I was so excited when I returned home to unpack my suitcase with my purchases from the Magnolia Market. Somehow I imagined I would put everything out and my house would look just like the Magnolia House. Wrong. My house doesn't look different at all. (Apparently I bought too many Christmas gifts and not enough stuff for the house.)
On the plane ride home I read the book by Chip and Joanna Gaines titled "The Magnolia Story". It's a really good read and feels like an honest portrayal of how they met, their early struggles, how they almost went bankrupt and how they ended up with their widely popular TV show "Fixer Upper".
But guess what? I am now obsessed with Joanna Gaines and her "brand" Magnolia. I love the fact that everything in her store is identified with chalkboard signs. With real chalk (ok, actually they use chalk pens but it's still real chalk). I love the two fonts she uses for everything that has to do with Magnolia. I love all of the thank you notes and cards that are always included in your shopping bag with a purchase. I love that her new rugs are named after her kids. I love that she has an "image team". And I love her "industrial farmhouse look" in all of her remodeled homes with shiplap to make the walls look really cool.
So I am a bit obsessed with shiplap, chalkboards and chalk pens, mason jars, metal marquee letters and cut-out metal signs. Yep, I am hooked. Good thing I am headed back to Waco on Monday. Yippee.
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