Established in Dallas in 1960 by founders Pat Fitzpatrick and Bob Floyd, Fitz and Floyd started off as an import company, but soon progressed to the design and sale of ceramic giftware, tabletop products and accessories. By the 1970s, the company had several popular hand-painted ceramic gift lines in production. Fitz and Floyd collectibles are known for their intricate, imaginative designs that vary from humorous to elegant pieces. The company’s products are so popular that the city of Dallas commissioned it to make a one-of-a kind tea service as a gift to Queen Elizabeth for her 1991 visit.
Special editions and limited production collector’s items were first produced in 1990 and include teapots, ornaments, and figurines made of resin, glass and ceramics. Collectibles also include boxes, decorative plates, eggs, water globes, houses, cookies jars, ceramic giftware, dinnerware, tableware, and decorative accessories. In the 1970s, Fitz and Floyd was the first company to create mix-and-match dinnerware with varied, but complementary designs or colors in one pattern line. The product lines created by Fitz and Floyd are too numerous to list and most collectors focus on specific themes rather than specific lines.