Our poor recliner is a venerable being. It has done more than could have ever been expected, lasting through over 30 years of cuddling, baby-rocking, sleeping, TV/video watching.... It is literally falling apart, and it must be replaced.
We've known this was coming for some time, and we've had an eye out for a suitable chair, probably another recliner; but we may get 2 chairs -one recliner and one not. We refuse to order a chair online, since The Husband and I each want to test it for comfort before we buy. All our furniture must be small in scale, as our place is small. We plan on making our final decision in time to buy early in 2014.
This is my favorite non-recliner so far (they have choices in upholstery):
It's the King Hickory Writer Chair, which we've seen at Bartlett Home Furnishings.
I also like one we saw at Scan, but it's not one I can curl up in. It's also not one I currently see available at their site. Hmmm... That's one of the problems with taking so long to look. Sometimes, by the time I've decided what I want it's not there any more.
Maybe we'll get 2 chairs, letting The Husband pick out a recliner and me pick out an armchair. He's tall and I'm so short, that might be the only way to do it.
And ottomans. We need ottomans....