Magnolia Market at The Silos-Waco, TX
Locales | April 26th, 2016
While heading down south to visit my Nana, my mom and I recently made a pitstop in Waco, TX to visit Magnolia Market at the Silos.
If you’re an HGTV addict like myself, you probably know Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper and their property, Magnolia Market. Since they opened the silos last fall, I’ve been looking forward to stopping off in Waco to visit. But with rumors of long weekend lines, a weekday stop was preferable in my book.
The entire place was absolutely darling, but overall I was underwhelmed. I’m glad we went on a Thursday as even then it was fairly crowded. I don’t know that it would have been worth waiting in lines to shops, eat, use the bathroom, etc on a weekend day.
In the main shop were a variety of simple, but cute, farmhouse inspired home decor items. Their faux flowers and greenery were especially impressive. Every place you turned there were adorable little vignettes set up. Amazing photo ops if you could get other shoppers out of the frame!
My mom was so unimpressed by this floral board. I honestly thought it was pretty cute!
My favorite part of the market was the garden section. It looks to me like they will continue to expand on this area. There were planter beds, a couple of cute goats and a fun little wigwam with mushroom carved stools. Definitely making me want to grow some vegetables for myself.
The far side of the property was lined with food trucks. Again, just speculating, but there would probably be more of them on a weekend. Nonetheless I went straight for the Crepes and they did not disappoint.
Overall impression was cute, but not worth waiting in line for. Since we were driving from Dallas to Austin, it was an easy detour about 90 minutes into our drive and definitely worthwhile. However, I’m not sure I would have been as thrilled if we had gone solely to Waco for the market. My mom and I had shopped, and photoed and eaten in less than hour and were pretty much ready to go.
I think Magnolia is best visited on a cooler day with friends and family, maybe as detour between DFW and Austin. Plan to shop a little, hang out, eat at the food trucks, play some corn hole and then keep on cruising.