If I had girls, we’d be having a tea party.

I saw the cutest thing during a recent visit to Red Butte Garden. I spotted some little chairs made from logs and I thought, Ooooooooo! Love that idea!
And then, lo and behold…two days later, some men with giant tree saws were chopping down a very large branch from my neighbor’s very large sycamore tree. I asked the man if I could pretty please have the wood. He made a puzzled, scrunched up face and then said, “I guess.”
Was it fate that brought this scrunchy-faced friend to hack large sections of sycamore right at the moment I was on the street teaching T to ride his two wheeler?
I say yes.
I carried the logs across the street while the tree chopper marvelled at my super-strength. After the first one, he said, “Aren’t those kinda heavy?” to which I replied, “I’m pretty burly for a girl.” Then he jokingly offered me a job. We both chuckled, and I was on my way.
I enlisted the help of my dad (he’s the handiest man I know). While I am not afraid of most power tools, I am afraid of chain saws. (also, I don’t own a chain saw).
dad
Take a look at how stinkin’ cute this part of the garden is now…
log chairs
Set of four chairs, with a charming flat rock for a table.
I love this. Love.
I look out the window every 15 minutes and think, Now that’s adorable!

katie andersonThursday October 01, 2015 - 9:07 am

Thinking of projects to do when we remove a large tree from our yard and came across this post. I’m a newbie at woodworking would love to know the measurements of your chairs so I can tell the tree crew what to save. Thanks and what a dream garden you have!

nicoleTuesday June 10, 2008 - 12:34 am

See what I mean about the talent! I have one other thing to say, I would possibly see the cute chairs and think, I should make those but by the time I got around to it I would not have a little girl to have a tea party with. We need our little retreat so you can teach me how to get something done!

Allison RileyThursday June 05, 2008 - 4:02 pm

I am totally loving these. Now I just need a fated scrunchy-faced friend. And a yard.

Red Lotus MamaSunday June 01, 2008 - 11:40 pm

Adorable … way to be creative and organic at the same time!

HeatherSunday June 01, 2008 - 5:06 pm

Now THAT is cute.

KrisSunday June 01, 2008 - 3:37 pm

Red Butte Garden! You must be a utah blogger!

So am I!

MeredithSaturday May 31, 2008 - 8:19 am

So stinkin’ cute!

pam alvordSaturday May 31, 2008 - 12:07 am

me too.

hailey kandellFriday May 30, 2008 - 9:54 pm

that IS soo cute, i wish you were selling it on etsy!!

kaylynnFriday May 30, 2008 - 9:07 pm

Those are sooo cute! I think those boys will love it! They can be the knights at the round table!

lauraFriday May 30, 2008 - 3:29 pm

SUCH a fun idea–way to go!

Kelly AnneFriday May 30, 2008 - 1:55 pm

They ate lunch out there today and loved every minute of it. There is one design flaw with the table though…it’s low enough to the ground for Molly to snag sandwiches from unsuspecting two year olds. I’m gonna have to lock her inside during lunch time.

KimbaFriday May 30, 2008 - 1:24 pm

I say boys can have tea parties! Call them Kool-Aid parties. Eat gummi worms and such. I love it!

AllisonFriday May 30, 2008 - 11:57 am

I am so impressed that not only do you have such a creative side but that you act upon those moments of opportunity when they present themselves. It definitely paid off. It is SO cute!

babooFriday May 30, 2008 - 11:08 am

nice swim goggles!!!

HeidiFriday May 30, 2008 - 10:45 am

Very Cute! You always have cute crafty things around your house.

grandmalizzyFriday May 30, 2008 - 10:35 am

As you were telling us the story, I’m seeing just flat pieces of tree trunk to sit on. These little chairs are so much cuter than that. Will the kids get to use it or are there pretty flowers all around that need to be protected? It’s kind of amazing that a day after you see this darling thing, there’s a huge tree comming down right across the street from you. You could have been just a day late and had such regrets. Can’t wait to see it. LM

LivFriday May 30, 2008 - 10:26 am

So awesome, congrats on the new addition to your yard!

Famous ErinFriday May 30, 2008 - 10:23 am

This is to precious! I love love love it!

EmilyFriday May 30, 2008 - 9:43 am

Love it! I can just see T having a little tea party there…just kidding! A very manly snack.

ChristyFriday May 30, 2008 - 7:53 am

I was so curious to know what creative thing you were going to do with those chunks of wood. Your Dad did a great job. They ARE very adorable.

HannahThursday May 29, 2008 - 11:37 pm

Wow, they are really cute! Good job!

AmieThursday May 29, 2008 - 10:50 pm

So cute, love it!

pam alvordThursday May 29, 2008 - 10:37 pm

So cute, what a cute idea. I have a fairy garden and a bug garden in my yard, they would be so cute.

bill, katie, & co.Thursday May 29, 2008 - 9:56 pm

I’m lovin’ it right with ya girl! SO CUTE!

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