We just got back from an ahhhhhh-mazing girl’s overnight trip to The Magnolia Silos in Waco. And we were in luck, it was the kick off of all thing Christmas at the Silos so I am giving you a sneak peek of the Magnolia Silos Holiday Style!
I hosted 50 women on board a deluxe motor coach and planned the ultimate girl’s overnight shopping trip. It was something that was month’s in the making and I am already counting down until our next trip in February. (You can get all of the info on our next trip here.)
We started with a welcome reception at my boutique, Spruced, where we shopped, laughed, hugged necks of familiar faces and met many more new ones. Most people were blog readers, many of who I have never met in person before. It was like meeting an old friend! There were even ladies from Fort Worth & Missouri on the trip. It was a blessing to spend time with each person who attended.
There is nothing like being around your “people”, your tribe, those that love the same things you do.
It was like we had always been friends.
We were already having so much fun before we even boarded the bus. Becky made her own t-shirts and earrings and doesn’t she look darling! Her whole group was decked out in Becky’s clothing creations.
We boarded a 2019 deluxe motor coach that was so comfy and totally first class. Plus, they gave me a microphone to talk to everyone during the trip and now I think I want one for Christmas to boss my kids arounds. We played games and gave away TONS of Spruced swag!
That night we had a wine tasting at Valley Mills Vineyards where several of us enjoyed even more wine after the tasting. Plus, our bartender was pretty cute. Emma, if you are reading this we need to look into his relationship status a bit more the next time we go there. LOL.
Hey, I gotta look out for my girls.
On our February trip we will go to their new tasting room located at their actual vineyard and enjoy dinner prepared by a private chef. It will be a night to remember!
The next morning at 7am we went to Magnolia Table.
Seriously, I’m such a foodie this was one of the things I was looking forward to most on the trip. I had never been and wanted to make sure we were first in line at 7am because the wait can get really long.
They have community dining, where you may be seated with a group that you don’t know. Since I was with 49 other women that didn’t happened but it was a really neat concept.
Friends, the food did not disappoint. I don’t know what they put in their biscuits but they were hands down the best I have ever had.
If I am on death row I will be asking for the Magnolia Table biscuits with Strawberry Butter as my last meal. If you go it is worth the wait.
They have a walk up bakery, coffee shop, and gift shop so you have plenty to do to pass the time as you wait for your table. I didn’t buy anything here but it was fun to wander around, nevertheless.
Next up were the SILOS! Magnolia Table is not on the Silos property and about 5 minutes away. We (purposely) picked the best time to go on a Monday because it wasn’t super crazy busy.
The outdoors of the property were decorated for fall and the weather was a perfect crisp autumn day.
But once we were inside Magnolia Market we were pleased to find that it was FULL ON CHRISTMAS.
Christmas carols were playing and the familiar scents of the holidays were about.
I took as many photos as I could to give you some sneak peeks at what you will be seeing for farmhouse-style Christmas trends.
I loved this vignette with the black shiplap, coral and pink bottle brush trees, and the simplicity still made a mega statement. Someone said she did this same set up on an episode of Fixer Upper but I guess I missed that one.
Their prices were affordable and they purposely did’t have anything too big to purchase and carry home with you. These simple signs are on their website but I think they are already sold out.
Lots of wool textured fabrics were all around. From tree skirts to pillows and stockings this line is called Chantilly and feels like a mix between boho and farmhouse style. I love how high-end yet casual the look is.
Lots of bottle brush trees could be found on every nook & cranny. These are still going to be big this year just like last year. I saw a ton at Hobby Lobby in many different colors but Magnolia really focused on pinks and corals for their holiday color palette.
I bought and ornament, a gift for a friend, her new seasonal magazine, and a tea towel. One of my employees, Carsyn, bought 87 different t-shirts. I did not get one because I own a store and my t-shirt collection is already out of hand.
More bottle brush trees and lots of luxe bath giftables as well as kitchen ware were popular purchases.
Simple sprigs of greenery were used and they had many mantles decorated with plain pine wreaths and garland.
More textured wool, pine, and simplicity make a big statement on this mantle.
The entire look feels cozy and immediately got me in the Christmas spirit.
I had custom t-shirts made for our entire group and apparently they were a hit. The ladies were constantly getting stopped, asking where their t-shirts came from! Next time I’m going to have to put my website on the back! It was fun to see all of us roaming around the property rocking our t-shirts. Many people would point and say “Oh, they are will that big group of girls.”
We owned it.
One stop we had not planned on was the Magnolia Warehouse. Usually it is only open Thursday – Saturday but it looks like they are opening it every day during the holidays. We had heard mixed reviews that it was tiny and there wasn’t much to be found while others raved about it. We decided to go see for ourselves what it was all about.
This was their first store and seemed tiny in comparison to the current Magnolia experience. I couldn’t help but wonder if I will ever look back at Spruced and smile at it’s humble beginnings.
If I stayed at my location I would be perfectly content but WOW it was quite a contrast to see what an empire the Gaines have grown. I really admire their business acumen.
On the way to the Warehouse our Uber driver stopped and showed us the first home from the very first episode of Fixer Upper. You could tell that the area was a little rough but this one house encouraged many more renovations up and down the same block.
I am so glad we stopped at the warehouse because I found several items, like two of these oversized baskets. I am going to use them on the walls of my office but I could envision about a million uses for them. A wreath on the inside on a mantle, a blanket holder, a dog bed. They were originally $76 and I got them for $17 each. I also got a beaded glass jar and a few display items for the store.
The best part of our trip was hands down the fellowship amongst all of the women. Many came in groups together but many came by themselves and left with handfuls of people they could call friends. It was truly magical and made me feel a little teary eyed seeing us all together, having the absolute perfect day, and really just enjoying each other’s company.
Even though I was in charge of the tour it was so relaxed. Some people stayed with the group while others wandered off the beaten path. Me and my team had everything organized down to the minute, and everyone knew their duties, so I was able to still relax and enjoy the day a little.
What a joy it was to host this group of women in Waco.
And I could not have done it without my A-team Spruced Crew. God has truly blessed me with some wonderful women who are like family to me. I get these crazy ideas and they always cheer me on and are always along for the ride.
Our next deluxe Girl’s Trip to Waco is February 10th & 11th. We still have a few seats left so make your reservation before it sells out.
I’ve got a wild hair to take a tour bus to Santa Fe in the summer or fall of 2019 so make sure you sign up for my email list. You never know what crazy idea I will have next!