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The Egg Chair for My Birthday!

YAY! Today is my birthday and do you know what I got? My egg chair! It was a big group gift from Brandon and his family.

My New Egg Chair

It’s big enough to curl up inside with my legs tucked under myself (my favorite way to sit). I’ll have to make sure I don’t plant any bee-attracting plants directly around the chair! I came up with this little plan awhile back and I think I might stick with it.

Here’s the view from inside the chair:

The View From My New Egg Chair

I’m so thrilled! What an amazing gift.

The Yard With My New Egg Chair

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82 Comments

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    gumbo
    September 22, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    May you enjoy many birthdays in your beautiful yard!

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    Desiree
    September 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Happy Birthday! Congrats on your new egg chair. It’s lovely!

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    Stacy
    September 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Aw, that must have been an AWESOME present! :) Happy Birthday! Love how it looks in your yard – kind of completes your look, doesn’t it!?

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    Roxy @ There's No Place Like Home
    September 22, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    oh, I love it!! That is an amazing gift! Thanks for sharing:)

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    R.A.
    September 22, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Happy Birthday, congrats on the chair, and I’m wearing those same purple shoes today as well!

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    Jen
    September 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Happy Birthday. Don’t you love when you get something that you really want. Curl up and read a book!

    Cheers,
    Jen

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    Jessica
    September 22, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    How lovely! What a perfect gift.

    Happy Birthday!

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    Danyelle
    September 22, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Happy Birthday! What a great gift!

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    sarajessica
    September 22, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    It’s adorable!
    I want one for my…um…balcony. Heh. And it’s fall and raining…no fun.

    Anyway, congratulations to you! ^_^

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    marzi
    September 22, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    happy (almost same) birthday! mine’s tomorrow!
    the egg chair is awesome! very, very cool!

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    Laura
    September 22, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Happy Birthday! Your backyard looks like quite the little oasis! I love it.

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    amy purple
    September 22, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    can we please see a photo of you sitting in it? You know, besides just your cute shoes?

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    katelynjane
    September 22, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Wow, it looks amazing in your garden! Congrats on the great gift…and the hubby that get’s hints (:

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    Brie
    September 22, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    I’m jealous!! It’s adorable!

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    megan
    September 22, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    what a perfect gift — yay, nicole! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    tracie
    September 22, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    YAY!!!! how perfectly exciting! happy, happy birthday!

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    danielle
    September 22, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!

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    Melissa
    September 22, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Wow! What a generous, thoughtful gift. I LOVE the view! Happy birthday to you. :)

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    elizabeth
    September 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    LOVING IT – it looks so great!!

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    Joanna
    September 22, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    WooHoo! You got the chair!!! And it really looks lovely in your garden. It is so much bigger than I imagined. Makes me want one, except here in NH it snows half the year lol! I hope you make great memories in that chair :)

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    hayley
    September 22, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    that chair is amazing. how magical to sit on such a throne in your garden!

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    joslyn
    September 22, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    you lucky girl! that is one awesome chair!

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    Joy
    September 22, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Happy Birthday! It’s like the egg that Mork arrives in! Looks fabulous.

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    M&Co
    September 22, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Happy Birthday! Your garden is looking sooo good now!!!

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    Amanda
    September 22, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    The chair looks fabulous!

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    Kwana
    September 22, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Wonderful gift!! Happy birthday.

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    Tracey
    September 22, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    What a beautiful setting! You can enjoy your chair while your husband watches his new tv. We just purchased a new tv this weekend- so I wonder what my present will be? LOL!!

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    KT
    September 22, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Happy Birthday! Love the chair. Your yard looks SO nice!

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    Sam
    September 22, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Yay! It looks so good, and your yard is looking fantastic.

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    Miss B.
    September 22, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!! Congrats on the egg!

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    Joi
    September 22, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    How fun! Yay for you and a very happy birthday!

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    Leaca
    September 22, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Happy Birthday. The chair is lovely.

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    Melissa M
    September 22, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Okay, I never really wanted an egg chair, but now that I see yours, I totally NEED one! Ya know what else? I saw someone wearing those same purple flats this morning and I thought how cute they were.

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    Susan
    September 22, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Yay for the Egg Chair and Happy Birthday!!

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    Katie
    September 22, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! The chair looks great in your backyard and I love your purple flats – so cute :)

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    elizabeth
    September 22, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    How awesome! And it looks so great in your yard. Happy Birthday!

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    All Things Lovely
    September 22, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Happy birthday!! That has to be one of the very best birthday presents ever!!

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    Caitlin
    September 22, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Yay!! what a great present – the egg chair is so cool and your yard already looks magazine-shoot worthy!

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    Erin
    September 22, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Hello from a relatively new reader! Happy Birthday, and congratulations on your lovely chair! We share similar birthdays (mine is tomorrow) and taste (I noticed the Andros Bistro chairs on your wish list. Bought them awhile ago for my dining table indoors, and I am loving them!) Your blog is fabulous.

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    Paula Roegge
    September 22, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    It looks perfect! And I love your shoes too! I wish my husband took hints so well…but, no, not even with a list. sigh…

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    Sue
    September 22, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! What a lovely, lovely gift. Someone was paying attention to your wish list… Enjoy!

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    Terrah
    September 22, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    awwwe, exactly what you wanted! What a sweet family!

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    Silvia
    September 23, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Happy bday dear! fantastic chair indeed!
    Love
    Silvia

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    zeniamai
    September 23, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Happy Birthday! That’s really a great looking chair… We are also busy with our bathroom renovation this week and the entire weekend I was busy gardening. It sure would be nice lounging around with using your egg chair…

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    pozzynette
    September 23, 2008 at 1:29 am

    Happy birthday ! Your chair is lovely !!!!! It’s a fantastic gift

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    ariane
    September 23, 2008 at 2:02 am

    WOOT! Happy b-day to us! We share the same day! Loving the look of the backyard!

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    Heather*
    September 23, 2008 at 2:23 am

    that chair is so cool! And a happy birthday to you. I hope your day was magical!

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    Mandy
    September 23, 2008 at 6:05 am

    Happy, happy belated Birthday! What a wonderful gift! I wanna have an egg chair too, if i ever gonna have a backyard or garden or terrasse :-)

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    evy
    September 23, 2008 at 8:03 am

    happy birthday!!!!!

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    Emilie
    September 23, 2008 at 8:15 am

    That post made me smile. I’m so happy you got your chair. :)

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    Shashi
    September 23, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Nice chair! I have backyard envy, yours is huge!

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    casafroggy
    September 23, 2008 at 8:41 am

    The scale of the egg to the house is perfect. It gives your yard a very neat, cozy feel.

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    Anne (in Reno)
    September 23, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Happy birthday! I wouldn’t worry about attracting bees to your nice neutral-colored egg unless you wear a ton of red while you’re in it. Bees aren’t really interested in us, it’s stuff like yellowjackets and wasps that are, and you’re still probably ok as long as you don’t eat in your egg…

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    liz
    September 23, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Day late but happy birthday! I too am wearing those fabulous purple Old Navy flats. Love them! Been enjoying your blog for a while now…thanks!

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    Erica
    September 23, 2008 at 9:55 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That chair looks amazing! I know you are stoked. The only bad part is that it is not the beginning of warm weather but the end. At least you can take a blanket & curl up out there in your egg chair. Is that cushion weather proof?

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    Corie
    September 23, 2008 at 10:41 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nicole! Yay! I’m so happy you got your “dream chair”! What a great gift!

    Enjoy!

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    Little Paper Dog
    September 23, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Hooray! What a great place to relax from your busy schedule.

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    kristen
    September 23, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    happy birthday! and congrats on the chair. I love it!
    and i love the shoes..i have them myself..in 3 colors!!!

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    Birdie
    September 23, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Egg chair is the best gift ever! Besides life I guess :)
    I would chain that thing down though — there are some crazy thieves in the Chicago area. I have gotten the weirdest things stolen from my yard.

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    Janet
    September 23, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Nicole,

    I love the egg chair. Yesterday was my birthday as well. I hope you had a wonderful celebration.

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    Jennifer
    September 23, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Nicole!

    The egg chair looks fabulous!

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    Goody
    September 23, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    happy belated and it is a wonderful chair!

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    Amanda
    September 23, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Reason 523 why having a blog is awesome: your family knows what you want for your birthday. Hope you had a good one! (Mine is next week – hooray!)

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    Gràcia
    September 24, 2008 at 5:13 am

    Happy belated birthday!!
    Funny, last Sunday I was at Copenhage airport and I saw an egg chair that reminded me of how you wanted one… now, I come back and I find you got it!

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    patricia
    September 24, 2008 at 5:30 am

    You know what they say….”Roosters crow, but Hens deliver!”
    Looks like a good spot for any ole Hen -making it all lovely!
    A perfect spot for sitting on ideas and hatching them!

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    Liz
    September 24, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Happy Birthday Nicole :) Love the egg chair!

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    Erin
    September 24, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    happy belated birthday! the egg chair looks beautiful in your backyard, and i love love LOVE those purple shoes you have on.

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    Kiona
    September 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    happy belated birthday Nicole! Love the way your backyard is coming along! It’s making me jealous. That egg chair really is a great addition. Way to go Brandon & fam!

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    john
    September 24, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    You rule! I love that chair.

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    Jessisca
    September 24, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    once again, you prove to be the luckiest woman on the earth! congrats!

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    Ashlie
    September 25, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Happy Birthday, a few days late of course. Your new chair is beautiful. The whole yard is really nice but that chair makes it look 10x more cute and comfortable.

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    jaime
    September 26, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    happy belated birthday! what a lovely present – how fun! every time I’m at a fancy hotel i think about getting one of those!

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    Erin
    September 28, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Cool chair, but one question- what do you do when it rains?

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    Making it Lovely
    September 28, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    OH MY! I meant to reply to everyone sooner. Thank you for all the birthday well-wishes and nice comments about the lovely egg chair!

    Erin, it’s plastic and the cushions are weather-resistant. No worries in the rain!

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    Gabriella Webb
    July 14, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Hello Nicole I was just wonder where can I find a chair like that. Please let me know I am looking for one just like that.

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      Making it Lovely
      July 14, 2013 at 10:03 am

      Mine was from Pottery Barn, but they no longer sell it.

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