Saturday, February 6, 2016

And the trip continues~

Hi Friends
and welcome back to 
the rest of my Fixer Upper 
Waco, Texas Trip.

If you missed the first part Feb.4th,
you can catch up 
to see 
The Silos
and The Magnolia Market.

We had such a great time and as we continue today
with more from the shows location,
I first want to just drive on down the road
from the market to
share with you another awesome shop
The Findery~
It is not affiliated with Magnolia Market, but if you visit,
it is so worth the stop.

The staff was so nice and also allowed us to take photos.
I always ask like I did at the market.

This is the front of the vintage building but you use the door in the back to enter.
Plenty of street and side road parking as this is located on a corner.

So  many treasures to browse through.

At The Findery, 
you will find many home decor items 
along with antiques and furniture treasures.
I loved this shop too and had a wonderful visit.
They open in November 2015.

On the next stop we headed to
Harp Design Co.

You've seen this building and sign on the show.
This is the  workshop of Clint, the designer for 
many of the wood items used on the show.

The front building is the showroom and sales floor.
The workshop to the right is often seen on the show 
where the creations are planned and designed.

Here's the sales floor  and showroom with lots of wood creations used in home decor.
Letters, candlesticks, foot stools, ornaments and much more.

The staff was so nice and offered to take our photo.
We didn't meet Clint, I'm sure he was working on a project
and very busy in his workshop!

Do you recognize this sign from the show?
So much fun to visit here. 
 If you get to Waco, Texas
you  have to take some time to stop by.

Onward on our afternoon we headed next to
The Magnolia House

You may remember the Christmas episode
when The Fixer Upper duo shared this  remodel with their parents
for a Christmas stay and visit.
It was gorgeous inside and will open for stays with the public starting spring 2016.

We were told the bookings are already set and filled 5-6 months in advance.
We also got the price for the one night stay.
Let me say, it is a lot and I don't feel comfortable sharing that price tag here
just in case we were told wrong.
You'll all just have to wait and see when it formally opens.

In the beginning the house  was stated to be a B&B
 but that format
has changed to a whole house stay.

Here are the photos only of the outside of the house,
garage, back building they happen to be working on when we were there
and the gazebo.
No tours allowed inside at all~~Sorry!

Love the fence that surrounds the house and the entire property.

The view on the corner from across the street.
The workman were working on that light green back building.
Not sure what this will be, but a lot of work was going on there.

Lovely vintage style light posts in the yard.

The building to the left is the garage.

View from the side street.
The location is in a business district with more homes
waiting to be fixers!!

The gate had a chain and lock.
Understandable of course!
Don't you love the cornered porch and brick steps?

The house has  a back porch too.
Don't you love it?
The foundation is also red brick like the steps to the porch.

I saw a lady walk by the center top window.
Just a glimpse as she walked by.
Later we saw her leave the house carrying bedding.
She may have been there to clean etc.
No other cars were around or visitors at the time. 
We were all by ourselves taking photos.

Lastly, the gazebo in the back yard.
I love this spot 
 would love to add one to my backyard 
if I had the room.

Loved all the inspiration, even if it was just from the outside.


Next on the agenda, we headed to the shops
that Joanna has listed as her favorites.
This took us to 
The Cedar Chest  Antique Mall
 where filming for the show has taken place.

In fact, this season's Feb.2, 2016 episode was filmed in the shop.
Did you see the show earlier this week?

Easy to find right off the road.

Let's go inside and look around.

The aisles seemed to go on forever.

Each row of treasures better then the last.

It was easy to see why this is on Joanna's favorites list!

We turned  a corner and saw this sign displayed on the wall.

The staff was so nice and talked to us for the longest time.
They told us, Jo and Chip used to come in more often 
but now that they are so famous, they no longer can visit
without the show closing the mall to film and shop.

Thanks ladies for the fun time.
We so enjoyed our visit and shopping the incredible mall!!!

Just outside the mall an extension of the fun
continues in the outdoor market where we met
some wonderful folks who had special shops on site called
The Market.

It was getting late in the afternoon
 but still time to shop and talk to these great Texans.

These shops open up to share amazing antiques and collectibles.

This lovely lady talked to us and shared many stories of knowing The Gaines
and how thankful the market is that Joanna places them on her favorites list.

I so enjoyed my conversation with her and browsing the unique treasures she 
carried in her space.

This sweet couple also shared their wonderful treasures and great conversation.
They too knew the Gaines and we were delighted to visit with them.

I never met a stranger, as my hubby often says about me. 
We both talk to everyone
and enjoy meeting the many folks along our adventures.

This couple shared knowledge about the antiques they carried and the history 
of some of their vintage pieces.

Another special  couple was so much fun to talk with and visit.
They, along with all the others were so friendly and we enjoyed
viewing their many wonderful antiques and hand created treasures.
Loved their space and the decor they had to offer!

Thank you to all here at the market for the fun visit and shopping experience 
along with the great hospitality.
We enjoyed it so much and will surly visit again in the future!!

As our long weekend trip came to an end, 
we took a final drive out to visit a few more shops off the beaten path
through Crawford, Texas,
 McGregor, Texas where the Magnolia House is located
and also 
enjoyed all the views of the gorgeous country side along the way.

It was a fun long weekend that flew by too quickly.
As we  hit the road  for home, we were happy and inspired.

Now we're looking  forward to another adventure in Texas soon.
There is so much to see right here in The Lone Star State
and we love the journey.

Thanks for joining me on a trip to
The Magnolia Market 
The Silos
and more!

Heading home ~~ we see Dallas in the distance.

See you soon.
Have a great weekend.
Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, how I've enjoyed going with you on your trip to the Waco area! So much has changed there since we moved in 1996. We attended Harris Creek Baptist Church in McGregor for many years. One thing I loved about living in Waco, well Woodway, was all of the little towns to go antiquing in. That's when I started going to junk shops and started my collecting! :) Now you know you're going to have to show us what you bought! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Now THIS is a road trip! The Findery reminds me of a sweet shop here in town called the Foundery; the same brick walls, some locally made wood products and lots of industrial charm. Oh Celeste, what FUN!!!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, what a wonderful trip you had, loved seeing all the photos, and so many treasures - wish it wasn't so far away from here! You surely have many fun memories from this trip. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

Sue Kosec said...

As always ... a lovely tour and beautiful photographs. Thank you. My next trip to Waco will definitely include a few more of these spots.

Can you share any fabulous restaurants? I know you had to have eaten!

Happy shopping!

Stacey said...

This just looks like so much fun! You made the rounds and your husband was such a good sport. I just can't imagine how happy all those merchants must be to have the influence of Chip and Joanna. It's not like Waco was a happening place before that....really. My whole life we've stopped at The Circle Cafe and The Health Camp when going through there but never even thought about veering off I35. We will now!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh such fun it was to go along with you through your blogging tour of Waco!! I know I would love The Findery, the Cedar Chest and The Market. It would be fun to just peruse the aisles and find some treasures. I'm sure Fixer Upper has brought a lot of business to the Waco area. Thanks for sharing your fun trip with us, Celeste. Have a wonderful weekend...xo.

Dorthe said...

Oh my goodness Celeste, so many ,many shops filled with all, ones heart can desire, and a little more.
Such a fantastic tour it has been, for you. The Magnolia house is for me so beautiful ,as I love the wooden houses, which have almost none of in Denmark.
The climate is for brick houses here, :-)
I hope you had lots of lovely findings with you home ,LOL.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Thanks so much for taking us along on your fun trip, Celeste! I would so love to visit all the great shops in the Waco area.

Cute pic of you and your hubby, too!

lala said...

Definitely a fun trip!!!! I think if I ever get to visit I would have to rent a small van - saw so many wonderful items I would love to bring home. Thank you so much for posting all of your photos, it was great getting to see the inside of so many amazing shops!!

Art and Sand said...

This was so fun to read. First I went to Part 1 to catch up.

I of course love Fixer Upper, Chip & Joanna and their style. We were supposed to drive to Austin last fall and I was going to make sure that we went through Waco somehow so I could see The Silos. I didn't realize that the silos would not be turned into shops. But, I love that C & J took an historic site and revived it.

I was impressed that Clint has a shop. I don't know if he was a big success before Fixer Upper, but it certainly was a boost to his talent and career.

Thanks so much for the visit since I won't be headed to Texas any time soon.

Conniecrafter said...

I can imagine how exciting this trip must have been, to see all those places that you have watched on TV. So many fun places to shop in the same area, it must have been time consuming, so nice you had the time to take the weekend to see it all. Thanks so much for sharing, it was fun to see it all!

Sandi Magle said...

What a great daay trip....gorgeous stuff, thanks for sharing.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Good Morning, Celestina. I hardly slept last night, anxious to see your post today. Sorry about the mix-up on yesterday's comment and that you had to endure my ramblings twice!..What a great trip you must have had. Just to go into all those great shops would have been worth it. Did you get a lot of treasures? Clint Harp has quite a shop too. Did you know that that beautiful big house next door to his shop was his own and the Gaines did it as well? One of the best they have done, in my opinion. Love the Magnolia House, and hope you get to go back when it is open. Thank you for sharing all of this and I'm so glad you had a great trip..Happy Weekend..Judy P.S. I pushed publish but it didn't go any place. Just be forewarned I am pushing again and hope that we don't have a repeat of yesterday's!!

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, You trip was so nice and informative. Thank you for sharing your travel report and great pictures.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dearest Celeste,
What a thrill this delightfully packed with photos post is. I've been scrolling up and down for awhile and will return over and over again to soak in all the pics. But my favorite photo is of you and hubby, so sweet. Loved seeing inside the Findery, incrediable set design and product display. Has a fun Antropologie flair. I adore Clint and not only because he's so adorable but also because of his amazing talent. Thanks for taking us into his store... I've been eyeing up his handmade large breadboard on line and think I must have one! Many treasures to be found at the antique store and I will patiently wait to see your post with all your goodies.

Rose L said...

They all look like fun shops to visit! Love that house!

Rose L said...

I would be broke after all those shops! Love the house!

Donna said...

The Findery looks amazing! I would have so much fun shopping there! It looks much less crowded than the Market did. Did you bring any treasures home? And the Cedar Chest would be a blast to shop at! I could spend hours there I am sure. I missed the last episode fimed there, so I will have to look for it. The Magnolia House is so pretty, they did a great job transforming it. Thanks so much for taking us along on your tour! Oh, almost forgot to mention that you and your hubby make such a great looking and oh so fashionable couple!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful trip. I loved everything all the photos. What an amazing trip. I have been to Dallas many years ago. Would love to go back and see everything that you did. Love the show with Chip and Joanna, such a cute couple.

So glad that you and your hubby had a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for taking us along on your weekend get away.

craftyles said...

Looks like more amazing stops and shops.The Findery looks awesome. You are really getting me in the mood to make a trip, Celeste. SO glad you took us along with you see some cool things and meet some great people.Hope your weekend is going well and you're getting lots done!

Createology said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful weekend shopping trip and all the super fun and famous Fixer Upper Favorites. Traveling Texas...Priceless

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How fun to walk around the places I only can see on TV! I just love the show Fixer Upper and really want to visit Waco someday. Magnolia Market is just how I pictured it to be. I understand, but how sad that Jo and Chip can't really be there in their own store or even shop in their favorite antique stores anymore. Thanks for the tour and all the great pictures! I went back and read the first one too!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Loved seeing your post today - first of all such a beautiful photo of you and your husband. What a treasure trove of a place with all the wonderful things you could buy, must have been great.
Magnolia House looks wonderful and charming and how beautiful it would be to stay there. Thanks for taking us along with you, enjoyed the tour.
Hope your weekend is going great

Cindy Lou said...

Fun to see all of it for sure ! I'm wondered why you didn't go by their farm? Is it in the area? It must be! I'm curious wher it is! Great pics and looks like you guys had lots of fun! Good for you! Thanks for the great pics!

Joy Junktion said...

Fun trip! So happy that you got to enjoy a very fun and special weekend! Blessings, Cindy

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Oh Celeste you must have felt like you were in shopping heaven! Looks you had an incredible weekend with your best guy. I can only imagine your car was loaded down on the way home! I DO believe Texas has the greatest antique shopping in the country. It had to be so fun chatting with people that know the Gaines family. They certainly are HGTV's American Sweethearts! We sure love them. Joanna's decorating is amazing. She knows how to put it together and make it look like a million bucks! Thanks so much for letting us share the trip and all the trimmings with you Celeste. It was wonderful!

Love & big hugs, Edie

Feral Turtle said...

I think I saw the B&B on an episode I just watched a few weeks ago. They showed it to a couple, as I remember the unique front corner of the house. Thank you for blogging your trip Celeste. I was so excited to read it all in one sitting as I have been getting so behind on my emails. I will probably never get to Texas but it was sure fun to tour it with you! Cheers.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

It was fun going along on your trip...its not a show I watch? I've tried a few times but didn't appeal to me. I like her style, but I'm about preserving and they remodel. They seem like the sweetest couple and you both looked like you had so much fun! You also are a sweet looking couple!

Denise said...

great post

bj said...

what a fun trip....daughter and i have a trip planned to Waco in the spring...can hardly wait...:)

Anonymous said...

I could get "lost" here, but also broke! Good it's far away:):) Thanks for sharing this Findery and for visiting me!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh my goodness I am so filled with happiness after seeing all this! I can see the Chip and Joanna have changed the commerce in their community! I love that they remember the local people and give them the boost by calling out their favorites. The Findery looks like a fun place to shop. The Magnolia house would be so fun to stay at but it sounds like it's out of my league already! Thank you for sharing all this!

Roosterhead Designs said...

What a treasure of photo's you have shared with us Celeste! Please know how much we appreciate your kindness, as well as your time and attention to sharing all this. It is a labor of love and I'm so grateful to you! I Thoroughly enjoyed your 'show!' : ) ~Karen O

Town and Country Gals said...

wow, you did some touring! So fun to see some of the shops they visit and talk about on the show! All the great stuff, I would have been broke by the time I left there! I saw the B&B episode, it's beautiful, would be such a fun place to stay! Your photos were great and showed everything beautifully.
PS. cute pic of you and your hubby!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Celeste...Thank you for the fabulous tour...Ok I have an idea, the cost of staying at the Magnolia house was high....What if a whole bunch of bloggers got together and shared the rent, I am not sure how many it sleeps...How fun would that be? Then we could shop all of the places you just showed us!!!


Alessandra said...

So fun to see this wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing these fabulous pictures. You and your husband are a very lovely couple

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great, great tour....the last pic of the road with the downtown skyline of Dallas brings back memories of traveling there often...

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a FABULOUS trip, thanks for taking us along! I no longer have subscription t.v. but did see the episode with the 'corner' house. Wasn't it built in the 1880's? It's a beautiful house but after living in an old house...I want something 50 years newer -grin. As much as anything, I enjoyed seeing the photos of people and hearing nice things; it's so rare in this cold world.
Now, off to see other posts of this trip, thanks!

Gypsy Heart said...

What fun! I love these photos of the two of you as well as the owners of the different shops and businesses that you visited. I talk to everyone too ~ the best way to learn about others! I guess I should tell you, I've spent about $6,394 looking through both posts. :)

Thanks so much for taking the photos and for taking the time to share your lovely trip with all of us!


Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a wonderful and fun trip you both had! So many goodies in those great antique shops and booths! Don't you both look adorable, too. Loved seeing the Magnolia House and all the places that Joanna and Chip do their shopping. If I ever get to Texas I will now know where to find some wonderful treasures. Hugs xo Karen

Anonymous said...

What a fun trip! I can only imagine how much fun it was to see these places in person.I saw so many goodies in your photos! Wow! Waco must be booming now. I read Clint's story last night and have seen Joanna's testimony before. They all sound like wonderful couples that give their success to the Lord- so refreshing!

Eilis said...

What a fun trip! Thank you for sharing your adventure with us. I can never get enough Fixer Upper.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..