First Lady Gifts a Taste of the White House

Sep 24, 2009 5:04pm

ABC News’ Yunji de Nies Reports: The G20 spouses are not in Washington, but they’ll still get a taste of the White House in Pittsburgh.  The First Lady is giving all of her guests White House honey, direct from the beehive near her much talked about garden.  They’ll also get an inscribed honey vase, made of hand blown glass, along with a porcelain and platinum tea set inspired by White House China from the Lincoln administration. The First Lady’s Office says, “The use of platinum on the saucer symbolizes Pittsburgh’s steel industry roots; the use of purple is the color of the state flower of Illinois, the purple violet, home states of both Presidents Lincoln and Obama. The porcelain is one-of-a-kind and made by a century old family business in Illinois.” At the bottom of each cup is a rose, the official flower of the United States.
                Photo courtesy of the White House.   White House Photo Office.

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