The world needs who you were made to be.Sign in Magnolia Market, Waco, TX
It goes without saying that Chip and Joanna Gaines are stars. After all, they’ve renovated countless homes in Waco, Texas, for the HGTV network show “Fixer Upper.” But it didn’t stop there.
Chip and Joanna purchased several city blocks near two old silos, converting the properties into a shopping mecca where droves of tourists like us take the trolley to Magnolia Market at the Silos and hunt for simple, yet elegant, home goods and clothing made popular on the show. Joanna’s good taste is everywhere — from the simple black-and-white-and-tan color scheme to the textured pillows and baskets, perked up with nature’s greens.
Magnolia Market is just one of several buildings that hold home decor treasures selected or designed by the Gaines. And when we visited in October 2020, a few favorites caught our eye.
But Joanna is not just a designer and Chip her handyman. They’re both sages of sorts, delivering genuine, down-home takes on what brings joy and happiness into a home. Some of those quotes made it into the book, The Magnolia Story.
“I always thought that the “thriving” would come when everything was perfect, and what I learned is that it’s actually down in the mess that things get good.”Joanna Gaines, in The Magnolia Story
“It’s up to us to choose contentment and thankfulness now—and to stop imagining that we have to have everything perfect before we’ll be happy.”Joanna Gaines, The Magnolia Story
If you get a chance to shop in downtown Waco, get inside all the shops from Silos Baking Company to Magnolia Home to Magnolia Market. Or if you can’t travel right now, you may want to check out the new Discovery+ streaming that also includes Joanna’s new cooking show, “Magnolia Table.”
There’s more than just goods for sale in downtown Waco, Texas — there’s a glimpse into a wholesome approach to living that we all may need right now!
Rusha & Bert
P. S. We received no compensation for this post. We just loved our day in Waco!