Eastwooding: An Empty Chair with Flare


Boomdeeada got me rolling this week, when she shared this clever (empty) chair from Pinterest with the term Eastwooding.

Cactus Chair Made by Valentina Gonzales Wohlers

Cactus Chair Made by Valentina Gonzales Wohlers
(Thanks Boomdee)


Someone coined the term “Eastwooding” after actor Clint Eastwood addressed an empty chair at the  Republican National Convention. He was pretending to address President Obama.   Memes are spreading across the web, parodying the awkward, at times rambling, unscripted speech.

A meme is a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.

In his book The Selfish Gene (2 ed.) Richard Dawkins states “We need a name for the new replicator, a noun that conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation. ‘Mimeme’ comes from a suitable Greek root, but I want a monosyllable that sounds a bit like ‘gene’. I hope my classicist friends will forgive me if I abbreviate mimeme to meme. If it is any consolation, it could alternatively be thought of as being related to ‘memory’, or to the French word même. It should be pronounced to rhyme with ‘cream’.”

I will leave the clever memes to the talented folks that create them, but thought it would be fun to share empty chairs with a gardening flare.  Be sure to let me know if you have a favorite in the comments below.

Garden Chairs with Flare

Artistic garden chairs by De Castelli

Artistic garden chairs by De Castelli
(This chair is really growing on me)

Debra Prinzing Planted Chair

Debra Prinzing Planted Chair
(What a ferny arm)

Dragonfly Garden Bench

Dragonfly Garden Bench
(Heavy duty bench won’t fly off in the wind)

Leaf Chair and Bench

Leaf Chair and Bench
(It might be best to just leaf this one alone)

Artscapes Garden Furniture

Artscapes Garden Furniture
(Is it your turn to mow the lawn?)

Of possible interest:


20 thoughts on “Eastwooding: An Empty Chair with Flare

  1. Cheers my friend, thank you for this!! 😀 How brilliant to weave your post from our inside giggle..clever girl. I’m torn between the aqua butterflies bench and the Artscapes Lawn Furniture. I think I shall be spoilt and say I would have them both…ha. One on the front porch and the other in a secret garden that’s just for my garden friends and me. I can’t imagine how they do it, but I love the lines of that furniture…It’s so Alys in Wonderland (hehe). I can imagine a little rabbit with a big watch….I’m off to visit your links. 🙂


  2. Has anyone picked the basket chair? – I think I will pick that for the vintage / creative factor and because I just love basket chairs although I couldn’t plant one myself as I like to sit in them.
    My dad (sadly passed away now) was the biggest up-cycler I have ever known and well before it was fashionable – he turned bedheads and old dressing tables into new pieces of furniture and he made everything in his garden including his Greenhouse and propagator. He had a shed full of bits and pieces all waiting to be made into new items one day nothing was trash in his eyes!


    • What an amazing man your dad was. I’ll bet you learned a lot from him. I’ve always admired people with those talents. And yes, he was ahead of his time.

      You’re the first to pick the wicker chair. I’m fond of that one too.

      Thanks for commenting.


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