2014 White House Architecture Ornament
The White House Washington D.C. Architecture Ornament for 2014 is the White House and includes a signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity for display, collection, trading, or gift giving value and meaning.

THE WASHINGTON D.C. ARCHITECTURE COLLECTION

The WASHINGTON D.C. 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.
United States Capitol Gold Ornament


The 2015 White House GS National Architecture ornament and model is the United States Capitol Building. The 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, USA, by the official ornament makers for 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. The 2015 Capitol Building is a top choice group gift for diplomatic visitors to Congress, the White House, and Washington D.C.

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)

United States Supreme Court Model and Ornament
The 2016 National Architecture ornament is THE SUPREME COURT from the White House Gift Shop for 2016. The 2016 United States Supreme Court Building is designed by Giannini to complement the look, size, and feel of the 2015 United States Capitol Building ornament. This exceptional heirloom is completely finished in 24KT gold on specially treated brass to museum level quality, art deco proportioned, and is meticulously handmade by the official White House ornament makers, and is the 3rd piece in the National Architecture Collection of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946. The 2016 Supreme Court 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 third in this new collection, is a great chance to begin or continue your United States National Architecture heirloom collection. Special Note: The 2016 Washington D.C. White House Gift Shop Annual Architecture Ornament is the Supreme Court, thus completing the three branches of government sequence in the Washington D.C. Architecture Collection (available in June 2015). For 2017, the White House Gift Shop will continue to create new and unique architecturally inspired ornaments based on significant and historic Washington D.C. Architecture!

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

Designed by architect Cass Gilbert (Gilbert's last major project; he died before the completion). The Supreme Court is four stories (92 ft.) above ground. The cornerstone was laid on October 13, 1932, and construction completed in 1935. It is located in Washington, D.C. at 1 First Street, NE, on the block immediately east of the United States Capitol. The Supreme Court Building has a neoclassical style and design.

The west facade of the building (the side which faces the Capitol) bears the motto "Equal Justice Under Law," while the east facade bears the motto "Justice, the Guardian of Liberty." It wasn’t until May 4, 1987, that the Supreme Court Building was designated a National Historic Landmark.

In 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt attempted to expand the Court. His proposal envisioned appointment of one additional justice for each incumbent justice who reached the age of 70 years 6 months and refused retirement, up to a maximum bench of 15 justices. The plan, usually called the "Court-packing Plan", failed first in Congress. By the end of 1941, Roosevelt had appointed seven justices and elevated a man by the name of Harlan Fiske Stone to Chief Justice.

Dimensions: 3" x 2.5" x 1.75" (Highest Point)


Great Eagle & Obama 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 desk set is hand-assembled in the USA and features perfect 24KT gold and silver plating. Includes the White House seal pen in midnight blue lacquer. The President Desk Set is custom made and is an exceptional diplomatic gift that represents the American Spirit in a beautiful executive office accessory gift that is not likely to be set aside. Beautifully packaged with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 official gold seal for distinguished gift-giving presence.

Presidential and Great Eagle of the United States with Globe Deskset from the White House Gift Shop

The eagle is a powerful symbol and a perfect inspirational motif or gift reflective of the qualities of courage, foresight, truth, creativity, and victory over myriad challenges. We combined the presidential Eagle and Globe with Gold, Crystals, and a Silver Mirror at base to represent reflection, focus, resolve, and national security.

Executive Umbrella Set Includes the Air Force One Umbrella PLUS The White House Umbrella, Travelers, 38" Diameter, Wind Resistant, Automatic Open, 16" Long When Closed, Import. FREE USA SHIPPING, Includes White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation
From the White House Gift Shop First Responders Firefighter Gift Collection: This handsome cherry-stained hardwood keepsake box with antique key is a distinguished case for any member of the Firefighter's medals, photos, and special items. The Firefighter keepsake case is 8" square and 4" high and features a deep four-bevel brass- hinged lid, a three-dimensional cast Firefighter Shield Medallion, and an attractive felt lined and lockable base. Special accents in addition to the substantial cast medallion that adorns this special case includes antiqued brass hardware with a matching key. Boxed with White House Gift Shop, Est.. 1946 with Official Gold Seal on Lid for a Perfect Gift Presentation. This is a perfect gift or collectible for your or any member of the First Responders Firefighter in your life and an heirloom that can be given with honor and distinction from generation to generation.

Size: 8" Wide x 4" High

From the White House Gift Shop United States Navy Gift Collection: This handsome cherry-stained hardwood keepsake box with antique key is a distinguished case for your or your Sailor's medals, dog tags, photos, and special treasures. The USN keepsake case is 8" square and 4" high and features a deep four-bevel brass- hinged lid, a three-dimensional cast USN medallion, and an attractive felt lined and lockable base. Special accents in addition to the substantial cast medallion that adorns this special case includes antiqued brass hardware with a matching key. Boxed with White House Gift Shop, Est.. 1946 with Official Gold Seal on Lid for a Perfect Gift Presentation. This is a perfect gift or collectible for you or the Sailor in your life and an heirloom that can be given with honor and distinction from generation to generation.

Size: 8" Wide x 4" High


Presidential Obama Pen Set
The White House Presidential 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 writing instrument 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 or by selecting refills as an accessory.

The Presidents Pen
From the Presidents Pen Collection: The President of the United States Silver Roller Ball Pen with its full-color White House Seal inset into the dome of this exquisite pen is the perfect gift to represent American pen making quality and elegance. Features President of the United States beautifully hand engraved on the flawless silver chrome barrel accented with 12KT gold trim, gold pen clip, and cap piece. The Presidents Pen is classic, timeless, and an elegant roller ball pen meticulously crafted with elegance that can be seen, held, and felt in use. Includes a black and gold Great Seal two piece collection or gift presentation box. Made in the USA!
United States Capitol Building Model

The 2015 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 model and ornament, Giannini design, sparkles 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)

President & Whitre House Cufflinks
Air Force One Seal Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Finish, Raised Presidential Eagle with Blue Border, USA, Jewel Case with Gold White House Seal on White Pane Inside

American Flag Cufflinks, Union Crest with Thirteen Stars, 24KT Gold Plated, USA, Jewel Case with Gold White House Seal on White Pane Inside




President & Whitre House Cufflinks
The White House Presidential Eagle Seal Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Finished, Sculpted, Multidimensional, Thirteen Stars, USA, Jewel Case with Gold White House Seal on White Pane Inside

Presidential Eagle Cufflinks, Sculpted, 24KT Gold Plated, Black Enamel Border and Setting, Jewel Case with Gold White House Seal on White Pane Inside






Obama Cufflinks
American Flag Cufflinks, Union Crest with Thirteen Stars, 24KT Gold Plated, USA, Includes Velvet Jewel Case with White House Seal on Inside Pane (not shown)

Presidential Eagle Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Plated, Seal Blue, Scalloped Edge, Protective Finish, USA, Includes Velvet Jewel Case with White House Seal on Inside Pane (not shown)
Rooms of the White House


DESCRIPTION OF THE ROOMS OF THE WHITE HOUSE COLLECTION

The White House Gift Shop Annual Ornament Collection Features Eight Individually Gift Boxed Rooms of the White House in 3-D with additional rooms added regularly to this unique and delightful collection! Each piece in the collection also includes an informative card that describes the history, design, and use of each of the White House rooms.


* Oval Office

* Blue Room

* State Dining Room

* Red Room

* Green Room

* East Room

* Yellow Oval Room (Pre-Order, Ships July 1st)

* Lincoln Bedroom (Pre-Order, Ships July 1st)


The White House Rooms available include the Oval Office, the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, the Green Room, the Red Room, the East Room, Yellow Oval Room, and the Lincoln Bedroom 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." The Yellow Oval Room: There is another oval room above the Blue Room. This is called the Yellow Oval Room and is often used for formal private receptions for important guests. The room has three doors, which lead to the Central Hall, the Truman Balcony, and the Living Room. Dolley Madison first decorated the room in yellow damask in 1809. In 1851, Abigail Fillmore got an allocation from Congress for books to make the room into the first White House library. The Harrison Family continued to use the room as a library and family parlor and, in 1889, put the first White House Christmas tree here. The Lincoln Bedroom: The Lincoln Bedroom is a bedroom on the second floor of the White House, part of a suite of rooms that includes the Lincoln Sitting Room and Lincoln Bath. Named for Abraham Lincoln and used by him as an office. The room is best known as a guest room used by presidents to reward friends and political supporters. When Abraham Lincoln was president, the southeast corner suite was used as his personal office and Cabinet room. During the Lincoln presidency, the walls were covered with Civil War maps.

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!




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.


2015 White House Ornanents
The 2015 White House Christmas & Holiday Ornaments from White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 and White House Historical in One Set: Presidents Roosevelt & Coolidge
2015 White House Ornament
2015 White House Ornament Honors President Franklin D. Roosevelt from the Official White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946
2015 Historical Association Ornament

The 2015 White House Historical Annual Ornament

The 2015 White House Historical Christmas honors the administration of Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States, 1923 to 1929. This year's unique ornament is crafted from premium brass that is first plated with nickel for quality and finished in 24k gold that is also treated to be timeless in quality. The President Coolidge ornament is illuminated by LED within and adorned with ornaments.


Bust, Eleanor Roosevelt




The 2015 White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Annual Holidays & Christmas Ornament

The "Presidential Executive Collection" Includes President Roosevelt 9" Bust & Eleanor Roosevelt 13" Bust plus

The United States Mint Official President Roosevelt Coin

Honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd President of the United States (March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945)



The 2015 White House Gift Shop's annual ornament, 27th in the collection, is designed by Giannini. The Roosevelt ornament is a dual-sided heirloom piece that presents in multidimensionality the North Portico with the White House Christmas 2015 banner on front and the South Balcony with 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1945 on reverse with a festive Season's Greetings banner. This elegant piece is designed as two united ornaments to symbolize the hope and relief that President Roosevelt brought to millions of anguished Americans during the Great Depression -- hope that united America in spirit and vision for an end to economic devastation of American families. Handcrafted of premium brass, nickel treated for timeless preservation then decorated in 24KT gold and perfectly baked enamels with a protective finish -- the 2015 ornament honoring President Roosevelt is made in the USA by the official ornament makers. An information card accompanies this year's White House ornament (often called the Secret Service series for decades by collectors, globally) and details the life and presidency of FDR.

See the 2015 Franklin D. Roosevelt ornament for more history and facts: http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/2015-White-House-GS-Annual-Official-Ornament-p/2015-white-house-ornament-fdr.htmhttp://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/2015-White-House-GS-Annual-Official-Ornament-p/2015-white-house-ornament-fdr.htm

Franklin D. Roosevelt 9" Bust

President Roosevelt Bust from the White House Gift Shop: Jo Davidson was commissioned to create this bust of America's thirty-second president, the only American president to serve more than two terms. Franklin Delano Roosevelt entered the White House in 1933 and immediately tried to tackle the Great Depression. He introduced several new programs to help Americans when they needed it most. He was also president during World War II and, after a long, bloody, and costly war, he led the country to victory. He was, and still is, known for his memorable speeches and fireside chats. He told us "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!" and luckily, we believed him. Includes Certificate of Authenticity and Appreciation from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 under the Administration of President H. S. Truman.

Eleanor Roosevelt 13" Bust
Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was a distinguished public figure in her own right. She served as first lady from 1933-1945, supporting the New Deal policies of her husband, as well as being a strong advocate for civil rights and human welfare. Much of her life was spent in service to others, from working as a social worker in the East Side slums of New York at age seventeen, to chairing the United Nations committee responsible for getting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights drafted and approved. At her memorial service, Adlai Stevenson said of her, “What other single human being has touched and transformed the existence of so many?”

Comes with a White House Gift Shop Statue Certificate of Authenticity and Origin.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Official United States Mint Coin


This carved mahogany wood Air Force One professional and museum grade model adds elegance and distinction to your office, study, home, or collection. This Air Force One model is a substantial gift or collection piece and perfect as a diplomatic gift. Includes Certificate of White House Gift Shop authenticity and personalized certificate of Special Appreciation. Measures 19"L 16"W. United States Air Force - Boeing VC-25A is most famous for its role as Air Force One, the call sign of any U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. The two aircraft currently in U.S. service are highly modified versions of Boeing's 747-200B, with tail numbers 28000 and 29000 -- tail number on this model is 28000. Ships an in oversize and protective "double" box with insurance included. Includes a Personalized Certificate of Authenticity & Appreciation from the only original authorized White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 -- a perfect combination for display or gift giving!

The first official Air Force One was a Douglas VC-54C and called the “Sacred Cow.” Photo shown. This aircraft is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Jefferson Bust & Statue
The President Jefferson bust from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 is the same Jefferson bust that we provided as essential set pieces for top-rated and acclaimed television dramas such as House of Cards, Madame Secretary, State of Affairs, Scandal and major films including The Butler.

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 and includes a hand-signed Certificate of Appreciation and Authenticity in your name, your firm's name, or gift recipient's name on frame-ready archival parchment by our director, Giannini, documenting the origin of your Jefferson statue from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 with great appreciation. Perhaps of interest for your collection and display of the President Jefferson bust is that one of our director's ancestors includes Anthony (Antonio) Giannini -- a master gardener and viniculturist who came to Virginia in 1773, served in the Virginia Militia, and worked by request of Thomas 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. Jefferson granted Giannini status as a "Freeman" after five years of indentured service at Monticello. Eventually, Antonio Giannini purchased a tract of land from Jefferson. Several letters between Jefferson and Giannini survive. The life of Antonio Giannini and his family in Virginia became the inspiration for two now iconic television series: THE WALTONS and FALCON CREST. We thought you would enjoy this little-known back-story that provides historical context and meaning for the collection, display, or gift giving of your Thomas Jefferson bust.

Dimensions: 28" x 19" x 13" 344WHJ/344B
Official White House Ornament Collection
The entire White House Gift Shop Annual Ornament Collection, 1991-2015 is shown in the ornament and model collage and includes 27 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 27 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.





White House Oval Office


THE ROOMS OF THE WHITE HOUSE COLLECTION

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. Badly damaged by a fire in 1929, the office was rebuilt by President Herbert C. Hoover. In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt enlarged the West Wing and added today’s Oval Office, designed by Eric Gugler. The President uses the Oval Office as his primary place of work. It is positioned to provide easy access to his staff in the West Wing and to allow him to retire easily to the White House residence at the end of the day. The President commonly chooses the Oval Office as the backdrop for televised addresses to the nation, and countless foreign leaders have traveled to the office to meet with the President. 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 State Dining Room


The White House 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



ROOMS OF THE WHITE HOUSE COLLECTION

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

The White House 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 White House 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 Lincoln Bedroom


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The Lincoln Bedroom (PRE-ORDER, SHIPS JULY 1ST)


The Lincoln Bedroom is a bedroom on the second floor of the White House, part of a suite of rooms that includes the Lincoln Sitting Room and Lincoln Bath. Named for Abraham Lincoln and used by him as an office. The room is best known as a guest room used by presidents to reward friends and political supporters. When Abraham Lincoln was president, the southeast corner suite was used as his personal office and Cabinet room. During the Lincoln presidency, the walls were covered with Civil War maps. The room has been redecorated several times in the past half century but always including furnishings from the Victorian period. 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, the East Room, the Yellow Oval Room, and the Lincoln Bedroom 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!


White House Yellow Oval Room

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The Yellow Oval Room (PRE-ORDER, SHIPS JULY 1ST)

There is another oval room above the Blue Room. This is called the Yellow Oval Room and is often used for formal private receptions for important guests. The room has three doors, which lead to the Central Hall, the Truman Balcony, and the Living Room. Dolley Madison first decorated the room in yellow damask in 1809. In 1851, Abigail Fillmore got an allocation from Congress for books to make the room into the first White House library. The Harrison Family continued to use the room as a library and family parlor and, in 1889, put the first White House Christmas tree here. Franklin D Roosevelt converted the room into his study, and it was in this room on December 7, 1941, that he learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Harry Truman continued to use the room as a study and opened access to a new balcony he added to the South Portico in 1948. 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, the East Room, the Yellow Oval Room, and the Lincoln Bedroom with many more rooms to come.