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Ida Lindsey China Company produces fine china to beautifully grace your dining room table today and your grandchild’s table years from now. At Ida Lindsey, we recognize the importance of heirloom quality pieces, made for generations to enjoy. This concept is our inspiration and is at the very heart of our company.

The tea set that you will see within the pages of this web site was hand painted and fired in 1914 by Ida Lindsey Griffith, my grandmother. During the next quarter century, she produced more than 50 designs for porcelain china, vases, platters and other pieces.

These works were executed in a diverse and eclectic range of Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles reflecting the sentiments and outlook of the late-Victorian era and the dawning of the Arts and Crafts movement. These designs testify to my grandmother's fine eye, extraordinary ability as a colorist and exquisite good taste.

I grew up in a household filled with these treasures. For many years I considered how I might share these objects d'art. Most are one-of-a-kind and I was reluctant to send them away for product development. But during the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of my former Denver bed and breakfast inn, The Holiday Chalet, the answer presented itself.

Ida Lindsey originally had painted two tea sets in 1914 and gave one to a dear friend. Eighty-six years later, after learning of my desire to reproduce these treasures, the granddaughter of my grandmother's friend returned her grandmother's antique tea set with the request that it be duplicated.

We now offer beautiful reproductions of my grandmother’s hand painted porcelain collectible tea sets, plates, bowls, salt and pepper shakers, cups and saucers, child’s dish sets, vases and more. We have been enjoying these distinctive patterns in our family for years, and we are proud to share them with you. We know they will become treasured heirlooms in your families as well.

 

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