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Magnolia Market | Waco, TX

One of my favorite things growing up with a father working in construction was going to the hardware store and walking through the isles imagining what my future house would look like. I picked out my favorite paint colors, light fixtures, back splash, and everything in between. I’m still waiting to own my very own home to decorate and renovate but for now I can dream and get inspired from the shows on HGTV.

I am a huge fan of HGTV, especially the show “Fixer Upper” hosted by Joanna and Chip Gaines. I have been watching this show since day one when I fell in love with Jo’s design style and Chip’s lovable personality. These two work so well together to make a home beautiful. Joanna has a distinct style full of rustic, farmhouse, modern, and industrial features. She does such an amazing job of fixing up old, dingy houses into modern-day homes customized for their new owners.

This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting their storefront at the Magnolia Market at the Silos thanks to my wonderful fiancé. Yes, he let me drag him there with me to see what the big fuss was about. We drove the hour there from College Station, enjoying the beautiful sunny day. Parking wasn’t too terrible, but I would recommend arriving earlier in the day before the crowds flock in and if possible, go on a weekday.

The first thing we saw was the Silos Baking Company where the line was wrapped around the building. We decided we didn’t really need a cupcake that day, so we continued on our way. We then made our way over to see the new garden area and of course this is the cutest little garden! There were rows of adorable wooden planters filled with strawberries, peas, cabbage, and many other yummy veggies and herbs. Colorful flowers also lined the walkway and inspirational messages were cut out in metal and displayed all around. Magnolia Seed and Supply was the first shop we went in which was full of the most charming gardening decorations, seeds, and planters.

In the middle of the Magnolia grounds was a big field of grass and paver stones for families and friends to gather and play games. People were lounging in big plush outdoor chairs and kids and adults alike were playing corn hole and washers. A large open barn covered the picnic tables where you can stop to eat after choosing from the many food trucks present. This is definitely a great place to spend the day hanging out with your friends and family.

The last stop was the Magnolia Market which is the big storefront of everything Joanna and a little bit of Chip (he does have his own corner of goodies). Joanna undeniably took the time and designed every last bit of this store picking out each and every detail and vendor. A lot of the merchandise is sourced by local vendors such as some of the jewelry, art, and various others items. This is definitely heaven for all “Fixer Upper” fans as they can browse collections of items handpicked by Joanna herself. There are shelves upon shelves full of vases, candle sticks, frames, bowls, and the loveliest fake flowers and cotton. You can also check out Joanna’s collection of beautiful rugs, pillows, and paint colors. I wasn’t sure if I could take photos inside the market so you’ll just have to go and see for yourself or shop their online store.

This was definitely a fun day trip to see this beautiful place. It was like stepping inside an episode of “Fixer Upper” with everything you would need to get Joanna’s look inside your own home. I would recommend a visit up to Waco to explore Magnolia Market at the Silos and next time I will definitely be getting one of those famous cupcakes!

Thanks for reading about my Waco adventure!

xoxo, Chelsea