In the latest update of the official White House Flickr, Official White House photographer Pete Souza had his own private China syndrome happening; he took some excellent photos of White House platewear. Above, "A shadow is cast across a place setting in President Barack Obama's private dining room on Oct. 13, 2009." The china is "standard issue" platewear with the presidential seal that's used in the private residence; First Lady Michelle Obama has not created her own china pattern yet...other than the special tea set for the G20 Spouse Gifts, that is.Above, Souza took a break from following the President around and caught White House butlers Ron Guy, left, and Von Everett, setting the table in the Cabinet Room of the White House, before the President's working lunch on Oct. 13, 2009. That's Truman China they're using, by the way.
Related: Other excellent foodie photos from the Souza Oeuvre Backstage at the Obama White House: On Oct. 9, Souza documented Core Relationships; Special Relationships Through Food were chronicled on October 11; tequila, pie and invisible fish were featured on Sept. 1; A rare shot of an actual plated dish from the White House kitchen was posted on Aug. 18.