Friday, January 1, 2016

Our Trip to Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas

We spent a few days in Waco, Texas after Christmas.  I know.  Why?  Well, the attraction for us there is that it's the home of the HGTV show "Fixer Upper".   We really like the show and are fans of the found item/ flea market treasure style of decorating.  Chip and Joanna Gaines come across as very nice, likable people.  Funny, cute, and family oriented!  I had read that they were redoing a property downtown which would include a retail shop.  Waco is about 3 hours from here so we headed out...

Magnolia Market Waco, TX

The property is called "The Silos" for obvious reasons.  I read that they have received permission to leave the silos themselves as-is.  The ultimate in shabby chic!

Magnolia Market Waco, TX

They've totally redone this huge building.  It's an amazing renovation that houses the gorgeous retail space, a warehouse and offices.  The big lawn with tons of picnic tables and food trucks make it a very family friendly place to visit.

Here are our Grandchildren.  Climbing is always the best way to explore!

Magnolia Market Waco, TX

This is another little building they plan to turn into a bakery.  Yes, that's the line-up to get in!

Magnolia Market Waco, TX

The line went really fast though and we had fun chatting with this couple in front of us.

Magnolia Market Waco, TX

The shop is cute.  Rustic, shabby chic, etc.  Lots of natural wood and rusty metal!

We bought some natural wood and rusty metal...

This is how Joanna uses the crates in her own farmhouse.  I think ours will be a useful item.

Lots more about Magnolia Market and The Silos here.

If you're thinking of visiting Waco, we stayed at the Hotel Indigo.  Very comfortable and close to everything.

Have a peaceful and creative New Year!


rebecca said...

Looks like fun - I'm not much into crowds, however :)
Show us what you do with YOUR natural wood and rusty metal, OK?

Babylon Sisters said...

Oh Rebecca, I always mean to but my pictures in the house never turn out good enough. I'll have to work on that...

Bohemian said...

OMG Mary I LOVE that Show too... Wish they would Renovate our Old Homestead for whoever ends up buying it! *LOL* I just know whatever they Touch is Transformed in such an Amazing way that it's Emotional to behold! And their own Farmhouse, well... Valhalla! Now you've made me want to take a Road Trip to Waco! Among other Texas Destinations that are on my Bucket List... since Texas seems to have a Wealth of Creative Types drawn to it so some of the Funkiest and Boldest Creativity can be Found there! Since we also have Friends and Family in Texas it just makes it a double destination for my 2016 Dream Road Trip I Hope we can take once we get the Old Place SOLD!? Thanks for Sharing this Amazing Destination in a quite unexpected Location! Happy New Year... Dawn... The Bohemian

Babylon Sisters said...

And don't forget Frederickburg with Carol Hicks Bolton's shop - ha,ha, not that you would!