Your guide to Magnolia Market at the Silos - Whilo

Your guide to Magnolia Market at the Silos

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When you’re in the business of gift-giving, shopping excursions become an all-out hunt for life’s little extravagances — and we’re especially hawk-eyed for all things home décor.

After a weekend-long HGTV binge-fest (and subsequently rearranging our furniture), we decided to take a road trip to Magnolia Market at the Silos, where Chip and Joanna Gaines of the hit show, Fixer Upper, have brought new life to an old grain mill smack-dab in the heart of downtown Waco, Texas.

Since opening their doors in the fall of 2015, the market has been a one-stop destination for shopping, food, and leisure. The market itself is designed with one goal in mind — to inspire you to own the space you’re in. Knowing the Gaines’ knack for taking properties from rundown to stunning and our obsession with their farmhouse modern vibe — we were ready to swoop in and explore their fresh mix of upscale lifestyle products.

Upon arrival, we are greeted by the rustic charm of two original silos overlooking a great lawn where kids are encouraged to go wild, playing time-honored games of cornhole and potato sack racing. Gourmet food trucks (think: Cheddar Box for grilled cheese, Co-Town Crepes, and Luna Juice Bar) are surrounded by organic gardens, a garden shop, a bakery, and Magnolia’s main draw, the market — a grain barn turned home design boutique warehouse, which we bee-lined for.

Inside the converted barn, the market is a collection of exquisitely curated studios featuring vintage inspired kitchen wares, vibrant faux florals, charming paper goods and timeless décor pieces. Their products are clean and simple and easily integrate into a myriad of interior styles — like their galvanized picking baskets with corrugated metal for an industrial flair and rustic touch to any table top, among the many items that made us swoon.

In the garden, visitors can enjoy a massive wooden teepee, roam around raised beds sprouting seasonal produce, and shop everything they didn’t know they needed for yards and patios inside the garden shop, Magnolia Seed and Supply. Build your own fairy garden with miniature cottages, wheelbarrows, and bird baths or bring the outside in with terrariums, hanging macramé planters, and sculptural flower vessels.

As the day came to an end, we knew we couldn’t leave without sampling a few goods from Magnolia’s own, Silos Baking Co. grabbing their signature “Magnolia Cookie” and the renowned bacon and cheddar biscuit, “The Prize Pig”, to eat beneath the late afternoon shade of the silos. Ready to hit the road, we swung by the Common Grounds truck for an iced-coffee, and our five-star mission was complete.

If a trip to the market is geographically out of reach, fear not. We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite Magnolia products to get you inspired. Visit Whilo to easily scoop up your faves or save them to your wishlist for later — because you never know when you might be surprised with a gift you love.

Joanna’s Favortite Bag

This sophisticated, genuine leather tote bag by Raven & Lily, is handmade in Ethiopia by women vulnerable to labor trafficking. Featuring locally sourced supplies, it is the perfect everyday bag that is both stylish and ethical. The modern design is beautifully versatile with plenty of room for all your gear — it’s no wonder it also happens to be Joanna’s go-to accessory.

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Priced at $195
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Ceramic Jug Vase

These ceramic jug vases look stunning by themselves, but even better as a set­­ — great for fresh cut flowers or one of Magnolia’s beautiful succulents from their garden shop. The subtle hues add an ethereal tone to any room. We especially love these integrated into a gorgeously designed bookshelf.

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Priced at $9
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Double Metallic Leather Leaf Earrings

These beautiful earrings are made with love in Northern India using locally sourced metallic leather. They are versatile, incredibly lightweight and will quickly become your favorite pair, as they go with virtually everything you own. Your purchase helps provide sustainable economic opportunities and school scholarships for at-risk women. Gift giving and receiving never felt so good.

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Priced at $28
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French Laundry Basket

This classic laundry basket looks great in your greenhouse elevating plants, or perfect for storing cozy blankets in your living room. Use it in the traditional sense, and your dirty laundry will never look so elegant.

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Priced at $78
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Signature Magnolia Wreath

One of Magnolia’s most popular items, these beautiful statement wreaths are hand-woven and each individual leaf is hand-painted with care. Purchase this handcrafted signature wreath to hang on your front door, above your fireplace or on a blank wall.

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Priced at $95
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Joslin Pillow

Available in two sizes, the Joslin pillow features rich textures and a classic pattern, designed by Joanna Gaines in collaboration with Loloi for her personal line of rugs, pillows, and throws.

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Priced at $69-$89
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Home Made

Yvette van Boven’s, Home Made, contains from-scratch, natural recipes and beautiful photographs that are sure to inspire you to cook more at home. Get this beautiful cookbook for a fresh kitchen counter display and delicious new recipes.

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Priced at $42
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By Jessica Scharff, Faded Sentiments

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