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John Adams  This blue cornfIower design served as the first presidential china to be used in what would eventually be called The White House. This porcelain dinnerware was originally purchased by President and Mrs. Adams while he served as foreign minister to France in 1780.

John Adams This blue cornfIower design served as the first presidential china to be used in what would eventually be called The White House. This porcelain dinnerware was originally purchased by President and Mrs. Adams while he served as foreign minister to France in 1780.

White House China of President John Adams. This pattern is my favorite of the state china services.

White House China of President John Adams. This pattern is my favorite of the state china services.

President James Buchanan, our only bachelor President, Buchanan was unique. He and his niece, Harriet Lane who served as official "hostess"  Buchanan administration, held lavish levees and used their entertainment skills to cultivate international support during the leadup to the Civil War.He often paid for the parties out of his own pocket rather than use public funds.The beautiful Sevres china that served as Buchanan's official dinnerware was purchased from the French foreign minister

President James Buchanan, our only bachelor President, Buchanan was unique. He and his niece, Harriet Lane who served as official "hostess" Buchanan administration, held lavish levees and used their entertainment skills to cultivate international support during the leadup to the Civil War.He often paid for the parties out of his own pocket rather than use public funds.The beautiful Sevres china that served as Buchanan's official dinnerware was purchased from the French foreign minister

White House China for President Theodore Roosevelt

White House China for President Theodore Roosevelt

White House China - Lyndon Johnson

White House China - Lyndon Johnson

Of all the White House china patterns to date, there are few more celebrated than that of President and Mrs. Benjamin Harrison. Caroline Harrison had once taught china painting to young ladies in Indianapolis. Thus, she chose to personally design the pattern for her White House china: an American Eagle motif at the center and a border design of open corn ears combining cobalt blue and gold. An inner border represents each of the existing American states at that time with 44 gold stars.

Of all the White House china patterns to date, there are few more celebrated than that of President and Mrs. Benjamin Harrison. Caroline Harrison had once taught china painting to young ladies in Indianapolis. Thus, she chose to personally design the pattern for her White House china: an American Eagle motif at the center and a border design of open corn ears combining cobalt blue and gold. An inner border represents each of the existing American states at that time with 44 gold stars.

White House China of President Polk

White House China of President Polk

The Bush Service:  The most recent acquisitions to the White House collection, made during President George W. Bush's term, were in the works for several years. These acquisitions included a Lenox china state service for 320 people.  First Lady Laura Bush chose Lenox, in part, because it is an American company. She consulted with the White House floral designer, Nancy Clarke, to determine a color style that would be different from the red Reagan Lenox china, from the yellow Clinton Lenox…

The Bush Service: The most recent acquisitions to the White House collection, made during President George W. Bush's term, were in the works for several years. These acquisitions included a Lenox china state service for 320 people. First Lady Laura Bush chose Lenox, in part, because it is an American company. She consulted with the White House floral designer, Nancy Clarke, to determine a color style that would be different from the red Reagan Lenox china, from the yellow Clinton Lenox…

White House China: President Monroe's China

White House China: President Monroe's China

White House China of President Rutherford B. Hayes

White House China of President Rutherford B. Hayes

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