Sarah Greenman
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New Bridge, OR: The Pennock Family craftsman-living-room
 

New Bridge, OR: The Pennock Family

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heatherbetsy wrote:
Fainting couch with nice low angle - Hello, I would love to know where the fainting couch came from? Is is something readily available? Thanks so much, Heather
   Comment   October 15, 2013
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Sarah Greenman
No. This was purchased at an antique store in Baker County Oregon. It's an original Victorian era piece, I believe.
October 16, 2013 at 5:18AM      Thanked by heatherbetsy
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During the Victorian period it use to be sort of a trend for women to faint to draw attention to themselves making them appear to be weak and delicate as a flower , therefore they invented the fainting couch http://www.designtoscano.com/product/code/GR305L.do?code=PDINCLUDE&code=DTPLAS12
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SG: What's your favorite room?DP: The front room. I wanted a formal living room focused on sitting, conversation and books rather than TV and play toys. One of my favorite pieces in this room is the green velvet fainting couch. I found it at Windfall Antiques in Baker City. Leo, the owner there, is lovely to work with.

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Chaise.
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daybed
heatherbetsy added this to heatherbetsy's ideas
October 15, 2013
Fainting couch with low angle
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September 27, 2013
Piano and fainting couch?
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July 31, 2013
...as a sleeping place for kids
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July 30, 2013
What a gorgeous daybed!
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July 25, 2013
Love that chaise
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I like the soft feel of the room.
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Colors and warmth
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Kitchen valance
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What an inviting reading/napping corner!
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bed!!!!!
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chaise
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fainting couch!
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October 14, 2012
Style
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the couch
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September 6, 2012
oh... a fainting couch, always wanted one
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Scalloped valances
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day bed
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I just love this green velour chaise!!!
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fainting couch
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chambre de peinture
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Love it!
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fainting couch!
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Couch color
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could a fainting couch make the library into overflow sleeping space when we need more than the guest room + kids sharing e's room?
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curtains? for little windows
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Like the window treatment
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