Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Baldwin Street Christmas

Alright, Christmas time. I have a love/hate relationship with this holiday.
The months prior I am head over heels in love with Christmas time.
Ready, planning.
Then a few days following Thanksgiving I start to get really discouraged. 
The days seem to go faster and faster and here we are half way through the damn month.

I have spectacular Christmas decor this year.
We have been living the Baldwin House for 6 months now...
Holy shit, how the hell did that even happen?
Starting a new job and a new semester has really made the last months go by so fast
& have left me to really put this blog on the back burner.
Any ways, here is my Christmasy house.

For the past few years we had been living in "temporary" homes.
Places where I never invested much time into because I knew we wouldn't be there for very long.
We had been using a lovely 99 cent tree that my mother bought us.
Hey, It really wasn't that bad!
This year we planned on using my grandmothers old 1950's beautiful white christmas tree. 
I went out and bought white lights.
When I went to put it together I realized almost half of the tree was missing, so that didn't really get to work out to well.
As you have seen from previous posts that we have this lovely mid-century fire place.
It used to reside in the kitchen.
I was sitting frustrated on the floor, without a tree.
Then the best idea came to me.
Here is the "fake, fake Christmas tree"

Back story:
The fireplace was found at a garage sale on the outskirts of town.
I saw it from a distance and freaked.
Mostly nervous that I wouldn't be able to afford it, but it was a mere TEN DOLLARS.
I have seemed to of made some sort of deal with the mid-century modern furniture devil.
We couldn't get it home that day so we had to pay and leave it there.
The next three days I worried and panicked that they would realize what they just sold.
But low and behold they didn't screw me over and it was mine.
I noticed the log inside and the old cord, I never thought much about plugging it in because I figured that it would explode my house into bits.
I did plug it in for this photo and it made a beautiful cracking noise, and left it plugged in for a few hours, and we seem to be safe.

:::Merry Christmas:::

The Baldwin House


  1. What a cool fireplace! It's so cozy looking. I agree about this holiday - it's crazy how fast it goes! Before you really even begin to enjoy it, it's gone.
    Isn’t That Charming.

  2. Oh boy! I loveeee that fireplace I've never seen one of those inside a home!


  3. A little late, But thank you Girls!