Saturday, October 1, 2011

Goodwill-Ceramic Love!

 I am in love with vintage ceramics.....Haeger, McCoy, Red Wing, Floraline, California Pottery, Abbingdon, and more!




I have lots....and NEVER pay more than 5 dollars for any item.
Almost all of the pieces I have come from Goodwill!
 I use them all the time for decor all around the house.




Someday I will do a whole post about this.
Today is NOT that someday!







Today is all about "Fitz and Floyd" another brand of ceramics and china!
If you don't recognize the name...you probably recognize the style!
We first discovered this lovely brand when we decided we hated our boring white wedding china and decided to upgrade on our 10th Anniversary.  We bought a set of "Renaissance" and thought we were breakin' the bank because they cost $12 a plate....well they are almost "antiques" now....ha ha...and are selling on eBay for $30.....but I still love them.....AND....I now love the boring wedding china too!


Fitz and Floyd China is really nice...and the classic styling means that it mixes and matches with today's china too.  This summer I found 6 plates with dark brown rims that are perfect compliments to my daughters brown and white patterned Mikasa wedding chine...SCORE for her!




 But  Fitz and Floyd is really  more well known for their quirky decorative Holiday pieces.....here are some great examples.
I wish I owned these.....but I am  keeping an eye out on my Goodwill trips.....


But I do have THESE......



 A Great little plate for veggies!



A Wonderful little bowl that looks great with fall flowers....















This little vase sits next to the sink to with fresh herb cuttings all summer long.  Sad to think of putting it away now that the frost has hit Minnesota!









 This pumpkin is a Knock-off...but it certainly has the look of F&F don't you think?











I have a some Easter and Christmas F&F items.....but as much as I love my blog readers....it isn't enough to dig through the storage boxes and dig them out....SORRY!

 
Whenever I see a F&F item on the Goodwill shelf, I imagine the person who donated it thinking-"Who would ever want something like this?"
The answer is-ME and maybe now YOU!

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21 comments:

Karen said...

Love the rooster plate and vase the best! They would look so good in my restored meat safe. Thank you for letting me at least look at yours:)God bless xx

W. Latane Barton said...

Love the Fitz and Floyd. I have one piece, a bowl given to my husband and me on our 50th wedding anniversary. Maybe I need to look for more.

Babs said...

Fitz and Floyd always make the cutest pieces. I smile each time I see one. Thanks for sharing your collection. :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love Fitz and Floyd!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Jeanne said...

I'm with you about the pottery you love. Your Goodwill finds are fabulous. I too have several pieces of great buys form Goodwill and it is always a thrill to find a bargain for my collection. Love the pumpkins and the vase. Lets face it, all of it is terrific.
Hugs, Jeanne

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

I think I must shop at the wrong thrift stores :)

The Joyful Thrifter said...

I just picked up my first piece of MCCoy pottery. It was very exciting. I paid $1.00 for it and I was so excited.

smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You really do have some fabulous pieces. I didn't know that Fitz and Floyd did china dishes. I thought they just did the decorative pieces, but I love all of them. You have some fabulous pieces. Wow, really stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

FabricFascination said...

Thanks for the link. I enjoyed reading about your finds.

Lori said...

I do like fitz and floyd and have a bunch. We have a clearance store in Dallas. Need to get my witchy pitcher out and dust her broom off. I have some of their Christmas tea cups too. Love GW!

Lori said...

Oh you were right in front of my at Favorite Things Friday!

CraveCute said...

I love Fitz and Floyd! I just bought some vintage Raccoon mugs the other day! I love your herb garden vase!

Erika@Thrifty and Fabuless said...

Love your finds! Isn't the thrift store great? I swear I can't get enough! lol. Thanks so much for linking up to Thrifty Thursday :)

Honey at 2805 said...

Nice collection of Fitz and Floyd. So nice that you were able to find them at a thrifty price.

Thanks for sharing this post at Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

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Tammy @ Type A said...

great finds! thanks for sharing them at my party!

Jo's This and That said...

Great post Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

Queenie said...

What great finds! I have 2 Fitz and Floyd pieces and think they are so cute too... they are Christmas Santa Platters...I love your pieces...especially the herb garden pitcher...that's precious. Here's to hoping you find more pieces on your hunts and maybe I will too :)
Big hugs,
Queenie

The Tablescaper said...

I love Fitz and Floyd. Funny thing is I just got an awesome Fitz and Floyd Santa plate at a thrift store the other day. I couldn't imagine why someone would get rid of it. Great to have your post be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I love seeing your Goodwill treasures....always wonderful!

June B. Anderson said...

Anyone happen to have a picture of a Fitz and Floyd For All Seasons Spiced Apple Small Bowl w/Potpourri Gift Set? (That is a mouthful!) I have one that is still wrapped that I bought to give as a gift but never did. I have put it on eBay but the problem is that the potpourri is packaged in a little bag and positioned so that it covers up the middle of the bowl. A potential buyer wants to see the middle of the bowl! (So do I!!!!) Help?