pleasant Hill-Sagiovese and fontina cheese, Rose paired with Brie on baguette drizzled with raspberry chipotle sauce 

Saddlehorn Winery- Mac and Cheese two ways paired with Black Spanish semi and dry Blanc du Bois

Windy Winery-Spankopita paired with Syrah and spicy pepper and goat cheese spread on baguette bread paired with Red Sunset blend of Lenoir 

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Gift of Flowers

I just wanted to share, with all of my guests,
 the beautiful flowers that came from a dear friend's garden.

Mary V. is a great gardener, cook, friend that will listen to you, and
 one who will always be there if you need her.

These flowers came from her garden in Beaumont, Texas.
 I placed them on the side board in my dining room to share with all of you!

Sending you hugs Mary V.
from Susan

Great Restaurants in Downtown Brenham

Those of you attending the Round Top Antique Festival
don't forget you can come back to Brenham for dinner
 and there will be less crowds.
In Brenham's historic downtown is:

Volare Italian Restaurant


Brenham Grill

BT Longhorn Saloon

Yumm!  Sweets and Eats

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Check out The Antique Rose Emporium

Visit The Antique Rose Emporium
Just a short drive from The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.
Enjoy the bluebonnets and other wildflowers along the way.

It is just a wonderful place to walk and see all of the beautiful plants.  It is so peaceful just to walk through the gardens ... and I bet you don't come back with just one plant!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring in Washington County

Yes, the bluebonnets and other beautiful wildflowers are out!  
Come on to Brenham, Texas and bring your camera.

Here are some pictures I took today, on an afternoon drive.
There are flowers everywhere!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Beadboard UpCountry in Downtown Brenham, Texas

There are so many wonderful shops in downtown Brenham, Texas.  
Beadboard UpCountry is one of those shops you don't want to miss! 
 It has so many pretty things.  
They are a sole purveyor of Arte Pura Itailian Linens   After shopping out in Round Top come on back and shop Brenham and have dinner!

April 3-6 Wine until 9:00 P.M.
April 3rd come to the book signing of Segreto Secrets by Leslie Sinclair.
check out Leslie's website

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Round Top Opening Celebration at Leftovers Antiques

Spring Round Top Opening Celebration
Saturday, March 31, 2012
6-8 P.M.
Meet designer Annie Selke at the signing of her new 
book Everyday American Spaces.

Beautiful antiques and one of a kind merchandise from around the world.
You won't want to miss this great party!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What to pack for your Antique Shopping in Round Top, Texas

Spring Round Top Antique Festival 2012
Shopping begins Saturday, March 24th, 2012
20 places open in Carmine, Round Top, and Warrenton.
Each day more and more open!

Get ready and pack ahead!
Don't forget to pack:
tennis shoes,
bottled water,
bag for small purchases,
comfortable clothes,
phone for pictures.
Check shows that are open by going to 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Things to Remember when Photographing Texas Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets of Central Texas 2012

The bluebonnets are starting to show up and will continue to fill the pastures.
Just a reminder when photographing these beauties of nature.
 In the fields of bluebonnets there are:
1.  red bugs also known as chiggers
2.  Texas fire ants
3.  Texas snakes

So use your zoom on your camera and that will allow you not to have to step in the flowers!
Also never go onto a property that has been posted!
Remember you are in TEXAS!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring Break in Brenham Texas

Spring Break
Come to Brenham, Texas.  
We have great restaurants, wineries, antique shops, Blue Bell Creameries, and 
wildflowers and the beginning of our bluebonnet season!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fun Place to Eat in Downtown Brenham, Texas

Funky Art Cafe in Downtown Brenham, Texas
Fun place to eat that many of the visitors don't find.  You can go through the Pomegranate at 302 W. Alamo to enter the restaurant or you can come into the restaurant on 202 W. Commerce directly across from the Unity Theatre.
The food is always good and there is always something new on the menu!
Serving Lunch M-F 11-2 and Sat. 11-3
Located in historic downtown Brenham, Texas.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Blue Bell Fun Run in Brenham, Texas

34th Annual Blue Bell Fun Run
April 14, 2012
For more information click onto this link:

There will be so much to do in Brenham and Chappell Hill the weekend of April 14-15th.
Make you plans now for a fun weekend at The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

48th Annual Bluebonnet Festival of Chappell Hill, Texas

Bluebonnet Festival 2012
April 14 and 15th, 2012
Saturday 10-6p.m.
Sunday 12 noon-5 p.m.
*400 Arts and Crafts Vendors
*Music and Entertainment
*Great Food
Don't miss the fun at the official state Bluebonnet Festival of Texas!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Blue Bell Creameries Tours

The Brenham House Texas Sheet Cake with Blue Bell
Make your plans now for your Blue Bell Creameries Tour!
Spring Break Tours at Blue Bell Creameries
Times:  10, 11AM, and 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30PM
*45 people per tour
*Tokens required for admittance
*Check in with your hostess upon arrival
*Limited to 800 visitors per day
*Weekday tours only
*All visitors need reservations during Spring Break!

Go online to secure your times

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spring is in the Air at The Brenham House

Things are starting to come alive again at The Brenham House!
Maybe it is time to get make plans to come to Brenham!
Get out and see all of the beginnings of spring!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Festivals Coming up in Washington County!

Look what is coming up in Washington County!
You won't want to miss all of the fun!
April 20-21 2012- Burton Cotton Gin Festival

May 4-5- Maifest
German Celebration and the Country Flavors Fest

Saturday, March 3, 2012

What is Showing at the Unity Theatre?

Unity Theatre presents another wonderful performance for the season!
Last Train to NIBROC by Arlene Hutton
March 22- April 1, 2012
Make your plans now to stay with us at The Brenham House and enjoy our wonderful professional theatre.  There is not a bad seat in the house!
Add you tickets when booking online or give us a call at 979 251-9947 and we will be glad to secure your tickets for you!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Coach Pappy Drennan's Roses

Coach Pappy Drennan
Jimmy's high school coach passed away a few months ago, at 101 years old.  
He was the oldest living A&M University- Aggie, at the time that he passed.

These football players made an effort to get to his birthday parties each year, 
in Beaumont, Texas.
The players and their wives checked on Pappy regularly.
Pappy loved roses and had a glorious rose garden, in his yard.
After his passing, the football players lovingly dug up rose bushes from his yard.
These are the ones Jimmy brought home.  We transplanted them in the winter months.
 We were so happy to see the new growth and the flowers start to bloom!

When the red one starts to bloom I'll let you see!
We will cherish these roses and memories of Coach Pappy Drennan.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bluebonnets are Beginning to Show Up Around Brenham

It is almost that time of year!
Bluebonnet plants are everywhere!
Can you see the beginning of two blooms?
These are all over our front beds.
It is just the beginning of the beautiful wave of blue to deep indigo and the back to a pale blue as the season of bluebonnets takes place.
Make your plans now to stay with us at The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast!