I have a real thing for vintage pottery and I collect all kinds. They don't have to be McCoy or Bauer, I just have to love the way they look. A lot of vintage pottery I find is, well, just very silly and makes me smile. I like accessories and artwork with a subtle sense of humor. I went on an etsy hunt and here's some of the fun and colorful vintage pieces I found. I like to group them by color, or by theme (I'm on a freaky deer craze at the moment) and find that grouping them together in a collection looks much less cluttered. I also like just one random piece thrown in with a more conservative accessories for a fun contrast and a bit of irony.
Retro Salt & Peppers, Mod, Mod Plate.
Boston Terrier, Scottie Dog, Yellow Pup looking a bit fourlorn ("pick me!").
McCoy Blossomtime Planter, Retro Pink Snack Bowl.
Yellow Basket Bowl, Pretty Sweet Creamer.
Salt & Peppers from Amish Country, Roma Hotel Souvenir Dish.