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My Trip to Magnolia Market

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If you ask any DIYer, HGTV watcher, Pinterest addict, or home decorator where they would like to visit – I bet most would say Waco, Texas. Here’s a little bit of my trip to Magnolia Market. My husband and I made the trek as part of our #roadtrip2017.

First stop – everyone has to have their picture made here.


This trip was originally planned for last summer, but it got so hot and there was flooding going on in parts of Texas, we postponed it until fall. We went north, and you can read about of Niagara Falls and Canadian trip HERE. Then this little thing called breast cancer postponed it again. Needless to say I was a bit apprehensive about planning it again. But, the trip finally got here, all went well and what a great time.

Magnolia Market is all you’ve heard and more. We were there on a Monday & Tuesday in April, so it wasn’t crowded as most say it is on the weekend. But it was still very busy.  Go first thing in the morning, or late afternoon for less crowds (or lines at the bakery). Monday afternoon was a bit rainy and there wasn’t much of a crowd. When we went back late morning on Tuesday, it was very crowded. I liked being there at two times so I could look more.


One of the first things you notice is the number of employees to welcome you and answer questions. There knowledge of the grounds and the stock was great. Never a hesitation in helping.

No – Chip & Joanna wasn’t there. I think it’s rare to see them.

The displays are great. I now want a black bookshelf. Not only are they well lit, but done in several styles to give you ideas on how to use your items at home. I could see about anything being used not only in an episode of Fixer Upper, but in most homes.

I’m not sure I remember too much yellow on Fixer Upper, but isn’t this beautiful? 

Don’t think that everything is rustic and all farmhouse style. Lots of galvanized, clear glass, and wood which could be mixed with what you have.

One of my purchases.

Signs, clocks, lanterns and cotton were also a biggie in the shop. How I wish I had some of those clocks, and lanterns.

The faux tulips were as real looking as any I’ve ever seen. So a few of those came home with me to use next spring.

My favorite displays in any store are the tablescapes.

Displays were just beautiful.

Each area of the shop and vignettes flowed throughout the store. This also was another great way to visualize how you could work most any item into your own decor.

Chip has his own corner with tons of DemoDay items. I’ve heard a rumor one of the Silos will become a hardware store. Remember – rumors aren’t always reliable.

And Chip is coming out with his own book this fall.  Not a rumor.

With spring, lots of florals.

The new chalk paint wasn’t on sale yet.

No room in your car, you can ship it home – on the spot.


So – who’s been? Who has a trip planned? I would love to make another trip there. Road Trip????

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Happy Travels, 


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  1. So jealous! I love the show and the photos you’ve posted are fantastic. I don’t see a trip to Waco in my near future, but thanks for taking me there.

  2. Oh how fun! I was in Austin for a wedding and thought about trying to go there but it was too far and we just didn’t have the time. Your pictures are great and I’m definitely putting this on my bucket list.

    1. Isn’t Magnolia Market a neat place? I’ve enjoyed the long trip looking around at everything last summer {as my hubby and daughter went to lunch out in town}, then again this spring just before Easter I was able to visit again on my way down to see our daughter. I find it interesting that there are different things to see and purchase when you go ~ not everything is there everytime.

      Glad you were able to get to Waco. It really has turned into a destination place to visit!

      Take care,
      Barb 🙂

  3. My daughter visited Waco, the Silos, and took a guided tour of the city. She really enjoyed it, especially seeing some of the houses they had on the show. From what I’ve seen of your segments on local television, you and Joanna seem to have similar design ideas. ?

  4. What a wonderful trip. I must visit. lSo many great products for a cozy lived-in home. What’s not to love. I didn’t know they had a trolley in the center of town. Very charming.

  5. What a lovely market! Going to places like that is the only way to find unique , one of a kind items to decorate your home and make it stand out in a sea of ikea finds. ( ikea I still and always will love you )

  6. Magnolia Market at the Silos is such a pretty place and beautifully decorated! I’m looking forward to your next posts on your visit there. I got the opportunity to visit last summer in July (wasn’t hot then, thankfully!) and then again this spring, too. I did several write-ups on my blog, too. Talk about inspiration!!! I saw and photographed the flower wall, too… I like your picture (pinned to my Mantel Madness board on P).

    This spring I purchased a wooden cake plate, a candle, and a book ~ did you see the Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility?? It’s the first edition copy version which is slightly different than the second printing editions which are usually copied nowadays. I liked it! Well, I was on the way down to see my daughter, so the cake plate lives at her house now as a housewarming gift for her first apartment. The candle went to a friend. The only things I kept were the book and a small plant crock (I see them on those big shelves in your photograph!).

    What I found so interesting, and this is for you and all of your readers, is that there were some of the same things there but a lot was completely different! So, if there is something you like and are thinking you’ll pick up the next time you go, it may not be there. I should have bought the carved pillar-type wooden piece I’d seen last summer ~ it would have been soooo cute to use as a stand in photos and for cakes, etc.

    I’ll be waiting to see MM through your eyes in your next posts,
    Barb 🙂

    1. I wish it wasn’t so far for me, I would love to visit each season just for the ideas. Other peoples post are good but nothing like seeing it in person. There was so much I would have loved to buy. Thanks for following along.

  7. I don’t watch the the show, but this still looks like a fun place to check out. It’s not exactly my taste, but I’m sure I’d find something for the house. I always like road trips and Waco isn’t that far from us! I think it’s like 4 or so hours.

    1. Even if it’s not completely your style, I love going to all kinds of shops to get ideas on decor or even how to display, set a table, or how to incorporate what you have with a few new pieces each season. Four hours – worth a trip. Go during the week.

  8. I would definitely love Magnolia Market! I hope I get the chance to go one day but it’s pretty far from my home in Toronto. That black bookshelf looks beautiful!

    1. I visited Toronto last year and loved it. Hope to go back. You should try to make the trip sometime. I’m into the softer black. In fact I’m painting an old cedar chest today with a really dark gray/soft black. Follow me to see the results.

  9. This looks like such a lovely market. Everything inside is rustic and eclectic which is totally my style. I would be trouble here through as I would want to buy everything.

  10. I am a DIY’er and love whatching shows about it. I am so jeolus you were able to go to Magnolia Market. The pictures and products are amazing!

  11. We also have this kind of market which we called locally as Makati Sunday Market, and Gourmand Market for foods. I like this kind of market because it has an European-feel and an opportunity to discover new products and artists.

  12. Wow, they do have a lot of cool things! I had not heard of the Magnolia Market but it looks like a great place to stop while going through Texas.

  13. It’s so nice to have a market where you can buy fresh flowers and unique home decorations. Especially for those who are thinking of redesigning their homes, it’s a must to visit here. The clocks and lanterns look nice!

  14. I would love to go there! My husband and I are avid DIYers and ironically he goes to Waco every so often on business. Next time he has to go I am going to see if I can tag along so we can go here!

  15. Magnolia Market sounds like I can find some really antique and unique treasures. I love to shop like this. It’s such an amazing and relaxing experience. You can find so many valuable trinkets. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. I’ve heard of Magnolia Market but I’ve never been there. Your photos sure do show how many wonderful home goods they have to offer. I have to say I’d have to spend most of the time in that darn bakery. Looks heavenly!

  17. OMG! I’ve always wanted to go there coz’ I’m fan of the show as well. Thanks for sharing, I’ve always been curious as to what they sell and cannot really see base on the available pictures on Instagram. Now, if you detail what’s on their bakery in your next post, it will make me even more interested to go. Hahaha.

  18. Thanks for the heads up! I don’t like crowds. Nor do I like rain. I’d love to visit Magnolia Market, so I’ll be sure to go earlier in the week, either early morning or late afternoon. I may have to make two trips like you, because I will want to look at everything.

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