The “Fine Art” of Selecting an American Made Gift

My Search For the Perfect Wedding Gift Comes to A Happy End!
Dec 27, 2011 12:20 PM ET

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By Trish Holder

Well, I did it.  I presented my niece and her new husband with their wedding gift – and can now unveil this American made treasure to my audience.  It is a limited edition art print by North Carolina artist, William Mangum’s called, “Gentle Passage.”  It is a painting of a North Carolina intracoastal waterway and a scene that is so very familiar to me.  Hopefully it will bring my niece fond memories of the many vacations our family has shared on the Carolina coast.  

This particular scene makes me think of that tired but happy sojourn to find a good seafood restaurant after a full day on the beach.   Crossing the bridge to the mainland on any North or South Carolina beach, you can look back over your shoulder and see a scene just like this.  It is a very different coastline from that of San Francisco where my niece lives.  I like to think of her having a piece of home hanging on her wall.

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