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Tips On Magnolia Market at The Silos

May 20, 2016
We made it to Magnolia Market at the Silos while Amanda, Preston and the children were here.
We woke that morning to fabulous clear skies, good spirits and the anticipation of what we would find.
We are fortunate to live in such a centralized part of Texas.
Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Waco are all within a reasonable driving distance.
Waco especially and that is where the famous Magnolia Market is.
Just 1 1/2 hours driving distance from home.


I have some thoughts from that day which I have been wanting to share with you all.
I like Waco and Magnolia Market!
Both Waco and Magnolia are filled with Historical and Old Fashioned goodness.
Waco has lots of trees and some cool places to grab a bite to eat.
Magnolia Market is a wonderful and nifty place to visit, they have really done a fabulous job of preserving the area.
I am partial to grain Silos anyhow, growing up on our farm in Idaho we naturally had Silos too.
I love old, preserved, and cherished Farm equipment and supplies.
Now that we have our couple of acres, we need to invest in some outdoor rustic goods.

Tip 1- When to Visit Magnolia Market

Best days to visit Magnolia Market Tuesday thru Thursday.
Worst day Saturday-everybody is out and about on that day.

Visit the Silos if you can during the week, we went on a Tuesday morning and there was easy parking and what I would call a normal amount of people for any regular shopping day during the week.

Tip 2- Strollers-Not so much

The inside of Magnolia Market is a tad bit tight with wee folks and especially if you have a stroller.
There were many Mom's with little ones that were shopping with strollers but we felt were an annoyance and fearful that we'd knock something over.
Good we had the Daddy of the little folks with us, he took them to the well thought out open play area where Wyatt could swing and kick a soccer ball.

Tip 3- Is it a Retail Store?

Magnolia is a Retail store and many of the items for sale are mass-market goods.
Some of the items in this photo are very pretty and they are made in China too.
However, many other items are designed by Joanna and made by a local artist.
The displays were amazing and we truly enjoyed every moment.

Tip - 4 Evolving Merchandise.

The market is host to wonderful Seasonal goods, as well as everyday living.
At this time the market merchandise is more or less home accent items and gift items.
When we visited it felt like Spring had infused every corner and that nature had burst open in the market. 
We enjoyed strolling through the market and it had a gloriously old time feel to it.

Tip 5- What is the price point?

I would say the items are affordable, but not cheap nor a "deal."
Silk flowers $9 and up, signature candle $26, magnolia wreath $95.
If you want to shop the market, but haven't made it this way here is the link-
Magnolia Market on line

Tip 6-Farmhouse Feel

Chip and Joanna have created a very warm, welcoming and detailed architectural space.
Be prepared to feel sort of cozy and down home.
Lots of silk flower displays which give you the feeling they were just picked from a large field just down the road.

If you go be sure to enjoy the variety of food trucks too.
Oh, and yes, there are even real Magnolia Trees with real blossoms at Magnolia Market!

Have a Lovely weekend everyone!

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  1. Oh Jemma, what a cool place to visit! Those old, white, rustic silos are a dream of a backdrop for this "brocante" experience, Texas style!

    I hope you are well dear heart. Rest up and enjoy your weekend! Anita

  2. Interesting thoughts and tips Jemma, and a nice day trip as well.

    The silos are something else!

  3. Great review, I haven't been to that market sounds like fun. Have you been to Canton? It's fun but so big it can be overwhelming. If you're looking for rustic farm equipment there's an antique store downtown Greenville you may want to check out. Muzzy's Alley, it's not a place you where your good clothes as it's rather dusty, but he has some really neat stuff. Lots of old rusted farm equipment from Hunt County.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  4. It is a dream of mine to get to Magnolia Market. I just want to drive around Waco and see the houses they have fixed up, especially their Bed and Breakfast.

  5. I went on a was packed. I can't say I got to enjoy it. It was interesting to see though and I do love that they are preserving the silos. I will have to go back on a different day although driving up I-35 right now is horrible. :-/ wah, wah. I sound like such a whine baby. Lol. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  6. Jemma,
    Your post gave me great insight as to what to expect. I am waiting for my sister to fly down in July and we are headed to the Silos! I had the pleasure of going to their smaller store and it was full of such beautiful eye candy! Can't wait to drive down again.

  7. I just read up on Joanna about the Magnolia name and how it came about. I know I'd go bonkers in there and would have to calm myself- but maybe the price of the goods would do that on their own! When I first saw the silos on their program I thought she really lost it! I never imagined what she/they were up to. I thought I saw in one episode where they walked inside of the silos and there were things stored in there. I know from reading that they aren't used for the public so it makes sense that they could use them for storage. Good tips about shopping there. You are the 3rd person I know that went there and the one common thread of conversation was about how busy it is inside the store and a bit overwhelming.

  8. Sounds like fun! I'm looking forward to visiting. :)

  9. Magnolia market is legendary and I've always wanted to go. Wonderful photos and I really appreciated your assessment of price points, made in wherever, etc. I like Joanna's booth -- you're right, very homey and welcoming. I don't see it in the path but you never know...

  10. Hello, I would love to go just to window shop, maybe buy something. I have watch the show so much I feel like I have been there. Thanks for sharing your visit. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  11. One of my DIL's went and she thought it was so crowded. Maybe one day I'll get there!

  12. I need to move to Texas! That's my kind of store! Have a great weekend Jemma! ;)

  13. This seems like a store I would enjoy. I have heard of it and enjoyed your frank review! Have a great weekend!

  14. So many pretty things. Don't think I will drive from ky to Texas to shop for home accessories though. ha! Thanks for the link. I love online shopping! Sheila

  15. What pretty store! Can you believe that I have never seen even one episode of this show?

  16. Thanks for the tips. Since they have become famous, I am sure Magnolia Market is packed. How fun to be able to visit. I do a lot of shopping online. Have a great week-end. xo

  17. Now if I was nearer I'd definitely visit.
    It looks a brilliant place to enjoy.

    Have a lovely weekend

    All the best Jan

  18. I would love to drive over to Waco for this market! Love the tips, looks like an awesome place!


  19. Looks like a fun trip, Jemma. The magnolias are a nice touch.

  20. So much fun! I hope to go this summer.
    Have a good week, Jemma.
    Hugs, T.


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