A Wing Chair

I have been wanting a reading chair of my own for some time. At first I thought what I was looking for was a cushy leather recliner I could get lost in, but I have changed my mind. I want a wing chair.

There is something about a wing chair that is classy and old-fashioned and I believe one could sit in it while wearing a cloche hat and feel perfectly wonderful! It brings to mind my mom’s Royal Albert china tea cups, plates of home baked cookies, and cloth napkins.

On impulse this afternoon I stopped at a local furniture store; what did I find but a perfect wing chair! Thanks to the wonders of modern technology I was able to snap a picture of it and email it to Gerry at work.

I sat in the chair I pictured myself in my favorite room in my house (It is my dining room, but that’s a story for another day.) I imagined the soft throw that my BFF gave me for Christmas across my lap, and my littlest Yorkie in my lap. Then, I pushed back and my feet were raised and I was reclined! The perfect wing chair was also a recliner! I imagined a book in my hand. Could I spend an evening reading in that chair? I was sure I could!

My phone rang as I continued browsing the selection of chairs. It was Gerry.

“Think two,” he said. “One would look out of place. Do they have another one?”

I love my husband.

Low and behold I found a second wing chair; it was the same style as the first but a different fabric. I think they would look nice together but I am not good at picturing things like that in my mind. I considered the decor and colors in my home. Would they fit in? Where would I put it or them? Do I really need a wing chair? Do I need two? Do I want two?

I left the store without buying a wing chair, of course. I wouldn’t make a purchase like that without my husband along whether I had his blessing or not. We may go back and look at the wing chairs in the next day or so.

Here is a link to a post I did when I first started blogging. There is a picture of the interior of my house (coincidentally the view is from my dining room) that shows the color scheme.

What do you think? Would the wing chairs fit in?


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. Linda,
    You have a lovely home! t’s quite alright to put two chairs together with different fabrics–and those colors would go. I have a wing chair in my good living room but it isn’t really comfortable–wish it was!

    1. Thank you, Terri. It’s good to have friends who have that flair of telling what goes and what doesn’t!

  2. They would be lovely together, and if you are comfortable with them, they will fit in. wing chairs that become recliners–who would have thought?

  3. It’s a great idea – wing chairs that become recliners – isn’t it, Sid?!

  4. Typically I favor solids over florals or patterns, but I actually prefer the floral selection you’ve shown. I’d be inclined to have them matching.

    Wing chairs are fabulous! I have one myself, and the lumbar support it affords is wonderful.

    Having fun making your choice,

    P.S. I’m not sure why your blog doesn’t update on my site. I’ve got to do some FBI work and see what’s stuck. Just know I do keep track of you, including on FB!

    1. Hi Kathleen! I’m happy you made it out of the Bat Cave long enough to visit! P.S. I keep track of you on FB too!

  5. They’re gorgeous, and have sort of a his and hers look. I hope you’ll post a picture of you in your chair with your cloche hat and blanky and dog and good book. 🙂

    1. Well, we’ll see about that, Deb!

  6. Linda, I love your home! That blue is gorgeous.

    And the two chairs are perfect. I have two, as well, and I’m so glad. They complement each other well, and they fill in the space so nicely. Yay!

    1. Thank you for the compliment about my home, Janna. I love the color so much that I painted (well, my husband painted) this house the exact same color as the last house we lived in! If I have my way, our next home will be the same too.

      I’ll be watching for a picture of your wing chairs one of these days.

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