Monday, April 10, 2017

No Cupcakes For Us!

Hi Friends,
Well, like the title says,
No cupcakes for us!!
You probably know what this means already!! 
I'll get to more about that in a bit, but yes, we could not even get close to the
Bakery at The Silos!!!

As you know I've been traveling around the Hill Country this spring.

And this is why it's called The Hill Country of Texas. 
Because of the gorgeous scenes like this!!!

We had a terrific time
seeing the springtime blooms of Texas
along with our beloved

 Here we see Bluebonnets with Indian Paintbrush flowers.

 We found a charming park on our adventure
and enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing time there.

A lot of German history in this part of Texas
from New Braunfels to Fredericksburg and more.

The Willow City Loop is the best place to see Bluebonnets in this part of Texas.
It's a 20 mile loop in the country that you can pull over and see the Bluebonnets up close.

You see signs like this along the way.
I expected to see a cow or two, but none showed up on the trail while we were there.

As you begin the drive, you see a fence with every post accented with a cowboy boot.
It's a fun sight with boots of every color!

As you can see 
The Willow City Loop is amazing!!

About mid week we visited
 once again at
The Magnolia Market
and The Silo's.

You know I first shared my trip there
in a post about a year ago.
View HERE and HERE if you missed it!
These two posts really give you an overview of the whole market.

Anyway in the last year a lot of upgrades were added to the market.
The inside has been rearranged with a better shopping flow for customers on the two selling  floors.
To the play area outside, a covered picnic area was added along with lots of
fun games for kids on the AstroTurf.
Food trucks still line the parameter of the outdoor space
with a variety of choices for quick meals.

So as we approach our destination~~

we are getting closer to The Silos!

The anticipation is building!

Until we get here~~~~~~~ 
and realize the line for The Bakery is out the door,
 down the block and across the street.
 oh no it's only Wednesday!!!
Can you imagine what Saturday is like???

This lady with her hand on her hip gave me a look like, don't even try to get a cupcake.
I wouldn't mess with her in that line.
She was wiping around a cane!!

Anyway, when we saw this and were told 2 hours to wait,
we decided to head over to the market and shop around first.
This couple above is trying to decide.
Do we wait in line or shop or what!!

I'm sure the cupcakes are over the moon delicious,
but I'm just not into waiting in line 2 hours!!!!

Other's were having the same thought and were walking over to the Magnolia
Market to the left.

I tell you this was a mid week visit 
and there were so many people it was elbow to elbow getting around the place.
Just look at one of the Silo's. They are huge!

So we ventured inside the market and to the left of the front door
is this darling mantel display with words from Claude Monet.
"I must have flowers always and always"
I loved this with the gorgeous paper roses trailing up and around the top
of the faux mantel.

Then you see this. Wall to wall people!!

My pics don't do the size of the crowd justice to how many folks were shopping.

I guess spring break had a lot to do with this along with Roundtop going on.

Many shoppers were on their way through Waco,
 before getting to the real junkin in Roundtop, Texas.

We tried to stay in Roundtop too but there were no accommodations available anywhere
and our trip was reserved a few months in advance.
  After doing some shopping inside we 
tried The Bakery again 
and of course, it was just as busy with a 2 hour wait.

So we had some lunch in the outdoor area
where there are many food trucks with a variety of menus.
This covered area above was added since our last visit
and it's a nice spot to have lunch, snack or relax  sitting at a picnic table.

After lunch we visited the garden area.
In the back of the garden is the Seed and Supply Store selling garden art and more.

I loved these darling fairy gardens added to birdbaths in the display area.
I loved the tiny little green house but didn't get one.
They were 46 dollars!!!

I did find a few goodies in the market and I'll share them in posts to follow.

But like the title states,
No Cupcakes for Us.
Not even a look at one.

The folks that were able to get inside and order,
gobbled those cupcakes up so fast, we could only see them from a distance in the
outdoor bakery patio area ~~ licking their fingers!! haha!

All in all our week in the Hill Country was a wonderful getaway.
We relaxed, and enjoyed the warm days of early springtime in Texas.

There is so much to enjoy right here in Texas 
and the beauty is incredible.

Especially with the amazing farmhouse scenes like this.

Thank you for staying through this long post.
I so enjoyed your visit.

Have a wonderful week my friends.
See you soon.

I think I'll bake us some cupcakes!!


R's Rue said...


Stacey said...

Your trip looks like so much fun! We love, love driving the Hill Country. It's amazing that as soon as you exit off I35, the scenery completely changes and becomes so much prettier than you could ever guess.

As for the Magnolia...that place is too crowded for me!

Sue Kosec said...

WHAT??????????? No cupcakes? I'm so sorry you didn't get to enjoy. Chip and Jo-Jo sure have landed themselves a gold mine, didn't they? Your pictures of the bluebonnets and boots are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your spring break - and taking us along.


craftyles said...

No cupcake is worth a two hour wait. I'm with you -bake some up. It looks like a wonderful trip-beautiful wildflowers and views. Love those boots on the fence posts-so cute. Glad you made it home safe and sound.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip. Your state is so beautiful. Sorry about no cupcakes!

Donna said...

Wow, what a fun adventure, Celestina! Your second trip to Magnolia sounds like so much fun! I just can't get over how crowded it looked, especially on a weekday! I wouldn't have waited in line that long for a cupcake either, hahaha! I loved the picture of you and your hubby, you both look so cute:) And those fairy gardens are adorable. I really want to create one for myself this year.

The bluebonnets are gorgeous! They are so pretty they don't even look real. So glad you both had a great trip, thanks for taking me along on your tour, it was a fun one!!

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, No cupcakes Wow! Great post and the Texas pics are beautiful!

Debbie Harris said...

Your beauty in Texas sounds very inviting especially with those gorgeous blue bonnets.
I couldn't imagine waiting in line two hours for a cupcake. They must be some kind of wonderful.
Your little getaway sounded quite enjoyable and you look darling!

Bless you, Celestina

Anna said...

Lucky you !!!!
Have fun this week !

Junkchiccottage said...

What a great trip. Love the pics of the sweet blue belles. Magnolia Market is really booming. Wow 2 hours for a cupcake. I think I would pass on that too. Safe travels.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Wonderful post! I was so looking forward to seeing those bluebonnets and I was not disappointed. What a vision!
That market looks wonderful, but I would have been very sad about not getting a cupcake. What do they put in those things that there is a 2 hour wait??!!
Enjoy your week,

Valerie-Jael said...

What wonderful landscapes you saw, and the silos are great, I remember them from last time. Sorry about those cupcakes, though - I wouldn't have waited 2 hours either! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Dorthe said...

A most beautiful post from your tour, Celestina, your photos showing the Texas surroundings are amazing, I loved seeing it all. And well no cupcakes, but I`m sure your own tasts better :-) .
Hugs, Dorthe

Kim said...

Haha!! Oh my gosh, I am with you. No cupcake is worth that kind of wait. I am sure you can make some awesome ones at home in about 40 minutes! ;) Thanks for the tour...loved the boots on the fence. xo

Rose L said...

My nephew is in the Navy and his family just moved a week ago to Texas. When is it NOT hot there? I am an Oregonian and melt easily! LOL I gather you did not meet Joanna and Chip Gaines. I love their show and her ideas and his wonderful work and seeing a loving couple.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Nope, I'd not be standing in line for two hours for a cupcake, either, Celeste! I did enjoy your scenery of the Hill Country and all the shopping and outdoor area. I wouldn't be buying a fairy house for $46, either. Those must be some palaces for Queen Fairies and their princesses! I loved seeing pics of you and your sweetie, enjoying time together. Happy Easter Week to you, sweet friend.

Sandi Magle said...

That is what I call a creative recharging trip---and all those bluebonnets---sigh!
Such a great post to share, thanks, Sandi


Bummer that you didn't the cupcakes....looks like a great place to visit/shop and eat as you guys did!
Happy Easter!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, no! There is nothing like a long line to kill the fun of an adventure like that. Your trip sounds wonderful and the bluebonnets are just gorgeous. I need to find out when Magnolia is not so busy (if ever!) and come down for a visit!

Cynthia said...

I absolutely love the boots on the fence. Reminds me of home(Oklahoma) and my grandparents. Not many spring flowers blooming, here, in Denver. But, they will soon! Thank you, for sharing your trip! Many blessings and joy to you and yours!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Sorry that you didn't get any cupcakes. We have a Bakery here called Portos and it always a 3 to 4 hour wait just to get in. They have the best ever.

Looks like you had a terrific time. I loved the blue bonnets they are amazing. So glad that you had a wonderful time. Your pictures are so good.

Have a terrific week my friend.


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh what fun!

I have never been to The Lone Star State. If I ever were to do so I'd love to meet up with a few of my fellow blogger friends and go to see Magnolia. I ♥ the Gaines duo!!

Claudia said...

Hi, dear Celeste, my friend, what a wonderful trip and what a beautiful market! Those blue flowerd places are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing wonderful pictures with us , my dear friend!
Wishing you a wonderful and happy week, much fun with baking Cup Cakes ;O)
Have a lovely Easterweek,sending Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xoxo

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Oh my goodness! 2 hours just to get in the bakery? I am with you Celestina, go enjoy the other areas instead. It looks like a really fun and interesting place to shop! Glad you both had a nice relaxing time ☺

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a fun trip! I just watched the episode where they renovated the bakery, and from the looks of that long line, they made a good investment! The scenery along the way is gorgeous with those fields of Bluebonnets. And the 2 of you are sure a cute couple!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is just totally amazing that the lines would be that long and in the middle of the week, I bet they just couldn't keep up with the baking at that rate, they must be doing very well for themselves that is for sure, I can't imagine taking on all that they have, I wonder if they will be continuing the shows. Wow those flowers along the loop are just gorgeous, it sounds like the perfect get away and thanks so much for sharing it with us, how fun!!!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina, wow it looks like you had a great time traveling and sightseeing. Thanks for bringing me on the tour. Have a wonderful week and a Happy Easter.

Smareis said...

Fotografias lindíssimas. O passeio deve ter sido fantástico.
Boa semana e uma Feliz Páscoa!
Que tenhamos dias de muita paz, reflexão e alegrias. Um beijo Celestina!

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe, love all the pictures and I appreciate you letting us take the trip with you as we look at your lovely pics . Happy Easter . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Oh, this was such a great post and made me know that we have got to take a Hill Country trip during the Bluebonnet season. Lovely post!

Art and Sand said...

My sister's grandson lives in Austin or maybe it's San Antonio. Anyway, she wants me to drive to Texas with her in September and I want to visit Waco. I love that 1 couple has changed a town and brought attention to so many people like Clint Harp and Jimmy Don.

I also want to see Fredricksburg.

Createology said...

I am certain dear that your cupcakes will be delicious. Your trip looks amazing and I love your photos shared. The wildflowers are beautiful. How fun to see different boots on the fence posts. Lovely Texas Spring and thank you for allowing us to join your road trip. Spring Flowers Blooming Bliss...<3

Rue said...

For a two hour wait, it had better be a cupcake made with gold LOL I don't blame you. It does look pretty there though and I'm glad you two had a great time :)


Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

How exciting to recognize so many of the pictures you took Celestina! I agree with you, Texas Hill Country in the springtime is so amazing! I will be headed to TX this Thursday, and can't wait to have my turn seeing the gorgeous bluebonnets! I've never been to the Silos in Waco, but after seeing the hordes of people, I would pass! I prefer the beautiful back country drives to masses of people any day, lol! I'm glad you and your husband had such a wonderful trip even if you didn't get cupcakes... I'm sorry, but no cupcake could possibly be worth waiting 2 hours, lol... yep, I'd make my own too! I took pictures of that same white cowboy boot on the Willow City Loop, how fun it is! I hope to get back by there if we can. Happy to see your pictures! Hugs to you today :)

Alessandra said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour. Thanks for sharing your amazing pics. Happy Easter to you and your family.
Hugs Alessandra

Cynthia said...

Wonderful trip and great pictures of bluebonnets. Thanks for sharing. No cupcake is worth two hours. Too bad it's always crowded


Anonymous said...

Wow those must have been some goood cupcakes lol! I don't think I would have waited 2 hours either goodness! Texas looks like such a beautiful place. My parents lived in San Antonio many years ago and my mother always talks about how much she loved it. The bluebonnets are so pretty it must have been breathtaking seeing them in person. Thanks for sharing and I hope you are your family have a Blessed Easter :-)

handmade by amalia said...

No cupcakes! 2 hour wait! This is awful. I wish I could go into the kitchen and bake you some.

La Petite Gallery said...

Wishing You a Happy Easter Yvonnne

Anonymous said...

Oh I'd bake some cupcakes myself too. teehee Two hours for one is just not for me. The Silos are very popular right now so I'm sure the crowds will eventually die down. I saw that gorgeous wall with one of my all time favorite quotes in Joanna's magazine. Beautiful.
Making early bunny rounds today. Wishing you and your loved one a very blessed Easter, Celeste.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

You look gorgeous! What an amazing trip. The blue bonnets are lovely. It's great to see this part of the country through your eyes. I hope you had a beautiful Easter. xo

quakerhillfarm said...

Your pics tell a wonderful story of this beautiful state. From the boots on the fence posts to the Claude Monet' entrance, this was a grand tour. Thanks so much for sharing the beauty of Texas!

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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..