Home Away from Home – Pin Style

For months, we have been trying to figure out how to meet up with other Disney people in North Carolina when we are away from Disneyland or Walt Disney World.  Recently, we found TriangleNCPinTraders on Facebook.  This is a fairly new group, having just obtained their 100th follower.  They have been holding regular meet-ups for trading and sharing and today we finally made it to one of their gatherings.

Meeting of Disney pin traders in Raleigh.  (our apologies for not getting everyone in the picture!)

So, without any hesitation we got ourselves down to the Crabtree Mall where they meet to purchase the latest from the Disney Store and then head to to food court for an hour of oohing and aahing over each other’s pins with a little trading in between.

It was nice to see so many people who are into Disney pins and other collectibles.  Some have small collections and others have very unique ones, but the group is open to all who love pins and trading.  We all had stories to tell about our Disney experiences and describing our collections.

It appeared that everyone walked away with at least one trade.  In fact, many of them have posted their “haul” on the group’s facebook page, which you can see here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TriangleNCpinTraders/

Pins traded that will be added to our collection.

So as not to be left out, here is a picture of our haul that will go into our collection.  Actually, there are a couple missing from this photo that we returned to the trading book.  The bad news is that now we have some empty spots that need to be filled.

So, if you want to get together with others in your area, whether for pin trading or just to meet other Disney fans, search social media sites.  If you can’t find one, start one – you might be surprised to see how many show up!

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