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Lisa Mainz
Maryland USA
Third generation owner of the largest collection of vintage embellishments under one roof
Recent Activity
Recently, I was asked to put together some ribbon and craft packs. As it's that time of year, I started with some rolls of ribbon I have stashed away and usually only bring out at Chrismas time. Some are half... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Accessories Of Old
We just had a lovely write up about us here at Accessories of Old in Vintage Magazine November issue. Read all about us... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Accessories Of Old
There is no end to the inspiration a vintage button gives one.... These tiny little objects have so often been the very thing that have triggered off a hundred craft ideas I have made throughout the years of working with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Accessories Of Old
How fast this year has gone ... I blinked and its November and I know when I blink again its going to be the countdown to Christmas decorations and all things sparkly. As I mentioned in a recent post, I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Accessories Of Old
I recently got back from Paris... what a visual treat to say the very least. Apart from gaining 4 pounds in the space of a weekend(thanks to endless amounts of fabulous cheese, breads and pastries ) I too gained some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Accessories Of Old
As I mentioned in a earlier post this week, I am in the throws of coming up with creative ideas for our next TV showing on Create and Craft channel. It is a show based around the Christmas theme and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Accessories Of Old
These days most things are available to buy. With Google search we can sit at our desk and the whole world is at our fingertips. There are gift buying sites dedicated for her, for him,for the young, the old and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Accessories Of Old
Lisa Mainz is now following The Tragic Queen
Oct 6, 2014
I simply cannot believe its that time of year again.. I clearly remember my grandfather telling me that the older one gets the shorter the years are.I laughed at the time, thinking how could that be as the number of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Accessories Of Old
Hi Bobbi They are not buttons by Schwanda I have uploaded some of these on under buttons if you want to take a look. ( do not think they are the same as what you were looking for but maybe similar)
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2014 on Button necklace at Accessories Of Old
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Now that I am involved in the UK Create and Craft channel, I have dived straight back into what I started off doing way back when and that is design jewelry. This time I have immersed myself back in my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Accessories Of Old
I recently returned to the USA after spending most of my summer in London. What a incredible time I had in one of my favorite cities in the world. What I love most about London, and have always loved about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Accessories Of Old
I recently got engaged and so began my hunt to find the perfect engagement ring. Being a girl who shys away from big bling and salvates over originality, I was not sure where to start looking. I was looking for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Accessories Of Old
Oh my.. once in a while I come across items in my vast amounts of vintage stock that still make me dizzy. It does not matter how long I have seen these or how long I have been dealing with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Accessories Of Old
Recently,I decided to clear out some shelves in order to make some holding space. I need the space for a whole lot of new vintage items that I am bringing in from my warehouse in order to create a new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at Accessories Of Old
I love London . It truly is one of the most diverse cities in the world. A place where you can simply be yourself, wear what you want and just be. A total melting pot of different cultures, fashions and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at Accessories Of Old
Its that time of year again..... Whilst going through some boxes as I do, I came across these darling little embellished Easter bottles. I had bought these in NY from Bethany Lowe ,had used them for a Easter display in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Accessories Of Old
I am in love. In love with detail . Miniature detail...and all in the form of a tiny little plastic leaf made in France in the 1930's. Have a look at what I have just unwrapped, dusted off and put... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at Accessories Of Old
I recently had a order for some Swarovski vintage crystal and so I have spent most of the weekend shoveling snow and sorting out different cuts and sizes of the crystal. I was literally salivating at the beauty of them... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at Accessories Of Old
Jon is black. He is so very down. Most days,I feel I have to scream down a black hole in order for him to hear me. At times I swear I can almost hear my own echo's its so deep. Jon sits tucked away tortured by his fear. Clutching onto... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Minxy loves Jon
I found this old black and white vintage image and instantly I was wondering and thinking what the horse rider was saying to the fair maiden.... So, I thought a fun thing to do was to run a competition.... Whoever... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Accessories Of Old
Being in the English countryside for Christmas and New Year,I was so incredibly spoilt to receive a load of Cath Kidson gifts. Reading my blog, you just know how I adore her prints... Especially the old English roses... so you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Accessories Of Old
The black dog is back and just will not go away. Jon is not a happy camper and so very down. He questions me and asks me why I would want to be with him when he is like this ? He wonders if perhaps it is me that is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Minxy loves Jon
My name is Minxy and I love Jon. Actually my name is Lisa. Jon gave me the name Minxy and it has stuck. Stuck as hard and solid as the two of us have. I love Jon .Jon has Bi-Polar. I have decided to write a blog as honestly when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at Minxy loves Jon
One of my gifts for Christmas was presented to me by my boyfriends daughter Josephine. Jo-Jo (as her friends and family call her) is a very creative young lady with an unusual eye for detail and composition.Her forte is photography... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at Accessories Of Old