May Enamel Pin Swap
May Enamel Pin Swap
We are so pleased to be hosting Unicorn Feed & Supply’s SECOND Enamel Pin Swap on Sunday, May 1st from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Buttons or pins – do you recall your first memories around these simple (yet marvelous) items? We know, like us at Unicorn Feed & Supply, there are many folks that have special affinities for pins, enamel pins, and buttons that wear them on their denim jackets, hats, backpacks and so much more. We wanted to share our adoration with all of YOU and create a communal event where we can swap, trade, tell stories, and share our love and passion for collecting pins.
Some come from the magical world of the Disney pin trading community – officially starting in 1999 (trading began at the Millennium Celebration at Walt Disney World!), you can see them wearing lanyards all over the parks worldwide, there are rules for etiquette, and each collector seems to have their own special “unicorn” pin they seek! Ask any Disney pin trader about it and watch their eyes light up!
Other people might remember spotting rad pins on the ski hill and hoping you had enough cash for aprés fries and a pin from the shop. Maybe it was learning about your grandparents’ military medals. Perhaps you earned your own pins for your varsity letter jacket. Or the coolest band at the festival was selling these funky buttons and a new hobby was born! It could have been a promo pin from your favorite brand that just ignited something in you. Don’t worry hospitality industry – we see you and your brilliant, cheeky pieces of flair (yeah like Office Space…look, 1999 was a big year for pins!) Of course, there have always been political pins which can range from funny to infuriating but they have a long history and remain constant in the collecting world.
What we’re saying is all pin traders welcome at this Pin Swap! We can’t wait to see your collections and hear your stories!
This is a FREE event to attend, however, swap rules apply here: leave one to take one!
Special Sale! All pins in-store at both Unicorn Feed & Supply and Stone & Spoon will be 20% all day on May 1st to Pin Swap attendees!
This event will be held in The Gallery above our sister shop, Stone & Spoon which is two doors over from Unicorn Feed & Supply.
Mobility note: Our beautiful 19th century building has no elevator, so all attendees will need to take a flight of stairs to our second floor to access The Gallery at Stone & Spoon.