Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Magnolia Market. But there is soooooo much more to Waco than just the silos… there are museums, food, culture, history and lots of vintage shopping in Waco Tx! Even if you’re only talking about shopping there’s a lot more to see in Waco. In fact, on our last trip to Waco, we didn’t even get to Magnolia! I know that’s hard for some of you to believe… but maybe it won’t be after you see what’s inside of Shades of Shabby!
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Shades of Shabby, Vintage Shopping in Waco Tx
We actually came over to La Salle Avenue to see Junque in the Trunk, which is right next door. But they had a “No Photographs” sign in the front door and I hadn’t called ahead of time to ask them about a feature. So we only got a few shots outside their shop.
Yeah… we were having too much fun & made Tex Farmer take a picture of all three of us.
I had never heard of Shades of Shabby before and I wasn’t too excited about it when I saw the outside. Just looks like an old metal building.
We were immediately met by their signature scent when we opened the door. These purple and white candles were a blend of wisteria and magnolia and their sweet scent filled the shop.
There was a little farmhouse dining room vignette at the front of the shop filled with shiplap, farmhouse chandeliers, cotton wreaths, old screens, and beautiful white, chippy painted furniture.
Next to the cashier was a cooler with a sign that said, “Complimentary Water and Dr Pepper.” We decided this was now our favorite shop in Waco!
Around the corner at the back of the shop was an adorable 1961 vintage camper. I might just camp if I had this!
VIDEO – coming soon!
There were several other rooms… it just kept going and going. I spotted more copper!
And found a new use for old bedsprings:
On the way back to the car we passed by Junque in the Trunk’s old pickup truck. Don’t cha just LOVE that color?
One complaint that I’ve heard about Magnolia Market from friends that have visited is that they were expecting more vintage pieces for sale. Most of what Joanna sells there now is new. It would be really hard for her to keep up with the demand for her pieces if each was original. So if you’re looking for unique, original, and truly vintage check out Shades of Shabby and these other vintage shops in Waco:
- Shabby La Chic Boutique
- La Grange
- Junk Queen’s
- Junque in the Trunk
So where’s your favorite place to go shopping in Waco Tx? Leave a comment and let me know.
‘Til the next market,