Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scarecrow Festival in Chappell Hill, Texas

36th Annual Scarecrow Festival in Chappell Hill, Texas
October 13-14 ,2012
Saturday 10-6 P.M.
Sunday 12-5 P.M.
Scarecrows are all over Brenham, Texas!  The historic downtown is so cutely decorated with Fall Scarecrows.  So many shops downtown to check out.
Stay with us at The Brenham House and just 12 minutes away spend time at the Scarecrow Festival!
Music, Food, Arts and Crafts and Just Plain Good Fun!
Check out the bands performing:

Book with us:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Saturday Night Menu for R Place

R Place at Washington -on-the -Brazos
23254 FM 1155
Washington, Texas
Saturday, September 29, 2012, evening menu will be

Roasted Pork Medallions topped with Gorganzola sauce
served with a fresh salad, 
French Green Beans, 
and hot bread with Brie
Reservations are helpful 936 878-1925.

Every time we have eaten dinner on Saturday evenings with friends we have not been disappointed!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Shop Until You Drop! Then Dine in Brenham, Texas

Shop, shop, shop!

The Round Top Antique Festival seems to 
get bigger and bigger each year.
You can come early and get great deals with out having to pay to get in to shop 
and there is free parking.  

We had guests who stayed with us last night who 
shopped and scouted on September 25th and went back out today.

More coming tonight.

You don't have to come the last weekend of the Antique Show to get what you may be looking for.
If you are going out this weekend come on back to Brenham's downtown to eat.  There will be less traffic and less wait time.
More time to RELAX!
Brenham Grill

BT Longhorn Saloon

Yumm! Sweets and Eats

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

White Picket Fences in Brenham, Texas

White Picket Fences are found all throughout Brenham, Texas.

Picket fences have been popular since colonial times right up to today. 
Usually made out of wood and painted white. 
 The white tint painted on the fence is usually the same white trim used, on the home.  If the home is pure white, so are the pickets.  
If the trim on the house is a tinted white color, then that is the color used on the fence.

The design of the picket is usually determined by the slant of the roof on the house.
Victorian homes are usually more ornate.
For very pointed roofs the pickets are pointed.

Less steep pointed homes may use a dog-eared picket.

Throughout Brenham you will see all types of picket fences!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kick Off Round Top Antique Festival at Leftovers Antiques

Leftovers Antiques
3900 Hwy 290 West
Brenham, Texas

September 29, 2012

Kicks off the Round Top Antique Festival
You won't want to miss this!
6:00 P.M. Jazz Music begins,
and book signing by designer Carolyn Westbrook

If you miss the Kick Off Party you can still shop everyday while you are here for the Round Top Antique Festival! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Unity Theratre's Nixon's Nixon

Unity Theatre in Brenham, Texas

Studio Series
a political satire by Russell Lees
Nixon's Nixon
October 25- November 4, 2012

On the night before President Nixon is to announce his resignation 
he summons Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to the Lincoln Sitting Room.  
These two larger than life characters wrestle with the history as they try to manipulate each other, reenact scenes of their political triumphs 
and ultimately, 
devise a dizzying and doomed plot to keep Nixon in office. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Unique Elegance of Cottage Gardens at The Brenham House

Unique Elegance of Cottage Gardens

Cottage gardens are informal gardens with dense plantings that are highly individualistic.  English in origin the cottage gardens use grace and charm rather than formal structure.  Many times there is a rose-bowered arbor entrance. These gardens give the homes such romantic appeal.

The Brenham House uses old-fashioned plants and varieties such as antique roses, native plants, herbs, and self-sowing perennials
which come back year after year.

As the years go by cottage gardens become very dense.
These gardens surround The Brenham House.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Porte Couteaux

Many of our guests ask about our knife rests that we use at The Brenham House.
 Porte couteau is French for knife rest.
Porte couteaux of French for knife rests.  

  They were created in the late 17 or 18th century.
They were invented to save the knife, fork, and tablecloth from being stained.
Later in the Victorian age the knife rests were made in sets.

Americans today collect different ones to make the table setting interesting.
They are often made of crystal, gold, silver, mother of pearl, and ivory.  You may have seen them while out antique shopping and never knew what they were!
Very handy to save your knife for a second course and to keep the table cloth from being stained!  Great Idea!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Kay's Cuisine for the Soul in Brenham, Texas

Kay's Cuisine for the Soul
on Market Street
Brenham, Texas

Located in a historical home which is being lovingly restored.  They are still working on it, but I wanted you to get ready for some good food!
Check out her website!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

2012 Scarecrow Festival in Chappell Hill

36th Annual Chappell Hill
Scarecrow Festival
October 13-14, 2012

Saturday 10-6 P.M.
Sunday 12-5 P.M.
Great music, food, arts and crafts and just plain good fun!
check out the bands by clicking here:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall is in the Air!

The mornings have been a little cooler and the leaves are starting to fall from the trees,
some say it is just the drought,
but I like to think it is Fall in the Air!

Just a few weeks until Round Top Antique Festival begins, in Round Top ,Texas.
Vendors will begin setting up early.  There will be early bird finds,
before everyone sifts through the items.

After a long day of shopping head back to
 The Brenham House to relax and grab a cookie from the cookie jar!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

2012 Washington County Fair

144th  Washington County Fair
in Brenham, Texas
September 14-22, 2012

Saturday 9-14 Carnival Open
 Cajun Fest
7:00 Wing Event
8:00 Bayou Roux

Saturday 9-15 
8:00 BBQ contest
Mechanical Bull opens
10:30 Parade downtown
2:00 Judging BBQ, Wild West Show Washington County Palooza
3:00 Ranch Rodeo
5:00 Jr. Mr. and Miss Contest
6:30 BBQ AWards
9:00 Pauline Reese
11:00 Casey Donahew Band
Entertainment for this year's fair will be:
Wednesday 9-19  Arron Watson, Matt Kimbrow
Thursday 9-20 Bart Crow, Chris Knight
Friday 9-21 Jeff Allen, Josh Abbott Band
Saturday 9-22 Turnpike Troubadours, Josh Thompson

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Good Ole Dump Cake is a Favorite at The Brenham House

Here is it is again!
Guests ask for this recipe over and over again.

It is so easy and so good!
Make it your own, Cherry Pineapple, Peach Pineapple, Apple Pineapple, Blueberry Pineapple, Apricot Pineapple it is just endless!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a 13x9 baking dish
 Layer a large can of crushed pineapple,
then Cherry Pie filling,
then one Yellow Cake mix,
Drizzle with two melted sticks of butter,
Top with chopped nuts, coconut or cinnamon opt.
Bake for 45-50 minutes
Top with Blue Bell Ice Cream!

Friday, September 7, 2012

2012 Round Top Antique Festival Update

We are looking froward to this
 2012 Fall Round Top Antique Festival in Round Top, Texas!

Rooms are filling up and this is what we have available as of now,
 at The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.

September 30, October 1, October 2
Glorious Morning Suite
Antique Rose room
All of our rooms have private baths and queen beds and comes with a full gourmet breakfast.
give us a call at 979 251-9947 or for your convenience you may book online at

Thursday, September 6, 2012

What is R Place Serving this Saturday?

What is Randy serving at R Place?

Saturday, September 8, 2012 
Dinner Special at
R Place at Washington on the Brazos

Cedar-Planked Teriyaki Salmon

Wild caught Sock-Eye Salmon 
marinated in teriyaki sauce 
grilled on a cedar plank for additional flavor 
served with wilted spinach over a shredded sweet potato hash browns.
Entree includes a garden salad and warm bread with Brie. 
Dinner served 6-9 P.M.
Reservations are helpful and can be made between 6-9 P.M
by calling 936 878-1925

Yard of the Month for The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast

The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast 
for September 2012
by the Bluebonnet Garden Club!

What a great surprise for us!
Come on by and take a look at our hard work.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pleasant Hill Winery's next Wine and Food Pairing

Pleasant Hill Winery has a great food and wine pairing for you!
2011 Texas Sauvignon Blanc
with grilled Shrimp Scampi on a stick

Saturday, September 5, 11-6:00 P.M.
Sunday, September 6, noon - 5:00 P.M.

Also mark your calendars for Saturday, September 29, 6-9 P.M

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pocket Parks in Downtown Brenham

Brenham's historic downtown
 has some wonderful pocket parks.  
They are place in alleyways throughout the downtown. 

Toubin Park is located on South Park Street,
Belle's Alley has an entrance on Alamo Street next to Today and Yesterday Shop,
Alamo Alley is located on Alamo Street at Fancy That! shop.  
Alamo Alley has benches, public restrooms, beautiful fountain and stage for entertainment.
This is a beautiful use of space between our lovely old buildings.

Come to Brenham, Texas!