At the beginning of October, Chantelle and I took a business trip down to Texas. Since we were planning on being in the area, we figured we needed a little stop at the Magnolia Silos in Waco, to see what all the fuss is about.
Before entering the grounds, there is this great grass and concrete area. I have always loved this look and it fits right into what they are creating at this property.
Of course we had to play tourists and take a quick selfie in front of the sign created for just that purpose.
Walking in to the gates, the shop is on the left, and the bakery is on the right. There is so much to see and enjoy at Magnolia, so I’m splitting this little adventure into two posts.
There are two levels to the shop, the one you enter on, and then a lower level accessed by stairs (and of course, an elevator).
All of the displays are either large vintage pieces or displays made from salvage. The decor is that modern farmhouse look that Chip and Joanna Gaines are known for. Obviously, it’s done very well.
They have curated a nice mix of their Magnolia products and other home decor from companies know for this look.
There’s even a little section for the men that get dragged here!
This is the lower level. Concrete floors and a corrugated metal roof are the perfect backdrop for their decor.
Having been a co-owner in a boutique specializing in this mix of vintage and new home decor, it was fun to see wares from companies we recognize and to see how the Gaines have added their fabulous decor to allow these pieces to look so special. I’m loving this mirror with the vintage treatment.
The light fixtures they have in this building are fabulous and look to be a mixture of vintage and reproductions.
There were lots of creative uses for old junk finds, like this wire fence gate hanging over this perfect peely chippiness!
I’ve been loving this green lately, so it was fun to see it here in this display made from salvage pieces.
The shop wasn’t too packed the day we were there, but I’m sure that was a rarity. I was grateful to be able to get some open photos, like these, taken with my phone.
Needless to say, the trip was inspiring. The Gaines have built a wonderful place that draws hundreds of thousands of people, if not more. Driving around town, you can just tell that they have done a lot for this city. There are many creative shops around to visit as well, and if you’re ever in the Waco, Texas area it is definitely worth the stop! My favorite spot of the property were the gardens, so I will share those pictures in another post. Are you a fan of the Magnolia look?
It’s good to be inspired, Jill