Thursday, April 14, 2016
A to Z Challenge - L
PART 1 - JANE AUSTEN ALPHABET-MISS LYDIA BENNET
PART 2 - MY DISNEY COLLECTION-LANYARDS AND PINS, OH MY!
Did I mention that my pins are the biggest collection of Disney items I have? They are a NIGHTMARE to store. There is no good system for them in large quantities although there are plenty for normal-sized collections ("normal" is definitely NOT my thing). Disney no longer sells the black binders, and since the ones they have now are...in a word...ugly, I have to get binders from office supply stores and they are never the same sizes. They make pin bags, but again, I would have to have at least a dozen (which is out because they are expensive) and I would still have to store them somehow. At least the binders have a bit of stability to them. I've debated getting something like a map cabinet, put a piece of foam core in the drawers and mount away, but I can neither afford a map drawer nor do I have the space for one. Needless to say, this is the mess I have now:
I know that pins are meant for "trading" in general, but I don't get the logic behind that notion. Why would I buy a pin just to trade it for another later? I could just as easily buy the extra one I want and if it's retired, well, that's what eBay is for. Besides, being an Asper, there is no limit to the issues of pin trading...interacting, no...trading=sharing, no, bringing attention to myself by wearing pins, no. Oh, and in case you are wondering (and since I'm still in a Haunted Mansion mood), here is what a page in the book looks like:
Remember the mess in the closet? Part of it is two large boxes that contain nothing but the pin backs and boxes. Everytime I clean up the closet and see these, I debate throwing them out, but I just can't bring myself to do it. It's not like I would ever be able to match the pins with their original backs anyway, just another pack-rat item.
At least pulling these out to take pictures meant I could add the past couple Disney trips contributions to the boxes.