Urban Americana

Vintage Pottery & Ceramics

Vintage and Mid Century Modern Pottery

Vintage pottery and ceramics are a wonderful way to add texture, color, and mid-century modern charm to your home. Nothing can compare to the character of a vintage piece, especially if you're searching for something with authentic patina.

How to Decorate with Vintage Pottery and Ceramics

Vintage planters, vases, crocks, and other ceramic pieces are among the most versatile décor pieces. The right piece can offer form and function, bringing vintage flair to a room while also serving a useful purpose.

Here are just a few of our favorite ideas for decorating with vintage pottery and ceramics, both indoors and out:

Fill a vintage planter with a favorite plant.

Mid-century modern planters come in every size, shape, and style, so you can easily find one to be a happy home for a new plant. Materials such as concrete and fiberglass can stand up to the outdoor elements, and as they age, their charm will only increase.

A small, colorful vintage planter can make a modern style statement when paired with a spiky succulent, while a large, curved planter is an elegant complement to a delicate fern. Liven up your home workspace with a petite planter atop your desk, or soften the look of an ultra-modern media console with a vintage stone pot housing a trailing vine. From fresh herbs growing in the kitchen to a tropical palm on your outdoor patio, there's a plant - and a vintage planter - for every space.

Use a vintage crock to contain a collection of items.

If you need to corral a bunch of items but don't want to resort to standard storage, consider a vintage stoneware crock instead. With a variety of sizes available, there are crocks suited to hold even large, awkwardly-shaped items.

For example, a mid-sized crock can sit atop your kitchen counter, keeping all of your most-used cooking utensils within easy reach. Or, place an oversized vintage crock on the floor, where it can hold a few umbrellas, a collection of walking sticks, or even your dog's leashes.

Style a shelf or surface with vintage ceramic pottery.

We're firm believers in the idea that you can never have too many interesting items to add to your bookshelves, hutches, and other fun-to-style spots. One of the best ways to create a collected, "lived-in" look is with vintage accent pieces, including ceramics and pottery. Even just one vintage vase can turn a basic bookshelf into a stylish, visually interesting highlight of a room. If you're looking for an inexpensive way to elevate your home's style and make it your own, vintage ceramics are a must.

A heavy piece of pottery can be a beautiful bookend, while a smaller ceramic bowl can be a pretty catch-all for atop an entryway table. Vintage clay sculptures, particularly busts, are a current trend that we doubt will ever go out of style.

Spruce up your front door with some vintage curb appeal.

The front door is your guests' first impression of your home, so why not make sure it's saying something you're proud of? Try layering a classic jute doormat over a quirky, outdoor vintage rug, then placing a large vintage outdoor planter to the side. Plant some colorful flowers or an unusual succulent in the planter, and you've transformed your front entry in minutes.

Find Vintage Ceramics for Sale in Long Beach, CA

Urban Americana offers an extensive selection of vintage ceramics and pottery, including pieces for both indoor and outdoor use. Whether you're searching for mid-century modern pottery to use for a new plant, as a creative storage solution, or simply to add style to a shelf, our Long Beach vintage warehouse has a myriad of choices. And because we're constantly adding new vintage pieces to our collection, you can count on finding something special every time you browse.

Visiting Urban Americana is an experience in and of itself, especially for anyone that enjoys exploring unique home décor and furniture you won't find anywhere else. Our vintage store in Long Beach carries mid-century modern furniture, art, lighting, rugs, and more, giving you virtually limitless ways to style your living spaces. Transform your entire home or add a final touch to finish a space; here, you can find a treasure trove of vintage pieces for every room.

For inquiries, Urban Americana in Long Beach, CA is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm. Contact us at 562-454-0071 for more information.