TEA LEAF CLUB INTERNATIONAL
About the Tea Leaf Club International...
The Tea Leaf Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and collection of Tea Leaf Ironstone China and its Variants, produced in England and America from the mid-19th century through the early 1900s.
Beginning in the 1840's, English potters began to ship white ironstone ceramic ware to the U.S., decorated with copper lustre bands and/or simple motifs, made exclusively for the American market. Anthony Shaw is considered to have produced the original Tea Leaf motif on his Sydenham, Niagara Fan and Chinese Shape body styles, registered in 1856. These are the first of over 150 body styles decorated with the Tea Leaf motif by dozens of English and American potters. These talented potters continued to furnish this beautiful copper lustre decorated white ironstone to the Americas until the beginning of the 20th century.
In 1980, some 130 years after its American introduction, a group of Tea Leaf collectors from ten states gathered in Springfield, Illinois to formally organize the Tea Leaf Club International -- hundreds of Club members now span almost every state in the US, as well as members in Canada. TLCI is made up of people who collect, study and love Tea Leaf Ironstone China we lovingly call ourselves members of the Tea Leaf Family.
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Join us in September 2012 for our Annual Convention and Auction
The location for the 2012 annual convention is set, and all roads lead to Ohio! We will be gathering at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH. Strongsville is a southern suburb of Cleveland, and is about eight miles southwest of the Cleveland Hopkins International airport. The date is Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 23. Mark your calendars, and make your plans to join us in Ohio. The Cleveland area has so much to offer for visitors. A quick search of the internet produced lots of wonderful places to visit, so the tour on Friday promises to be great. You may want to consider extending your stay and visiting some local attractions.
Hotel reservation instructions:
Holiday Inn Strongsville, Ohio
15471 Royalton Rd
Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Hotel Front Desk: 440-238-8800
The Holiday Inn Strongsville has created a personalized link which has the Tea Leaf Club International block code DAB built into it. If you prefer, you may call the reservations department directly at 877-408-4913 and reference group block DAB.
To make reservations online
Click on the link below
The Holiday Inn Reservations Website will open
The destination is already set at the Holiday Inn Strongsville
In the traveler information section please enter your date of arrive and date of departure
The Tea Leaf Club International group block code, DAB, is already entered
Your rate will be displayed
Select the room type
You will then be asked for guest and credit card information
A confirmation number will be generated
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