Our recent trip to Magnolia Market At The Silos (yes that's the full name according to the internet) was, for me, more about gawking and less about buying.
I did buy a T-shirt and 6 small faux flowers that day, but my favorite part of the experience was seeing the "Fixer Upper Style" Joanna and Chip Gaines bring to all their buildings.
Honestly, if I could live in this area of their shopping mecca it would be like I'd died and gone to heaven!
The black cabinets, black shiplap walls, brown wood countertops, and the crisp white fireplace surround were so very stunning I had a hard time tearing myself away from them!
The faux fireplace surround seems like a pretty simple design don't you think?
I took the close up pictures of it so I can convince Wild Bill we need one somewhere in our house!
All the faux flowers and plants were very realistic, and the spots of dark green were striking against the black cabinets and shelves.
This is just a small amount of the items that were for sale in the Magnolia Market area.
If you haven't seen the Fixer Upper series, which can be seen on the HGTV channel, Chip does all the demolition (called Demo Day) on each house they featured on the show.
The gardening area inside Magnolia Market overflowed with beautiful faux flowers and greenery.
Luckily for us, we arrived later (2:30 p.m.) in the day and the crowds in the shop had already thinned out.
The landscaping outside the buildings consists mainly of beautiful flowers and trees in bedding areas.
The large open areas appeared to be grass, but were really faux grass.
All Outside Grass Was Fake, But Beautiful!
Not having to water or mow grass is such a good idea in the central part of Texas where Waco is located. When the weather gets hot and the grass starts shooting up, lawns sometimes have to be mowed twice a week.
I continually touched the faux flowers inside Magnolia Market to assure myself that they were "faux"
When I got outside again, the flowers in the outside planter boxes were so perfect, I kept touching them to make sure they were real! It was exhausting.
The Bakery was just next door, but the line was too long for me to tackle. You can see the porch of the bakery here. The line goes all the way down the block beyond the people there on the porch waiting to get in.
Tips When Visiting:
- I have read other blog posts that say despite the length of the bakery line, it is a short wait.
- Seems everyone thinks the way to beat the "crowd" is to go early in the day! Don't believe them. The market is open until 6 p.m. As you can see, there were NO crowds at the market when we were at the Silos area from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon.
- On the way to Magnolia Market, we passed parking lots that were charging $10 to park. If you just drive down the side of the market, you will find FREE parking right at Magnolia!
This FREE Magnolia Parking Lot Is Right At The Silos!
There's a huge courtyard with free games and fun seating by food trucks that sell a variety of meals and snacks. These white tables and benches had a wonderful Farmhouse design.
Even the restrooms were a lovely farmhouse style with beautiful flowers and plants in the window boxes and bedding areas and vines growing up the trellis.
There are so many wonderful ideas and landscape designs to soak in. I'll leave you with a few more pictures to share of the outside.
My last post was all about the building and landscaping at the couple's other venture, a breakfast and lunch restaurant called Magnolia Table. You can see the landscaping at Magnolia Table HERE.
If you made it all the way through this lengthy post, I want to say I appreciate you for sticking with me.
Thanks for dropping by!
Joining The Party Here:
Sundays At Home