Smithville’s Katy House celebrates Birthday

Our home is now 100 years old

and this is the Birthday Party invite.

The picture below is a postcard taken around 1911, just a few years after the home was built.

I am so glad the trees have grown, but it’s fun to see how it looked so long ago.



100 Years Old – Time to Celebrate!


The Chancellor House, a.k.a. the Katy House

Bed and Breakfast is 100 years old this year!


You’re invited to our Birthday Party.


The Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce Mixer

will help us celebrate on Thursday, May 21, 2009

201 Ramona, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.







Carol Snyder and David Herrington will be on hand to sign

their new book:  Smithville – Images of America.

Tom Tierney will be on hand with some of his paper doll books.


Texas Tea PAPERDOLL PARTY in Smithville

Local Paper Doll Maker, Tom Tierney, is having a Paper Doll Party, March 7, 2009, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The party will be at the historic 1887 building at 216 Main Street, Smithville, Texas. The building was probably designed by the same architect that designed the Chancellor House, 201 Ramona Street (now the Katy House Bed & Breakfast.

Join Tom Tierney in his studio, the Shangri-La Emporium for a day of Paperdoll fun!  There will be Sales Tables, Show & Tell, and Surprises!

Bring your favorite or new paper dolls for show & tell.

A $10 fee will cover lunch, refreshments and handouts.  Please register by March 1st. Call Katherine Keene at (210) 912-3150 or email Bev Micucci at