Saturday, October 15, 2011

~~~~A ROMANTIC COTTAGE GIVEAWAY~~~~ Vintage Train Case For Free

(Previously Sold)


Back in 2006 when Erika Kotite was the Editor of Romantic Homes Magazine I had the privilege of having some of my work showcased in their September issue.  
"Hello Gorgeous"

Seems like forever ago now, but I will always remember the excitement and joy that came with that initial contact!  If I'm being honest with you because of that article my business grew by leaps and bounds.  I'll always be grateful to RHM and to the women who contacted them in my behalf.  Nothing quite compares to the feeling you get when you see your work validated in print...

Since that time (and before the article, too!) I've refurbished and made-over more vintage train cases than I can tell you.  I've been blessed to ship them all over the world...France, Italy, Singapore, England and even Japan.
(Previously Sold)

Mostly though they stay at home here in America.  The Cases have been fashioned with many different fabrics although most of the buyers choose something in pink...
(Previously Sold)

Instead of offering up several giveaways during the last half of the year, after much thought I've decided to do only one!
(Previously Sold)

In December some 'lucky' (for lack of a better word) blogger is going to win a vintage
"Gathering Case"TM
from A Gathering Place!!!

This will be my only GIVEAWAY until next year.  There are several ways to enter so I hope you'll toss your name into the hat!  Somebody is going to WIN!

Here's what you can do to enter the drawing!! 

1.  Entry Chance #1:  If you have a blog please blog about this giveaway in a separate post and include a LINK back to this post.  Please include the Picture of the Case at the top (click to open then right click to copy). 

2.  Entry Chance #2:  Please place the Train Case Picture somewhere near the top of your blog/sidebar and include a LINK back to this post as well!  Not just my blog but this specific post!

3.  Entry Chance #3:  If you are a member of Facebook please visit my A GATHERING PLACE Page (A Gathering Place) and LIKE ME (if you haven't already). :) :) :) 

4.  Entry Chance #4:  Please leave a comment ON THIS POST telling me why you'd like to win the Case and what you will do with the Case should you win it (gift it, keep it, etc.).  Please include your NAME (first and last) in your comment. 

5.  If you do not have a blog then you can do this:  Visit your favorite blogs (a minimum of 10) and leave a comment telling them about this giveaway and include my blog link TO THIS POST, please.

6.  You don't have to follow my bloggie to be entered but if you do you'll automatically be entered into the drawing! 

Additionally, YOU MUST LET ME KNOW in your comment (on THIS POST) if you've done any or all the above.

Many people ask why giveaways are done and for me the answer is simple.  Advertising is MEGA EXPENSIVE and there is nothing better than getting direct internet exposure by hosting giveaways for FREE STUFF.  The more something is talked about and linked to the more business I get!  It's as easy as that!

The Train Case/Gathering Case GIVEAWAY begins today, Saturday, October 15th, and will end Sunday, December 11, 2011, at midnight.  The Case will be fashioned to my own liking, but I will personalize the bottom if desired.  Winner will be announced by Wednesday, December 14th, 2011.

(For Legal Purposes:  No Cash Value, No Implied Warranty, No Purchase Necessary)

If you have any questions or comments you can email me using my contact button at the top!

Blessings to each of you as we move toward the Holidays.  I'm feeling the JOY coming on...

Love to you...


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Biene said...

Wow - ich bin sprachlos!!!
So wunderschöne Koffer!!!

My english is very bad, but I´ll try it:
Wow - I´m speakless!!!
Such beautyful, wonderful, gorgeous cases!!!

I`m the first time at your blog.
I love it!!!

Have a nice day
and lovely greetings from Germany,


Donna said...

What a generous giveaway! I have been looking for something special to put my daughter's special items in. Amber went to Heaven to be with Jesus two years ago. Since then I have looked for a "special" something for two years and this would be perfect!
Donna Snell

Donna said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Donna said...

I "like" you on Facebook also!

debbinadebbuz said...

This train case is fantastic. I love vintage and this is very sweet. I'd use this train case for my makeup, perfumes, lacquers, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches and much more. A beautiful jewelry!
Debora Ferri

Mary H said...

Dear Rebecca~~
What a sweet thing to do for all of us! Of course I would cherish the thought of winning the beauty you create. I have been one of your followers for quite some time (as you know), and have liked you already on facebook. I'm having a little trouble linking/posting this to my blog. I would put this beauty in my sewing studio and admire it everyday and treasure it for life! Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family and your friend Dennis...have been busy with my preparations.
Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you dear friend. Hugs, Mary Hysell at Mimi's corner.

Jocelyne's Tea Parties said...

I am so happy I didn't miss this opportunity to enter your giveaway! You are a very talented and creative lady! I would be absolutely blessed to win this case. I would keep it for myself. It would be my Christmas gift. I'm not sure what I would put in it yet, but it would definitely be out for all to see. I may have to fill it with the beautiful notes and love letters I get from sweet husband. I just don't know.

I have done the following:
#1 Blogged about the give away and included a photo and link.
#2 Added Give Away button to my side bar with a link.
#3 I "liked" you on Facebook
#4 I commented on how I might fill the case if I were to win.
#5 Yes I am a follower

I would probably cry if win, Because I usually don't win anything!

Jocelyne's Tea Parties said...

I forgot to leave my name on my last post - Jocelyne Trujillo from Colorado Springs, CO.

hensrule said...

I stopped to look at your wonderful blog because I love anything pink and rosie, and I discovered your beautiful giveaway. Thank you for being so generous. I visited you on facebook and left a comment and "liked" your facebook page. Thanks again!

Eileen said...

Hi Rebecca, You are one talented lady!
I would set that pretty case on my night table so it could be the first thing I'd see in the morning, as it is a feast for my eyes!
Put me in for 4 entries. I have also liked (loved) you on facebook.
I put your button/ link in my sidebar.
And I am now following you with google connect.
I've just found your blog today, you are a real inspiration.

Janelle said...

Rebecca, this is so exquisite! I'd love to have this train case to remind me of my grandmother who passed away! It is so like her, in color choice, fabrics, design. I would keep it in my bedroom filled with her letters & prayer requests from friends!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this lovely piece!

Janelle said...

I follow in GFC!
Thanks again for a chance to win this gorgeous train case!

Kasia said...

I`m so small for your BIG GIFT... but my heart want your personalized case.
Rebecca, your work is AMAZING!!

I`m a follower and I liked you on Facebook and posted on my sidebar.

Big Hugs from Poland.

dq said...

What a wonderful & generous giveaway! I would keep the case and store some of mt beloved stash!


Diane Mc said...

Hello Rebecca!
I have just joined your blog. I saw the link to your 'gathering case' giveaway on a friend's blog. I have posted a blog about your giveaway at my Luv2LuvAntiques blog ~ , and put a link on the side bar. I have also 'liked' your facebook page with my Diane McQueen profile, and Luv2LuvAntiques business name. Also you will find links to your giveaway on my fb profile, Luv2LuvAntiques fan page, and Old Fashioned Charm fb advertising page! Your train cases are beautiful! I'd luv to win the contest so I can present the case to my new 'daughter' Jenny, who recently married my eldest son! :O)

Hadred said...

Hi Rebecca, I found your beautiful blog site just this evening. I also started my first blog site tonight, and although it's a work in progress, I have completed step #1 for your Vintage Train Case Giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

bojena69 said...
I like very much, I hope I'm lucky!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to stop by and once again thank you for having this giveaway. Unbelievably generous of you to give such a gorgeous, time consuming, patiently created item from your own hands. If I had the ability to do this, surely I would make my own. However, I simply don't and that's okay. I have been collecting a few pretties to put in it should you draw my name.

I've also been thinking about how I would pay it forward should I win. The hubs and I have come up with a fabulous idea but we won't share until a name is drawn. I think it would be a wonderful way to finish off such a gorgeous, genrous giveaway.

I hope your thanksgiving was blessed with good memories to carry you to next year!

rosesandpink said...

Hi Rebecca,
Thank you for offering such a beautiful and valuable giveaway item! You are amazing!
I would love to win the train case to put beautiful cards that I have cherished from many special people, some who have passed away. I love looking at my grandmother's letters with her handwriting. I could also use it for precious photos.
I liked you on facebook also!
Linda Baranowski

Marina said...

Здравствуйте Робекка!
Если бы я выйграла это чудо, то хранила бы тут сфои семейные фото =)

Marina said...

Здравствуйте Робекка! Еслибы я выйграла это чудо, то хранила бы здесь свои фото.

Kathy B. said...

Hi Rebecca!

Love that beautiful vintage train case, as I do all the unbelievably gorgeous stuff you do! I "liked" you on facebook, and am a member of your blog.

Thanks for this opportunity. I know it's a shot in a million, but I can dream . . .

Лилия said...

Очень красиво! может повезет!

Лилия said...

очень красиво!!

Le creazioni di Carmen said...

Ciao, non sò se posso partecipare. Ma in ogni caso ti lascio i miei complimenti per quello che fai! Sei bravissima. Condivido il link sul mio blog. Un caro saluto, Carmen

Donna said...

I posted about your lovely giveaway on my blog!
Hope I win this beauty!

Donna said...

I have added your giveaway also to my sidebar!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I am a follower of your blog.
I like you on FB too.
I for now would keep the case as my own and showcase it for all to see.
Ann Marie Voigt

Tealovinglady said...

I would love to win this case! I would use it in my guest bedroom. I would display it open on the dresser and use it to place little gifts for my guests. I think it would be a charming addition to my guest room! thanks for the opportunity to win!

Donna Payne

rjk said...

I love the romance of your train case. I would love to give it as agift to a very dear friend. She is very victorian and I know she would really be surprised if she won this.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I liked you on FB

Lisa Gatz said...

This is the most beautiful giveaway that I have seen!

I have:
1) blogged about your giveaway
2) put it in my sidebar on my blog
3) liked you on FB
4)I follow your blog
5)Here's what I would do with the beautiful train case if I won:I would give it to my very closest friend in the world because she deserves something that special. She has been an angel in my life.

Lisa Gatz

victorian bouquet said...

Hello, I would love to win your beautiful train case to add to my decor. Thank you for the opportunity! :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i am a follower and i would love to win this lovely case.

Anonymous said...

G'morning R! I just wanted to stop by and leave my comment, yet another, for another chance to win your beautiful case. Is it really still this far away? goodness this is one long giveaway. Patience is a.. yadda yadda yadda... I know. Hugs. Tammy

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your lovely giveaway is on my sidebar.

Whispering Hills Studio said...

I love your train cases and would love to win the giveaway!! I come to your sight often because it reminds me so much of my mother. Like you, she was a talented lady and painted so many things with roses. Mother passed away in January and I now have her jewelry and a few small personal items. Your train case would be perfect for storing and displaying them. I have placed your picture on my blog and am in the process of a blog post. Love your blog!

Many blessings....

Rebecca said...

Please enter my name Rebecca Cuatepitzi in your drawing. I'm currently following your blog and I also LIKED you on Facebook. I may only be 24 yrs old but I love vintage items. My sister and I are just starting our Scrapbooking room and I think that your case would look beautiful in the room. I would most likely use it to store my stickers, or other craft items.

Deb said...

Beautiful train case. I have the perfect person in mind to receive this should I win it.

Deb Shetler kwilterdeb @

Svetlana said...

Hello Rebecca!
I following your blog.
I liked you on face book.
I have added the give away piс with link to my blog.

Thank you fo the chance.

Повитруля said...

I like your handmade work! It's a miracle!!!
I Oksana Boyko
I dream to win...

mo said...

I am a follower of your beautiful blog.

mo said...

I would love to win your perfect giveaway. I have a blog and I would love to show off your talent.




mo said...


I posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar.

Thank you.


x . le dahlia noir . x said...

Hello! I found your blog searching "rav4"s, lol{my moms always wanted me to get one! now since I have a baby, I want one, same version as yours, SO BAD! =D}, and saw your beautiful travel case! &ofcourse, the first thing I thought was to give it to my newborn baby girl as a keepsake box {I keep her hospital tag and little things I've kept in a lunchbox for now. ;p} til shes old enough to use it to travel with {as much as I'd like to keep it for myself, hehe, I've always wanted one!}, Anyways, i "liked" your facebook page {alexandria loveless/xdiamondxeyesx}, hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway! =) xoxo


Wow Rebecca! What a generous give away! Naturally I had to count on my fingers for all 5 requirements for extra chances and on the other hand, I shall be crossing my fingers! :)

As for what I would do, as much as I wouldn't mind having it, I would still give it to a very special friend who has just started chemo treatments. It would be a good case for her to take with her to store her hand sewing supplies. I just recently gave her a bracelet that matches the roses so it would be perfect! Such a wonderful compliment! She is down in the dumps after her hubby left her so it would be a great pick me up.

ornella said...

e' meraviglioso, impazzirei dalla felicita' se lo vincessi. bravissima - ornella

DANY said...

Hello, congratulations for your blog, your work is fabulous. I participate willingly to your blog candy and I run to put the news on my blog.


OOPs, I guess you needed my full name too for the give away.
Wanda Stivison

wolfsrain said...

This case is AWESOME!!
GFC follower:wolfsrain!/wolfsrain777/status/144110546994733059

Мара said...

Какая вкусная конфета ммммм!

Vintage Sandy said...

Oh Rebecca what a beautiful giveaway think I would use it to keep special keepsakes and little treasures from my grandson's in...I am a follower and going to post about this on my blog!

Merry Christmas!

Vintage Sandy said...


I just posted about your giveaway on my blog

KAT said...

please enter me I am your newest follower

- KAT -

KAT said...

I ' Liked" you on Facebook !

- KAT -

KAT said...

I would use the train case as an inspiration piece in my home. It reminds me of my mother, Margaret Gignac...she is an angel now..she loved roses very much

- KAT -

Людмила said...

Привет из России!Первый раз в жизни вижу такую красоту и искусство!Это сказочно,талантливо и волшебно!

Людмила said...

если бы я выиграла этот волшебный сказочный сундучок я хранила в нем вырезки из ваших журналов,как память!

Margie said...

Hi There,
I started following your blog a short time ago! What a fabulous giveaway you are offering ~ its beautiful and I would be delighted at a chance to win!
Thanks so much for offering! Your blog and home are stunning!

Аlbinka said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I will try and have several chances!))
I've put a linked picture of it on the sidebar, secondly, here is my comment: I love vintage cases like that and would really love to start a collection of them, so I will keep it if I win! And I am your devoted follower now!
Best regards,
Albina Reynaud

Margie said...

Hi Rebecca,

I forgot to mention I posted your giveaway on my blog and liked you on facebook!
Thanks so much~
Margie McAlinden

Vintage Sandy said...

I do follow you on Facebook also!!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Oh Rebecca, she would be right at home next to my pink perfection Gathering Case that I cherish and already own. She is always with me in my "workroom", which just happens to be my absolute favorite place to be, next to being in church. This little 'ol comment is my one entry!
Hugs, Sue Jones (yes, it really is Jones, teeheehee).

Jeannie B. said...

Wow! Are you ever a popular girl!! Ok - I have liked you, I am a follower, I posted about your lovely Rose embellished Train Case with a picture and I linked to you. Here is what I dream I would do with it.

I would take a trip with my sister (by Train of course). I would fill my beautiful Rose Train Case with antique Lace and fine Fabric so I can stitch on Baby Daygowns as I watch the scenery pass by, chatting with my sister and drinking tea. Ahhh, Such a good time.

Chris said...

I was a child during the age of travel by train. My family often traveled this way. I remember it all so well! The sleeping compartments, the dining car, the porters that made up your bed, and having real train cases for your luggage!
Not nearly as beautiful as yours, of course!
I would love to win this to remind me of my family and our trips. I miss them both so much!

RSmith said...

Oh my what a pretty piece. Not sure what I'll use it for, but what eye candy. I don't do a blog, but love to look at others.

Jennifer Smith

Jane B said...

I would love to win your refurbished train case. That was my first piece of luggage. Wonder where it is and if I could refurbish it! If I win I will keep it and use it to display my vintage lace an linens. Jane Briscoe

Jan said...

What a lovely piece. My sister and I got identical blue train cases when I was about 6 years old and I remember packing it up on Christmas day to take with us to Grandma's. I kept that case till it was ruined in Hurricane Rita when part of the roof blew off our house. It was displayed on a shelf that ran across the top of my daughter's bedroom (we thought it would be safe from all danger up high! We were thinking of little hands - Never thought about rain coming in on it.) So many fond memories of playing and carting my goodies around in it on trips. I felt so grown-up when I carried. That was back in 1962. Thanks for the chance to win this beauty.

Jean said...

Your strategy totally worked, because I saw the giveaway on Jeannie's blog and here I am! I've liked you on FB and followed you, so put my name in the hat!! (You should have heard my daughters' gasps when they saw the photos--"It's so PRETTY!")

Lee said...

What a beautiful creation! I can't believe you MADE that! If I won, I would give the case to my daughter for storing her doll clothes. Thanks for the giveaway! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

Lee said...

And I "like" you on FB! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

Unknown said...

Lovely box, if I would have one like that it would be the perfect container to put some "treasures" I want to pass to my daughter. I liked you on Facebook. Diana Robert

Sherry B said...

I love the train cases, but would give this to my dear friens who would love it more!!

Anonymous said...

My fingers have me tied up amd my toes are growing weak from being crossed so much!

I wish everyone Good Luck on this beautiful giveaway. I know, no matter who wins, it will become a cherished piece in their homes or a gift one will never forget if given. Luck to all.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Thanks for hosting such a beautiful giveaway. I would love to win this case. I heard about your giveaway over at Shabby Cats and Roses blog :) :)

I would use this to store some of my delicate vintage items that I inherited from my great-grandmother. I also have some vintage laces that I would lovingly place in the case. Of course, this would be on display on my dresser drawer so everyone can enjoy :)

Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather Hansen :)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I follow your blog on Facebook :) :) Thanks for hosting such a beautiful giveaway :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I am a new follower of your blog, too :) :) Thanks for hosting this nice giveaway :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Marinella said...

I would very much like your gift to preserve the memories of my father dear. with sympathy. Simona Nigro &
marinella grimaldi

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Rebecca, I don't know how I missed this wonderful giveaway. Your work is always so beautiful! I love to visit your beautiful blog and you and your art is always so inspirational. I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Hugs, Terri

stephanie maas said...

Dear Rebecca,

I would love to enter the contest for the train case. I so enjoy your blog. I read it every day. I love all of your painted and sewn pretties and am thankful to own a few of them. I would use the train case some put some of my Grandmothers, Mothers, mine, my daughters and granddaughters special keepsakes in. Thank you for sharing you thoughts and art with us.


Marjorie Maas

Rachel said...

Hello my dear! Once more you share with us one of your amazing dreams. When I see your candies I always wonder: is this a dream or a candy? smiles :) Please, enter my name. I love your marvelous creations and it's absolutely delightful coming here. Your "dream factory" is so charming and delicate and I love your taste! It's so classy! Loove! God bless and have a wonderful time, dear!! :D Rachel
Follower's name: Rachel Berault

Rachel said...

Again to say I've posted this lovely candy on my sidebar, by date Kisses, Rachel :D
Follower's name: Rachel Berault

Rachel said...

Once more: I liked your Facebook:

Rachel said...

Excuse me dear, but I forgot to say your giveaway would be perfect in my home decoration. It's so beautiful! Kisses, Rachel Berault

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

After I left my "little ol" comment the other day I hopped over to FB and "Liked" you.
Hugs, Sue Jones

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

After I left my "little ol" comment the other day I hopped over to FB and "Liked" you.
Hugs, Sue Jones

Emma said...

I tried to comment but I guess it didn't work? :( Please enter me in the contest. It's such a beautiful little case! I would love to have it for traveling or as a memento box.

Emma Haught

Pamela said...

Oh my this is very beautiful! If I win it, it will be a gift to myself for my studio. I will use it to store ephemera, antique & vintage sewing items and trims that I use to create my altered art.
I also have now LIKED you on your FB page! Beautiful blog, will be following!
Pam Fairchild

Claudia Giorgini said...

Dearest Rebecca, I met you by chance browsing through the various creative and attended to your blog giveaway. The deadline was 11 December but in your blog does not have given any notification of winning, what happened?
Greetings you and congratulations for the beautiful creations you make.

Rebecca said...

Claudia: Lots of entries to compile. As I stated in the blog pot winner will be announced 12/14~

Thank you!!!! xoRebecca

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