Honey Just Part of Michelle Obama's Goodies Box

Honey was the treat, but Michelle Obama's G-20 gift box included an exclusively designed tea set.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Give the White House some credit for learning fast, at least on the issue of gifts to dignitaries. After the iPod fiasco for Queen Elizabeth II, first lady Michelle Obama's gang came up with a real original for the spouses of the G-20 leaders who met in Pittsburgh recently. It was a beautiful wooden box filled with a uniquely designed tea set and some of the honey from the beehive on the South Lawn. The first lady had a special crystal vase made as well as china designed after the Lincoln china. No word yet on if it will be basis for the Obama china, should she have some made. Whispers got a chance to see the honey and vase up close for our photo gallery.

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