I love treasure hunts, and the great possibility of finding something so amazing, that you gasp. I rediscovered a great treasure that I thought I’d share with you. It’s called Treasure Hunt, and it’s the blog of the British National Trust. It’s written by Emile de Bruijn, the NT staffer whose job it is to co-ordinate acquisitions of works of art and other historic chattels that have left the UK’s historic houses in the past, and return them to their proper place. Each post is a little treasure, explaining the story of a room at one of the Trust’s houses, or how a particular work of art was re-acquired. There are stories that take you behind the scenes at some of the most beautiful houses and descriptions of how renovations were accomplished. Reading through Treasure Hunt is like taking a mini-art history course, with fabulous images and the insider scoop on how things came to the Trust. One of the fun features is seeing the “downstairs” parts of these magnificent houses, like this linen room above, or the dairy with its stunning table with the hilarious legs. Incredible! So I hope you will go Treasure Hunting and see all of the fascinating posts that Emile has written about some of the most amazing houses.
Thanks to pal ~JCB~ for introducing me to this treasure chest!