I call this the sitting room. It is the room that you first enter when coming through our front door. It is open to the living room and kitchen. My Seawashed Studio also opens to this room through two sets of double french doors. This is the room that we have been whitewashing... painting all of our vintage pieces of furniture (from my childhood) white.
This room has become even more calm than I had imagined. The white brings a soft glow and peace to our cottage.
It has been a lovely space to gently decorate for Christmas. A little bit of petal pink has found its place here.
My hubby thought just one thing was missing...and so he surprised me with a chandelier. It is considered a mini chandelier and is perfect for my simple style. It really does add some delicate beauty to the room and much more light! Our cottage tends to feel too dark in winter because we have never had enough lighting. I prefer natural sunlight streaming through the windows, but there is not enough this time of year.
Some day we will have two white slipcovered chairs here, one for hubby and one for me, to read in... hence the 'sitting room'. The sofa will be passed down to our son. Underneath all that white is a moss velvet-like sofa.
We are grateful to still be in our home...to have this shelter for our two remaining children and a place for the other two to come home to visit and rest. It has been really difficult these past 6 yrs. with my hubby losing his job, like so many have. Almost all of our neighbors have lost their homes. To be here still is my Christmas gift.
And now for the Cupcake part...
I did do some baking, as I mentioned in my last post. I am calling them Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins but they are really like a Cupcake! I created the recipe myself and they are delicious, if you love chocolate 'cake' with your tea (or coffee), like I do...you can even make them Vegan (just don't add the egg).
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin
1 3/4 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 beaten egg (omit for Vegan)
3/4 c. rice milk (or almond milk)
1/4 c. vegetable oil
2-3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1.3 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients (except chips) together until well blended and smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill greased muffin tin 3/4 full. Bake at 400 for 18 minutes or until done all the way through. Enjoy with your favorite cup of tea or coffee.
Don't you just love this time of year? My daughter sits by the fire with her kitty, Lily, knitting. There is no t.v or music on...just December's calm comfort.