waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, and it plays in this lovely little inlaid ring music box. This box is obviously made by Sorrento, (see examples here) which is extremely collectible. This old world styling comes from years of woodworking skills in Campania, Italy outside of Naples. The box itself bears the sticker, "Made in Italy." The parts are marked Swiss made, and the musical movement is Romance, (aka Swiss Reuge with 18 note (?) movement. It has a pink velvet lining and is made to hold your special rings, like wedding rings, possibly two to three at the most. It is small, about 4" long x 3.5" wide. Four little goldtone feet make it stand so lovely, and this has violin inlaid. It was imported by wholesaler Musical Specialities, Inc probably about 1995-1996 for sale in the States. The cheapest I have seen this particular model list for is $162, on sale for $99.00 here (plus $12 for the Reuge movement would total $111.)
So thanks to our partners we are able to give away this high priced awesome music box that would make a great gift!
Here's the Entry Details:
Contest is being offered by RetroChalet on Etsy, in conjunction with partners Big Fat Daddy's, Atlas Personal Trainers, and Ira Mency Designs and is open to anyone in the US or abroad. Entries are taken until February 14th, 2012 MIDNIGHT EST. (Eastern Time). The entries will then be entered into a large bowl or maybe something much larger, and hand drawn by February 16th, just like this ...winner will then be notified and item shipped to them no matter where in the world they are! Winners posted on this blog approximately February 16-18th. Item will be shipped as soon as communication with buyer is made. See how many ways to enter, and note that certain sharing functions below have UNLIMITED AMOUNT OF ENTRIES! Make sure to comment you've done so and have a way in which we can get in touch with you.
Here's How To Enter :
(Do as many as you like, but comment this post each time so I know you did it!)
Things that will Earn you *One Entry Each*:
- Follow this blog and comment this post that you did so.
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- Follow Big Fat Daddy's blog (good recipes) and comment on this post that you did so.
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- Visit RetroChalet on Etsy and tell us which item is your FAVE. You will earn one entry each time, and you can do this once per week. So, you can earn an entry each week from now until February! This can be as many as seven entries! Woot Woot!
- Share items from RetroChalet's Etsy shop on your Facebook or Twitter (with links to the item) and get one entry each, this is unlimited! Do as many times as you want, Just tell us that you've done so!
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Ways to Earn *TEN Entries Each*:
Write a small post about any of these websites below, (on your blog, website, squidoo, or article service) which has to be at least 200 words with a link to the website as specified below, and you will get five entries into the kettle per website!
Write about Big Fat Daddy's and link http://www.bigfatdaddys.com , and get five entries!
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Write about Ira Mency Designs and link http://IraMencyDesigns.com or
http://IraMencyDesigns.blogspot.com and get five entries!
Write about Retro Chalet's Melmac Central and link http://www.MelmacCentral.com or http;//RetroChalet.blogspot.com and get five entries!
GOOD LUCK AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
Contest Closes 2-14-12 midnight EST.
Winners posted her on or about Feb 16-18th depending on how long it takes us to calculate the entries.
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