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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Tips For Touring The Magnolia Market & Silos

It seems that the entire planet has fallen for Chip and Jo of HGTV’s Fixer Upper.

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Last year on the way home from Round Top antiques week I had stopped by the original teeny tiny Magnolia Market. What a difference a year makes! The new site is quite large and very impressive.

The #1 question I recieved on Facebook and Instagram was “Did you go inside the silo’s?”

The silos are currently not open. At this time they are just a really cool backdrop.

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When planning our trip to Round Top I had asked my friend Meri if she wanted to make a detour to Waco. Her answer was a resounding “Yes!” as she is a huge fan. But know this:

2. Unless you are tremendously lucky, you will not see Chip and Joanna. You will however see some shiplap.

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In planning the trip I had read that lines just to get into the store can sometimes rival Disneyland. As it was also spring break and antiques week in Round Top I assumed there would be large crowds. I was not wrong.

My best advice:

3. Try to arrive at the site right when it opens at 10 am.

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Even still, the place was packed.

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I tried to shoot several vignettes before the store completely filled up.

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But eventually you will find that there are necks of random strangers in your images. So,

4. Have patience.

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There is  some merchandise that you could probably find for less at another home store.

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5. If you decide to buy, buy local.

Such as these lovely hand poured candles.

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The “Magnolia” coffee cups are also made by a local ceramist (potter) for the store.

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6. Make sure to study the display’s.

This charming artwork was merely a piece of painted plywood with faux flowers attached with washi tape.

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7. Don’t forget to look up.

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I loved these old wire lamp shades covered in moss. Wouldn’t they be pretty hanging over a garden party table?

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There is a sale area downstairs that is quite popular.

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My friend Meri found several things to take home in her suitcase.

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8. Step outside and tour the entire site.

There is a nice play area complete with lawn toys.

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I myself loved the garden area the best.

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All the food grown in the raised garden beds is given to aide World Hunger Relief.

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As a fan of miniatures I loved the wee fairy gardens.

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There is a chicken coop to the left of the garden shop that also had a few goats.

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From the garden area you can see the staircase that leads to Chip and Joanna’s offices.

No, I didn’t climb them. :)

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Over in the food truck area you can see just how massive the silos are. The small building to the right of the silos will be the site of the new bakery, Magnolia Flour, set to open in May.

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9. By all means make sure you order something to eat. My lunch was delicious!

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10. Some things never change. The line for the women’s bathroom was 20 deep.

While I waited I took note of some of the sweet touches in the area and cheered on the two women who snuck into the empty men’s room.

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Magnolia Market and Silos
601 Webster Ave Waco, Texas 76706
254-235-0603

Monday –Thursday 10 m to 6pm, Friday-Saturday 9am to 6pm, Closed Sunday

I hope you enjoyed the tour and tips!

Laura

Linking to:

Kelly’s Corner, Cuisine Kathleen, Between Naps On The Porch, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Stonegable, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style, Made in a Day, Charm Bracelet Diva, Katherine’s Corner, Posed Perfection, Classy Clutter, 21 Rosemary Lane, The 36th Avenue, Craftberry Bush, French Country Cottage, Imparting Grace, The Charm of Home, AKA Design + Life, Tatertots and Jello, The SITS Girls, Funky Junk Interiors,The Dedicated House, Simple Details, Sundays At Home and…

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25 comments :

Eilis said...

Thank you for the tour. I really want to get over there! Just now catching up- I hope your anniversary was wonderful.

happywonderer.com said...

I really did enjoy your tour and tips. Chip and Joanna have really put Waco on the map in a good way. I pray that God will protect their marriage and family from evil. Have a wonderful week Laura!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Thanks for the tour and totally inspiring me!

I'm making that bloom sign for a photo back drop!!!!!!!

Happy day friend!
karianne

Jeanie said...

Wow! Talk about eye candy! I think if I fell in there I would never, ever get out! And you know, I wouldn't mind! A great tour and tips!

Vicki said...

Thank you for sharing with us! I want to go there someday. I'm so thrilled for Chip/Joanna for the success they are enjoying. So, did you buy anything at Round Top?

Stacey said...

I can't wait to go! I've heard others say that they loved the gardens best too.

Sue said...

We are headed there on Friday so this was a timely post. Thanks for the information. Wish us luck.

Simply LKJ said...

Cannot wait to get back to Waco!! We might need to plan a blogger trip since so many want to go. LOL Would be so much fun.

Hena Tayeb said...

oh wow.. that looks great.. so beautiful.. I want to go!

Lisa said...

Such a great post! You are a great tour guide!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, sounds like you and Meri had a fabulous time. How fun. Thanks for the tour, everything looks so pretty and so well done. Plus a fun visit with Meri to boot.

Joni Webb said...

Oh I am So Jealous!!!!! I need to just jump in the car and go!!!!

Christine said...

Wow Wee! What a place!
I would if cheered with you.

Rhonda said...

I dream of going, thanks for the tour!!

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Une visite incroyable !
C'est la véritable caverne d'Ali Baba ! On trouve de tout dans ce lieu !
Merci pour le partage de vos photos.
J'adore les petites maisons miniatures...

Gros bisous ♡

Ps : En ce moment, je ne suis pas très présente sur les blog... Pardon !

Manu said...

What a beautiful place! I would buy everything.
Have a nice week

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Looks very pretty. Although I will admit I have never watched the show and only know them by word of mouth on other blogs.

Christine Graves said...

Loved reading your post! I love watching the show and really would love to visit the shop also, but I am glad you mentioned that "some" things you may find cheaper. I was wondering if things were a bit pricey. Not that they probably aren't worth it, but I have been known to wait for the "clearance" events. lol

Tammy Lagaly said...

I have been to the Magnolia twice now- once a mont after it opened and just recently. Such a cool place. However, it gets busier everytime I go. So be prepared for a TON of people. I enjoyed both time, and always get great ideas!

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Laura, We must have just missed each other. We drove to Texas from Michigan to stay with our oldest son and family. They live just over an hour away from Waco, so I told my husband I wasn't going back to Michigan without going to Waco...LOL! I did a couple of blog postings when we returned home, one of them being 10 things you NEED to know BEFORE going to Magnolia Market. It was jammed pack! We had talked about going to Round Top, but it was just too far and we would have had to stay over somewhere. Maybe another time. I'm visiting from Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Carol said...

Oh, thank you for the wonderful tour, Laura! I was kind of late to the party that is Chip and Joanna's Fixer Upper, but have thoroughly enjoyed it for the last year....The Man likes it, too! I am so happy for their wonderful success. It's so much fun visiting Magnolia Market through the lens of others, and doesn't cause a panic attack for this claustrophobe!

Thanks for sharing, Laura, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Carol

Unknown said...

So jealous! I would love to visit Magnolia. Good tips to know if I ever get the chance!

Vel Criste said...

I dream if going someday! Thank you for the tips and the fabulous tour Laura!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Loved this, I can only hope I can make it down there one day! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

Olivia Reinvented said...

This trip looks like so much fun and such a great treasure hunt.

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