Ever wondered what the original Magnolia Market in Waco looked like? I was there. Here’s a tour of the original little shop on Bosque.
Did you know I spent a big part of my life in Waco?
It’s where I went to school and wore my first pair of parrot earrings and decorated my first house and covered up my first purple couch with stapled sheets.
It’s where I drank my first cup of coffee wearing a pair of mittens and a beret.
It’s where I danced on the suspension bridge and went to football games wearing a prairie skirt and a concho belt and ate yogurt in the student center and sang “That Good Old Baylor Line at the Top of My Lungs.”
And it’s where I fell in love with a pair of twinkling brown eyes.
And so it should be no surprise that I was shopping at Magnolia Market before there was even a silo in sight. I can still remember walking through the doors of that tiny little shop on Bosque and feeling my heart beat faster and my eyes light up with all the inspiration and ideas that filled every square inch of that first shop.
Have you ever wondered where it all started?
Grab a cup of coffee and take a little tour of the original Magnolia Market in Waco.
The original Magnolia Market in Waco
Just for the record….
…..I was a Fixer Upper fan from the very first fix.
(total aside: Hello 2015. I NEED those flower bottles.)
From the first house that looked like it needed a really good wrinkle cream and a new pair of Spanx.
From the first time the giant over-sized panels pushed back to reveal the amazing jewel underneath.
From the first farmhouse table.
From the first chippy letter.
I was a fan.
I started watching the show because of the whole Waco connection.
I wanted to see if I knew the neighborhoods or could recognize any of the streets—that’s truly what brought me to the table.
But what kept me coming back?
What made me set my DVR and watch episode after episode and spend entire Saturdays re-watching the Fixer Upper Marathon?
The decorating. And the ideas. And the inspiration. And well…
I mean have you seen the decorating?
I’ve seen every episode of Fixer Upper at least once and I can’t WAIT to see the new network.
My favorite part about Fixer Upper? Every house feels like an old friend. Except the old friend has had a complete make-over with a new set of highlights and a new hair-cut and amazing plastic surgery with extra wrinkle filler.
And she looks amazing.
But underneath her bone structure is still there and you can still see what made her beautiful all along.
And this is where it all started. I visited the original Magnolia Market in Waco during the very first season and I remember feeling like I’d stepped into an episode of Fixer Upper.
I was so like there’s the metal artwork from this episode and the cup rack from this episode and the vases and sign from this house.
And on and on and on.
I visited Waco a week ago and took the twins to the Silos.
It was wonderful.
And we went to the new coffee shop and treated ourselves to a “Valentine.”
And while we were in Waco—I went back to the original Magnolia Market in Waco—the one over on Bosque. It’s still there except now it’s full of bargains and close-outs and seasonal items.
And when the twins walked through the doors—I wish you could have seen their faces.
They were full of awe and wonder.
It was amazing.
I saw it all again through their eyes. They asked me about this idea for their dresser and what about this for their walls and what about those flowers for their table and could we re-create that in their room. It was history repeating itself again.
And right then and there I knew that I knew that I knew—another decorating generation…
…was just getting started.
PS The twins and I are hosting a FREE craft party tomorrow for anyone who wants to join in.
If you are home and looking for stuff to do? Come hang out with us. All you’ll need for the craft is yarn and ribbons.
Just join us on my Facebook page here at 1o:00am CST.
My favorite Hearth and Hand from Magnolia Finds
(who knew they’d go from that little shop to a line at Target—here’s the CUTEST stuff I found in their new spring line)