When I pull off of 290, my shoulders relax as I breathe in the fresh, country air. (Well, that is if the windows are down.) Brenham is a beautiful little Texas town. For city dwellers, it is a welcome retreat with a slower, relaxed pace. Nobody seems to be in too big a hurry here, and they stop with a smile to let you cross the street, as opposed to the dagger eyes I have seen in the big city. I had a conversation with some residents here about how their city freinds come to Brenham to shop and eat, while they head to Houston to shop and eat. Oh well, I guess the grass is always greener on the other side or over the septic tank as Erma Bombeck used to say.
One of my Brenham favorites is Hermann Furniture. I like to head there AFTER lunch at the Funky Art Cafe, of course. They do a lovely job dressing the store and I get some unique ideas here. Looks like they just started a blog, click here, so you can check it out too. This is where I purchased my cane with the flower gathering basket. It didn’t come with the flowers; I picked those myself.
In the spring, our fields are covered in wildflowers, and this is the perfect thing to use when I am cutting fresh flowers.
Hermann’s is a big furniture and accessory store and adjacent to their funiture store is an antique mall . First let’s tour the furniture store.
|I love the baskets and white dishes|
|Shabby Chic that’s not too shabby|
|French doors with shelves attached|
And now we will tour the antique mall. Looking on their website it appears that the antique mall is also owned by Hermann’s. I love vintage tablecloths and they have many to chose from.
And lots of silverware that you can purchase by the piece. I think everyone needs some silver. I know, I know, no one likes to polish it, but at Leftovers (see blog post here), they are not afraid of a little tarnish. Remember it’s not tarnish, it’s PATINA. Now if I could only come up with a clever, French name for dust, I would be in business.
|Silverware Sold by the Piece|
I loved the collie figurine below, because of my own sweet colllie. I didn’t end up buying it, but took a picture to share. I wonder if this was made during the height of Lassie fever in the 60″s.
|Lassie!! Woof, woof Does she look familiar?|
|See the resemblance??|
I found this blanket chest to be very charming. It was clearly hand-painted.
|More vintage tablecoths|
I liked this chair with its worn green paint.
|Old Garden Seat|
|Coke boxes and an old trunk|
What a peaceful town, and lovely store. I am ready for another visit.
The LORD lift up His countenance on you,And give you peace. Numbers 6:26