Linda Tripp’s Limited Edition
‘First in a Series of Historical White House Ornaments’
“THE PRESIDENT’S HOUSE” ORNAMENT
“Large mouth blown and hand painted White House Ornament depicting the First White House Christmas in 1800. This ornament comes with a signed brochure that details the significance of the ornament. The White House Christmas Ornament is the first in an annual series of White House history ornaments designed by Linda Tripp and created by hand in Germany.
In a fanciful way, this ornament depicts the first White House Christmas, when our second President, John Adams, took up residence in what was then called ‘The President’s House’.
When President Adams moved in on November 1, 1800, the White House was not yet fully completed and the President’s house looked somewhat different from what we see today. This ornament was inspired by words John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail on his second evening in the damp and yet to be completed President’s House:
‘I pray to Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inahbit it. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof.’
Mouth Blown and Hand painted in Germany, numbering only 100.
Available Exclusively at THE CHRISTMAS SLEIGH, Middleburg, Virginia. Designed by Linda Tripp.”