Giving the Gift of Fitz and Floyd

It's a Gift that Will Start an Obsession

If you own a Fitz and Floyd ceramic piece, you already know it’s beautiful, but what about friends and family? Do they know? And wouldn’t they enjoy F&F, too? Giving a piece of Fitz and Floyd is not just a gift, it’s starting someone on a whole new love. If you’ve been hoarding these lovelies all to yourself, it’s time to start giving. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

Weddings: I was in the houseware’s section of one of my favorite stores looking at the Fitz and Floyd Carissa Paisley Dinnerware when it hit me: these plates would make a perfect wedding gift. I love the way you can mix and match the Carissa Paisley pieces. There are plates with large paisley motifs, as well as small designs. There’s also a new plate with solid colors of blue, gold and white that make this dinnerware set even more indispensible.

Another great Fitz and Floyd dinnerware set for newlyweds is the Gourmet Whiteware. Can you say versatile because that’s what these wonderful dishes are. While Fitz and Floyd call them “casual” dishes, they’re elegant enough for formal dinners. The shapes are great, too.

Birthdays: There are so many choices of Fitz and Floyd to give for birthdays… the hard part is deciding just what! This may take a little “thinking,” but that’s what you should do before giving a gift to anyone, not to mention a whole world to gift-giving etiquette. Figure out what that person would really love. If it’s someone who already has a collection of cookie jars or salt and pepper shakers, then the choices are easy: a Chanteclair cookie jar or Glenbrook salt and pepper shakers (or any of the other great F&F selections).

However, if you just want to remember a special moment, the Fitz and Floyd Sentimental Tray collection might be the right choice. I love the Warm Wishes Sentiment tray. Of course, these are just a few ways to give Fitz and Floyd, but we’ll have to save the rest for another time.

Get Clucking with Fitz and Floyd Chickens

A Chicken in Every... Kitchen!

Chickens and roosters are a popular kitchen decorating theme and it’s easy to see why, especially with a collection from Fitz and Floyd. Their bright colors and fun designs are sure to put a smile on your face. The salt and pepper in the photo to the left is a good example. It’s from the Ricamo collection and its reds, yellows, blues and greens are easy to work into a number of different decors. French or Italian Country comes to mind since these decors rely on the color scheme, as well as chickens in roosters.

Fitz and Floyd has a number of collections of chickens and roosters:

  1. Ricamo – very Italian Country with stylized designs in bright reds, blues, greens and yellows.
  2. Giardino – a rustic all-white style highlighted with colorful nature accents.
  3. Garden Medley – very similar to the Ricamo design, expect they chickens and roosters are a little more realistic looking.
  4. Chanteclair – white chickens and roosters with black dusted tail feathers and red accents will make a very sunny and bright addition to your home.
  5. Glenbrook – colorful and bring colors with abstract designs define this striking new design.  

Each of these collections contains a variety of pieces, including:

  • Figurines
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Vegetable bowls
  • Platters
  • Napkin holders
  • Spoon rests
  • Canisters
  • Candleholders
  • Egg cups
  • Condiments jars
  • Pitchers
  • Snack places
  • Teapots

Of course, not all collections contain all of these pieces, but what each piece does come with is the Fitz and Floyd attention to detail. These hand-painted ceramic collectables are hand-crafted by Fitz and Floyd artisans to ready to find a special place in your home and heart.

When’s the Best Time to Buy Fitz and Floyd Collectables?

When Price is a Factor, You'll Want to Know This

The answer to that question is “anytime,” but if you want to save money of your Fitz and Floyd purchases then right after any holiday is the best time. I was recently browsing through one of the larger department stores for after Christmas sales. When I got upstairs to the housewares section, I immediately honed into the red and white Fitz and Floyd box. A second look and I found the 60% off sign.

 That’s like finding the mother-load to a Fitz and Floyd collector – or wannabe collector. It’s not just the after Christmas when you can find these bargains. It’s any holiday. Along with Christmas, you’ll find Fitz and Floyd holiday collections covering Spring and Easter, Summer and Fourth of July, Autumn and Halloween and Winter (got to love those snowmen).

60% is a massive savings. It makes that $100 piece a very reasonable $40. And with so many options, from cookies jars to water globes to holiday figurines, that can add up. However, there is one big problem to consider. That special piece you want may not be there after the holidays.

That’s what happened to me. This year I was hoping to scoop up the Dear Santa Cookie Jar to add to my collection. It was in the housewares section before the holidays, but when I returned… well, someone got a great gift this year.  That’s the downside of waiting until after the holiday to add to your Fitz and Floyd collection. Sometimes it works in your favor and other times… well, there’s always next year.