Tuesday, March 31, 2009
While on assignment as foreign minister in Europe, future President Adams acquired at least two sets of French fine porcelain. And, as the very first President to actually live in The White House (then called the "President's House), it is probable that the Adams' Sevres service with the blue cornflowers served as the state china during the administration of President John Adams.
For more information on Woodmere's reproduction of the Adams china, click on this link:
Monday, March 30, 2009
Pictured at left is the beautiful Reagan china which, according to the White House Historical Association is "based on the design of the first American made White House china created for President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson in 1918, the Reagan china has alternating gold and red bands. The gold Presidential Seal marks the center of the ivory plate. The entire china service serves 220 guests."
Possibly because of the color red or the simple classical design, we think this is one of the most beautiful of the Presidential White House China patterns.
The photo is by Bruce White and from the White House Historical Association.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Here's a link to a local Concord website with a news article on the exhibition from a local newspaper: http://www.wickedlocal.com/concord/fun/entertainment/arts/x1732142268/Presidential-plate-settings-on-display-at-Concord-Museum
Sunday, March 22, 2009
A: The answer is yes.....and no. Let me explain.....
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
So, what do you think? Should we start checking the classifieds for some Clinton china? Or maybe President Obama would like to see what he can get for the new President Bush china.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
BushWatch: Mrs. Bush Browses, Buys at Estate Sale
By BRENDAN HIGGINS
Updated 10:30 AM CST, Sat, Mar 7, 2009
First lady Laura Bush shows off some of her White House China in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House in Washington. We doubt she bought it at an estate sale, but you never know...
The Former First Lady hit an Estate Sale at 4000 Gillon in Highland Park on Thursday.
Ronda Hooks of "Help Me Ronda" estate sales, says Mrs. Bush bought a few small items, including a three-tiered side table for her new home in Preston Hollow.
Hooks says she gave the former first lady a private preview a day ahead of the sale after her appearnce at another "Help Me Ronda" sale the week before caused quite a stir.
You can still hit the sale today from 10-6. Go to helpmeronda.net for details
Friday, March 6, 2009
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Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
We saw this exhibit at Mount Vernon and it is fantastic! If you even close to Concord, MA add this to your list of "must-sees"!
Other French factories such as Angouleme, Nast, La Courtille, and the factory of Count d'Artois in Limoges also made some of the pieces in the gold lined Washington/Mustier porcelain.
For more information on Woodmere's reproduction of President Washington's State china, click here: http://www.woodmerechina.com/amtreasures_items.cfm?item=29
This book came out last year and is probably still easily available from most major book retailers.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
We'll be checking back to the site frequently and hope you do as well. Warning....the photos on this site will definitely make you hungary!
Here's the link: http://tastewiththeeyes.blogspot.com/2009/01/duck-taco-and-presidential-china.html