Vintage Shopper

Vintage Bling is No Old Thing!

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For as long as I can remember, I have had a love affair with jewelry. From a young age I had an obsession with beaded necklaces and would always have a set swinging from my neck. I was fascinated with the colors and the different shapes and styles of the beads used. Even today, I still have my childhood collection – but i must admit, my vintage bling collection has grown enormously!

Vintage Bling

A tiny fraction of my vintage bling

At the moment i have a huge thing for 3 row drop necklaces, and especially love my 1920s Aurora Borealis crystal – one that brings a bit of glamour to a little black dress.

Vintage Bling

So pretty and elegant

Like all good collections, they expand and welcome new additions. I adore vintage brooches – they are so versatile and can be used to snazz up any outfits that need a little something, a little vintage bling if you like!

Vintage Bling

My 1860s tigers eye and gilt brooch

I love experimenting with vintage brooches and use mine on scarves, hats, jackets, handbags and any thing i can pin them on to give my outfit a burst of color or vintage bling! They are so underestimated and underused as a fantastic, versatile fashion accessory.  Yet to many, vintage brooches are viewed as old fashioned and dated, and something your Grandmother wears.  But personally, i think they are timeless.

As a second hand shopper, I buy most of my vintage bling from car boot sales and charity shops. My cheapest brooch was bought for just 10p, and at that price no wonder I have about 300 of them.

Vintage Bling, Brooch

I love that jewelry tells a story about the evolution of style and trends of bygone eras.  My collection spans from the 1840s to the 1980s. It’s amazing how I can incorporate a Victorian antique piece into a 2013 outfit and it won’t look out of place. That’s why I love vintage bling right across the board – it gives you a chance to express your individuality, be different and use these beautiful treasures from the past.

Vintage Bling

Tori Cooke
30 years young fashion lover, crafter, go getter, adventure seeking, sport loving, crazy cat woman who lives, eats and breaths all things vintage goodies. The obsession started from a young age thanks to my Mother and has continued to grow into my passion, hobby and meal ticket.
Tori Cooke
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