Flag Cufflinks
American Flag Cufflinks, Union Crest with Thirteen Stars, 24KT Gold Plated, White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation, USA

American Flag Pins, Made in the USA, Union Crest Flag Lapel Pin, USA

The Union Crest American Flag Classic Pin from the White House Gift Shop is custom made in the USA and based on a wallpaper design at the White House. For 70 years, the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by Presidential Memorandum of H. S. Truman is the origin of most classic Presidential jewelry designs including this classic American made flag pin.
President & Whitre House Cufflinks
The White House Presidential Eagle Seal Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Finished, Sculpted, Multidimensional, Thirteen Stars, White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Certificate of Appreciation, USA

Presidential Eagle Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Plated, Seal Blue, Scalloped Edge, Protective Finish, White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation, USA
President Lapel Pin
The Presidential Lapel Pin: 24KT Gold Accents, Elegantly Scalloped, Full Color Seal, Protective Finish.

The White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman is the originator of virtually all classic White House and Presidential jewelry designs for 70 years.


President & Whitre House Cufflinks
The White House Presidential Eagle Seal Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Finished, Sculpted, Multidimensional, Thirteen Stars, White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Certificate of Appreciation, USA

Cufflinks, Presidential Eagle, Sculpted, 24KT Gold Plated, Black Enamel Border and Setting
President & Whitre House Cufflinks
Presidential Eagle Seal Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Plated, Sculpted on Cobalt Setting, White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation, USA

Presidential Eagle, Sculpted, 24KT Gold Plated, Black Enamel Border and Setting, Black Velvet Jewel Case, White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation, USA
The White House Gift Shop INDEPENDENCE DAY American Flag Umbrella is perfect for individual use, collection, gift giving as well as a golf umbrella. Made by Union Workers in the USA, the White House Umbrella Features a 48" Canopy, Classic Wood Shaft, Curved Handle for Wind Control, Many Handmade Features, Patriotic Design with Flair not only for commemorating Independence Day, July4th, but also for civic events, National Holidays, Presidential visits, campaigns, and more. The Independence Day is a favorite choice for our friend in the United States as well as Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, Finland, Italy, and France, among others. You will easily know your spot on the golf course with the stars, stripes, and White House Architecture 2014 Umbrella. In spring of each year, we introduce a new Independence Day design which makes our umbrellas uniquely collectible. The 2014 Independence Day umbrella is the 1st umbrella of the new White House Umbrella Collection.
White House Official Architecture Ornaments


Special Pre-Holiday Supporter Appreciation Price

2014 White House National Architecture Ornament, #1 in the White House Gift Shop Official Collection

The White House National Architecture Ornament is #1 in the new annual National Architectural Collection with the 2015 addition, #2, available September 15 (commemorating the United States Capitol Building, designed by Giannini, and completely finished in 24KT gold).

The 2014 White House, the first in this series, is 3.25" x 2.75" x 2" and completely finished in 24KT gold, custom handmade in the USA by the official ornament makers, includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity on 8.5" x 11" parchment paper frame-ready for display, collection, or gift giving value and meaning.

Each year, we design and make a new and different National Architecture ornament that stands alone for shelf, credenza, or desk display, year-round, or decorates your Holiday, New Year, or Christmas tree with its gold cord. This exceptional piece in the new White House National Architecture series is a great chance to begin your White House and National Architecture heirloom collection!


2015 United States Capitol Building White House National Architecture Ornament and Model, #2 in the White House Gift Shop Official Collection


The National Architecture ornament for 2015 is the United States Capitol Building. The 2015 United States Capitol Building is completely finished in 24KT gold on specially treated brass to museum level quality, art deco proportioned, design by Giannini, and is meticulously handmade in the Rhode Island, and is the 2nd piece in the National Architecture Collection of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946. The 2015 Capitol Building is designed to sparkle with jewel-like brilliance and gem-like proportions for display on your Holiday or Christmas tree from its gold cord as well as for permanent, year-round, presentation on your desk, credenza, or display case. Includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity of Origin for display, collection, or gift giving value.

Each year, the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 designs and makes a new National Architecture ornament to commemorate great American architects and architectural symbols of America. This exceptional piece, the second in this new collection, is a great chance to begin or continue your United States National Architecture heirloom collection.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL

In 1791, President Washington chose the land, now the District of Columbia, as the nation’s capital. Pierre Charles L'Enfant, a French engineer, was charged to plan the new city of Washington. L'Enfant's eye was keen, for he envisioned the U.S. Capitol Building upon the brow of what was then called Jenkins' Hill -- a site that in L'Enfant's words, "A pedestal waiting for a monument." The Capitol Building, itself, was designed by Dr. William Thornton, a Scottish-trained physician. The Capitol’s length, north to south, is 751 feet 4 inches; width is 350 feet; height to the top of the Statue of Freedom is 288 feet; the dome is an elegant articulation of 8,909,200 pounds of cast iron!

Standing atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., construction of the U.S. Capitol Building began in 1793, and is the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government -- the Congress of the United States. On September 18, 1793, President Washington laid the cornerstone of the Capitol building-- an exemplar 19th-century neoclassical architecture that evokes the principles and ideals guiding the Founding Fathers as they developed the new republic. Congress first met in the Capitol Building on November 17, 1800

The United States Capitol building is symbolically and architecturally one of the most important architectures not only in America but also in the world. Often shown as a symbol of power, influence, authority, and gravity in times of national crises as the background of news broadcasts -- the United States Capitol building is synonymous with the legislative pulse of America. The Senate and the House of Representatives have forged the laws of our Nation in the great halls, corridors, and private rooms of the Capitol Building for more than two centuries. The Capitol building since 1793 was built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored, and stands as an architectural monument of freedom and democracy for America.

Dimensions: 4.5" x 1.5" x 2" (to peak of dome)


Gold Holiday Snowman Ornament
Gold Holiday Snowman Ornament with Swarovski Crystals. A stunning and intriguingly designed ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT Gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Exact Measurements Coming Soon

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

Crystal American Flag Photo Frame
Gold Angel Holding A Heart Ornament with Swarovski Crystals. A stunning and intriguingly designed ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT Gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Exact Measurements Coming Soon

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

Gold Classic Umbrella Ornament
Gold Young Giraffe Ornament with Swarovski Crystals. A stunning and intriguingly designed ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT Gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

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For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

Peacock Ornament. Give this beautiful bird a perch in your Christmas tree, handcrafted, 24KT gold plated, Made in the USA. White House Gift Shop gift box, gold moire, two piece, with official seal for superb collection or gift giving presentation!

Peacocks have a crested head and a very large fan-like tail marked with brilliant plumage adorned with iridescent eyes or spots
. The peacock’s body is adorned with amazing brown feathers on the back and on the front. Nevertheless, the real beauty lies in its tail exhibiting greenish color which is mainly made up of elongated tail coverts. Our intricate Peacock ornament gives tribute to this beautiful bird featuring royal blues, emerald greens, and gold finishes available from the White House Gift Shop!

The White House two piece roller ball pen with sleek black lacquer finish and 24K gold-plated trim has a sleek profile with a substantial presence and smooth black ink flow of a $120.00 or more pen with the added distinction of a Great Seal black and gold seal two piece presentation box. Refill cartridges are available in the pens section of the White House Gift Shop.
Gold Seated Cat Ornament with Swarovski Crystals
Gold Seated Cat Ornament with Swarovski Crystals. A stunning and intriguingly designed ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT Gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Exact Measurements Coming Soon

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

Silver Hot Air Balloon Ornament with Mint Green, Golden Yellow, Rose, Clear, Sky Blue & Light Pink Swarovski Crystals
Silver Hot Air Balloon Ornament with Mint Green, Golden Yellow, Rose, Clear, Sky Blue & Light Pink Swarovski Crystals. A stunning and intriguingly designed ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, Silver plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Exact Measurements Coming Soon

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

Silver Lighthouse & Cottage Ornament with Ocean Blue Light Pink Swarovski Crystals
Silver Lighthouse & Cottage Ornament with Ocean Blue & Light Pink Swarovski Crystals. A stunning and intriguingly designed ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, Silver plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Exact Measurements Coming Soon

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

Silver Mini Dolphin Circle Ornament with Ocean Blue Swarovski Crystals
Silver Mini Dolphin Circle Ornament with Ocean Blue Swarovski Crystals. A stunning and intriguingly designed ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, Silver plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Exact Measurements Coming Soon

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

White House Blue Room

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The White House Rooms Complete Collection: The Oval Office, Blue Room, State Dining Room, Red Room, Green Room, East Room, & 2014 White House National Architectural Ornament

The White House Rooms available include the Oval Office, the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, the Green Room, the Red Room, and the East Room with more rooms coming soon! Accurate and 3-D Interior View of White House Rooms. The Oval Office: Architect Nathan C. Wyeth at the order of President William Howard Taft designed the office in 1909. Named for its distinctive oval shape, the Oval Office is part of the complex of offices that make up the West Wing of the White House. The Blue Room: Is located in the center of the State Floor of the White House. The President uses the Blue Room to receive many of his guests, from foreign heads of state to members of Congress. State Dining Room: The State Dining Room, which now seats as many as 140 guests, was originally much smaller and served at various times as a drawing room, office, and Cabinet Room. Not until the Andrew Jackson administration was it called the "State Dining Room," although previous Presidents had used it for formal dinners. The Red Room: The Red Room traditionally has served as a parlor or sitting room; recent Presidents have had small dinner parties here. During the Madison administration, the room became Dolley Madison's famous salon. Yellow dominated the color scheme until 1845, when President and Mrs. Polk furnished the room with a dark crimson French Antique style suite and a ruby carpet. Soon the "Washington Parlor" became the "Red Room." The Green Room: James Hoban, the original architect of the President's House, intended that the space now called the "Green Room" be used as a "Common Dining Room." Charles McKim renovated the White House for President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902. In the Green Room, the architect covered the walls in green velvet and relocated a white marble mantle from the State Dining Room. Remarkable works of art grace the Green Room walls. The East Room: Ascending from the Ground Floor Corridor, a marble stairway leads the White House visitor to the state floor level. Off the landing to the right is the East Room. The largest of the state rooms, it was designed by James Hoban and George Washington to be a "Public Audience Room."

These exceptional collectibles and gifts are handcrafted in Rhode Island, USA, by the official ornament makers, are completely finished in 24KT gold on premium brass with exquisitely baked enamels, and include an informational history card for each piece in this exceptional new White House Collection.

2014 White House National Architectural Ornament: The 2014 White House, the first in this series, is 3.25" x 2.75" x 2" and completely finished in 24KT gold, custom handmade in the USA by the official ornament makers, includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity on 8.5" x 11" parchment paper frame-ready for display, collection, or gift giving value and meaning.

Each year, we design and make a new and different National Architecture ornament that stands alone for shelf, credenza, or desk display, year-round, or decorates your Holiday, New Year, or Christmas tree with its gold cord. This exceptional piece in the new White House National Architecture series is a great chance to begin your White House and National Architecture heirloom collection!



United States Capitol Gold Ornament

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Special Pre-Holiday Supporter Appreciation Price

The National Architecture ornament for 2015 is the United States Capitol Building. The 2015 United States Capitol Building is completely finished in 24KT gold on specially treated brass to museum level quality, art deco proportioned, design by Giannini, and is meticulously handmade in the USA, and is the 2nd piece in the our now globally collected, gifted, and traded official National Architecture Collection of the White House Gift Shop established by permanent presidential order of President Harry S. Truman. The 2015 Capitol Building is designed to sparkle with jewel-like brilliance and gem-like proportions for display on your Holiday or Christmas tree from its gold cord as well as for permanent, year-round, presentation on your desk, credenza, or display case. Includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity of Origin for display, collection, or gift giving value.

Each year, the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 designs and makes a new National Architecture ornament to commemorate great American architects and architectural symbols of America. This exceptional piece is a great chance to begin or continue your United States National Architecture heirloom collection. See also the first piece in this great new collection, The White House with 24KT gold finish, 3-dimensional.


A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL

In 1791, President Washington chose the land, now the District of Columbia, as the nation’s capital. Pierre Charles L'Enfant, a French engineer, was charged to plan the new city of Washington. L'Enfant's eye was keen, for he envisioned the U.S. Capitol Building upon the brow of what was then called Jenkins' Hill -- a site that in L'Enfant's words, "A pedestal waiting for a monument." The Capitol Building, itself, was designed by Dr. William Thornton, a Scottish-trained physician. The Capitol’s length, north to south, is 751 feet 4 inches; width is 350 feet; height to the top of the Statue of Freedom is 288 feet; the dome is an elegant articulation of 8,909,200 pounds of cast iron!

Standing atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., construction of the U.S. Capitol Building began in 1793, and is the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government -- the Congress of the United States. On September 18, 1793, President Washington laid the cornerstone of the Capitol building-- an exemplar 19th-century neoclassical architecture that evokes the principles and ideals guiding the Founding Fathers as they developed the new republic. Congress first met in the Capitol Building on November 17, 1800

The United States Capitol building is symbolically and architecturally one of the most important architectures not only in America but also in the world. Often shown as a symbol of power, influence, authority, and gravity in times of national crises as the background of news broadcasts -- the United States Capitol building is synonymous with the legislative pulse of America. The Senate and the House of Representatives have forged the laws of our Nation in the great halls, corridors, and private rooms of the Capitol Building for more than two centuries. The Capitol building since 1793 was built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored, and stands as an architectural monument of freedom and democracy for America.


Dimensions: 4.5" x 1.5" x 2" (to peak of dome)

Little Engine that Could Ornament
This is one of the top three favorite White House Holidays and Christmas ornament choices by White House Gift Shop supporters, globally, for 2014. Let this train from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 transport you to Christmas and Holiday memories past and present. Completely finished with 24kt gold, 100% handmade in the USA, 2014 year inscribed on back of engineer's cab, and includes White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation. Joshua Lionel Cowen in 1901 invented a battery powered car that ran around a 30 inch circle of track. Toy trains soon became a favorite holiday gift for American children and a major collection hobby for adults. Locomotive ornaments soon, thereafter, became Christmas favorites. This delightful locomotive harkens back to the Golden Book days and is reminiscent of the perennially popular book The Little Train that Could -- a story of hope, optimism, and the will to win despite all odds -- the theme of our gold filigree, lattice, and handmade in the USA Christmas and Holidays Express ornament. Includes White House Gift Shop Official Gold Seal on Two Piece moire windowed gift box.
White House Blue Room

The White House Rooms Complete Collection: The Oval Office, Blue Room, State Dining Room, Red Room, Green Room, & East Room -- 1st Issue is already a top choice for sophisticated ornament collectors with a limited number of 1st release, 1st edition pieces available. JUST ARRIVED! FIRST ISSUE NEARLY SOLD OUT


The White House Rooms available include the Oval Office, the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, the Green Room, the Red Room, and the East Room with more rooms coming soon! Accurate and 3-D Interior View of White House Rooms. The Oval Office: Architect Nathan C. Wyeth at the order of President William Howard Taft designed the office in 1909. Named for its distinctive oval shape, the Oval Office is part of the complex of offices that make up the West Wing of the White House. The Blue Room: Is located in the center of the State Floor of the White House. The President uses the Blue Room to receive many of his guests, from foreign heads of state to members of Congress. State Dining Room: The State Dining Room, which now seats as many as 140 guests, was originally much smaller and served at various times as a drawing room, office, and Cabinet Room. Not until the Andrew Jackson administration was it called the "State Dining Room," although previous Presidents had used it for formal dinners. The Red Room: The Red Room traditionally has served as a parlor or sitting room; recent Presidents have had small dinner parties here. During the Madison administration, the room became Dolley Madison's famous salon. Yellow dominated the color scheme until 1845, when President and Mrs. Polk furnished the room with a dark crimson French Antique style suite and a ruby carpet. Soon the "Washington Parlor" became the "Red Room." The Green Room: James Hoban, the original architect of the President's House, intended that the space now called the "Green Room" be used as a "Common Dining Room." Charles McKim renovated the White House for President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902. In the Green Room, the architect covered the walls in green velvet and relocated a white marble mantle from the State Dining Room. Remarkable works of art grace the Green Room walls. The East Room: Ascending from the Ground Floor Corridor, a marble stairway leads the White House visitor to the state floor level. Off the landing to the right is the East Room. The largest of the state rooms, it was designed by James Hoban and George Washington to be a "Public Audience Room."

These exceptional collectibles and gifts are handcrafted in the USA and exclusively available only from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946. The fascinating pieces in the Rooms of the White House Collection are completely finished in 24KT gold on premium brass with exquisitely baked enamels, and include an informational history card for each piece in this exceptional new White House Collection. Look for many more White House Rooms to come in this uniquely new collection from the White House Gift Shop -- there are 132 rooms in the White House!

The Rooms of the White House Collection is an architecturally and historically accurate ornament and diorama collection designed for collection, gift giving, trading, as well as with an ornament that catches the eye on your holiday tree with its beautiful golds and perfectly baked enamels.



Mayflower with White House Pen
Exclusively from the White House Gift Shop American Eagle with World Globe Pen & Deskset with Swarovski Austrian Crystals! The globe spins too! The American Eagle Globe set is hand-assembled in the USA and features perfect 24KT gold and silver plating. The White House midnight blue lacquer executive pen is comparable in look, feel, and quality to a fine $120.00 writing instrument. As Thanksgiving, the Holidays, and Christmas approaches -- this is an especially fine global and diplomatic gift that symbolically represents the American Spirit in a beautiful gift that is not likely to be set aside. We have only a limited supply available of the American Eagle Globe and White House Pen Desk Set, so order now to add this elegant addition to your home, office, collection, or for exceptional gift presentation! Beautifully packaged with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 official gold seal for distinguished gift-giving presence.


Mayflower with White House Pen
In September 1620, a merchant ship called the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, a port on the southern coast of England carrying 102 passengers -- all hoping to start a new life in a new world. Today, we refer to these pioneer colonists as “Pilgrims." From 1620 to 1792 (the cornerstone setting of the White House) to our present day -- we honor America's Pilgrims and all American pioneers with this exceptional Mayflower & White House desktop pen set. The Mayflower set is hand-assembled in the USA and features perfect 24KT gold and silver plating. The White House midnight blue lacquer executive pen is comparable in look, feel, and quality to a fine $120.00 writing instrument. As Thanksgiving, the Holidays, and Christmas approaches -- this is an especially fine global and diplomatic gift that symbolically represents the course of America's history from 1620 to the present in a beautiful gift that is not likely to be set aside. We have only a limited supply available of the Mayflower and White House Pen Desk Set, so order now to add this elegant addition to your home, office, collection, or for exceptional gift presentation! Beautifully packaged with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 official gold seal for distinguished gift-giving presence.


White House Ornaments

2014 Ornament, The White House Gift Shop's Christmas Express, Classic Ornament Collection, Dated 2014 on Back of Engineers Cab, Completely 24KT Gold Finished on Premium Brass, Great Companion Piece to 2014 Truman Commemorative, Gold Box, Handmade in USA

Let this train from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 transport you to Christmas and Holiday memories past and present. Completely finished with 24kt gold, 100% handmade in the USA, 2014 year inscribed on back of engineer's cab, and includes White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation. Joshua Lionel Cowen in 1901 invented a battery powered car that ran around a 30 inch circle of track. Toy trains soon became a favorite holiday gift for American children and a major collection hobby for adults. Locomotive ornaments soon, thereafter, became Christmas favorites. This delightful locomotive harkens back to the Golden Book days and is reminiscent of the perennially popular book The Little Train that Could -- a story of hope, optimism, and great inner strength -- the theme of our gold filigree, lattice, and handmade in the USA Christmas and Holidays Express ornament. Includes White House Gift Shop Official Gold Seal on Two Piece moire windowed gift box.

2014 White House Historical Association Christmas Ornament, Honors President Warren G. Harding


The 2014 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Warren G. Harding, who served as the twenty-ninth president of the United States from 1921 to 1923. As a young boy, Harding dreamed of being a locomotive engineer—a wish that was to come true for 51 minutes when as president, he took over the controls on the Alaskan railroad during the “Voyage of Understanding,” his famous transcontinental speaking and sightseeing tour. The Presidential Special, the train that carried President Harding west at the outset of his ambitious voyage and that would tragically carry his casket back east following his sudden death, just two months later...

See also this year's 2014 White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection, Prized Globally, for 26 Years. The 2014 annual ornament is, TRUMAN'S BALCONY, which features the South Balcony of the White House that Truman created and honors President Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, available now at http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/product-p/truman.htm








2014 Historical Ornament
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The 2014 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Warren G. Harding, who served as the twenty-ninth president of the United States from 1921 to 1923. As a young boy, Harding dreamed of being a locomotive engineer—a wish that was to come true for 51 minutes when as president, he took over the controls on the Alaskan railroad during the “Voyage of Understanding,” his famous transcontinental speaking and sightseeing tour. The Presidential Special, the train that carried President Harding west at the outset of his ambitious voyage and that would tragically carry his casket back east following his sudden death, just two months later..

See also this year's 2014 White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection, Prized Globally, for 26 Years. The 2014 annual ornament is, TRUMAN'S BALCONY, which features the South Balcony of the White House that Truman created and honors President Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, available now for pre-order now with shipment on August 1 at http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/product-p/truman.htm
White House State Dining Room

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The State Dining Room

The State Dining Room, which now seats as many as 140 guests, was originally much smaller and served at various times as a drawing room, office, and Cabinet Room. Not until the Andrew Jackson administration was it called the "State Dining Room," although previous Presidents had used it for formal dinners. Today, the State Dining Room serves as a banquet hall and ceremonial chamber for all manner of official events. It is the center of White House hospitality. The Rooms of the White House Ornament Collection from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 are architecturally correct interior dioramas of the White House Rooms. These exceptional collectibles and gifts are handcrafted in Rhode Island, USA, by the official ornament makers, are completely finished in 24KT gold on premium brass with exquisitely baked enamels, and include an informational history card for each piece in this exceptional new White House Collection. The White House Rooms available include the Oval Office, the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, the Green Room, the Red Room, and the East Room with more rooms coming soon!


White House State Dining Room

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The State Dining Room

The State Dining Room, which now seats as many as 140 guests, was originally much smaller and served at various times as a drawing room, office, and Cabinet Room. Not until the Andrew Jackson administration was it called the "State Dining Room," although previous Presidents had used it for formal dinners. Today, the State Dining Room serves as a banquet hall and ceremonial chamber for all manner of official events. It is the center of White House hospitality. The Rooms of the White House Ornament Collection from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 are architecturally correct interior dioramas of the White House Rooms. These exceptional collectibles and gifts are handcrafted in Rhode Island, USA, by the official ornament makers, are completely finished in 24KT gold on premium brass with exquisitely baked enamels, and include an informational history card for each piece in this exceptional new White House Collection. The White House Rooms available include the Oval Office, the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, the Green Room, the Red Room, and the East Room with more rooms coming soon!


White House Blue Room

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The Blue Room

The Blue Room is located in the center of the State Floor of the White House. The President uses the Blue Room to receive many of his guests, from foreign heads of state to members of Congress. Originally decorated in red, blue was selected as the color for the drapes, upholstery, and carpet during an 1837 refurbishing under President Martin Van Buren. Blue walls were introduced in 1902. It has since been redecorated, but has always maintained its famous blue color scheme. During the holidays, the Blue Room is the location of the official White House’s Christmas tree. The Rooms of the White House Ornament Collection from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 are architecturally correct interior dioramas of the White House Rooms. These exceptional collectibles and gifts are handcrafted in Rhode Island, USA, by the official ornament makers, are completely finished in 24KT gold on premium brass with exquisitely baked enamels, and include an informational history card for each piece in this exceptional new White House Collection. The White House Rooms available include the Oval Office, the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, the Green Room, the Red Room, and the East Room with more rooms coming soon!


White House The Red Room

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The East Room

Ascending from the Ground Floor Corridor, a marble stairway leads the White House visitor to the state floor level. Off the landing to the right is the East Room. The largest of the state rooms, it was designed by James Hoban and George Washington to be a "Public Audience Room." The White House staged its first formal East Room concert during Chester Arthur's administration, the space emerged as one of the world's great musical stages after Steinway and Sons presented a grand piano to the White House in 1903. World renowned pianists came to the perform at the mansion–Feruccio Busoni, Ignacy Paderewski, Josef Hofmann, Olga Samanoff, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and a host of others. This piano was replaced in 1938 by another Steinway concert grand, which remains in the East Room today. Today, this room continues to be a grand stage for bill-signing ceremonies, press conferences, and music and dance performances. The Rooms of the White House Ornament Collection from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 are architecturally correct interior dioramas of the White House Rooms. These exceptional collectibles and gifts are handcrafted in Rhode Island, USA, by the official ornament makers, are completely finished in 24KT gold on premium brass with exquisitely baked enamels, and include an informational history card for each piece in this exceptional new White House Collection. The White House Rooms available include the Oval Office, the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, the Green Room, the Red Room, and the East Room with more rooms to come soon!


White House The Green Room

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The Green Room

James Hoban, the original architect of the President's House, intended that the space now called the "Green Room" be used as a "Common Dining Room." Charles McKim renovated the White House for President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902. In the Green Room, the architect covered the walls in green velvet and relocated a white marble mantle from the State Dining Room. Remarkable works of art grace the Green Room walls, among them a recent acquisition, Georgia O'Keefe's "Bear Lake, New Mexico," painted in 1930. The Rooms of the White House Ornament Collection from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 are architecturally correct interior dioramas of the White House Rooms. These exceptional collectibles and gifts are handcrafted in Rhode Island, USA, by the official ornament makers, are completely finished in 24KT gold on premium brass with exquisitely baked enamels, and include an informational history card for each piece in this exceptional new White House Collection. The White House Rooms available include the Oval Office, the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, the Green Room, the Red Room, and the East Room with many more rooms to come.


White House The Red Room

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The Red Room

The Red Room traditionally has served as a parlor or sitting room; recent Presidents have had small dinner parties here. During the Madison administration, the room became Dolley Madison's famous salon. A sunflower yellow, not red, dominated the room's décor. During John Tyler's administration, this room became the "Washington Parlor," when the large Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington, now in the East Room, was displayed here at that time. Yellow dominated the color scheme until 1845, when President and Mrs. Polk furnished the room with a dark crimson French Antique style suite and a ruby carpet. Soon the "Washington Parlor" became the "Red Room." The Rooms of the White House Ornament Collection from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 are architecturally correct interior dioramas of the White House Rooms. These exceptional collectibles and gifts are handcrafted in Rhode Island, USA, by the official ornament makers, are completely finished in 24KT gold on premium brass with exquisitely baked enamels, and include an informational history card for each piece in this exceptional new White House Collection. The White House Rooms available include the Oval Office, the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, the Green Room, the Red Room, and the East Room with many more rooms to come!


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The United States Capitol Building 3D Puzzle has 132 total pieces! No glue required. Museum quality with authentic details. Description: The most beautiful and famous landmarks in the world are now yours to have in your home. Incredibly detailed, fun to assemble and beautiful to display. Collect them all! This 132 piece US Capitol building 3D Puzzle is authentic in detail, museum quality with no glue required. This puzzle is easy to assemble with sturdy construction. Makes a great souvenir. 16.34" W x 7" D x 13.19" H. The United States Capitol building is located in Washington D.C. on top of Capitol hill at the eastern end of the National Mall. It is among the most symbolically important buildings in the nation. In 1792 Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and President George Washington proposed a design competition to solicit designs for the Capitol. The prize was to be $500 and a city slot. Unfortunately none of the plans submitted within the time frame of the competition were satisfactory and such none were chosen. A late entry made by William Thornton, an amateur architect was praised by both Thomas Jefferson and President Washington who was enamored with its "Grandeur, Simplicity, and Beauty".
White House & Capitol Ornaments

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LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE at this Price. The 2015 White House Architecture Ornament Capitol Building with Signed Certificate of Authenticity


The National Architecture ornament for 2015 is the United States Capitol Building. The 2015 United States Capitol Building is completely finished in 24KT gold on specially treated brass to museum level quality, art deco proportioned, design by Giannini, and is meticulously handmade in Rhode Island, USA, and is the 2nd piece in the National Architecture Collection of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946. The 2015 Capitol Building is designed to sparkle with jewel-like brilliance and gem-like proportions for display on your Holiday or Christmas tree from its gold cord as well as for permanent, year-round, presentation on your desk, credenza, or display case. Includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity of Origin for display, collection, or gift giving value.

Each year, the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 designs and makes a new National Architecture ornament to commemorate great American architects and architectural symbols of America. This exceptional piece, the second in this new collection, is a great chance to begin or continue your United States National Architecture heirloom collection.


Dimensions: 4.5" x 1.5" x 2" (to peak of dome)


The 2014 White House ornament is available now and honors President Harry S. Truman with Signed Certificate of Authenticity

The 2014 TRUMAN'S BALCONY is the ornament that a NFL team will present as gifts at a special White House reception this year!


The 2014 Christmas and Holidays ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, quarter of a century, White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. Features: Handmade in the USA by the official ornament maker, 24KT gold finished, brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, designed by Giannini, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients. Of significance for your collectible or gift -- the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by Permanent Presidential Memorandum of President H. S. Truman which adds substance and meaning to your 2014 White House ornament.
Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches

It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.



Crystal American Flag Photo Frame
Gold Angel Holding A Heart Ornament with Swarovski Crystals. A stunning and intriguingly designed ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT Gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Exact Measurements Coming Soon

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

Gold Colored Pineapple Ornament with Sky Blue, Rose, Mint Green, Violet, Light Pink, Clear, & Golden Yellow Swarovski Crystals
Gold Colored Pineapple Ornament with Sky Blue, Rose, Mint Green, Violet, Light Pink, Clear, & Golden Yellow Swarovski Crystals. A stunning and intriguingly designed ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT Gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Exact Measurements Coming Soon

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

Crystal American Flag Photo Frame
Crystal Gold Piano chime Ornament. An intricately designed wind chime ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Chimes Range from 5.5''H to 7''H, Exact Measurements Soon

Wind chimes make wonderful home and garden accents, but also, their soothing sounds bring harmony and balance to life. Listening to wind chimes is believed to reduce stress and promote relaxation and calmness. Their sounds are considered to have a healing effect on body and mind.


For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

The 2014 White House ornament honors President Harry S. Truman. Design concept by Giannini, the 2014 Christmas ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, collected, gifted, and traded White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. The President Truman commemorative is handmade in the USA and features a complete 24KT gold finish with brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, traditional Christmas and Holiday motifs, elegant two-piece Christmas green gift box with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1945 official seal embossed in gold, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients for gift or ornament collection vaue. Of significance for your collectible or gift -- the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by permanent Presidential order of President H. S. Truman which adds substance and meaning to your 2014 White House ornament.

Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches

It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.

THE TWO MOST COLLECTED WHITE HOUSE ORNAMENTS IN THE WORLD IN ONE SPECIALLY PRICED SET -- BOTH ORNAMENTS ARE INDIVIDUALLY PRESENTATION BOXED!

The 2014 White House ornament honors President Harry S. Truman. Design concept by Giannini, the 2014 Christmas ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, collected, gifted, and traded White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. The President Truman commemorative is handmade in the USA and features a complete 24KT gold finish with brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, traditional Christmas and Holiday motifs, elegant two-piece Christmas green gift box with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1945 official seal embossed in gold, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients for gift or ornament collection vaue. Of significance for your collectible or gift -- the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by permanent Presidential order of President H. S. Truman which adds substance and meaning to your 2014 White House ornament.

Truman's Balcony Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches


It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.


2014 White House Historical Association Christmas Ornament, Honors President Warren G. Harding

The 2014 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Warren G. Harding, who served as the twenty-ninth president of the United States from 1921 to 1923. As a young boy, Harding dreamed of being a locomotive engineer—a wish that was to come true for 51 minutes when as president, he took over the controls on the Alaskan railroad during the “Voyage of Understanding,” his famous transcontinental speaking and sightseeing tour. The Presidential Special, the train that carried President Harding west at the outset of his ambitious voyage and that would tragically carry his casket back east following his sudden death, just two months later...


Harding Train Ornament dimensions:
Engine: 3.25 inches x 0.75 inches
Pullman Car: 3.25 inches x 0.75 inches
THE TWO MOST COLLECTED WHITE HOUSE ORNAMENTS IN THE WORLD IN ONE SPECIALLY PRICED SET -- BOTH ORNAMENTS ARE INDIVIDUALLY PRESENTATION BOXED!

The 2014 White House ornament honors President Harry S. Truman. Design concept by Giannini, the 2014 Christmas ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, collected, gifted, and traded White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. The President Truman commemorative is handmade in the USA and features a complete 24KT gold finish with brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, traditional Christmas and Holiday motifs, elegant two-piece Christmas green gift box with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1945 official seal embossed in gold, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients for gift or ornament collection vaue. Of significance for your collectible or gift -- the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by permanent Presidential order of President H. S. Truman which adds substance and meaning to your 2014 White House ornament.

Truman's Balcony Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches


It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.


2014 White House Historical Association Christmas Ornament, Honors President Warren G. Harding

The 2014 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Warren G. Harding, who served as the twenty-ninth president of the United States from 1921 to 1923. As a young boy, Harding dreamed of being a locomotive engineer—a wish that was to come true for 51 minutes when as president, he took over the controls on the Alaskan railroad during the “Voyage of Understanding,” his famous transcontinental speaking and sightseeing tour. The Presidential Special, the train that carried President Harding west at the outset of his ambitious voyage and that would tragically carry his casket back east following his sudden death, just two months later...


Harding Train Ornament dimensions:
Engine: 3.25 inches x 0.75 inches
Pullman Car: 3.25 inches x 0.75 inches
The White House seal blue roller ball pen feels and looks like a $50.00 pen and features 22K gold-plated trim, fast twist action, smooth black gel ink flow, classic profile, and a deep blue lacquer finish. Includes Gold White House Seal Presentation Box plus a black velour pocket sleeve for use. This is an exceptional twist-action pen for regular use, gifting, or for government or corporate events. See also the premium White House black lacquer pen, two piece with a look, feel, quality of a $150.00+ Cross Townsend pen, also available in the pen section of the White House Gift Shop.
President & Whitre House Cufflinks
Presidential Eagle Seal Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Plated, Sculpted on Cobalt Setting, White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation, USA Presidential Eagle Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Plated, Seal Blue, Scalloped Edge, Protective Finish, White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation, USA
Official White House Ornament Collection
The entire White House Ornament Collection, 1991-2014 is shown in the ornament and model collage and includes 26 ornaments -- several years had two ornaments.

Each piece in your collection is handmade in the USA for our annual collection. We add one new ornament to this series each year.

All ornaments are 24KT gold finished on premium brass, museum grade, heirloom quality for generations to come, baked enamels, and are meticulously handmade in the USA by the official ornament makers.

Your ornaments are individually boxed in 26 separate ornament boxes and include a personalized and signed Certificate of Recognition & Appreciation from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President Harry S. Truman.

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2015 White House Official Egg

THE 2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP, EST 1946 ANNUAL GOLD EASTER EGG

Annual Gold Heirloom Collection - 1st Collection Piece in a New Annual Series that Complements the Annual Art Glass Easter Egg also Available in Limited Numbers & Meticulously Handmade in the USA.

Designed by Giannini, the 2014 gold Easter egg with eight facets is meticulously "handmade in the USA" and features a sparkling complete 24KT gold finish on premium brass from our official ornament makers, Easter flowers as perennial symbols of Life, beautiful lattice and filigree with hundreds of open facets to allow light to flow 360-degrees, the White House photograph with protective finish and Easter 2014 on-center in white and blue, eight symmetrical facets redolent of the Octave Day, articulated pedestal for standalone display, floral crown with gold cord for Holidays or Easter Tree display, museum art quality, and much more.

THE 2015 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP's OFFICIAL ANNUAL GOLD FINISHED EASTER EGG

Is the 2nd heirloom ornament in the White House Gold Easter Egg Collection, and is the best yet with museum quality, adorned with jewels at crown, 24KT gold flowing with elegant purples, touch of the Old World with intricate details, the White House North Portico in subtle white enamel (partial view, on-center) with "White House Easter, 2015" encircling, 3" tall, and stands alone on its articulated pedestal or elegantly displays from your Christmas, Holiday, or Easter tree with a gold cord. Beautifully and meticulously handmade in Rhode Island, USA, the 2015 White House gold Easter egg is set in an elegant two-piece, gold moire, gift box with the White House Gift Shop seal.

Made of premium brass with complete 24KT finishing and baked enamels, your heirloom is specially treated for timeless quality. This is the best yet in our now globally collected White House Egg Collection and will grace, year-round, your tree, display cabinet, or home with shimmering elegance regardless of lighting! Each year, we add a new Easter egg to this radiant collection with new design concepts by Anthony Giannini. Order now to assure availability of the 2015 White House heirloom Easter egg at this special pre-order price. Unconditionally guaranteed to delight and grace your holiday season!



A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.




White House 2015 Easter Egg

THE 2015 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP's OFFICIAL ANNUAL GOLD FINISHED EASTER EGG is the 2nd heirloom ornament in the new White House Gold Easter Egg Collection that began in 2014, and is the best yet with museum quality, jewel-like at crown, 24KT gold finish flowing with elegant purples redolent of historical Christian motifs, a touch of the Old World with intricate details, the White House North Portico in subtle white enamel (partial view, on-center) with "White House Easter, 2015" encircling, 3" tall, and stands alone on its articulated pedestal or elegantly displays from your Christmas, Holiday, or Easter tree with a gold cord.

Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ and Easter is the oldest holy day (holiday) of the Christian Faith, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and in the Western Church is held between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.

Beautifully and meticulously handmade in Rhode Island, USA, the 2015 White House gold Easter egg is set in an elegant two-piece gift box, gold, with the White House Gift Shop seal. Made of premium brass with complete 24KT finishing and baked enamels, your heirloom is specially treated for timeless quality.

Each year, we add a new Easter egg to 24KT gold collection.



A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.



Daron LED White House
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White House, Washington DC, 3D Puzzle with LED lighting base. 56 total pieces. No glue required. Museum quality with authentic details. No glue required. From the Producer: This 3D construction kit is a replica of the The White House in Washington, D.C. The puzzle comes with an LED base that colorfully lights it up from the base. The structure measures 8 inches tall and is 6.1 by 6.4 inches at the inside. Each of the 56 puzzle pieces is numbered on the enclosed panels for easy assembly. 3 'AA' batteries required (not included).

Silver Doves Holding a Heart Ornament with Rose Red Swarovski Crystals
Silver Doves Holding a Heart Ornament with Rose Red Swarovski Crystals. A stunning and intriguingly designed ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, Silver plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Exact Measurements Coming Soon

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609


The 2014 White House ornament honors President Harry S. Truman. Designed by Giannini, the 2014 Christmas and Holidays ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, quarter of a century, White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. Features: Handmade in the USA by the official ornament maker, completely 24KT gold finished both front and back, premium tarnish and time resistant brass for heirloom collection or gift giving, brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, President Truman historical information card, a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients, and much more. Of significance for your collectible or gift -- the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by Permanent Presidential Memorandum of President H. S. Truman which adds substance and meaning to your 2014 White House ornament. The 2014 TRUMAN'S BALCONY is the ornament that a National Football League, NFL, team will present as gifts at a special White House reception this year!

"It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!" -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance to innovations, the vision, acumen, strategic-mindedness, and leadership resolve is often revealed of a great President or great future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House. Today, the South Balcony is the favorite place in the White House for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.




2014 White House Architecture Ornament
The White House National Architecture Ornament is #1 in the new White House annual National Architectural Collection and includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity for display, collection, trading, or gift giving value and meaning.

THE NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COLLECTION

The National Architecture ornament for 2014 is The White House. Exquisitely and entirely finished in brilliant 24KT gold on specially treated premium brass, the 1st annual National Architecture ornament and model is three-dimensional and meticulously handcrafted to museum quality by American ornament masters in Rhode Island, USA. Each year, based on architectural and symbolic concepts by Anthony Giannini, the White House Gift Shop creates a new National Architecture ornament and model to commemorate great American architects and architectural symbols of America.

By supporter requests, we will concept, create, and make a new heirloom piece every three to four months for the National Architecture Collection -- collected, gifted, and traded worldwide by discerning collectors, diplomats, patriotic citizens, heads-of-states, and ministers of many countries.

During November, 2014, we will release the 4th heirloom architecture in the collection: THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT soon followed by the 5th piece – The Washington Cathedral – the spiritual center for many American Presidents. This exciting new National Architecture collection of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President Harry S. Truman is endless -- for we will add all significant American architecture of politically symbolic importance not only in Washington D.C. but also across America.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE

The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800 and is the symbolic center of democracy and freedom not only in America but for many countries yet struggling for freedom from tyranny and oppression.

Designed by Irish-born James Hoban, Neoclassical architecture of the White House was built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the White House in 1801, he, along with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, expanded the House outward, thus creating two colonnades meant to conceal storage and stables.

In 1814, during the War of 1812, the White House was set ablaze by the British Army in what is now called the Burning of Washington, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Almost immediately, reconstruction began and President James Monroe moved into the partially restored Executive Residence in October 1817. Rebuilding continued with the addition of the South Portico in 1824 and the North Portico in 1829.

In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt relocated all work offices consequent of overcrowding to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. In 1909, eight years later, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office which was eventually moved as operations expanded. The third-floor attic was converted to living quarters in 1927 by augmenting the existing hip roof with long shed dormers. A newly constructed East Wing was used as a reception area for social events, and President Thomas Jefferson's colonnades connected the new wings. In 1946, President H. S. Truman added the now iconic South Balcony. East Wing alterations were also completed in 1946, thus creating additional office space. By 1948, the White House’s load-bearing exterior walls and internal wood beams were close to failure. In 1946, President Harry S. Truman (who originated the White House Gift Shop by permanent order), began the complete reconstruction of the interior of the White House: Interior rooms were completely dismantled, a new internal load-bearing steel frame was constructed inside the walls, and once this massive restoration was completed, interior rooms were rebuilt.

The Executive Residence is made up of six stories: Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as a two-story basement. The term White House is often used as a metonym for the Executive Office of the President of the United States and for the president's administration and advisers.

Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, East Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building—the former State Department, which now houses offices for the President's staff and the Vice President—and Blair House, a guest residence.

Thank you for your continued support in our missions to help others and to provide you with increasingly sophisticated heirlooms symbolic of America for all Americans.
From the White House Gift Shop, this chubby Bump and Go plane always keeps going. When they hit an object, they just spin around and go in another direction. Working lights on the cockpit, wings and beacon. The engines spin too. Batteries not included. The Air Force One Bump 'N Go Airplane always keeps going, and when it hits an obstacle it turns and goes in a different direction. Your Child Will Imaginatively Discover the fun of Air Force One!
USA Flag Pins: The United We Stand, American Flag Collection Includes Two Piece White Gift Box with White House Gift Shop Official Gold Seal on Lid








Air Force One Ornament

The 2013 White House Air Force One Ornament, Honoring Military Service, stands alone for permanent display of from your holiday or Christmas tree with its gold cord.


Daron Air Force One Remote Control Plane
The Air Force One Radio Control Plane from the White House Gift Shop is a perfect educational toy to engage your child's imagination and analytical thinking through fascination with lights, sounds, movements, radio control (which can be used to introduce a child to the EMS (Electromagnet Spectrum), gears, LED lights, angles, enhance eyes-hands-device coordination, and much more.
1994 White House Ornament

Ornament Collection 1991- 1994 # 1-4 in series

THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE EVE OF THE TURN OF A CENTURY, 1899, the design of which was influenced by the art of Norway during the European art period as seen by the point and angle-of-view as well as through the arrangement of the procession of carriages and people.

The 1991 ornament is a treasured heirloom, worldwide, by collectors who value the historical and often artistically referential nuances of the White House Gift Shop’s annual ornaments as well as the beauty of this collection with all ornaments featuring complete 24KT gold finishing, baked enamels, historical information cards, and dated by year to mark the passage of time, and handmade, always, only in Rhode Island, USA.

1992 White House Ornament, THE BUSH OVAL OFFICE, #2 in Series, Honorrs President G. H. Walker Bush, 41st President, Handmade in the USA by Official Ornament Makers

The beauty of this piece is perhaps in its calm and oval design, redolent not only of the Oval Office but of presidential and State Department diplomatic successes in American-Soviet relations during 1991 and 1992.

With its calm blues, browns, and golden hues, our 1992 Oval Office ornament reflects key diplomatic successes: Indeed, on January 26, Boris Yeltsin announced that Russia would stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons. The positive psychological effect of Yeltsin's announcement was mutual relief for all Americans and Russians who lived through the “duck and cover” days of the Cold War era (often dated from 1947 to 1991) during which MAD or Mutually Assured Destruction was the primary strategic deterrent to the threat of horrific nuclear war.

President George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) occupied the Oval Office when this ornament was created. President Bush served as the 41st President of the United States (1989–1993). A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States (1981–1989), a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. He is the oldest former President and Vice President, and the last former President who is a veteran of World War II. Foreign policy drove the Bush presidency: military operations in Panama and the Persian Gulf; the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and the Soviet Union dissolved two years later.


1993 White House Ornament, THE BLUE ROOM, #3 in Series, Handmade in USA by Official Ornament Makers

The Blue Room is located in the center of the State Floor of the White House. The President uses the Blue Room to receive many of his guests, from foreign heads of state to members of Congress. Originally decorated in red, blue was selected as the color for the drapes, upholstery, and carpet during an 1837 refurbishing under President Martin Van Buren. Blue walls were introduced in 1902. It has since been redecorated, but has always maintained its famous blue color scheme. During the holidays, the Blue Room is the location of the official White House’s Christmas tree.


1994, #4 in Series, THE WHITE HOUSE, U.S. CAPITOL, SECRET SERVICE STARS, 24 KT Gold Finished, Handmade in USA by Official Ornament Makers



1994 White House Ornament

Ornament Collection 1991- 1994 # 1-4 in series

THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE EVE OF THE TURN OF A CENTURY, 1899, the design of which was influenced by the art of Norway during the European art period as seen by the point and angle-of-view as well as through the arrangement of the procession of carriages and people.

The 1991 ornament is a treasured heirloom, worldwide, by collectors who value the historical and often artistically referential nuances of the White House Gift Shop’s annual ornaments as well as the beauty of this collection with all ornaments featuring complete 24KT gold finishing, baked enamels, historical information cards, and dated by year to mark the passage of time, and handmade, always, only in Rhode Island, USA.

1992 White House Ornament, THE BUSH OVAL OFFICE, #2 in Series, Honorrs President G. H. Walker Bush, 41st President, Handmade in the USA by Official Ornament Makers

The beauty of this piece is perhaps in its calm and oval design, redolent not only of the Oval Office but of presidential and State Department diplomatic successes in American-Soviet relations during 1991 and 1992.

With its calm blues, browns, and golden hues, our 1992 Oval Office ornament reflects key diplomatic successes: Indeed, on January 26, Boris Yeltsin announced that Russia would stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons. The positive psychological effect of Yeltsin's announcement was mutual relief for all Americans and Russians who lived through the “duck and cover” days of the Cold War era (often dated from 1947 to 1991) during which MAD or Mutually Assured Destruction was the primary strategic deterrent to the threat of horrific nuclear war.

President George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) occupied the Oval Office when this ornament was created. President Bush served as the 41st President of the United States (1989–1993). A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States (1981–1989), a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. He is the oldest former President and Vice President, and the last former President who is a veteran of World War II. Foreign policy drove the Bush presidency: military operations in Panama and the Persian Gulf; the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and the Soviet Union dissolved two years later.


1993 White House Ornament, THE BLUE ROOM, #3 in Series, Handmade in USA by Official Ornament Makers

The Blue Room is located in the center of the State Floor of the White House. The President uses the Blue Room to receive many of his guests, from foreign heads of state to members of Congress. Originally decorated in red, blue was selected as the color for the drapes, upholstery, and carpet during an 1837 refurbishing under President Martin Van Buren. Blue walls were introduced in 1902. It has since been redecorated, but has always maintained its famous blue color scheme. During the holidays, the Blue Room is the location of the official White House’s Christmas tree.


1994, #4 in Series, THE WHITE HOUSE, U.S. CAPITOL, SECRET SERVICE STARS, 24 KT Gold Finished, Handmade in USA by Official Ornament Makers



1994 White House Ornament
Ornament Collection 1995- 1998 # 5-8 in series


1995, White House Ornament, #5 in Series, WHITE HOUSE DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION ROOM, 24 KT Gold Finished, Handmade in USA by Official Ornament Makers

THE DILOMATIC RECEPTION ROOM Originally used as a dining hall for servants n the early 1880's, the room was converted to the furnace and boiler room in the 1840's. Architect Charles McKim, during President Theodore Roosevelt's renovation envisioned this room with the broken plaster, dank concrete floor, and protruding furnace pipes, as an elegant oval receiving room, the Diplomatic Reception Room. On January 8, 1903, the room was employed for its first official function. Later, Franklin Roosevelt broadcast his famous fireside chats via radio from this room. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy retrieved the wall covering from the Old Stoner Mansion in Thurmont, Maryland. The wall paper printed in 1834 in Paris, France was titled "Scenic America" and depicts life in America as viewed by Europeans in the early 1800s. This is an exceptional ornament which commemorates and exception White House room and those who helped transformed a broken plaster and dank concrete floor room into the exquisite room now known, worldwide, by dignitaries and guests as the Diplomatic Reception Room.

1996, WHITE HOUSE ORNAMENT, ON A STARRY NIGHT, #6 in Series, Secret Service Stars, 24 KT Gold Finished, Handmade in USA by Official Ornament Makers

The 1996 White House ornament derived Impressionistic inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh's STARRY NIGHT, a little known fact about the design of this 24KT gold finished piece.

1997 White House Ornament, #7 in Series, THE WEST WING RECEPTION ROOM, 24 KT Gold Finished, Handmade in the USA by Official Ornament Makers

The West Wing Reception with Full-Dress Marine Corps Support In 1902, President Teddy Roosevelt set in place a plan to alleviate crowded conditions for the presidential Executive Offices. Within six months, the complex of greenhouses that had been built beginning in 1857 were removed, and the new office facility known as the West Wing was built. Although the interior has undergone several renovations, the exterior had remained architecturally unchanged, with the exception of adding the second floor in 1934. The West Wing now holds the Oval Office of the President, the Cabinet Room, Roosevelt Room, the Press Room, and an office for the Vice President. President Richard Nixon requested that the United States Marine Corps provide full-dress support at the entrance of the West Wing Reception Lobby. The 1997 White House Gift Shop official annual ornament is an exceptionally fine piece with its articulated design and its enamel blues, greens, whites, reds, 24KT gold trim, the West Wing holidays and Christmas tree, and two full-dress Marines.

1998 White House Ornament, #8 in Series, Steinway Piano in Entrance & Cross Hall with Portrait of President Kennedy, 24 KT Gold Finished, Handmade in USA by Official Ornament Makers The 1998 White House Ornament features the large Entrance Hall and Cross Hall which were part of James Hoban's original design for the White House. The design of the hall has not been altered throughout the years at the White House, although marble walls and floors were added to the Cross Hall during the Truman renovation. The Entrance Hall is still used as a reception area and is seen by visitors as they leave the White House. The portrait of President John F. Kennedy on display in the Entrance Hall was painted by Aaron Shikler in 1970.

The Steinway Grand Piano, designed by Eric Gugler, was donated to the White House in 1938 by Steinway and is decorated with gilt stenciling by Dunbar Beck. This piano is often referred to as the Truman piano because of his passion for playing it. This piano is still in use for performances in the White House.




1994 White House Ornament
Ornament Collection 2003- 2006 # 13-16 in series

2003 White House Ornament, #13 in Series, NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE ARRIVES AT THE WHITE HOUSE, 24KT Gold Finished, Handmade in USA by Maker of Official Ornaments

An exceptionally delightful piece, 24KT gold finished, brilliant enamels, handmade in the USA by the makers of the official White House ornaments, boxed, and 1st time officially available since 2003. Special Note:We have not authorized any other store, online or offline, to sell our ornaments, Easter eggs, or other gifts and collectibles. The White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by permanent presidential memorandum of President Harry S. Truman and is the authentic source for White House, Presidential, and Diplomatic gifts and collectibles for over 70 years. The 2014 ornament in the White House Collection is Truman's Balcony, honoring President H. S. Truman.

2004 White House Ornament, #14 in Series, THE EAST WING DOORS TO JACQUELINE KENNEDY GARDEN, 24 KT Gold Finished, Handmade in the USA by Makers of Official Ornament

THE EAST WING

The first decorations viewed by tour groups in the East Wing are a sleigh filled with presents and trees adorned with festive ornaments. They are placed near the double doors that lead into the Jacqueline Kennedy garden. The East Wing was added to the White House in 1942 during World War II and was used as office space for the military. Today, there is still office space for the military, and the Wing also serves as office space for the First Lady's staff, Social Office, the Visitors office, the President's theater, and the East Colonnade. Visitors touring the White House enter through the east entrance and follow the East Colonnade past the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden to enter the Residence to rooms on the Ground and State Floors. Our ornaments are prized by collectors, traders, and given as gifts, worldwide, for their beauty as well as the historical stories embedded within form and content of these beautiful annual White House ornaments.

2005 White House Ornament, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, #15 in Collection, 24 KT Gold Finished, Handmade in USA by Official Ornament Makers

THE EISENHOWER EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING, #15 in Collection

Next door to the White House, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB) commands a unique position in both our national history and architectural heritage. Designed by Supervising Architect of the Treasure, Alfred B. Mullen, the EEOB was from 1871 to 1888 to house the growing staff of the State, War, and Navy Departments. The Eisenhower Executive Office Building is considered one of the best examples of French Second Empire architecture in the United States. In bold contrast to many of the somber classical revival buildings in Washington, the EEOB's ornately elegant style epitomizes the optimism and exuberance of the of the Post-Civil War period in America.

In addition to the Vice President's office in the West Wing of the White House, the Vice President and his staff maintain a set of offices in the EEOB, which is located next to the West Wing on the White House premises

2006 White House Ornament, SYMBOLS OF THE PRESIDENCY: PRESIDENTIAL SEAL, SECRET SERVICE STAR, AIR FORCE ONE, 24KT Gold Finished, Handmade in the USA by Makers of Official Ornament




Daron Bump and Go
From the White House Gift Shop, this stylized aircraft from the White House Gift Shop features electronic jet sound and flashing red lights, activated by the push of a button on top of the fuselage! Pull the plane back and let it go forward in the take-off position. The Air Force One Pullback Plane features 2 speed control, jet sounds, 2 LED lights, engines light up and flash! A fun toy for both children and adults. White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Official Gold Seal on Box.
Dimensions: 4'' x 4.5''

Crystal American Flag Photo Frame
Gold Humming Bird Heart with Crystals chime Ornament. A stunning and intriguingly designed wind chime ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT Gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Wind chimes make wonderful home and garden accents, but also, their soothing sounds bring harmony and balance to life. Listening to wind chimes is believed to reduce stress and promote relaxation and calmness. Their sounds are considered to have a healing effect on body and mind.

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

Crystal American Flag Photo Frame
Silver Butterfly with Rose and Mint Green Crystals chime Ornament. A stunning and intriguingly designed wind chime ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, silver plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Wind chimes make wonderful home and garden accents, but also, their soothing sounds bring harmony and balance to life. Listening to wind chimes is believed to reduce stress and promote relaxation and calmness. Their sounds are considered to have a healing effect on body and mind.

Chimes Range from 5.5''H to 7''H, Exact Measurements Soon

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

Crystal American Flag Photo Frame
Silver Hummingbird with Mint Green & Rose Red Crystals chime Ornament. A stunning and intriguingly designed wind chime ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, silver plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Wind chimes make wonderful home and garden accents, but also, their soothing sounds bring harmony and balance to life. Listening to wind chimes is believed to reduce stress and promote relaxation and calmness. Their sounds are considered to have a healing effect on body and mind.

Chimes Range from 5.5''H to 7''H, Exact Measurements Soon

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

1991 White House Ornament

THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE EVE OF THE TURN OF A CENTURY, 1899, the design of which was influenced by the art of Norway during the European art period as seen by the point and angle-of-view as well as through the arrangement of the procession of carriages and people.

The 1991 White House ornament was first placed on the Christmas tree in the White House by a member of the Uniformed Division of Secret Service and is now a treasured heirloom, worldwide, by collectors and traders who value the historical and often artistically referential nuances of the White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornaments as well as the beauty of this collection with all ornaments featuring: complete 24KT gold finishing, elegantly one color at a time baked enamels, individually crafted by American hands (these are not mass production pieces), historical information cards, and dated by year to mark the passage of the seasons and times of your life and family, and exquisitely made, always, only by our master ornament artists and official makers in Rhode Island, USA.

2000 White House Ornament
One of the most costly ornaments to create with its full and extensive 24KT gold finish. Our annual White House ornaments may vary in price based on the cost of gold at the time of production.

The 2000 White House Gift Shop ornament celebrates the 200th anniversary of the White House and is an intricately detailed reproduction of the White House. Beautifully displayed in a stunning 24kt-gold-plated piece with the Presidential Eagle displayed proudly in the arch style detailing above the White House. One of the most costly ornaments to create with its full and extensive 24KT gold finish.

The 2000 ornament is a treasured heirloom, worldwide, by collectors who value the historical and often artistically referential nuances of the White House Gift Shop’s annual ornaments as well as the beauty of this collection with all ornaments featuring 24KT gold finishing, beautifully baked enamels, historical information cards, and dated by year to mark the passage of time, and handmade, always, only by the official ornament makers.
2004 White House Ornament

THE EAST WING

The first decorations viewed by tour groups in the East Wing are a sleigh filled with presents and trees adorned with festive ornaments. They are placed near the double doors that lead into the Jacqueline Kennedy garden. The East Wing was added to the White House in 1942 during World War II and was used as office space for the military. Today, there is still office space for the military, and the Wing also serves as office space for the First Lady's staff, Social Office, the Visitors office, the President's theater, and the East Colonnade. Visitors touring the White House enter through the east entrance and follow the East Colonnade past the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden to enter the Residence to rooms on the Ground and State Floors. Our ornaments are prized by collectors, traders, and given as gifts, worldwide, for their beauty as well as the historical stories embedded within form and content of these beautiful annual White House ornaments.

The United States Embassy two piece roller ball pen with sleek black lacquer finish and 24K gold-plated trim has the elegant look and feel of a $120.00 pen at a fraction of the cost with an clean and elegant design by Giannini for distinguished use or diplomatic gift giving. Includes a Great Seal black and gold embossed two piece collection or gift presentation box. Perfect for distinguished individual or large group gifts. Uses standard black roller ball ink refill cartridges. The ink cartridge is removable and includes a cartridge cap for storage while traveling. Refills are available in the pen section of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946.



White House Constuction Set
The White House was designed by James Hoban (Irish, 1758–1831). The Best-Lock White House Building Block set is interchangeable with all other leading brands including as the LEGO® Architecture White House model. This set provides model builders of all ages the chance to recreate the most recognized and revered structure in American history while learning about the design and history of the building itself. 3 9/10''H x 8 4/5''W x 5 3/5''D when assembled.

Gold Classic Lighthouse Ornament
Gold Classic Lighthouse Ornament with Swarovski Crystals. A stunning and intriguingly designed ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT Gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Exact Measurements Coming Soon

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

2008 White House Ornament
THE WHITE HOUSE CRECHE

Since 1967, the White House "Creche" has been the centerpiece of the East Room. Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard Jr. of Far Hills, New Jersey, gave the "Creche" to the White House as a gift. The 47 baroque figures in the crèche are made of carved wood and terra cotta, created in Naples, Italy in the late 18-th century. Mrs. Englehard donated 10 additional figures and funds for a new tableau which was first displayed n 1999. This is an exceptional ornament with a 24KT gold finished frame and the White House Creche recessed for great visual effect.

A unique take on the official seal of the U.S. Army, handcrafted, 24KT gold plated, Made in the USA.



2012 White House Ornament
The Blair House ornament depicts Blair House in the year 1950 at Christmastime when President Harry S. Truman resided at Blair House and features a White House Police Officer standing guard and is available only from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President Harry S. Truman.



Florentine Egg
This beautiful and intricately designed Florentine Etruscan Style Easter Egg is meticulously hand-set and made one piece at a time based on design concepts and specifications by Giannini, and is available exclusively from the the only original White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman. Features: 24KT Gold plated filigree, banding, and display stand, thirty Swarovski Austrian crystals of green, mint green, clear, aquamarine, pink, lilac, magenta, amber, yellow, and blue with twenty additional encircling clear crystals. The White House Gift Shop's Florentine Etruscan Easter Egg is elegant, intricate, and unique. Only "4" Florentine Etruscan Style Easter Eggs are available at this time.

Egg ornaments and displays make beautiful gifts for Easter or any spring occasion, such as weddings and birthdays. The custom of giving eggs at Easter time celebrates new life. Florentine Style pertains or designates the style of art developed in Florence during the late 13th to 15th centuries. Pieces from Florentine traditionally are magnificent and ornately detailed. The custom of giving eggs at Easter time celebrates new life, Resurrection and Rebirth.

Each Florentine Etruscan Style Easter Egg comes wrapped in fine tissue paper and is set in an elegant two-piece blue gift box with gold cord trim around the lid with an Official White House Gift Shop Official Seal. Includes a hand-signed 8.5x11 parchment Certificate of Authenticity of Origin that can be personalized for you or your gift recipient.



The White House Golf Club Executive Member hat is 100% Made and Embroidered in the USA, thus, it can be worn or given as a gift with special pride.
Brass, finished in chrome with an epoxy color fill, sealed with a non-tarnish finish. Handmade in the USA by the Official White House Gift Shop's jewelry makers. Authorized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Association. Comes in an official Frank Lloyd Wright white gift box with a White House Gift Shop Gold Seal on the bottom. This stylized detail from a desert landscape is adapted from “Saguaro Forms and Cactus Flowers”, for a set of magazine covers Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Liberty magazine in 1927 that were not published at the time. Earrings (without color) and Pendant (without color). Saguaro Forms and Cactus Flowers

Earring Dimensions: 0.74" W x 2.61" L
Pendant Dimensions: 0.74" W x 2.62" L
Includes Certificate of Authenticity and Appreciation

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is recognized world-wide as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. His work heralded a new thinking in architecture, using innovation in design and engineering made possible by newly developed technology and materials.
Daron Empire State Building

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Empire State Building 3D Puzzle with LED lighting. 38 Pieces. Museum quality with authentic details. No glue required.

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The most beautiful and famous landmarks in the world are now yours to have in your home. Incredibly detailed, fun to assemble and beautiful to display, this 3D puzzle includes architecture-model LED lighting. Collect them all! Uses 3 AA Batteries; not included. 12 pieces. The Empire State Building has been named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The building located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th street was given its name in honor of the nickname for New York State. Standing at 1,453 feet 8 9/16 inches tall, with 102 floors and a 203 foot pinnacle, which is covered by broadcast antennas and topped with a lightning rod., the empire State Building was the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until the completion of the World Trade Center's North Tower in 1972. The Empire State Building is currently the second tallest skyscraper in the Americas, surpassed by only the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower.

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Air force one 3d puzzle plane. 40 pieces. Includes display stand. No paint or glue required. Easy assembly.

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Jigsaw Puzzle

Military Coins Set
From the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent presidential order of President Harry S Truman: Military Coin Collection: United States Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps Set, 4 Challenge Coin Set, Pewter & Enamel, Black Velvet Display and Presentation Case, Coins are 1.5" Diameter or 38mm.
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Lincoln Memorial 3D puzzle with the White House Gift Shop Official Gold Seal on Box. Lincoln Memorial 3D Puzzle, authentic details, great gift or souvenir, 42 pieces, no glue required, easy to assemble, sturdy construction, and over 12 inches wide. Not for children under 3 years.

The White House National Security Room hat is 100% Made and Embroidered in the USA for the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman, thus, it can be worn or given as a gift with special pride.
Crystal American Flag Photo Frame
Gold Aeroplane with Crystals chime Ornament. Propeller spins! A stunning and intriguingly designed wind chime ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT Gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Wind chimes make wonderful home and garden accents, but also, their soothing sounds bring harmony and balance to life. Listening to wind chimes is believed to reduce stress and promote relaxation and calmness. Their sounds are considered to have a healing effect on body and mind.

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

Crystal American Flag Photo Frame
Crystal Angel Holding a Trumpet Wind chime Ornament. An intricately designed wind chime ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

The word angel actually comes from the Greek word angelos which means "messengers." Angels are divine messengers, intermediaries and liaisons that often symbolize higher thinking, courage, purity, and opening awareness. When an angel is depicted carrying a trumpet or horn it generally is an announcement of vital news, trumpeting of victory, and triumphant declaration. Angels are a symbol of hope, goodness, love, protection, comfort and consolation to many.

Wind chimes make wonderful home and garden accents, but also, their soothing sounds bring harmony and balance to life. Listening to wind chimes is believed to reduce stress and promote relaxation and calmness. Their sounds are considered to have a healing effect on body and mind.


For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

200 INDIVIDUALLY BOXED 2014 WHITE HOUSE ORNAMENTS, PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S BALCONY.

The 2014 White House ornament is available for order and honors President Harry S. Truman. Designed by Giannini, the 2014 Christmas and Holidays ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, quarter of a century, White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. Features: Handmade in the USA by the official ornament maker, 24KT gold finished, brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients. Of significance for your collectible or gift -- the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by Permanent Presidential Memorandum of President H. S. Truman which adds substance and meaning to your 2014 White House ornament.
Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches

It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.

Crystal American Flag Photo Frame
Silver Cat with Pink Crystals chime Ornament. A stunning and intriguingly designed wind chime ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, silver plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Cats have been both feared and loved throughout history by many different cultures. Due to their beauty and gracefulness, they were once worshiped as Gods. Cats themselves are quite resourceful and tend to give us of change and flexibility of adaptability. They keep the secrets of the Other world eternally to themselves, as "they gaze with guile upon a world that does not see or understand the depth of their knowledge". Cats also symbolize intelligence, independence, mysterious, cleverness, watchfulness, and skill of the hunt. They are known for being great hunters using not just force, but a refined sense of timing in the moment of the attack. They follow their prey and are able to patiently wait and position itself until they catch it. Cats are very loving creatures; they know their owner's emotion by sensing and examining them.

Wind chimes make wonderful home and garden accents, but also, their soothing sounds bring harmony and balance to life. Listening to wind chimes is believed to reduce stress and promote relaxation and calmness. Their sounds are considered to have a healing effect on body and mind.

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

Crystal American Flag Photo Frame
Silver Mayflower with Pink, Blue, Green, Yellow & Red Crystals chime Ornament. A stunning and intriguingly designed wind chime ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, silver plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Wind chimes make wonderful home and garden accents, but also, their soothing sounds bring harmony and balance to life. Listening to wind chimes is believed to reduce stress and promote relaxation and calmness. Their sounds are considered to have a healing effect on body and mind.

For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

2005 White House Ornament Support Our Troops
In 2005, we issued two ornaments: Support Our Troops (this one) and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Ornament (also available in this section of the White House Gift Shop). The 2005 Support Our Troops ornament was created to honor those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.







Welcome Aboard Air Force One! The Air Force One two piece roller ball pen with sleek blue lacquer finish, 24K gold-plated trim, and machined brass coupling has the elegant look, feel, presence, and performance of a $120.00 or more fine writing instrument at a fraction of the cost. 330° Wrap Around Air Force One Seal. Includes a White House black and gold seal two piece collection or gift presentation box. The Air Force One high profile, guest style pen, is designed for high visibility -- this is the pen to use to make a vivid impression. Refill cartridges are available in the pen section of the White House Gift Shop.


The National Security Council two piece roller ball pen with sleek blue lacquer finish, 24K gold-plated trim, and machined brass coupling has the elegant look, feel, presence, and performance of a $120.00 or more fine writing instrument at a fraction of the cost. 330° Wrap Around Air Force One Seal. Includes a White House black and gold seal two piece collection or gift presentation box. Perfect for distinguished individual or large group gifts. The NSC high profile pen, is designed to stimulate your strategic thinking skills -- the high visibility presentation of this pen reminds you of the strategic thinking challenges you want to resolve. Refill cartridges are available in the pen section of the White House Gift Shop. See also the companions writing instruments in the lacquer roller ball collection: The White House, Air Force One, and United States Embassy.





2013 White House Police Ornament
The 2013 Blair House ornament honors past and present service to the President by the men and women of the WHITE HOUSE POLICE, EST. 1922 -- now the Uniformed Division of the United States Secret Service.

Established in 1922 as the White House Police Force, this organization was fully integrated into the Secret Service in 1930. With more than 1,300 officers today, the Uniformed Division is responsible for security at the White House Complex; the vice president's residence; the Department of the Treasury (as part of the White House Complex); and foreign diplomatic missions in the Washington, D.C., area.

Blair House, since 1826, is the official state guest house for the President of the United States.

The Blair House ornament depicts the year 1950 at Christmastime when President Harry S. Truman resided at Blair House and features a White House Police Officer standing guard.

The Blair House ornament also honors the ultimate sacrifice of Officer Leslie William Coffelt who, a heroic officer of the White House Police Force, who was killed while defending President Truman from an assassination attempt at Blair House.

Of note, the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by permanent order of President H. S. Truman with the mission of helping officers and their spouses in great need consequent of valorous duty. For seventy years, this tradition continues as well as new missions to help American children, our greatest National treasure, caught in the web of extreme poverty.

For your collection meaning, the Blair House ornament was selected by a committee of active Uniformed Division Secret Service officers to commemorate the history of the White House Police.
2015 White House Glass Easter Egg
Special Pre-Order Price thru 30 November 2014 only then $48.00.

The 2015 White House Easter Egg is meticulously hand-blown in the USA by American glass artisans using centuries-old methods, hand-crafting each glass egg one at a time, simultaneous with creating the now iconic White House Gift Shop annual classic Easter egg within egg design to symbolize Resurrection and Rebirth. The 2014 Easter Egg is deeply and masterfully etched in 24KT gold with the White House in architectural view.

Thus, no two eggs are ever alike in size or pattern or hues which makes each and every egg unique for your special collection, display, and Christmas or Easter 2015 gift giving. This year, our director, Giannini, chose a special hue of aquamarine for the White House Egg: A confluence of clears and blues and subtle nuances of green. The word aquamarine means Waters of the Sea, redolent of the Waters described in Genesis as well as suggestive of sea and sky (firmaments above and below) and rebirth (green, the perennial colors of spring and life, eternal).

The symbolism of the egg is as ancient as the earliest human societies with the archetype of the primordial egg as the center of the origin of the universe emerging from the original and divinely created Egg. This 2015 Easter egg is s beautiful heirloom created to last for generations.

A new glass egg is created each year with unique design features only from the White House Gift Shop's official Easter Egg collection. See also the 2015 and 2014 exquisite companions -- the 24Kt Gold on Brass White House Easter Egg with brilliant golds and traditional purples available in the gift shop at http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/product-p/easter...

For questions about the 2015 White House Easter eggs, call Rachel Allen at 877.896.3609 or e-mail rachel@whitehousegiftshop.com











It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman

President Harry S. Truman, 33rd President (1945-1953) spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the South Side of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a South Side balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the proposed mutilation of the White House by the addition of Truman's Balcony eventually followed by the complete restoration of the White House. Truman prevailed and the White House, today, is perhaps most famous for its magnificent South Side balcony -- TRUMAN'S BALCONY -- the title and theme of the 2014 annual White House Gift Shop Ornament -- the 26th in our collection and the first appearance of the Modern Presidents sequence in our quarter of a century prized White House ornament collection. The White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 is the only gift shop in America's history created by permanent Presidential Memorandum -- signed by President Harry S. Truman which adds meaning, gift, and collection value to all your acquisitions from the only original authorized White House Gift Shop. Certificates of Authenticity of Origin are available upon request for all gifts and collectibles in the White House Gift Shop. If you would like a Certificate of Authenticity of Origin, simply add a note in the instructions section of your order.

Membership Benefits
As a member of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946, you receive the following Membership Benefits (memberships can also be for family or friends, simply select the number desired, and include the member names in the comments section of your order or send an email to rachel@whitehousegiftshop.com):
• Official Membership Card with Certificate of Membership, Personalized, Hand-Signed, Parchment, and Frame-Ready
• The 2014 White House Ornament (often called Secret Service Series by collectors), PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S BALCONY
• The White House 24Kt gold finish Seal fashion pin (shown in photo)
• The White House Police Lapel Pin (shown in photo)
* 10% discount for all White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 web or phone order sales using the code on your Member's Card.
• Our quarterly new eMagazine, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY, with fascinating contemporary and historical articles about the Presidency and The White House including articles related to the First Ladies.
• Advance notice of new gifts and collectibles with significant special pre-release discounts



The 2014 President Harry S. Truman Commemorative Christmas & Holiday Ornament is Available for Order and is included in your Membership.

2014 Historical Ornament
QUANTITY OF 30 WHITE HOUSE HISTORICAL 2014 ORNAMENTS: The 2014 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Warren G. Harding, who served as the twenty-ninth president of the United States from 1921 to 1923. As a young boy, Harding dreamed of being a locomotive engineer—a wish that was to come true for 51 minutes when as president, he took over the controls on the Alaskan railroad during the “Voyage of Understanding,” his famous transcontinental speaking and sightseeing tour. The Presidential Special, the train that carried President Harding west at the outset of his ambitious voyage and that would tragically carry his casket back east following his sudden death, just two months later..

See also this year's 2014 White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection, Prized Globally, for 26 Years. The 2014 annual ornament is, TRUMAN'S BALCONY, which features the South Balcony of the White House that Truman created and honors President Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, available now for pre-order now with shipment on August 1 at http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/product-p/truman.htm
Special Executive Lifetime Membership Benefits -- FOR YOURSELF, FAMILY MEMBER, FRIEND, OR DIPLOMAT

As a member of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946, you receive the following Membership Benefits (memberships can also be for family or friends, simply select the number desired, and include the member names in the comments section of your order or send an email to rachel@whitehousegiftshop.com:
• Official Lifetime Membership Card with 20% Store wide Discount on all collectibles including gifts using the member's code on your card
* The Complete White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Official Ornament Collection, 1991-2014, with 26 individually boxed heirloom ornaments!
* 2014 White House Gift Shop Official Annual Easter Egg
• The 2015 & 2014 White House National Architecture Ornament, #1 and #2 in the globally prized New Collection, Completely Finished in 24KT Gold with Certificate of Authenticity of Origin, THE WHITE HOUSE and U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING ORNAMENT & MODEL IN 3-D, Handmade in the USA by Official Makers. This is a rare chance to begin anew architectural collection that will encompass all great American architecture of historical and political significance
The 2014 White House Ornament (often called Secret Service Series by collectors), PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S BALCONY, Handmade in the USA by Official Makers
* The 2014 White House Heirloom Easter Egg, 24KT Gold Finished, Handmade in USA by Official Makers

• The White House 24Kt gold finished Presidential Pin
• The White House Police Pin, 22KT Gold Finish
• Presidential Eagle Seal Lapel Pin, 24KT Gold Finish
* Air Force One Mahogany Model, Handmade, Museum Quality, NOT A TOY
* White House Presidential Challenge & Commemorative Coin, Gold Finish and Blue Enamels
• The American Flag Full Banner Wave Pin, Handmade in Rhode Island, USA, by Official Makers and the United We Stand Antique Brass Flag Pin
• Our semi-annual new eMagazine, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY, with fascinating contemporary and historical articles about the Presidency and The White House including articles related to the First Ladies.
• Advance notice of new gifts and collectibles with significant special pre-release discounts, bonus holiday gift (no charge, announced the 1st day of each December) and private Members Only Offers
* Memberships can be prepared in your name of the name(s) of your gift recipients.
• FREE SHIPPING IN THE USA ONLY


Jefferson Bust & Statue
From the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 -- the Thomas Jefferson statue is a museum-class bust with exceptional presence. Our Jefferson and other statues are used for sets in many film and television series as well as in government buildings and Federalist style homes and legal offices. President Jefferson served as vice-president to John Adams and was later elected president, serving two consecutive terms (1801-1809). He founded the University of Virginia, which he also designed architecturally. After his retirement at Monticello, Jefferson became a living legend, a sage, whose advice and company were sought after by the best minds of two continents. When he died, on July 4th, 1826, 50 years to the day after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the country knew it had lost a monumental figure. Ships in a substantially padded and protective box nearly four-feet long. Includes a Parchment Certificate of Recognition in Your Name or Your Gift Recipient's, Personalized & Signed with unique provenance by our White House Gift Shop Executive Director, Anthony Giannini, whose ancestors include Anthony (Antonio) Giannini a master gardener who came to Virginia in 1773 and worked for Jefferson at Monticello collecting seeds for Jefferson's friends in France, planting grape vines in the vineyard, caring for the North Orchard's apples trees and the South Orchard's apricots, almonds, apples, cherries, and peaches, planting grape vines from Legaux in the Southwest Vineyard, and grafting in the Monticello orchards -- eventually released from indentured service, granted status as a freeman, and purchasing a tract of land from Jefferson. Letters between Jefferson and Giannini survive. Letters between Jefferson and Giannini survive.

Dimensions: 28" x 19" x 13" 344WHJ TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT. New Casting Available in 4 months.

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