The Irish Lady At Hermann’s Antique Mall

If you happen upon Hermann Furniture in downtown Brenham take a sharp right as you enter the door, keep walking to the furthest room past the “Antiques” sign into the second room, take a left, pass the staircase and the inner chamber to the old meat market and you will find my space dead center and in the space adjacent.  You can find me by asking for Booth #195 or The Irish Lady.   Here is what the booth space looks like today.   A friend found this spectacular mantle in a junk pile.   I chalk painted it and stacked a few open frames on top.   It’s priced at $495.    Sitting in front of the mantle is a pedestal leg, double drop leaf Duncan Phyfe Table with four matching Duncan Phyfe Tulip Back Chairs.   There are a few pumpkins, including some hand made goat’s milk soaps and stuffed miniatures.

Fireplace Mantle, Open Frames, Duncan Phyfe

Hand Made Goat’s Milk Soap in Pumpkin Shapes,  wrapped for gift giving,  Hand Dyed Cheese Cloth for Table Scapes, as a runner or table cloth,  or Gift Wrap!

Hand Made Goat’s Milk Soap, Hand Dyed Cheese Cloth

Cute Chalk Board Photo Frame that says, “Yes, I can drive a stick!”   A good supply of battery operated Flickering Candlesticks ready for your candle holders at home or take a look for a few of those in the booth.

Yes, I CAN Drive a Stick!

Stop on by for old and new at Hermann’s in Downtown Brenham.  Store hours are 9 to 5:30 Weekdays, 9 to 5 Saturday and 1 to 4 on Sunday.  Call for directions at 979-836-7231.

The Irish Lady At Hermann’s: New Arrivals

Napping sofa, chalk painted maple frame,  newly upholstered  with vintage fabrics – just long enough for a tall sleeper, light weight, and small scale for petite spaces.   Handmade shell boxes, mid-century lamp, vintage books and a bust all make for delightful accessories.   Vintage purses anyone? …

Premiering in the new space is an over sized, deep seating, three piece wicker ensemble with settee, chair and rocker along with many wicker accent pieces.    Along the back wall is a 50’s formica top pencil leg iron table with the original leaf and four ladder back chairs from the same era.   Harkerware tea set, cocktail implements, picnic basket,  fishing lures, art work, botanical and a few chalk paint accent tables round out the space and screams, “Eclectic with color!”

Across the aisle is a completely shabby table with oak pressed back chairs re-done with burlap padded seats.   The amazing thing about the pressed back chairs is the carving on the back.

Being Irish, I recognized the face of the Green Man as seen in ancient churches used to represent new birth or spring.  I have no idea how the chairs came to be here in Brenham, but it seems they were carved in remembrance of the old ways.

Introducing a new chalk paint color,  custom mixed by accident,  to achieve a deep rich peacock blue with my new favorite … gold leafing.   This desk is solid as a rock with a few dents and dings from age that just adds character.   Hmmmm,  I could say that about myself…

Many things to see and enjoy.  I hope you will join me on this antique journey and stop by The Irish Lady’s booth inside…
Hermann Furniture
213 West Alamo
Brenham,  Texas  77833
Monday – Friday
9 to 5:30
9 to 5
1 to 4

Christmas At Hermann Furniture … and Paula Deen

Christmas and Paula Deen are in full swing at Hermann Furniture in Brenham, Texas, and I would advise you to get there quickly.  You might miss out on the latest treasures.  Here’s a preview before you arrive…

Surprise, Paula Deen has put her signature style on furniture…love a good settee, so Southern and versatile.


Christopher Radko Ornaments are  Timeless Heirlooms to pass from generation to generation.  Do you collect from year to year with plans to pass them on to the next generation?

Nutcrackers are Precious Heirlooms to pass from generation to generation.

Visiting Hermann’s in downtown Brenham, Texas, is a tradition to many families from all over Texas.   The store has been there for 135 years, in the same family, in the same place.  I would call that a serious tradition.  The Hermann’s welcome you to become part of their family tradition and I highly recommend starting a tradition of visiting with your family during the holidays.   You will become a part of and enjoy a small town Christmas.

Hermann Furniture

213 West Alamo


Brenham, Texas

Telephone (979)836-7231

The Irish Lady Antiquities at Hermann’s Antique Mall

Have I ever mentioned that I have an antique booth at Hermann’s in downtown Brenham?  There is a section of the store to the right that houses antique vendors of all kinds.  My booth is way in the back in the old meat market section where you can still see the meat hooks hanging from the tin tile ceiling.  The history of Hermann’s is so interesting.  You have to come see the place.  It’s huge.  Well, back to antiquities and such, here is a sampling of what I have crammed in my space.

Keyed Round Front Solid Oak Lighted Curio,  Drexel Heritage Chair Painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Distressed,  White Furniture Company of the Carolinas Accent Table Painted with Annie Sloan.   And, many many accessories..

Bright Sunshine Yellow Formica Table from around the late 40’s early 50’s.  This one is rare in that it has it’s original leaf and accompanied by four Sears and Roebuck Oak Catalog Chairs from the 30’s painted black with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and distressed.  Two tiered black accent table painted in chalk paint.  There’s a 1920’s ice bucket and several ice cold beverage pitchers.  The lobster platter hails from the paper machiere era and compliments the wooden serving accessories.  There are six snack plates with pineapple serving bowls and a few platters.  These would be great pool side or porch.

I have tons of linens made by my grandmother that have been embroidered and crocheted.   Table cloths, round and square, dish towels, pillow cases and even towels are there.   Next to the linens is an old iron bistro table and double shutter in red.

…A better glimpse at the bistro set.

An 1800’s armoire, with dove tail drawers on the left and cedar lined hanging clothes area on the right,  still has it’s very own skeleton key.  The chairs are cained and painted with white chalk paint.

Come visit The Irish Lady at Hermann’s Antique Mall, Downtown Brenham, Texas.