Two St. John artists, Kimberly Boulon and Elaine Estern, have contributed
decorations to the White House Christmas Tree.
They created them as part of a project to trim the Tree with ornaments representing the 391 National park facilities. Estern said the White House reception, at which the tree was revealed, "was like a fairy tale." (Click on the photos top see larger versions.)
Estern hand-painted an ornament to represent the Coral Reef National Monument.
Boulon’s depicts the V.I. National Park.
6 thoughts on “St. John ornaments on White House Tree”
will either ornament be reproduced for purchase by the general public?
Elaine tells me that her ornaments are one-of-a-kind, hand painted.
She had no plans to make copies, as of this week. Ms. Boulon’s plans, I don’t know.
Great looking ornaments. We got a message yesterday from Elaine Estern with the news about her ornament. What a great honor.
The ornaments painted for the White House tree are to be a one of a kind only. We were admonished not to reproduce them in any way. After they are removed from the tree, they go into the National Archives in Washington DC, and are a part of all of our heritage. Elaine Estern
Maybe the girls can tweak them a little to keep their promise but make everyone happy at the same time.
An honor for us island lovers,yes. The simple beauty and delicate attention put into these ornaments is entirely reminiscent of what is needed and cherished within the history and future of St. John. Congratulations,Bravo, and Merry Christmas,Elaine!( I also echo the sentiments of jumbie girl-maybe next year?!) Again, well done!!!