Still Room

I am not sure if you knew about it, but apparently, there was (and probably is) a room called stillroom in European castles and estates, attached to the kitchen and was primarily used for preparing drinks (alcohol, coffee, tea etc) and to store food and stuff. Do you remember Daisy from Downton Abbey ? She is a stillroom maid, according to the article here. I heard about this very recently. Wonder why it is called stillroom ? because they use it as a distillery too ?

Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: β€œstill.” Use any definition of the word in your post. Have fun!

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15 thoughts on “Still Room”

  1. I would imagine that is was because it functioned as di’still’ery as you pointed out, I looked it up because I thought it was interesting. I couldn’t exactly find anything about why it was called that, but I did learn that it was used later in life as a refrigerator or a cupboard would be used.

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