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Vintage Wall Pockets

Updated on April 6, 2015

Vintage Wall Pockets Add Charm to Your Walls

Vintage wall pockets are charming! If you're not familiar with the term "wall pocket," they are basically vases, and are usually made of ceramic. They have a flat back and a hole near the top that allow you to hang them on the wall.

Wall pockets come in all shapes and sizes. I've seen some very fancy ones and just as many that are plain.

The vintage wall pocket shown here is shaped like a tea cup and saucer. The "pocket" portion is shaped like half a tea cup and the saucer frames it.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Wall Pockets as Collectibles

You can't have just one wall pocket!

I know a woman who collects wall pockets. She has them hanging on her kitchen walls. They are lovely!

Wall pockets come in all sorts of designs including the following:

- fruits and vegetables

- animals

- tea pot

- drapery style (gathers and all!)

- hats

- birds

- people, sometimes a pair with a boy and girl set

- mailbox

Vintage Wall Pockets for Sale on eBay

Start your collection and choose the perfect wall pocket for your decor on eBay.

eBay is a great resource for finding vintage wall pockets. Collectors sometimes sell off pieces when they can't keep them all or decide to collect something new.

The stock always changes on eBay so start searching! Find wall pockets by maker, color, and style.

Wall Pocket Collector's Guides - Find out the value of wall pockets.

Learn the value of wall pockets with one of these guides. If you love a certain maker, like McCoy, a guide will help you learn about other pieces they made. A general collector's guide gives a range of wall pockets by many collectors.

Art Deco Wall Pocket

Art Deco Wall Pocket
Art Deco Wall Pocket

Wall Pocket with Flowers

Wall Pocket with Flowers
Wall Pocket with Flowers

Gold Cherub Wall Pocket

Gold Cherub Wall Pocket
Gold Cherub Wall Pocket

Floral Wall Pockets on eBay - Collectible Wall Pockets

These wall pockets all have a floral theme. You can find just about any kind of wall pocket on eBay. And if you can't find it today, try in a week. The inventory changes all the time with individual sellers adding theirs.

Handmade Wall Pocket courtesy of Janie Sullivan.
Handmade Wall Pocket courtesy of Janie Sullivan.

Handmade Wall Pocket

Janie Sullivan sent me this photo of a handmade wall pocket.

She said, "The pocket is dark blue, hand made in a college ceramics class. I bought it for 50 cents several years ago."

She has her business cards in this wall pocket. What a perfect use for this small wall pocket!

Photo Credit: Janie Sullivan

Animal Wall Pockets on eBay - Featuring Animals

Many collectors love to find animal vases and wall pockets for their collections. These are whimsical and lovely additions to add to your walls!

Affiliate Disclosure

This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Do you have a wall pocket on your wall?

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    • blue22d profile image


      6 years ago

      Very nice lens. Great collection idea and gift giving. Pockets are great. I like to put air fern in them.

    • Lee Hansen profile image

      Lee Hansen 

      6 years ago from Vermont

      I have a small collection of contemporary hand made wall pockets. Mostly I use them to hold dried bouquets or herbs but one is a lovely glass pocket that I use as a vase near the bathroom sink. I love wall pockets and had no idea they were a vintage collectible.


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