At the start of last year my husband and I visited the Magnolia silos for the first time. Being such big Fixer Upper fans we have kept up with all the additions they'd been making to the property and we knew we wanted to visit again. So back in February of this year, my husband, being the awesome man he is, decided to spend his birthday at the Silos!
As I said, they’ve added on to the Silo experience and it just keeps getting better (I've determined that its Disney World for people who love home decor!) Right before our visit, the episode featuring the Bakery renovation had just aired so we were excited to see it in person. The sweets and treats were totally worth the long line around the block! The Seed & Supply Building was fun (and cramped) and I loved walking around their lush garden. Not sure if I have a green thumb but I do adore fairy gardens and hope to create my own one day! They’ve expanded and added so many fun things to the great big lawn area. It had rained the night before so sadly everything was a bit damp but we enjoyed it nonetheless. I really am amazed at the vision Chip and Jo have brought to life and I look forward to our next trip to the Silos!
Next on our Waco road trip, we stopped at the famous Suspension Bridge in town. We even explored underneath it to find a beautiful moss wall which provided the most gorgeous backdrop for some photos (can’t help myself!)
Being a big fan of Clint Harp's work on the show, we next found ourselves visiting his shop, Harp Design Co. As we pulled up to the store, I instantly noticed the house next door- it was Clint’s house that they had renovated in Season 2. They failed to mention during the show that he had already had his shop next door when they bought the house- makes sense! However, Clint and fam no longer reside in the home (my guess is that they didn’t expect to reach the level of fame they’ve since received on the show) and now they rent the house out as a vacation home. Loved exploring his shop and admiring his beautiful craftsmanship. Walked out with a magnet- hopefully next time I’ll be able to snatch up something more decorative!
For lunch we stopped by Schmaltz’s Sandwich Shoppe, a local joint in downtown Waco recommended by Chip and Jo as the best sandwich in town. And boy were they right- the sandwiches were so good that I completely forgot to photograph them (#foodieproblems!)
We only had time to visit one of the Jo's favorite antique shops so we ventured to McGregor to check out Cedar Chest Antique Mall. This place is so much bigger than it appears on tv. When you walk you are immediately facing the giant hallway that seems to have no end. We had fun looking around at all the random and unique finds.
Out last stop was swinging past the Magnolia House, Chip & Jo's B&B. It was super charming from the outside... maybe next time we visit we could be one of their privileged guests... (if we can sign up fast enough- I hear they sell out in minutes!)
Till next time, Waco. You've certainly captured a piece of my heart!
Loves: my husband, golden age movie musicals, red lipstick, fall leaves, rainy mornings, dressing up, jazz music, yellow tulips, tap dancing, and taking your photos (yes YOU!)