Friday, December 14, 2007

George Washington....

Today, in 1799, was a sad day. The father of our country and first president, George Washington passed away at his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia on this day. When you plan your visit to Mount Vernon, plan on stopping to visit Washington's tomb, the final resting place for our first president, Martha Washington, and other family members.

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There's still time.....

Still can't think of what to buy that favorite person? Why not consider one of Woodmere's White House Collection ornaments? These flat round ornaments comes giftboxed with a beautiful gold ribbon just right for hanging on your tree or mantel.

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Monday, December 10, 2007

The President takes a bride....

Today, in 1915, President Woodrow Wilson married Edith Galt.
In 1918, the new First Lady happened to see a Lenox china display at the Washington store of Dulin and Martin. So impressed with the quality, she then requested that Lenox begin designing a new design for use in The White House. The resulting design (pictured) stands the test of time and looks as appropriate today as it did when ordered in 1918. Mrs. Wilson was also largely responsible for the cataloging and assembling of the collection of china that exists at The White House today.
This is a good time to remind that the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC continues its exhibit - "The Presidential Dish: Mrs. Woodrow Wilson and The White House China Room", featuring the china from the noted collction of Mr. and Mrs. Set Momjian.

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Saturday, December 8, 2007

The White House China Room

Often overlooked, The White House itself has a nice informative page on their collection of presidential china. Using samples from both state china and family china collections, The White House has something from just about every president.

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Friday, December 7, 2007

Holiday entertaining....

For the past several years, our customers have been asking us to come out with a serving platter and last year, we did. Our 16 inch oval platter is available in all of our presidents in Woodmere's White House Collection. Perfect to serve a turkey or holiday ham! Or....they are beautiful enough to serve as your table centerpiece! Pictured is the President Monroe oval platter.

For more information on Woodmere's White House Collection oval platters, click on this link, then select the president of your choice:

And don't forget to check out Monroe's home at Ashlawn-Highland. Click here to see thier website:

Thursday, December 6, 2007

More Washington.....

Today, in 1884, the Washington Monument was completed. The dedication would occur on Washington's birthday - February 22nd - in the new year of 1885.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

President Washington's State China

Speaking of Washington, most folks are aware of his "states" china, shown here on the right, but most folks are not aware of his state china which he purchased from Count de Mustier, the French foreign mininster, in 1790. While the original pieces of this gold service were made at the factory in Sevres, many of the pieces added later were made a several other French factories. Washington continued to add to this service and used it for state dinners when the capitol of our country was New York for a brief time.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Fraunces Tavern, NYC

Today, in 1783, General George Washington said goodbye to his troops at famed Fraunces Tavern in New York City.

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Monday, December 3, 2007

Andrew Jackson Elected!

Today, in 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected the 7th President of The United States.

Take a minute and visit the website of "The Hermitage" and if you are in the Nashville area, definitely plan to stop and visit. For more information on The Hermitage, click on this link: