Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway | Besserina

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Besserina | Vintage Embroidered Bag

A sneak peak? You know you love those! Tonight, that’s just what you’re getting. In early 2013, Bessie Zinz of Besserina will be introducing her new line of vintage embroidered bags. Bessie shares her story below:

“My name is Bessie Zinz and I am the owner of Besserina. There has never been a time in my life when I was not creating.  To me, it’s as natural as breathing. Growing up on a farm where there was no time for art, I’d hide in an old shed that I turned into my studio. My mom taught me how to sew when I was very young.

I always try to incorporate repurposed items in my designs. Whether it’s vintage textiles, found objects, or old barn wood; they give a feeling of nostalgia and comfort. The finished piece is unexpected and completely unique.

In my shop you will find one of a kind handbags and pillows, custom draperies, accessories, and unique vintage objects.

I invite you to also visit my blog where I share stories, creativity, and the beauty I seek in everyday life and connect with me on Facebook.”

As mentioned, Bessie’s new line of vintage embroidered bags will launch in early 2013. They will be available in her Etsy shop at that time – but for now, we’re giving one away here. Seriously, whoever wins will receive their bag before they are even available to the public.

This feminine bag is made of beautiful vintage embroidered fabric and yards of ruffled osnaburg. Fully lined. Snap closure. Roomy enough to carry all of the necessities. Measures 18” long, 15” wide, and has a long 39” strap.

Enter to Win by leaving a comment on this post. Visit Bessie’s Etsy Store and let us know which product of her’s is your favorite. I am a HUGE fan of her Sweet Fabric Earrings. A winner will be randomly selected on December 22nd and contacted via email.

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130 Responses to Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway | Besserina

  1. Laura says:

    How beautiful! Good luck Bessie with your designs!

  2. Laura says:

    Love the fabric rings!

  3. Debbie Adams says:

    Love ♥ the bag!! I love everything on your etsy but if you make me choose just one I would say the fabric ring.. :-) Keeping my fingers crossed that I will be the first to own one of those fabulous bags! Thanks and Good Luck I know it will be a hit!!

  4. nancy d says:

    The fabric earrings are darling!

  5. Margie Kane says:

    The bag is so nice! I would love to give any of these creations to one of my daughters!

  6. Vickie Caldwell says:

    Beautiful can’t wait to see more

  7. Melinda smith says:

    Love it!

  8. Angie Leach says:

    Love the embroidery & the size of this bag <3 Gorgeous!

  9. Patti Martin says:

    These bags are lovely….and practical……and Fun!!

  10. Els Manning says:

    Wow! Love it! :)

  11. rachel says:

    Definitely my favorite giveaway thus far!

  12. Diana Johannesen says:

    Great Texture…love the look! thanks for the giveaway..

  13. Martha Murphy says:

    The bag is beautiful!!!! Would love one for myself and my daughter!!! Checked out your etsy shop ….. Fabric rings are my favorite! :)

  14. Annie Desmond says:

    Love it!!

  15. Rhonda says:

    OMG, I LOVE those Tattered Ruffles Cotton Drapes! They are gorgeous and such a fabulous design!

  16. Patricia says:

    I absolutely adore the Tatted Ruffles Cotton Drapes. They remind me of the old fashioned Priscillas, only better.

  17. The drapes are beautiful, I love them! My daughter would love the hair pretties :)

  18. Sheila Belveal says:

    The bags are really pretty! Love the Ruffles Cotton Drapes the best!

  19. Beautiful bag, and love the drapes!

  20. amanda simonds says:

    beautiful embroidery! looks like a really functional bag too- lots of room! my kinda bag :)

  21. Kat says:

    My very favorite thing of Bessie’s is the new bag–LOVE it! But I do like those fabric hair pretties too, for my daughters…

  22. Vicki says:

    Lov’n the hair pretties for my girls!

  23. Jessica Backus says:

    Gorgeous bag! I adore the ruffled curtains!

  24. Gill says:

    I love Bessie’s ‘hair pretties’!!

  25. Lynne says:

    I am so encouraged by the simplicity and vintage quality of your delightful creations. You find beauty in the ordinary and that takes my breath away.Like a ray of sunshine, the glimpse of your products brightened my day.

  26. Julie says:

    So, so pretty and lovely! I’m torn between the chevron pillow and the fabric rings as my favorite lol. Thanks so much for your give-aways Folk – loving the opportunity. :)

  27. Ginny Meeker says:

    Love the ring! The bag is beautiful! Thank you for sharing her talent.

  28. Michelle says:

    Love, love love!

  29. I LOVE her sewn merchandise bags, made simply from magazine pages or other paper products.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity of this giveaway.

  30. Stephanie says:

    Love the rings!

  31. Kazy Hinds says:

    Love the earrings and the curtains!!!! Just beautiful!

  32. Beverly Mulllins says:

    So pretty:)

  33. Ruby L says:

    Love the fabric rings!

  34. What a gorgeous bag…heading over to check out the rest!

  35. Kahra says:

    I love, love the fabric rings and curtains!!

  36. Brisha says:

    So pretty! Now I can’t wait to check out the rest!!

  37. Marcia Stroud says:

    Oh Lordy, LOrd , lord , lord………………………LOvve it! Want it! So glad I found you!

  38. Karen says:

    Love love love the tattered curtains on etsy.

  39. J.P says:

    This is so pretty!

  40. Kristi says:

    Wow! I love this….gorgeous :)

  41. Sue Staum says:

    I love the drapes and chevron pillowcase! Such a warm vintage touch!!

  42. Lynn Hendershot says:

    Love this purse! How unique! Always looking to see what the next creation from Besserina will be………….truly country! Love, love, love it!! xoxoxo <3

  43. Ana Maria says:

    Soooo cute!!! I would love to win it!!!!

  44. Barbara says:

    Oooooh! I love it!

  45. Bobbie says:

    Very cool!

  46. Debbie Sanders says:

    So beautiful and vintage looking. Best of luck Bessie on your new venture!

  47. Melony Fontana says:

    Love the purse, I really love the beautiful detail. Beautiful craftmanship. I would love to win it.

  48. sandi says:

    Love the purse and just know you will do very well with them when they are released in 2013!! And, your fabric earrings really bring a smile! Good luck and thanks for the chance to win the lovely purse!

  49. Sue Wagner says:

    Beautiful things, I love the bag, and the black and white chevron pillows and the fabric rings. Hope I win!!! Thank you

  50. Diane Luli says:

    Your work amazes and fascinates me. You can always tell how much love and care your things are created with. I am hoping you have a shop one day FULL of Besserina’s beauteous products for the whole world to get their hands on! Good luck with your new line.

  51. alisha parker says:

    Pick me, pck me!

  52. Debi Heppe says:

    Love the new bags! They will do wonderful! Good Luck and looking forward to more creative products from Besserina!

  53. Liz T says:

    Lovely bag!

  54. Heather says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! I just love love love all her creations. The tattered curtains in her shop are just amazing! I would love to be entered in this giveaway, what beautiful work~

  55. debbie dewey says:

    Bessie, your creations are breath taking…never stop. even with the heavy hearts we are ALL dealing with, i wish you a Merry Christmas,and a Happy New Year

  56. marleen maguire says:

    Love the Blk & Wh Chevron pillow and the Awesome bag :)

  57. Mary says:

    I love the chevron pillow. I especially love the way you displayed it in the photo. The bag is adorable! Really, truly a gifted designer.

  58. Sarah Duggan says:

    I love, love, love the curtains!!! Beautiful work!

  59. Jennifer says:

    The fabric earrings are adorable, but my favorite is this embroidered bag–gorgeous!

  60. kim says:

    Just checked out your etsy shop and added it to my favorites!

  61. Katie says:

    LOVE the earrings :)

  62. Karen says:

    I love the ruffled curtains – so unique and beautiful!
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

  63. Christie says:

    I love the bag and the ruffled tattered curtains! Actually, I love it all. cabjuhasz(at)gmail(dot)com

  64. Nanci says:

    The chevron pillow is so cute, Love It
    Merry Christmas

  65. Nicole says:

    Love all of her bags!

  66. Helene says:

    I agree…Sweet Fabric Earings!

  67. Leslie says:

    Oh, wow, what a gorgeous bag! I would love to have one of these. And those chevron pillows in the shop…amazing.

  68. Lisa R. says:

    Simply gorgeous creations! Love the ruffled curtains. Thanks for the opportunity to win this bag!

  69. Pam Ballard says:

    I love the CUSTOM Tattered Ruffles Cotton Drapes Natural Linen. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway.. Would love to win.

  70. Bethany says:

    Love love love your stuff Bess!!

  71. Tina S says:

    I adore this bag! The ruffle is so feminine and soft. Speaking of ruffles, the ruffled curtains are fabulous!

  72. Kim L. says:

    I am completely in love with the ruffled curtains!

  73. Gorgeous bag! This would be a great gift for my niece. :)


  74. Susan Smith says:

    Love the ruffled curtains!

  75. Stacey says:

    this is beautiful! all her things are really darling.

  76. Lorie says:

    I love this bag! It would truly be a gift to win this. Thanks!

  77. Lori says:

    I love this!! So classic and feminine !

  78. Aimee J says:

    I love her stuff!! My favorite are the hair wait, the earrings, NOPE the Chevron pillow – no THE CURTAINS!! Yep, that’s it!! The CURTAINS!! Oh my!!

  79. Kim Marie says:

    Would love to win your vintage bag! thank you and Merry Christmas!

  80. Debbie E. says:

    Good luck Bessie on your new line in 2013 of these beautiful bags!!! I love your curtains they are so pretty with the ruffles. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway and here’s hoping I win….Merry Christmas!!!

  81. kate phelps says:

    The bags are beautiful and I also like the sweet fabric earrings. Super feminine.

  82. ellie says:

    I love the earrings too!

  83. Lisa Sommers says:

    I adore everything, even her velvet couch display!!
    I love the tattered curtains and the mermaid pillow.!
    Love Love Love this shop! I FAV’d it!

  84. kelly marlowe says:

    It is beautiful. I love it all.

  85. mary Stanley says:

    what a great giveaway! Love the bag! The fabric ring is wonderful too!

  86. Marianne says:

    I absolutely love the ruffled curtains. My oh my they are spectacular ~ love, love, love this shop and I love that bag

  87. kristi says:

    I love the bag, thought it might be a little too femine for my daily attire of boots & jeans, but thinking it is just the right touch with an earthen texture. Love the Hair Pretties for Girls…simply whimsical. Good luck with the bags!

  88. Blair Vorbeck says:

    I love the Bag!! Beautiful! The curtains are amazing!!!

  89. Ruthy b says:

    Love your bags and liked your facebook page. Very creative. fresh!

  90. Shawn Johnson says:

    I love the bag it is gorgeous. Checked out your store and I think I like the hair pretties the best. My grandaughter would love them!

  91. Kay says:

    Thank you for sharing such a lovely bag. I had a look at the store and loved the Sweet fabric earrings the most. I don’t feel dressed without earrings and these are completely different to all my others.

  92. Kathy Horn says:

    Bessie, you are so talented. Have looked at your blog, and this site. I love the vintage bags but all your things are special.

  93. Sharon Limbaugh says:

    I love everything! This is just the sort of stuff I love and enjoy. The hair bows would be a sweet present for my “pincess” neice :)

  94. Maarika v. Wahl says:

    The hair pretties are so sweet!!! But I also love this bag :)

  95. Tracy G says:

    I’m a fan of the fabric ring. Love it! :)

  96. Sandi Allen says:

    Love the Drapes! Oh so Beautiful!
    The Bag is Gorgeous!

  97. eliza says:

    I really like the chevron pillow and the hair pretties!

  98. Susan says:

    Love, love, love the bag !! I hope I win!

  99. jessica says:

    Need those ruffled drapes! Gorgeous!

  100. Becca says:

    I love the larger hair pretties =)

  101. Elisabeth says:

    I adore the Set of 3 Hair Pretties!

  102. How fabulous! I love the fabric ring in her Etsy shop! Thanks!

  103. Lynne says:

    Oh my goodness, what a beautiful hand bag, just lovely!

  104. Kristin K. says:

    I’ve been in love with the ruffled curtains since the first time I saw them over a year ago…… I would design a room around them!

  105. Kate says:

    How beautiful! Gorgeous and so creative. LOVE!!!

  106. Kelli Leeper says:

    I am absolutely in love with this bag! I looked at Bessie’s etsy page and I love all the little hair pretties! But most of all, I love the idea of the ruffled curtains. My husband and I are looking at houses right now and I can’t wait to decorate once we find one! The ruffled curtains would be so pretty in a new house!

  107. Erin says:

    So cute! I’ll definitely be heading to your etsy store next

  108. marybeth i says:

    really is a beautiful bag!

  109. Teresa Vanselow says:

    I love the fabric rings.

  110. Toni says:

    I’m with you…I love the earrings”

  111. Chandice says:

    Your embroidered bag is just beautiful! I am a embroider myself and love the embroidery work on your purse!! Keeping my fingers crossed :-D I would have to say your fabric rings are just to cute! Thanks for the giveaway :-D

  112. KristaR says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely things..since I must pick one, it would have to be the tattered ruffle drapes.

  113. Sarah Nutter says:

    I LOVE her drapes, and I love this giveaway!!!! Thank you!!

  114. Jennifer u says:

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful etsy shop. Added to my favorites. The bag is lovely. Also love the chevron cover in the shop. Beautiful work :)

  115. naomi pine says:

    My favourite Has to be these drapes, They would look so fabulous in our sitting room

  116. Shirley says:

    Love the bag!!! The hair pretties are adorable and would look so cute on my granddaughters!!

  117. Love the bag and I just took a look at your shop. Merry Christmas!!!

  118. ruby t says:

    Ok, Bessie, it is hard to pick just one!! Those curtains are lovely, chevron pillows on the couch that is in front of the curtains and me with that handbag sitting on the couch next to the pillow that is in front of the curtains.
    Happy Holidays

  119. Amy says:

    I love the chevron pillow!

  120. Erin Buchanan says:

    I’m really loving the brown and white chevron pillow cover. ~

  121. Rose says:

    Very pretty….I wish you the best of luck in your bag sales.

  122. Tracy H says:

    I love all of Besserina’s items….but if I had to choose, it would be the tattered ruffle curtains in linen!! Thank you for the giveaway! Will we see some of your bags available on your etsy site?

  123. barb fahrny says:

    i LOVE the bags

  124. Debi Wisuri says:

    I don’t normally carry purses but this bag is cute enough for me to start! :)

  125. Gayle says:

    Embellished fabric is simply beautiful!

  126. I love the curtains! Great way to add ruffles to a room!

  127. Teresa Lee says:

    Love the ruffled curtains! Cant wait to see her new line in 2013!

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