These figurines of Parula Warblers were a gift from Queen Elizabeth II.
This pair of porcelain birds is among a number of state gifts displayed throughout the Eisenhowers's living room. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II presented these birds to President and Mrs. Eisenhower at the White House on October 17, 1957. On the piano in the same room is a photograph of Queen Elizabeth and her family autographed by the queen and her husband, Prince Philip. The queen and the president liked to exchange recipes through the mail. A letter including her scone recipe (Queen Elizabeth II's Drop Scones) is on file at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas. The queen's father, King George VI, met with Eisenhower several times during the war and was fond of him.