Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Muted Polka Dot Recliner

The foot rest of Abby's new recliner showing the unusual pattern; we ordered a foot rest that extends three inches because Abby is tall.
The foot rest of Abby's new recliner showing the unusual pattern; we ordered a foot rest that extends three inches because Abby is tall.

Abby is one to enjoy relaxation after a long day at the number mill, and she finds her way to her zero-g chair, where she is joined like royalty by her lap dogs. That chair uses hard plastic knobs to lock into place once reclined, and for Abby it has become increasingly difficult for her to lock them due to her arthritis, and her generally delicate nature. (In fact, they hurt my hands a little, and my hands are perfectly healthy.) So recently we shopped the row of furniture stores in Oklahoma City and, finding almost exactly what she wanted, ordered exactly what she wanted. It came in from the factory last week, so she and I went up and got it.

One thing we discovered in our shopping adventures is that recliners, like those who sit in them, have gotten really fat recently. Some of them are even starting to be available in 1.5x sizes, which look like a relining love seat, presumably to accommodate tomorrow’s super-lard-asses. But I’m getting too political. It was hard to find a recliner small enough that it didn’t completely Bogart the whole living room, but the one we found is just about right. As a rule neither of us like polka dots, but this pattern is really neat, and now that we have it home, we are seeing that it mixes just right in our living room. When I asked her just now, Abby called it “muted earth colors.”

Abby is all smiles Sunday night after we set up her new chair; the foot rest handle is brushed nickel.
Abby is all smiles Sunday night after we set up her new chair; the foot rest handle is brushed nickel.
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2 Comments

  1. I love recliners, and I’m not fat. I like to have my feet up; it improves circulation and keeps my legs and feet lookin’ young. And when your feet are up, unless your back is tilted a bit, you get that strange foldy feeling in your lower back. Anyway, I really like what you choose.

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  2. You and my mom were right. These are the good, cool, modern polka dots.

    Unlike the matching pink polka dot bathing suits, that I, Mom and Dottie had. (You must get Mom or Dottie to show you a picture. I think Mom actually sewed all of them, but since I was in pre-school it is hard to recall the precise details.)

    I really like the recliner. I am debating getting a rocking chair, glider, or rocking recliner, to rock the baby. Like you I don’t want a piece of furniture that dominates our itsy-bitsy house.

    BTW- best thing about a small house, it encourages you to own less stuff.

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