Visiting Magnolia Market at the Silos has been on my bucket list for a few years. I finally got to cross that one off the list…and it was actually good I didn’t go before because there is so much new stuff there now!!
Some Tips Before You Go!
- There’s street parking all around the area but also a bunch of pay lots close to the Silos (I think it was $10 at most of the lots…totally worth it on a hot day!)
- First thing in the morning and near the end of the day were the best times to visit. The day we got there around noon it was jammed! One day we got there at 3 and it wasn’t so crowded. The day we arrived right before opening was the best… it was the best time to take pictures too!
- The bathrooms inside of Magnolia Press were the best…even nice paper towels and cool faucets (you’ll thank me later for this nugget!!)
- There are plenty of food trucks at the Silos to grab snacks, meals, and treats while you are visiting…plus lots of covered tables to relax and eat.
- Make a trip over to The Little Shop on Bosque which has discontinued and discounted Magnolia Merch. It’s the original Magnolia store that Joanna opened in 2003.
Magnolia Baking Co.
The lines…oh my…the lines were always so long!! Our group was staying at one of the Magnolia vacation rentals and one of the major perks was Magnolia cupcakes waiting for us when we got there!!
The cupcakes are definitely worth standing in line…we cut all the cupcakes up in quarters so we could taste them all and every flavor was AMAZING!! I would totally stand in line to try one!!
It’s so strange the first time you see something you’ve seen on TV for years!! The Silos were so cool to see in real life!! It felt like walking into Disney World!!
Every season the Market changes it theme to coincide with the Magnolia Journal issue. The Summer 2021 theme was “Grounded in Good Things”. The lemons were inspired by the lemon tree on the cover of the Summer Magnolia Journal that is next to Joanna.
I loved the wall and the blue and white tiles ( the tiles were all hand painted!). There’s so much detail in the displays in the store…of course there is, right??!! All the lemons were handmade!
Right in front of you when you enter the doors is the cutest Summer display!! Look at that wood Vespa that was handmade by the visual team at Magnolia!
The store carries so many products, some that aren’t available on the website which makes it so much fun to explore! I went 3 days in a row and saw things I missed every time!!
They will also ship your merchandise to your home so you don’t have to try and pack it all!! ( I think it’s free with a $100 purchase).
The artificial florals and greenery that they stock are out of this world…most are the real touch kind and are so real looking! At the Magnolia Hillcrest Estate that we were staying at every room had a vase of greenery or flowers from the Market and it was such a nice touch to all the spaces.
Of course there was plenty of magnolia flower stems for sale!!
I actually got to see my first real magnolia shrub on this trip…we can’t grow them up here!
Anything you need to decorate your house is in this market!! In sad news…I forgot to go back and grab the cute zinnia flour sack towel.
There are tables set up with ideas for your Summer place settings ( I love visual displays to grab ideas and design trends from!).
There were even a couple of mantles in the Market! You can see the black shiplap walls and dark paint that Joanna is digging right now used for these displays.
I really, really loved the wooden vases…I wish I had shipped one home.
Did you know that there’s been a huge expansion to Magnolia Market at the Silos??
There’s a new Fixer Upper episode about it… “Breaking New Ground”. I watched it a couple months before my trip and got soooo excited!!
There are 6 new boutique cottage shops. They remind me of the little shops in coastal New England towns…I felt right at home!
All the planters around the grounds are filled with white flowers.
Sidenote: I saw the Tried& True leather shop on the Fixer Upper episode and spied a beautiful bag that I vowed to get… I was joking with the girls in our group chat before we went that I didn’t care if the bag I saw was 8 zillion dollars I was marching in there like Thurston Howell the Third and buying it!!
…I bought the bag!!
Magnolia Press is the new coffee shop. It opens at 7am ( 2 hours before the rest of the SIlos). Oh, the Iced Mocha saved me from the Texas heat those days I was there!! If you are there in the morning the artichoke, spinach, & cheese croissant was a delicious quick breakfast.
They also had the best bathrooms!! The faucets were super cool and they had “nice” paper towels.
Chip and Joanna saved this old church! They actually moved it to the grounds of the Silos and rehabbed the entire thing.
The inside is gorgeous and incredibly peaceful.
It was a wonderful place to take a reprieve from all the hustle and bustle outside.
Whiffle Ball Field
Chip even added a whiffle ball field that families can use when they visit the Silos.
Magnolia Seed & Supply
Oh my gosh, it’s almost like a mini version of Joanna Gaines’ fabulous garden at her farmhouse!
There are beds of blooming flowers and a cute little greenhouse.
There’s also a retail store that was filled with pots, baskets, and all kinds of gardening merch.
Magnolia Home is where you find all the furniture, rugs, and tables sold from Magnolia. There’s fully staged rooms that will give you so much inspiration for your own home!
Everything is decorated right down to the table settings on the displays!
Don’t forget the stop by The Findery!
Right across the street from Magnolia Home is The Findery…you can actually see out the window in the previous picture. Don’t forget to take the walk over!! There’s 2 building filled with home goods…I loved the one that was further down the block.
Here’s a few pictures from The Findery.
The Magnolia Table restaurant isn’t on the grounds of the Silos; it’s a few miles away.
There is usually a loooong wait so be prepared! They will take your name and number and will text you a link so you can see what number you are in line…but when you get the text that your table is ready you have 7 minutes to get there before you lose it!
They do take reservations for up to 30 days ahead of time but not within 24 hours of the date so I would highly recommend going this route. Here’s the link to make a reservation
Everyone’s food was so yummy though!! I had a Turkey Club that was delish!
It was a fantastic trip! If you’ve been a super fan of Fixer Upper and Chip & Joanna like I have been since I saw that first episode visiting Magnolia Market was a dream come true!