Monday, May 18, 2015

Something new: The Obamas' White House China

I didn't realize that this was a thing, but apparently most of the presidents have China made specifically for their administration. This is the most recent, presented to the press by First Lady Michelle Obama last Thursday. I like it. It's simple, but elegant. Has a little color, but not wildly patterned. It works for formal and informal occasions.  I don't love the "Kailua Blue" - it has a little too much green for me - but I do like the overall design, by Michael Smith. One of the things that's great about it is, although they have service for 320, it was designed to work with the designs of previous administrations, if needed.

images via Apartment Therapy


  1. Nancy Regan spent a controversial amount on her china back in the day. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw your post.