2021 Fall Displays at the Silos at Waco

2021 Fall Displays at Magnolia Market

When you walk into Magnolia Market, at the Silos at Waco, the aroma of pumpkin chai, one of the seasonal candles, fills the air. Then, pops of eye candy consume you. Floor to ceiling Fall inspiration adorns the shop, owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of the home renovation show, Fixer Upper. Bundles of dried florals and stems combined with hanging botanical prints create beautiful works of art displayed inside Magnolia Market.

Each season, the magazine, Magnolia Journal, tells a story with a particular theme or idea. Consequently, the shops at the Silos at Waco depict the same message, color scheme, and design elements. For example, 2019 Fall showcased displays created with pages of books and individually dyed leaves of a tree to capture the idea of ‘wholeness’ and importance of each part of our story. Before that, 2018 Fall shared the idea of ‘being made ready,’ for any season of life that you are in. With larger than life handmade weavings, suspended jars of honey and hundreds of dipped paint brushes, the process of art reflects the stages of life.

Handmade Visual Displays

Botanical images are printed on silk chiffon panels with a process called eco-printing. Magnolia has a visual display team that creates each piece by hand, as they do all of their seasonal displays. Then, copper pipes suspended from the ceiling showcase the detail in each panel.

A large floral display perched above a farmhouse table is the show stopper. Different shades of the color burgundy dye each stem. So many hours of labor went into creating these inspiring displays.

Embracing the Winding Way Forward’

This Fall, the message, ‘embracing the winding way forward‘ welcomes guests at the entry and throughout the magazine. Joanna encourages us to find the joy in today’s shifting world with a positive mindset. She writes…

“I know I’m not the only one who has felt this way—misunderstood, misrepresented, missed altogether. Not by a long stretch. And I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of feeling stuck in the muck and mire of a social culture that is robbing us all of deep and true connection—of joy, peace, honest understanding, and empathy.

Maybe you are too. And maybe now is the time to declare that we’re not willing to give that up. Not yet. Not when they are the very things that make life worth living and loving.

… more light than dark, more life than death, more hope than anger, more joy than sorrow, more gratitude among us than we sometimes remember. So let’s fight for a world that won’t so easily forget. A world that is slow to anger and rich in compassion. A world that would rather be loving than be right. A world that keeps moving forward. And I can think of no better time than now.”

Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Journal Fall 2021

Fall Home Decor Trends at the Silos at Waco

Here are a few decor trends that I noticed inside Magnolia Market. If you can’t make it to the Silos at Waco, you can anything in the shop, online from Magnolia’s Fall collection, here.

  • Color – earthy neutrals and muted jewel tones like burgundy, ochre, rust
  • Metals – copper, brass, black
  • Texture – velvet, chunky woven, dried florals
  • Design – simple, clean lines and mixing modern with vintage

The antique mantles are a permanent installation. However, they are restyled with seasonal decor every 3 months.

Gardens at the Silos

The garden area contains raised beds filled with a variety of chrysanthemums, salvia and coreopsis flowers. In addition, the colors of Fall fill planter boxes along the green spaces and six boutique shops.

Looking for more Magnolia?

Be sure to visit the Silos Baking Co bakery for the BEST cupcakes ever! These are definitely worth the wait! However, if the line is long, check the bakery food truck for the same great tasting cupcakes. It’s the air stream located across from the whiffle ball field. The Fall cupcake flavors are pumpkin spice, campfire cupcake and apple pie. I can’t wait to try the oatmeal cream pie cookies, too.

Lastly, you can find more blog posts about the Silos at Waco, here. A follower favorite is ‘How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Magnolia‘ which includes places to stay, eat and shop. However, if you want to see pretty pictures of the Silos at Waco at sunset, then check out ‘A Photographic Tour of the Silos.’ But first, pin now, visit later!

Magnolia Home Furniture Showroom at the Silos in Waco, Texas 

Magnolia Home Furniture Showroom

At the Silos in Waco, Texas 

The Magnolia Home Furniture Showroom is located at the Silos in downtown Waco, Texas. Specifically, it is near the Magnolia Press coffee shop and future entrance of Magnolia which is being currently renovated.  

You can see progress on the $10 million expansion, here.  The renovations includes amazing outdoor spaces with water features, an addition of a local, historical church and 6 new retail spaces.  

The Magnolia Home storefront opened in early August. Furniture purchased at the showroom can be shipped to your home. However, you can find everything in the showroom on Magnolia’a online shop including furniture, home decor, and live plants. 



The Magnolia visual merchandising team did a beautiful job of showcasing pieces from the Magnolia Home collection. In addition, the showroom provides inspiration to decorate your own home. 

The spaces are styled by living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, entryways and home offices. Each space is well designed, yet feels warm and inviting. The living room spaces quickly became my favorite view.


Living Room


Dining Room




Magnolia Home Brand

The Loloi Rug Collection with Joanna Gaines includes pillows, throw blankets and rugs.

In addition, the Magnolia Home paint display located at both entrances of the store is so creative.  

Other favorites include the Magnolia candles scented for each season. Plus, copies of the Magnolia Journal magazine and books authored by Chip and Joanna Gaines are available to purchase. 

Here is a look at the checkout counter at the Magnolia Home Furniture Showroom.  The deconstructed rug displays one of Magnolia’s core beliefs…

We believe in home.


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Magnolia Market and Spring at the Silos 2020

Spring at the Silos 2020

This year, Spring at the Silos is March 12-14, 2020. For those that cannot make it, I am sharing a peak into Magnolia Market to see the latest Spring installation. If you want to see what Spring at the Silos actually looks like, here are pictures from last year’s event in Waco, Texas.

What would Spring be without a bountiful of tulips? The lead gardener at Magnolia told me that he planted over  1,000 tulips on the Magnolia grounds a few weeks ago. So, I can’t wait to get pictures of the tulips in full bloom. But first, let’s take a look inside Magnolia Market.


Seasonal Installation for Spring at the Silos 2020

The Spring installation has been set at Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas.  This season, the displays consist of hanging and standing clusters of cacti and handmade flowers. Would you believe the tall cacti are made from pool noodles and jute rope?


The visual marketing team at Magnolia Market is so creative. For instance, they take an idea and carry the message throughout the season at the Silos and in the quarterly magazine.  For Spring, the Magnolia message is a reminder to ‘seek purpose in the everyday.’

The flowers in the displays are hand made from coffee filters or crepe paper and mixed with faux greenery.

Home Decor Trends for Spring at the Silos

Here are the decor trends that I noticed at Magnolia Market for Spring 2020.

  • terracotta pots and the color itself
  • warm pastels like coral pink, mustard yellow, rusty oranges
  • rattan and bamboo materials especially in trays or baskets
  • textured pillows with a boho vibe
  • vibrant colored greenery

The Magnolia Market store is two levels.  The first level pictured here consists of a kitchen area and a wall of book shelves and styled mantles.  Of course, each season these mantles get styled differently.

Then, the bottom level of the store consists of Chip’s corner, t-shirts, signs, books, candles, etc… You can see a complete tour of that space last Spring, here.


Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Places to Visit

When visiting ‘The Silos’ in Waco, Texas, don’t forget to check out these Magnolia stops too.  Most importantly, Magnolia Market is located within the Silos and is located at 601 Webster Ave.

  • Magnolia Market – main store with lawn and food trucks including Magnolia Table & Bakery food truck
  • Magnolia Feed and Seed – garden area on the Silos grounds with small shop, greenhouse, flower beds
  • Silos Baking Co – bakery located next to main entrance of Magnolia Market
  • Magnolia Press – coffee shop, located within the same block as Magnolia Market, inside & outside sitting
  • Magnolia Table –  breakfast and lunch only restaurant, will need to drive or ride Waco Shuttle
  • Little Shop on Bosque – discount Magnolia products, will need to drive

Coming soon…

  • The Magnolia Home furniture show room is located behind Magnolia Press and looks complete from the outside. However, it has not opened yet. So, I assume it will be included in the October grand re-opening of the Silos.
  • By October 2020, there will be new additions to Magnolia Market.  For instance, this will include a concession stand and a whiffle ball court. Plus, a few small retail spaces, restrooms, and a reconstructed Waco historical church surrounding another open lawn area.  You can see complete plans for this space at Magnolia’s website, here.
  • In addition, the Magnolia hotel will be located about 5 blocks from Magnolia Market at 701 Washington Ave. However it will not open until 2021. The hotel will be renovated inside the Waco Grand Karem Shrine building.
  • Speaking of renovations, the Gaines’ purchased the Cottonland Castle located at 3300 Austin Ave in Waco last year.  However, work on the castle has not begun.

Thank you for taking the Magnolia Market tour with me. In addition, you can read more about Waco on the blog by searching ‘Waco’ or clicking here.  Or subscribe for weekly updates at Cuter Tudor.

Magnolia Market Waco: Christmas Installation

Magnolia Market Waco: Christmas Installation

Y’all, look at this beautiful display behind the check out at the Magnolia Market Waco!  It is inspired by snowflakes; each one created with pine tree needles on a faux snow back drop. Basically, a reminder of our uniqueness, and the beauty that can be found in all things.

Joanna Gaines has done it again with the latest 2019 Christmas installation at Magnolia Market Waco. From handmade installations to inspiring visual merchandising, there is so much attention to detail and creativity. Let’s take a look inside Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas.

The entrance of Magnolia Market includes real pine trees and piles of faux snow.

This is the first thing that you see when you walk into Magnolia Market Waco… a snowy winter scene reminding us to ‘seek beauty in all things.’



Nature Inspired Elements at Magnolia Market Waco

Pinecones and holly berry are made from paper and displayed in the kitchen area at Magnolia Market. I think the installations encourage us to take our time while visiting the store… to slow down and be sure to look all around. It is more than a shopping experience.  For example, it is a place to gain inspiration and find beauty in every season.

How cool is the ‘snow covered’ board that spells ‘noel?’ Again, the attention to detail by the visual team is incredible. Love the layered cutting boards that add warmth to this space, too.

Shelf styling using cutting boards, pine trees, marble accessories in Magnolia Market Waco.

A beautiful mix of wood tones, marble accessories and winter greenery,



Merry Mantles at Magnolia Market Waco

The mantles are permanent displays at Magnolia Market, but each season they are styled differently. Next to each mantle, is a set of built in shelves that showcase the newest products of the season.  Don’t worry, everything is available online, too.

When does the Magnolia Journal come out? 

If you didn’t know, the Magnolia Market goes through four changes each year.   The new installations coincide with the release of the Magnolia Journal magazine, which comes out in February, May, August and November of each year. This quarter, the theme is “the thrill of hope” with Joanna Gaines on the cover.


Christmas Ornaments

What would Christmas be without ornaments on the tree?  Magnolia Market has a variety of ornaments to represent traditional holiday memories, farmhouse Christmas and of course, everything at the Silos.  You can find them online, here. Stacks of gift wrapped boxes with ornaments are used in the displays.


More Magnolia Market News

If you missed the Fall 2019 installation at Magnolia Market Waco, check it out here. Furthermore, I took a rooftop tour last fall, read about it here and visited Magnolia Table for the first time, read about that here.

Christmas at the Silos is happening two weekends in December this year!  The dates are December 6-7 and December 13-14, 2019. There will be pop up vendors, concerts, Santa Clause for pictures, and new this year will be ice skating! I can’t wait to see how they transform the lawn into an ice skating rink.

The new coffee shop, Magnolia Press, opened in mid-October during Silobration weekend, as well. My kids and I took an afternoon to grab coffee and relax on the lawn at the Silos.  Visiting Magnolia Market during the events is exciting.  However, as a local, I love to visit when the tourists are few.

Thank you for stopping by the Cuter Tudor Blog!  It has been wonderful to live in Waco, and witness the changes happening at Magnolia Market.  Most importantly, there has been so much positive energy and growth in our city related to Chip and Joanna Gaines, Fixer Upper and the Silos.

How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Magnolia in Waco, Texas

How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Magnolia in Waco, Texas

Waco, Texas has been a hot spot for travel due to the popularity of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ tv show Fixer Upper and continuously growing empire known as Magnolia. As a local Wacoan, I often get to play tour guide to many friends and fellow home decor bloggers that visit my hometown.  Therefore, I have spent many amazing girls weekends in Waco, Texas. Lots of laughs, lots of shopping, and lots of food!  

Here are some tips for ‘everything you need to know for a girls weekend in Waco, Texas.’

Would you believe that we all met on the internet? Specifically, sharing our homes on instagram.


Where to Stay in Waco, Tx?

There are over 300 vacation rentals in Waco,Texas from VRBOs to AirBnBs.  Some of these homes have been featured on Fixer Upper and others are newly renovated in the heart of downtown Waco. I love to stay ‘downtown,’ so that I can take in all the culture that Waco has to offer. 

Here are a few of my favorite places to stay in Waco. Each one is beautifully decorated in its own style. And yes, I have stayed at each of the homes below!

  • The Morrow House – Built in 1886, completely renovated, kitchen of my dreams, featured in Cottage Style magazine, 
  • My 100 Year Old Waco Home – Amazing wrap around porch, open living concept for gathering, original wood floors & shiplap, 5 minutes from Silos 
  • Urban Myrtle – One block from the Silos, restaurants, & shopping, beautiful mix of modern and rustic charm
  • The Green Door Lofts – best downtown location, heated pool, walking distance to the Silos, restaurants, & shopping 
  • Gathering Oaks Retreat – Across the road from Chip and Joanna Gaines’ farmhouse, relaxing outdoor spaces, great for large groups 

If you are looking for a hotel, I love Hotel Indigo.  It is really nice, located very close to Magnolia and features a top notch restaurant and bar. 


Where to Eat in Waco, Tx?

Today, there are so many new places to eat in Waco than years before!  Some are Waco favorites that have stood the test of time, and others are entrepreneurs offering different flavors to anything Waco has seen before! There are great food trucks, including ones for Magnolia Table & the bakery, located within the Silos lawn area. I do recommend buying a mason jar of Alabama sweet tea & getting $2 refills during your weekend. 

Favorite Place to Eat Breakfast 

  • Magnolia Table – Main Restaurant + Outdoor Pastry & Coffee Bar + Indoor “To Go” & Souvenir Shop, more pics & tips from my first visit to Magnolia Table
  • Silo Baking Co Located at the Silos, lots of pastries, love the cinnamon rolls
  • Harvest on 25th  – Locally sourced ingredients, love the granola bowl & sourdough pancakes, located by Chip & Joanna Gaines’ ‘castle’  at 3300 Austin Ave
  • Lulu Jane’s – Made from scratch bakery with limited quantity so go early, love the homemade bread, scones & mocha iced brownies 

Want to just grab coffee?

  • Magnolia Press – Coffee shop with amazing outdoor spaces to sip coffee or grab a pastry, located right at the Silos 
  • Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits – freshly brewed coffee & espresso, coffee artistry, located in original part of downtown Waco
  • Common Grounds – college vibe, located on Baylor campus, where I drank my first coffee 20 years ago, 1123 S 8th St next to Heritage creamery 

Favorite Places to Eat Lunch

  • Union Hall – new place, fancy food court meets food truck flavor, lots of different food options, downtown location 
  • Milo Biscuit Co – located close to the Silos, chef inspired menu, love the chicken sandwich 
  • Slow Rise pizza – my favorite pizza place, located in Waco, 15+ minutes from downtown, order to go or enjoy the outdoor patio 
  • Torchy’s Tacos – located close to Silos, tacos, of course, and chips & queso, 801 S 5th Street
  • Jake’s Texas Tea House – Downtown Waco favorite, southern cafe with burgers, sandwiches, & chicken fried steak, homemade pies, cakes & cobblers

Favorite Places to Eat Dinner 

  • Moroso Pizzeria  – Italian chef & owner, wood fired pizza & authentic Italian dishes & desserts, make reservations 
  • Hecho in Waco – Not tex mex, but more southwestern style mexican food, indoor and outdoor patio & bar, located next to the Silos
  • Brazos Bar & Bistro inside Hotel Indigo, so close to the Silos, fabulous weekend brunch, delicious steaks, desserts, cocktails
  • Vitek’s BBQ – local & Baylor favorite, located near Baylor campus, get the ‘gut pack’ or ‘spud pak’ but share it
  • 135 Prime – Favorite fine dining steakhouse in Waco, filet of tenderloin melts in your mouth, pricey but worth a fancy night out, 20+ min from downtown

 Be sure to check out my list of Favorite Sweet Treats in Waco


Where to Shop in Waco, Tx

Home Decor Shops

  • Magnolia Market – the reason you came to Waco, lots of florals, home decor,  & souvenirs,  *Furniture Showroom coming soon
  • Little Shop on Bosque – Joanna’s original shop, discounted decor like overstock, last season or slightly damaged from Magnolia Market, 3801 Bosque Blvd
  • The Findery – 2 buildings located next to Magnolia – new & vintage furniture, kitchen & home decor, plus clothing boutique, park here & walk to Magnolia 
  • Harp Design Co. – next to Clint’s Fixer Upper house, home decor especially handmade tables and wood decor
  • La Salle Ave (off the Circle near Magnolia Table) – antique/ junk stores like La Salle Shops, Junque in the Trunk, Junky Monkey, Riverside Relics
  • Austin Ave (downtown Waco) – Simply Irresistible -furniture & home decor , Cameron Trading Co – vintage & junk, Sironia – clothing & gift shop, Honey’s Homestyle – upscale decor, Salvage Sisters & La Grange – vintage, and Christi’s from Trading Spaces – line of custom bedding, gifts

Clothing Boutiques

  • Spice Village – 50 unique booths like clothing, accessories, gifts, Waco sourvenirs and decor
  • Courtney’s Boutique  – Casual clothing to little black dresses, located in Central Texas Marketplace 
  • Other downtown favorites: Prefontaine, Pink Flamingo, Roots Boutique, Adorn, Wildflower Boutique 
  • Central Texas Marketplace –  outdoor mall so shopping like World Market, Kirkland’s, Marshall’s, Apricot Lane, Old Navy, Gap, Ulta, etc…
  • Richland Mall – indoor mall with mostly clothing stores like Dillard’s, JCPenny, Hollister, Forever 21, H&M

If you have limited time, of course hit Magnolia Market, but then head to the Findery across the street. The Findery is located in a historic 2 story building where Percy medicine was produced for 100+ years. Now, it’s a beautiful shop with a second location next door with 10K square feet of furniture and home decor. I may be partial because I work as a stager there. However, I often hear that it is visitors’ favorite. Read more about the Findery, here

What else can you do besides Magnolia in Waco?

  1. Hike the trails at Cameron Park or take a walk along the Suspension Bridge downtown. 
  2. Take a tour of the city including some of the Fixer Upper homes with Waco Tours.
  3. Tour the beautiful campus of Baylor University, specifically the Armstrong Browning Library or Bear Pit.
  4. Visit a museum like Texas Ranger Museum, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, or Mayborn Museum.
  5. Take photos on some of the coolest walls of Waco, here.
  6. Rent paddle boards or paddle boats to float the river at Waco Paddle Co.
  7. Visit the Hippodrome Theatre for movie and dinner. 
  8. Visit Dr. Pepper museum and get a Dr. Pepper ice cream float

Ultimate Travel Guide for Magnolia in Waco, Texas!

  1. Before you book your stay, check the hours of operation for the places that you want to visit to ensure that they will be open.  For example, Magnolia Market, Magnolia Table, and some other shops like The Findery are closed on Sunday. A few of the restaurants are open for Sunday brunch, but close early for the day.  Some small boutiques close on Monday too. Therefore, my best advice is to plan your trip between Tuesday – Friday.  Saturdays are great, but the Silos get very busy!
  2. Go early or late!!  The best time to visit Magnolia Table, the restaurant, is between 6 am -8 am.  The restaurant is only open till 3 p.m.  During Baylor weekends, holiday weekends, Silos events and most of the summertime, expect a 1-2 hour wait.  Magnolia Table is not located at the Silos, but a short drive away.  If you do go to the Silos (Magnolia Market + Magnolia Bakery) on a Friday or Saturday, make sure you get there early. The bakery opens at 7:30 am and the Market at 9:00am.  Or stop in around 4:30pm in the afternoon when most visitors head out for the day.
  3. You can buy most of the products from Magnolia online, so that you don’t have to lug it on the airplane.  They do not have the shipping station in Magnolia Market any longer, but there is a nearby post office.  However, some shops like the Findery will ship it for you.  Just ask the shopkeepers!
  4. Use the free trolley to get around the Silo District in downtown Waco. Specifically, it picks up in front of Magnolia Market and stops near most of the locations that I have mentioned. 
  5. If Magnolia Table is too busy to get in, there is a ‘To Go’ deli located on the side of the building. In addition, there is a Magnolia Table food truck with a small selection of items. The food truck is located behind Magnolia Market.
  6. If the Silos Baking Co bakery line is long, check to see if the Magnolia bakery (silver airstream) food truck is open. It is located on food truck row around the lawn at the Silos. 

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