Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Snap 7 - Gifts to the American People

The display cases in the lobby of the George W. Bush Presidential Library house gifts that the president and first lady received from around the world during their years in the White House.


Each display area showcases gifts from a particular region. Here's a closer look.






With the sunshine in the lobby area, other visitors milling around, and the glass fronts on the displays, it was difficult to get snaps that show the beauty and uniqueness of these gifts. Here's a zoom in on the Africa display.


Joining in today with Helena's meme - Snap - a visually linked set of between 2 and 4 images.  The set can be based on colour or shape or subject.

10 comments:

helena said...

a fascinating display - made me wonder who has the job of choosing such gifts in some of these countries - I think it would be a fun task

alexa said...

What an intriguing set of photos, Melissa. - and so informative too. Just as well they were all kept!

Barbara said...

What interesting gifts, I like the way they are displayed with the map.

Karen said...

Such interesting displays! I love the new photo of you on the blog, too. I meant to say something about it on an earlier post, and forgot!

Sian said...

Fascinating! It's nice that they are all on display where everyone can see and appreciate them

Patio Postcards said...

A very interesting Snap collection. Some truly unique & beautiful gifts. I would be curious about the tale with each item of why it was choosen to represent the country giving the gift.

Missus Wookie said...

What a fun set of photos - interesting to see what people chose to give.

marshaleith said...

interesting collection of gifts...I like the blue bowl being held by the horned beasts...

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great collection. I love the color story.
Rinda

Susanne said...

Great photos - I bet that is just an amazing place.