This was originally a collection of 10 genuine vintage, or antique, photographs of "The Hermitage in Nashville Tennessee, but there are only 8 photos in this mailer. You can see the ones in the images I posted. The mailer cover says Pub. by Ladies Hermitage Association,Nashville Tennessee, and requires a 1 and 1/2 cent stamp and has a place to address the mailer. These photos are 2 and 3/8 inches by 3.5 inches. The photos and the mailer are in very good condition.
This is 8 vintage spools of what looks like embroidery thread. 1 Melrose, 1 Lily, 1 American Thread company, 2 J. and P. Coats, 1 Star Thread, 1 Belding Corticelli, and 1 unmarked. Most are almost full, one is used, they are all wood and in pretty good condition, no dirt, no discoloration.
This is an adorable little bone china figurine by Brinn's. It still has the original foil label. The puppy has a white bone china background and blue accents. It measures 2.25 inches high, and is excellent condition. It does have an ink mark on the bottom, but not visible from the top. I do not know the age of this piece.
This is an adorable little Caribou Coffee demitasse, or espresso mug, or cup. It would be a perfect size for a child's cup as well. It has the Caribou Coffee logo on the side and the caribou on the inside. It measures 2.5 inches tall, and 2.25 inches across the rim. It is in excellent used condition.
This is an adorable child's baseball mug or cup featuring a colorful little puppy swinging his bat at the ball. It is in shades of green, blue, yellow, brown, black, and the handle is painted mauve. This is a very smooth quality pottery that is just the right size for children. It measures 2.25 inches tall, and 2 and 7/8 inches across. It does have a hairline crack along the rim, so it should be used decoratively. This would be great for the little baseball fans...
This is a adorable set of turkey gobbler salt and pepper shakers. They are hand painted and very colorful. The body of the paint is under the glaze, but the waddles are cold painted red and have a bit of wear. They are both in good shape, no chips other than a very tiny flea bite to the glaze one the Tom's tail, no cracks, they do have a bit of age glaze crazing, and are missing the stoppers. I believe they are vintage because of the crazing, but they are unmarked and I don't know the maker...
This adorable little cream pitcher is hand painted with purple violets with green leaves on a white ceramic background. The bottom is marked "Made by Hillbillies, Erwin, Tenn." It measures 2.25 inches high and 2 and 3/8 inches across the widest part. It is in very good condition, no cracks, no chips and no crazing. I don't know the age, it is an auction piece.
This is a beautiful 24% lead crystal byrde or bird in a cage by Hofbauer of Germany, circa 1981. The little bird, which Hofbauer if famous for, is frosted and sealed inside an crystal cage. The base has starbursts accents. It measures 4.5 inches high and 2 and 7/8 inches across the base. It is in excellent condition, no cracks, no chips, no scratches, and no cloudiness.
This is a nice porcelain or potter figurine of a mule with blinders on that has a label on the bottoms that says Made In Brazil. It measures 4.75 inches tall and 4.75 inches long. It is in very good condition, no chips, no cracks, and no crazing that I can see. I think it is vintage, but I don't know for sure. It is an auction piece.
This is for 2 hand painted porcelain figurines. They are both in shades of gray, blue, and coral. The duck measures 1 and 7/8 inches high, and 2.5 inches long, the rabbit is 2 and 3/8 inches high and 2.75 inches long. The both are in excellent condition. I do not know the age or maker, they are unmarked auction items.
This is a really cute little blue and white porcelain teddy bear figurine that is hold ing a basket ball. It is marked Made in China on the bottom. It measures 2.75 inches tall and is on great condition. I do not know the age of this piece, it is an auction item. This would make a great gift for a little boys baby shower.
This is an adorable vintage made in Japan porcelain scotty dog. He is sitting up on his hind legs, with a little puppy at his feet. It is marked Japan on the base and has some remnants of the red cold painting on his collar. He measures 3.5 inches tall and 1.75 inches across the base. The only damage is a small surface chip to the puppies ear. I wouldn't be very noticeable with a touch of paint.