Hi, my name is Lily. I am the founder of Bumbles Vintage.
As you will most likely guess, I am very passionate about vintage, old and antique jewellery. Well, anything old will catch my eye but jewellery is my weakness. Ever since I was around 12 (the age I started receiving some pocket spending money) all I wanted to buy was jewellery. I soon became bored with new retail items, they just seemed too common for me (plus the fine jewellery was a little out of my budget). I discovered that I didn't want just any necklace, bracelet or earrings - I wanted them to be unique and to say something about who I am.
My mother is an avid "thrift" shopper so I started following her around to op shops, garage sales and markets. I found a whole new world of jewellery by going vintage. Ever since, I absolutely love hunting for those psecial pieces and spend a lot of my time doing so. The only part I don't like is parting with them once they sell - i just want to keep them all! Fortunately I haven't become a hoarder yet as I know that's not practical. If you buy a piece from my website, you will know the pieces are very much pre-loved; firstly by their initial ownder(s), then by me and finally you. I do not use the pieces I sell here, I simply admire them and pack them away safely until their new owner comes along.
I love variety with jewellery. Anything from costume necklaces to precious gems and fine rings - as long as they are unique. Even if you don't buy anything, I hope you enjoy looking at my collection. I have added a photo gallery to the website if you just want to relax, have a coffee and look at some times gone by.