Thursday, December 14, 2006

White House ornaments...

For the past several years, I've been buying the annual Christmas ornament from the White House Historical society. I began collecting when I bought my townhouse in Virginia. One of my coworkers used to take orders for the office. Since then, I've kept up the tradition and bought them to remind me of my DC Christmases. Jeff and I like the historical themes. Each ornament honors a former president, and includes a discussion of life in the U.S. during that president's term. The ornament to the left is the first I collected. The one below is one of my favorites.

5 comments:

JamesF said...

So where would you buy one of these ornaments today?

Les Yamagata said...

The ornaments are quite nice. I received a few of them as gifts from those wonderful friends who live in or near Washington. Having a significant numbers of the ornaments on a tree would evoke feelings of joy, inspiration, and wonders replete in the holiday season.

BullBunky said...

James: You can buy the current and past ornaments online at www.whitehousehistory.org

Les: Agreed. Each of these ornaments is so unique. The carriage ornament I put on the blog is one of the most intricate. Also, one from a couple of years ago with a child on a rocking horse that moves. So fun.

sattvicwarrior said...

how WONDERFULLY REPUBLICAN! i DO wonder where the POOR people are buying their " tree appointments"???

BullBunky said...

Hmmmm, not quite sure how a fondness of history is "republican", but surely people can find scandal in everything.