We all love to use antique pots and pans as a source of cheap, attractive, decorative household decoration. There’s something appealing about using an antique pot as a container for your home gardening. Not only will you have a lot of fun experimenting with color, texture, and shape, but also you’ll be adding an important element of history to your home.
Just imagine placing one of those brilliant, antique Terra cotta pots on your kitchen window sill. Your guests will absolutely be captivated by the artistic expression that your unique pottery is lending to your home. It’s also a lot of fun because you can use your newly acquired skills for fun and relaxation. Let’s explore container gardening – using both old and new Terra cotta pots.
Terra cotta pots, especially antique ones, are very durable for use as a garden container. Plus, they’re available in a wide range of interesting shapes, colors, and materials. One interesting option is to make your own “petroglyphs” or designs with an old Terra cotta pot or jar, and paint them or stamp them in a new color.
Another creative way to transform your Terra cotta pots and other antique containers into beautiful garden accessories is to use them to make mosaic tile murals. This is an excellent way to use old, antique, and rare materials in a fresh, constructive way. Plus, it makes a lovely, pleasing project to do with a group of your friends or family members. Just keep in mind that there is some cleaning involved, and some messy cleanup after the job is done.
What if you don’t want to use Terra cotta to make a mosaic tile mural? If your pots, pans, and other old, vintage items aren’t as resilient as they once were, you can still create fascinating artwork using any other material. For instance, did you know that ceramics and pottery have been extensively used by indigenous cultures to display beautiful artwork on their pottery vessels over the centuries? Native American and Hopi Indians used the colors and natural pigments in the soil and plants around them to create a colorful and lively artwork that represented their tribe.
In today’s world, an artist can use any medium to create a magnificent and inspiring work of art. The possibilities are endless. And, it’s important not to overlook the artistic possibilities of an antique vase, ceramic pot, or other antique item.
If you’re considering purchasing antique items to use as a canvas for your next fine art project, think about starting out by simply purchasing a new pottery item. The wide selection of colors and patterns will provide you with endless decorating possibilities. You may even decide to purchase several of the same type of pottery items to allow yourself to build a collection of color-rich, earth toned pottery items. With a bit of practice and creativity, you’ll easily develop into an expert at using and displaying your antique pottery.
Many people love to collect antique pots as a way to add warmth and character to their homes. So, when you shop for new pots, remember to consider the addition of some decorative accessories. Your new found love of antique pottery will quickly grow into a passion. Start a new collection today. As you add your personal touch to your home with antique pots and other pottery items, you’ll find yourself drawn into your own personal world of colorful pottery masterpieces.
If you aren’t quite ready to buy a whole collection of antique pots, try searching for sellers on eBay or online auctions that sell pottery items in good condition. You can often find great deals on perfectly good antiques that haven’t been touched by anyone else. Of course, you should be prepared to do a little detective work before purchasing any item. Sometimes the original owner of an antique pot may not want the item to be sold so be sure to ask questions and get any information you need before bidding on a specific antique pot.
Don’t forget to search carefully through an antique store or yard sale. Many people mistakenly believe that because an item is sold at an antique store, it’s in excellent condition. Keep in mind though, that just because an item has been displayed in a store or garage sale doesn’t mean it’s not worth a lot of money. In fact, most antique pots and antique figurines are sold at a premium since they are so beautiful and in wonderful shape.
Another place to find great deals on antique pottery items is at garage sales, estate sales, flea markets, and estate auctions. These places can be an especially great deal because the people who hold them don’t usually advertise their products. Therefore, there is little competition for these types of pottery products. If you’re looking to buy an antique piece for a low price, these are just a few of the places where you should be able to find it. Keep in mind that if an item seems too good to be true, it probably is.