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