Michelle's Gift

Ethel C. Fenig
No pun intended but really, I think Michelle Obama's gift to the first spouses attending the Group of 20 in Pittsburg is sweet. And nice.

As reported by Yunji de Nies of ABC News the ladies received honey from the hive in the White House garden plus

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.

And this is all very symbolic, very American.


"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.


No pun intended but really, I think Michelle Obama's gift to the first spouses attending the Group of 20 in Pittsburg is sweet. And nice.

As reported by Yunji de Nies of ABC News the ladies received honey from the hive in the White House garden plus

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.

And this is all very symbolic, very American.


"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.