45 August 4, 2008

Palmetto Egg Chair

OK, I’ve seen this odd chair from Pottery Barn before. I may have even laughed and wondered who would buy something so bizarre. Except now? I really want one.

It offers privacy, shade, durability, and comfort. And it’s definitely interesting to look at. I imagine it tucked away in a quiet corner of the garden, surrounded by peonies. I would grab a magazine and a glass of lemonade and go out there to relax. And how sweet would it be for curling up and reading children’s books with a little one? *ahem* Not that we have a little one… yet.

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    Elizabeth
    August 4, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I find it oddly appealing myself, it’s so self contained. But I can’t help but wonder if it might do that weird “pushing your head forward” thing that a lot of high backed chairs do to me because I’m short. Regardless, I don’t have $1200 to spend on a garden chair, so it’s kind of a moot point…:)

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    megan
    August 4, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    as someone who is pale as a ghost and burns in a snap but loves to be outside, i find the idea of curling up and reading in that pretty appealing myself! alas, i don’t have my own yard yet — but i do like it!

    ps: love your blog!

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    jjzach
    August 4, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I’m too practical for this space capsule. All I can think of is the effects of weather and passing birds.

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    llahearn
    August 4, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Is this an announcement?

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    Making it Lovely
    August 4, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    No, not an announcement! Just a thought. :)

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    Melissa M.
    August 4, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Yeah, exactly what do you mean by “…yet.” :-)

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    tracie
    August 4, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    love, love, love it! i’m a huge fan of cozy little places to curl up in and this one would suit my needs just fine!

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    dana
    August 4, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    i am obsessed with nooks & crannies and this fits the bill… although i am a whopping 6’2″ and i doubt i could fit myself into this kind of nook – i just popped over to your site from my rss feed and spotted the ‘well said’ box and i love it… damn rss for not allowing me to spot this previously…

    i adore your blog & your style, nicole…

    xo
    dana
    from BC

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    Kelli
    August 4, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    I agree that it is oddly appealing. Although, I really just want to sit in it and put my arms out the holes on the side.

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    seven
    August 4, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    It’s really cute… but yeah, outdoor furniture always makes me think, “Too many birds live in my backyard for this to ever work. Also, it will kill the grass.”

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    Valentina
    August 4, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    I really love that chair! Is the perfect little cozy place where you can curl up :) *LOVE IT*

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    marcy
    August 4, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    i kind of like the idea of having it inside the house.

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    Amanda
    August 4, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    I like the look of them, but fear they would be dreadfully uncomfortable!

    Anyone ever sat in one?

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    elizabeth
    August 4, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    I have sat in it..it is a bit too shallow to be very cozy and comfortable unless you are a kid or petite. Its too bad, its is adorable.

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    Stacy
    August 4, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Love the chair – a little pricey but lovely. And I know what you mean about little ones – we don’t have any yet either…yet. :) Our friends are all having them and keep nudging us and some days I want to start a family and other days I couldn’t imagine it.

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    MariahByron
    August 4, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Absolutely Love It!

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    Making it Lovely
    August 4, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Elizabeth, is it really that bad? I like to sit cross-legged, with my legs tucked up under me. It seems like I’d be pretty comfortable in there…

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    Erin
    August 4, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    I do like it, but it could be like the VW Bug- cute but weird once you get inside it.

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    Casey
    August 4, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    I love it! If I had a house I’d buy it, it’s too gorgeous

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    Gràcia
    August 4, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    I’ve seen chairs similaar to that one in Greece, in the café-lounges at the beach, where they’d have a series of diferent sitting options, and for people that where there without company, it was the best one, sitting in that cozy nook looking at the Mediterranean…

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    Erica
    August 5, 2008 at 10:22 am

    It is really cute! I’d love to have one. My yard isn’t really too big but I could def fit one of these in it. Maybe I will get my Mom to put one in her backyard oasis! She has a pool & everything, so I could totally lounge in this poolside. Whatever that drink is in the pic looks good too!

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    Tracey
    August 5, 2008 at 10:56 am

    I think it looks great, but I need more of a lounging piece in the garden. How would you nap in that?

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    elizabeth
    August 5, 2008 at 10:57 am

    I am 5’5 and slim and with pillows it was too shallow to get my feet up into it..without pillows its not comfortable.

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    tricia
    August 5, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I remember chairs like those being around in the 60’s- 70’s, when I was I kid. I always thought they were so cool.

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    katelynjane
    August 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Love it!!! A couple on my deck with some flower baskets around them would look awesome. If only we had a Pottery Barn here!

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    i suwannee
    August 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    agreed. please proceed.

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    Ann
    August 5, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    I have to admit it really looks so good but I wouldn’t be in it especially when the sun’s up and besides I’m quite claustrophobic. So it’s really a case of it’s not that chair, it’s me…

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    LayersofMeaning
    August 5, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    personally… I LOVE IT & WANT ONE AS WELL!!

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    Cathe
    August 5, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Oh, this is cute! It reminds me of the chair that Will Smith had to sit in in that movie, “Men In Black”, only cuter! I can totally snuggle in that!

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    Miss B.
    August 5, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    I love it! A good egg!

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    amy purple
    August 5, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    It is totally spaceship like with those windows!

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    All Things Lovely
    August 5, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I want it!! Not that I could afford it, but why doesn’t Australia have a Pottery Barn? I just want to sit it in it and see what it’s like! I could imagine spending a lazy afternoon sipping lovely fruit cocktails reading a fabulously trashy novel, all in the comforyt of my little egg seat.

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    melissa
    August 5, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    I’ve seen hanging version similar to this. I’d love one of them – however as someone else said, practically – I can see it covered with bird poop. Ick!

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    le petit cabinet de curiosites
    August 6, 2008 at 4:35 am

    I want it , too ! I love it !

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    patricia
    August 6, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Yes, I looked at that too and these sort of pod like chambers seem to be popping up all over. I like that it has a cocoon sort of shape, nice for sitting and for laying an egg of an idea in a journal or reading a great book.

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    summerhouse
    August 7, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Oh my! This egg looks so comfortable! May I seat in there?:D

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    Making it Lovely
    August 7, 2008 at 9:03 am

    OK, I’ve decided that this chair belongs in my garden. I’m just waiting now to see if the price will go down at all.

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    OneShotBeyond
    August 7, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    so cozy!

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    Xoci
    August 9, 2008 at 7:14 am

    I saw it at PB too, and loved it immediately. Just one problem – how the f*** would I ship it back home overseas? :-( No egg-chair for me….

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    Brie
    August 11, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    That is SO cute! Looks so cozy – I wish I had an egg chair too!

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    Kat
    August 13, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    If you want an egg shaped retreat in your garden during my vacation in England there was a willow cabin in Anne Hathaway’s house that was really pretty. If you want to see pics it’s on the third page of my album http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=644651&l=2b2ef&id=500016047.

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    Kat
    August 13, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Sorry here’s the album link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=27745&l=df346&id=500016047

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    Making it Lovely
    August 26, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Ah jeez. I was waiting for the chair to get marked down more and what happened? It’s back up to full price. It may not be meant to be…

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