A Visit to Magnolia – Part One

At the beginning of October, Chantelle and I took a business trip down to Texas. We were going to visit many of our retailers who carry Bungalow 47 Furniture Paint. 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.

silos at Magnolia in Waco Texas


The Entrance of The Magnolia Silos

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.

grass and concrete squares


Of course we had to play tourists and take a quick selfie in front of the sign created for just that purpose.

smiles at Magnolia


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.

bakery at Magnolia


Inside the Silos

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).

shopping at Magnolia in Waco Texas


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.

shopping at Magnolia in Texas


They have curated a nice mix of their Magnolia products and other home decor from companies know for this look.

vintage metal work bench



Something for Everyone

There’s even a little section for the men that get dragged here!

mens section at Magnolia


This is the lower level. Concrete floors and a corrugated metal roof are the perfect backdrop for their decor.

metal roof inside Magnolia


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. The Gaines have added fabulous decor to allow these pieces to look so special. I’m loving all the displays that have a vintage look.

Magnolia shopping in Waco


Vintage Displays at the Magnolia Silos

The light fixtures they have in this building are fabulous and look to be a mixture of vintage and reproductions.

shopping in the Silos


There were lots of creative uses for old junk finds. Each finish had a perfect peely chippiness!

shopping in Waco Texas


I’ve been loving this green lately, so it was fun to see it here in this display made from salvage pieces.

Vintage displays at Magnolia


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


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