You know what's as much fun as writing the White House Chef Mystery series? Collecting White House goodies! I've picked up a few knick-knacks and souvenirs over my many trips to Washington, D.C. and I have a sizable (huge!) library of White House-based books, movies, cookbooks, and other paraphernalia.
presidential china. They're smaller than actual dinner plates may be, produced by The Danbury Mint. I received twelve as a very thoughtful gift. Now I'm hooked and on the lookout for more.
I don't know what drives people to collect but I am having a wonderful time building my collection. As I said, I've picked up quite a bit on my own, and I'm thrilled with my finds. But I cherish every gift I've received that adds to my stash and thought it would be fun to share a couple of photos with you today.
These two pictures represent only a small portion of the White House goodies I have here.
What do you collect? How did you get started?