White House Ornaments
Using a centuries old process developed in Eastern Europe, the White House is magnificently reproduced as a glass Christmas ornament.
Each White House ornament is constructed of molten glass hand-blown into a mold. Once the glass is shaped, it is then silvered. Silvering helps to create a reflective property and depth of color in the ornament. After the ornaments dry, they are then decorated. Each of these Landmark Creations ornaments is hand-painted. The painting process can take up to one week for a single White House ornament. As they are individually hand-painted, you are guaranteed to receive a unique ornament, since no two will look exactly the same.
We are proud to offer you these White House Christmas ornaments and we are sure they will be cherished in your family for generations.
History: True to the egalitarian spirit of the young country, the original White House architect, James Hoban, was selected through a public contest. It has been the official Presidential domicile ever since John Adams took up residence in 1800. Despite the fact that British troops burned the building in 1814, the White House has been rebuilt, enlarged and refurbished over the years and now contains 132 rooms. Only five of these rooms are open to the public: the oval Blue Room (Presidential receptions), East Room (balls), Green Room (informal receptions), Red Room (First Lady's receptions), and the State Dining Room. The building is encircled by over 18 acres of grounds, including the famous Rose Garden as well as the site of the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Over the years, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has alternately been known as the President's Palace, the President's House, and the Executive Mansion. The building has always been a white house, but it did not become known officially as such until Theodore Roosevelt had this engraved on his stationery in 1901.